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I'm drunk. An old friend just dropped by. A muso, rather well known , singer song writer guitarist who also gets Frank Zappa. Had a great time catching up. It's been a long time. Now however, he has left and I am sitting in front of the computer…

Plan to Thrive: Activist Health and Wellbeing Survey

Hi IOPS folk, I am a member of the Victoria (Australia) chapter of IOPS and co-covener of a project called Plan to Thrive, which is specifically concerned with helping activists to achieve good health and wellbeing in order to sustain their…

Just a Bit of Politics

Just a few very general theses, an extended improvisation perhaps around the core IOPS values of solidarity/mutual aid and self-management/participatory democracy.   A BIT OF POLITICS: 13 Theses on the Good Society One’s regret is…

One of our Jobs is to Gather a Collection of other organisations working for change

We should be big collectors of other organisations and people who are working for human justice and ecological harmony. There are so many people and groups already active. I don't think we should be planning for progress without a full appreciation…

Newest Projects

Health Co-operative

While this is entirely its own project, not strictly affiliated with IOPS, it is supported by IOPS and IOPS members are involved in it. This project is in its infancy, with the first visioning session…

Critical Theory Collective

Derived from the Greek words kritikos, “discern, reflect, judge” and theōria, “contemplation, speculation” critical theory represents the creative human drives to question and…

The Scheming

Organising for IOPS Victoria’s presence at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday the 10th of August at the Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. There’s a stall to stock…

Disaster Resilience TOP 50 Systems and Technologies

I'm re-commencing an online podcast series to identify the Worlds Best Disaster Resilience Systems and Technologies to interview their creators and team leaders in an effort to create a Global Top 50…

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APR 27

Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00

Building 96, 17-23 Lygon Street, Carlton


Film Screening: Samsara


Friday, 18:00 - 20:00

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The Perfect Storm: Corporate Resource Wars, Militarism & Environmental Destruction


Thursday, 18:30 - 20:00

445 Swanston Street, Melbourne


IOPS Victoria Annual General Meeting

MAY 18

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Building 96, 17-23 Lygon Street, Carlton


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