Ensalut Aliĝi al IOPS

The Trouble With Pigs

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The pigs I am referring to are the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: the Communists. The animals that think they are ‘more equal’ than others. As a ‘pig’ myself, this is not an argument against pigs. Rather, I seek to answer the problem thrown up by ‘uneven consciousness’: how to give these people the organisation structure to intervene effectively in the class struggle & to spread their revolutionary class consciousness without them becoming a class…

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A funhouse mirror

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These guys sound a lot like us but less decriptive and more vague.  They seem not to have heard of us and think they are the first to attempt this.  That's ok.  I am going to look more into it and see if the local IOPS members want to merge with them somehow.  Stay tuned for my blog on concrete ways for IOPS to move forward in a fair and democratic way.   http://leftroots.net/towards-strategy/ http://leftroots.net/

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Local Anti-Mining Efforts in Chubut, Argentina

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By Ezequiel Adamovsky December 12, 2014 The past 26th November the people of the Argentinean province of Chubut, in Patagonia, were witnesses to yet another example of the limits of democracy when it comes to affecting the interests of transnational corporations. That province has been in the vanguard of the struggle against mega mining since 2003, when Esquel, located in one of the most beautiful spots of the Andes, became the first Argentinean city in passing a resolution rejecting new mining…

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ICC REPORT

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Does the ICC exist? Well I suppose it depends on what you mean by ICC and exist. ICC member Paul Street was nice enough to inform me something along the lines of, "you know, the ICC is not real".  So I asked Noam Chomsky and he granted me. "I can’t really say much.  I have been only peripherally related, and have no position or power within the organization.  I think you should direct your – very serious and important – concerns to Mike Albert, at sysop@zmag.org."…

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Invitation to a European wide Coordinating Meeting January 17th 2015, 11:00 to 18:00 in Frankfurt1

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Hereby I want to distribute this invitation from Blockupy Frankfurt , so that interested people from our organisation can join the movement . It was asked to share this information in other networks. Bernard   Meeting for coordinating and planning the transnational actions against the European Central Bank opening gala on March 18th 2015 in Frankfurt on March 18th 2015 the European Central Bank wants to open its new headquarters in Frankfurt with a grand opening gala. We know, there is nothing…

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DON'T YOU WISH I'D JUST F#@% OFF!

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'Some of this stuff does indeed need saying, but Russell Brand is not the man to say it.' Of course. We need the "right" people to say things. Those with the "right" credentials, the "right" background, the "right" pedigree. Of course, if we don't get the "right" person to write about what is the right  course action, we just write them off as right hypocrites or self-righteous twats. Right? Of course, Naomi  Klein has just written a book. It is a book that just might change everything.…

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Young greek anarchist in hunger strike because permission to study refused

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Maybe as anarchists we can sign the petition in support of this young greek imprisoned man who is not permiitted to study . www.thepetitionsite.com/126/592/345/education-to-the-revolutionary-anarchist-nikos-romanos/ . It seems to be a month of very high tension in Athens and Grece maybe of historical significance. nevivonspluscommedesesclaves.net/spip.php?article54

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Han Shot First

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a rather simple blog. just a question. if you were to describe IOPS casually to someone not familiar, how would you put it? mostly thinking of that as a face-to-face encounter, but that may not be how everyone exists, and since this is textual it’s not anyways, but i’d like that to be the thought. what’s your basic summary? or maybe it depends on who you are talking to on how that extends or applies. or don't answer, but i've always struggled with this. plus Moving Forward…

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We Need To Look At Democratic Alternatives (Introduction to Anarcho-syndicalism)

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We face a challenge, a series of challenges, challenges that, although comparable to others in history, are unprecedented in their sheer scale. Collectively, we are increasingly becoming aware that our economic system, in its current kleptocratic and destructive form, is unsustainable.   We have seen the globalised financial sector crash the economy, socialising the costs, privatising the profits and under the false premise of ‘too big to fail’ (in other words, untouchable due to…

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