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Fidel & trump, two men and two words.

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Two Men & Two Words.   In this winter month of dying light that waits to be reborn. Two words, that are also names, embodied and lived by two men, have appeared on our world's conscious stage 'trump' and 'Fidel', and as poor Earth, our only eden sails like the Titanic into an environmental collision, full of drowning refugees who exodus in desperate hope from the consequence of an elsewhere power's blind pretenses & profit. As we all compete in the indignity of nations, to lower our…

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How To Become a Spokesperson for IOPS

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IOPS has no spokespersons – yet. No one is mandated to speak on behalf of IOPS. I think it is time to change that. How? In 2003, Andrej Grubacic held a speech entitled Towards Another Anarchism, in which he read an outline of a new anarchist international he had been given to the audience. I don’t know the provenance of that outline (handed down to him engraved on golden plates?) and I have not heard any further news about the initiative, but the outline resembles the basic idea underlying…

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Hail King Prick!

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Hail King Prick!   The vain glorious dick has been elected King Prick. A mourning of victory for all the worlds pricks!   Hide your son from the colours, go lock up all your daughter's ships. For hear a World full of slaughter happily skips.   Calamity of blind rages, has spoke a joke for all our ages. We will fight the Right                for the Right,                          …

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REVOLUTION IS DEAD, THERE'S TOO MUCH SHIT TO READ! A NON SEQUITUR?

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The problem with Parecon is that you have to read about it. Yeah, you could listen to a talk by Albert or Hahnel, but...I mean what are the odds of anyone really doing that. Fuck, what a chore. And it is a fucking chore. One that deserves the use of an expletive. How many people have read the Parecon books, all of them? Really. Even if one excludes the one meant for real  economists. Who'd want to? Jesus. I have. I can't even remember most of them. Vague recollections. Everything just…

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All Our World Is Ripples!

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All Our World Is Ripples!  by Antonio Carty The ‘end justifies the means’ Machiavelli’s axiom that was gleefully consumed by the powerful & that capitalism proudly lives by, is a ridiculous & mistaken denial of consequence. It leads to the desperation & violent terror of war on all its terrible scales & blindly guides our Titanic environmental collision. Those who do whatever to get to their selected end are not the mature realists they praise themselves to…

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yaşam hakkımızı teslim edecek miyiz?

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yaşamı her koşulda onurlu ve yaratıcı kılmak için birlikte olma imkanlarımızı zorlamalıyız, örgütlenmeliyiz   darbe girişimleri veya iktidarın faşizan düzenlemeleri özgür ve onurlu yaşama karşı yöneltilmiş saldırılardır. kapitalist sistemin bizi sıkıştırdığı, ruhsuzlaştırdığı hayatlarımızda bir nebze açtığımız alanları bile elimizden almaya kalkan bu baskıcı, ölümcül girişimlerin hedefindeyiz.…

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Invitation to Liquid Solidarity

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We, a group of IOPS members and ex-members, would like to invite you to participate in a new website, Liquid Solidarity. It is still under construction, but it is inching its way to be what we imagined. The bones of a functioning website are there and reaching this wonderful stage of creative development is exciting! Now we can see our website project taking shape through participation and building from the ground up. We are looking to invite IOPS members to participate in this phase of experimenting…

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IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #25

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June 25, 2016.  In attendance: Sara Cromwell, Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom, Michael Livingston; Absent: Jaqui Eicher, Bill Smaldone, Elliott Lapinel; Gone But Not Forgotten: Jo Bucklin Pictured: The Bettijos of the Lee, Summer 2013.   October 4, 1920 - June 10, 2016 Salem - Bettijo (Jo) Evans Bucklin died Friday, June 10, 2016 in Salem, Oregon. A native Coloradan she met and married her husband, Buck Bucklin, while attending Colorado College. A member of the Universal Unitarian faith,…

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Some More Possible Programmatic Ideas for Going Forward (0 signatories)

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Or Just Doing It. Following on from Peter’s last couple of posts (here and here): some rebel media reports about the rage that’s erupted in France of late (and whose energy we should all be trying to tap for the benefit of those who live and work where we do). It’s important to watch and share this stuff. Never underestimate the ‘monkey see, monkey do’ heuristic! In a way, the conditions for a global uprising already exist. There’s plenty to be furious about wherever…

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