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Flyer For Dublin Anarchist Book Fair Saturday 12th April

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  Hi everyone, I'm sorry I cant make it to Dublin this wednesday or for saturdays fair. I'm more than broke & I dont really have the time. I know you must all be busy and constrained by money and your time as well.   But I have made this flyer for IOPS to give out & hopefully recruit with, it suits the audience at the Anarchist fair & asks them to check the IOPS Ireland website.     I can print them myself & I've got enough paper and ink to make 120 flyers or…

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European Days of Action

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IOPS Dublin and IOPS Vienna have joined forces with social movement activists, altermondialists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, party members, unionists and many others in order to organize a series of decentralized actions all over Europe, starting on 15 May, the anniversary of the Spanish 15-M Movement, and ending on 25 May, the end of the elections to the European Parliament. Our common theme is Solidarity beyond Borders – Building Democracy from Below, which involves the following…

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Participatory Society & Race in Atlanta

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From 2009 to 2010, an Atlanta Participatory Society group existed. We called ourselves simply ParSoc for short.  If IOPS had been around at that point, we would have formed the Atlanta IOPS chapter.  We had an average of around 10 members at any point.  The group dissolved for a number of reasons, but I want to cover here what I think was the main reason.  Most of this is specific to our context and may not apply to other areas. The group was divided over a single fundamental…

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"Community Rights" as an Organizing Strategy

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The following was co-authored with Sara Cromwell and Sarah Owens, members of the IOPS Oregon Chapter, and posted primarily for other IOPS U.S. chapters who might be considering strategic alliances with so-called “community rights” organizations.  It is written from the perspective of participatory societal values with full knowledge that some visitors to IOPS who read it may disagree with our assessment, based on their own perspective and values.  However, it is offered to…

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Tales from behind the Iron courtain

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I am remembering... I am remembering now. It was in  '79... or '80 and I was sitting on the stairs of my grandfather's house. My grandfather was sitting next to me. More correctly to say I was sitting next to him and we were looking at the high mountain in front of us. And I am remembering my grandfather saying: "Fifteen years ago people still believed in all this..." And he whispered something I didn't hear.   I didn't know then there were a Cold war and an Iron curtain. I was 7 years…

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Photos from Riot Folk, Ryan Harvey IOPS-NYC cultural event

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  Photos from IOPS-NYC's first brooklyn cultural event:   (this event happened on Sat, January 19th at the Brass Bottle Bar in Bushwick)  1)      IOPS-NYC member presenting on the Transpacific Partnership agreement     2)      Ryan Harvey of Riot Folk playing "Songs from the Global Uprisings"      3)    NYC-IOPS chapter member presenting on Parecon.  4)    Coordinators of The Base presenting on their new…

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Why white collar criminals ❤ judges

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Why white collar criminals ❤ judges    Evan Whitton 1 November 2012, 12:01am  3  Legal historian Evan Whitton says white collar criminals in England and its colonies have been a protected species since 1275. ONE OF our better judges, the Hon Ray Finkelstein QC, noted in an Australian Tax Office organ, Targeting Tax Crime (March 2012):  'As a general rule the judge’s rationale in sentencing [white-collar criminals] is different…

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New York City Chapter Feb 16th Meeting, Last Meeting Notes & Riot-Folk Event Reflection

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I. Meeting Reminder: Next NYC IOPS General Meeting Sunday Feb 16th 6pm WHO: All IOPS members in the NYC area      WHAT:  NYC Chapter meetingWHEN: Sunday, Feb. 16th, 6pm  WHERE: The Base 113 Stockholm St @ Myrtle, Brooklyn NY. Near the Central Ave. M station. www.thebasebk.org  WHY: Our goal is to fully incorporate and represent the IOPS platform in our internal workings. To this end, we have taken on engaging with the IOPS platform…

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