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I HAVE NO ANSWERS

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If one goes to, let's say, the 80% of the population who are the order takers of our society, the ordinary everyday working folk, averagely educated with a substantial percentage undereducated and said, we all or you all must disconnect from mainstream society, you must all quit work and remove yourself from the repressive and oppressive regime/s that has been governing your world for so long and destroying it and start something new, now, and you said nothing more, just that, what would be the…

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Membership numbers

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Over the year 2014, we had a net growth of 242 members. In 2013, this was 470 members.The strong decrease in growth numbers should be a cause for concern. Actually, I think it is even worse than these numbers already suggest. The net growth is the difference between the number of new members and the number of members who left. My best estimates are:In 2014, 393 new members joined IOPS while 151 members left.In 2013, 579 new members joined IOPS while 109 members left.If this trend continues unabated…

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Scepticism : Is It A Necessity In The Contemporary World?

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I will start by mentioning a quotation by the eminent linguist and MIT Scholar Noam Chomsky -  “The general population doesn't even know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.” Be it religious scepticism,scientific scepticism or political scepticism,questioning the authority is a necessary element.Since I am one of those who might be challenged the question,"Then why don't you go question about Marxism and your old,weary manifesto?"  This would be…

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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.   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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