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FBI and NSA: Their Bite is Worse than their Bark

    NSA and FBI: Their Bite is Worse than their Bark   by Richard Greeman   Glenn Greenwald’s discovery that the FBI and other U.S. secret police agencies are now using the Internet to play the same ‘dirty tricks’…

The Rambing Anarchist: On Objectivism, Ayn Rand, Capitalism and Other Bad Ideas

  I recently read Ayn Rand's Virtue of Selfness. I made this video as a critique of her underlying principles and pro capitalist views. I make the argument at the core of Rand's philosophy she is both anti-democratic and anti-rational…

Participatory Society & Race in Atlanta

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…

"Community Rights" as an Organizing Strategy

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”…

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Report back from IOPS-NY chapter Meetup at the OFS monthly meeting.

Report back from IOPS-NY chapter Meetup at the OFS monthly meeting.   On Wednesday night IOPS-NY had a chapter meetup at the Organization For a Free Society (www.afreesociety.org/) monthly disscussion. There were four IOPS members…

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Creating New IOPS Forums

I feel like the forums here aren't very good or conducive to much conversation, they're not very attractive and they're hard to find. These things all together I think may stifle potential members who…

Consequences to War and alternatives

Outline: I. Introduction Every American wants security. But with that security comes a lot of apocalyptic events across the globe. So the question arises, how can we be safe without causing harm to civilians…

Satirists Collective of IOPS

For all IOPS members interested in developing satirical content from an IOPS, down-and-to-the-left perspective, possibly through music, a left alternative to The Onion, or a left satirical news web series…

San Francisco Bay Area IOPS Community

Engine for regional IOPS community-building & collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area, open to all members in the region. An initial goal is to have a regional IOPS meeting somewhere central in…

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