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Han Shot First

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…

Activism and Community

i brainstormed this project a bit with local group member Syd Fredrickson, who suggested photographer Alex Garland.   my idea was to create a wall calendar to show a mix of what many of us are fighting against, with various local solutions…

Participatory: questioning & reciprocity

“See, I believe in elementary moral principles, namely, if we apply some standard to someone else, we apply it to ourselves.” Noam Chomsky, 2002 Inspired by the word “Participatory” and a few dialogs that seemed promising,…


  If we see ourselves as the savages we are, some improvement is possible, or at least thinkable. -George Orwell   Dear All, Inspired by the possibility of a participatory society, I've been deeply drawn to IOPS, but unfortunately…

Would like to build the Olympia chapter up.

IOPS has a problem with it's core mantra of participation. I think that in Olympia this organization would need to be part of doing some event or action. However maybe we just need to call a meeting and see who shows up.

An open letter to all prior service military veterans

Good morning.  As I write this post, like many Americans, I am very concerned about the state of affairs of this country.  On 7-1-7 I began what I consider to be a RADICAL spiritual awakening/enlightenment that has completely changed…

Membership Solidarity: Let My Austin Go

it has recently come to my attention that a member of IOPS, Austin Mackell, in his activities as a journalist in Egypt is facing what is clearly a bullshit charge in an attempt to suppress freedom of press. Austin has posted in the Australia…

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Venezuela: Defending their elections!

With elections in Venezuela less than three weeks away, the Alliance for Global Justice is deeply concerned about the possibilities for US interference in the country’s electoral affairs. Our biggest…

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