The Organization for a Free Society envisions and fights for a world characterized by solidarity, equity, self-management, diversity and ecological balance. We recognize that the systems of oppression we face – from capitalism and authoritarianism, to patriarchy and white supremacy – mutually define and reproduce one another. We understand that in order to undo these systems of oppression, we need to build a real movement for social liberation able to build, take, redefine, and decentralize power in society. We aim to transform the governing values and institutions in all areas of social life in order to create a participatory, democratic, and egalitarian society.
We contribute to the building of alternative institutions that challenge and undermine exploitation and domination, and instead embody in the present the values of the future. We participate in grassroots struggles to resist oppression and win tangible gains that improve our lives. We believe in raising consciousness and awareness through education and experience, and in our writing, discussion, educational forums, and movement participation we prioritize the development of holistic analysis, radical vision, and coherent strategy. We consider it essential to live and organize as close to our vision as possible and to transform ourselves as part of the struggle for a free society.
Ultimately, all of our work is within the context of building a movement – led by those most marginalized and oppressed groups in society – to create the culture and institutions of a free society while fighting to win the space for them to flourish. We believe another world is possible, and we are sure we can win it together.
OFS Monthly Events: Get Involved
Thanks to all those who came out for our last event with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at the Ya-Ya Network!
Special thanks to Emilio and Claire of the CIW for dropping knowledge, developing strategy, and sharing vision.
Thanks for being there. To those who weren’t — you shoulda been!
We missed you, but don’t worry, there’s always a next time. Details for our JUNE EVENT will be posted soon, so stay tuned!