Love letters from our friends and haters:
On OFS during Occupy: “New York’s activists at that point were splintered and frustrated, and no one group could do much of anything on its own. One of them with a considerable role, the invitation-only Organization For a Free Society, was not the kind to announce its presence, and its members seemed to operate as individuals, not representative of a bloc.” – Nathan Schneider, Thank You Anarchy
Milton Reid, retired corporate executive, attorney and business owner at Black Quill and Ink says: “Take Organization for a Free Society, really, please take it… sounds benign and non threatening; however a closer look reveals an organization that is bent on the destruction of America…Their beautifully written mission statement and other language on their web site, boiled down to basics, shows that the organization wants to replace our capitalist system with socialism at best.”
“Whenever I meet someone who is radicalizing, who is looking for a way to understand the world we live in and inspire hope that we can live in a fundamentally different and liberating society, OFS’s writing are some of the first pieces I share along with The Wretched of the Earth, Sister Outsider, This Bridge Called My Back and models of change from Mexico to Spain.” – Uruj Sheikh, Campaign Manager at the Real News Network
“[OFS is] an organization of organizers, a revolutionary organization involved in mass struggles… serious, smart…OFS liked to think long term…[with] no qualms about calling itself revolutionary…the radicalism of the core of the [Occupy] Movement is what baffled so many observers. ” – Todd Gitlin in Occupy Nation, Professor of Journalism and Sociology at Columbia University.
The MacIver Institute’s “The Free Market Voice For Wisconsin” take on OFS: “OFS provides the political philosophy supporting the Occupy movement.”