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Who we are

The world is suffering from many problems: poverty, war, ecological disasters, racism, and so on. But if enough people join forces to build another world, together we will succeed.

We are a group of people engaged in the struggle for a better world. Together, we are building an organization dedicated to global revolution, called the International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS). For more about us, watch our introductory video, scroll through our slideshow and read more here: About IOPS.


We seek to win a new participatory society based on solidarity, equity/justice, diversity, self-management, and ecological stewardship, through:

  • flexibly exploring and advocating long-term vision
  • planting the seeds of the future in the present
  • empowering the lives of our members
  • organizing in an internally classless and self-managing way
  • winning changes in society that improve the lives of people in the present

Read our mission statement.


IOPS flexibly explores and organizes around a long-term vision of the broad features of a participatory society that centrally addresses:

  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Culture/Race
  • Kinship/Gender
  • Ecology
  • International Relations

Read our vision statement.


To give every member a proportional say in decisions affecting them (self-management), we are organizing in a bottom-up structure, aiming to become a federation of local, regional and national branches.

Local chapters are self-managing and have proportional say in regional, national and international issues.

Read our structure and program statement.


Currently, we are in a building-up stage. In due time we will take
decisions to determine further organizational details.

IOPS is open to anyone wishing to join who shares the commitments in the organizational description and wants to actively participate in the life of the organization. If you have any questions before joining, please see:

To become a member, Join IOPS.

Latest News

Who Owns the Robots

A recent essay published by the Next System Project Worth reading? A broad array of technological advances are set to converge on our political economy over the next few decades: advanced robotics, augmented reality, machine learning, machine…

How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State

How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State   A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction   By Nafeez Ahmed   A special report published…

A Critique of Green Growth -Simplicity Institute

Dear friends and colleagues, In late 2015 the CSIRO - Australia's most prominent scientific organisation - published the 'Australian National Outlook Report' which argued that Australia can grow its economy and achieve sustainability without…

Netherlands, Green Left and Basic Income

THE NETHERLANDS: 80% of GREEN LEFT Party Members vote in favour of Large-Scale Experiments with a Universal Basic Income January 8, 2017 At the party’s congress on December 17th, members of Dutch political party Green Left (“Groen Links”)…

Our Cynicism Will Not Build a Movement. Collaboration Will

By Alicia Garza Source: Identities.Mic February 7, 2017 I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to…

Bill Fletcher's Red Herring

The Identity Politics Red Herring By Bill Fletcher Source: Alternet January 12, 2017 In the aftermath of the November 2016 elections the term “identity politics” has been thrown around repeatedly with many progressives suggesting that the…

Montana Antifa Whitefish Action

As incoming neo-Nazis organized by Andrew Anglin and the Daily Stormer promise to descend on Whitefish, Montana, Montana Antifa is one of the organizations creating the counter-demonstration.  While Love Lives Here has been doing the base-building…

Latest Polls

Selection of the Adjudication Committee

Closed end: 21 January 2017

The purpose of this poll is to select the adjudication committee, in accordance with the decisions of the September 2016 poll on the makeover proposals.The…


Candidate Sarah Owens:

Yes (10)
No (0)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Ann Ferguson:

Yes (9)
No (1)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Perr Mille:

Yes (8)
No (1)
Abstain (0)

Total: 9

Candidate Howard Goldson:

Yes (9)
No (1)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Verena Stresing:

Yes (10)
No (0)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Kathryn Kang:

Yes (9)
No (1)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Claire Bruhn:

Yes (10)
No (0)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Matic Primc:

Yes (9)
No (1)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Candidate Joe McKay:

Yes (10)
No (0)
Abstain (0)

Total: 10

Total Number of Voters: 10

Ready for a Change

by Leif Lønne

No more bosses

by Antonio Carty


by Claire Bruhn

Class War

by IOPS Melbourne


Here are some interviews with members about IOPS including Cynthia PetersDavid MartyElizabeth MeadeFlorian Zollmann, Jermaine ChambersJustin Podur, Michael Albert (20122014), Noam ChomskyPaul Street and Verena Stresing.

You can find further testimonials of members here.

There is also an open letter from our consultative committee including Eva Golinger, John Pilger, Vandana Shiva and others which can be found here.

Latest Blogs

Towards Police State Australia

Towards Police State Australia in the Post-Liberal Era At least since 9/11 almost all western countries have been involved in a gradual slide to post-liberal, more authoritarian states. Some are gradually becoming outright police states. Australia…

Project proposal: IOPS Wiki

The idea of creating a wiki for IOPS has come up several times in the past and has already resulted in an IOPS Examples Wiki. This blog is the latest attempt to get a wiki going. If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment.The rationale…

Check in - focus on Australia

Hi all- I thought it might be nice to do another check in. This time about how everything is going but I am also wondering if our australian comrades want to tell us how its going down there with the heat and things. Other situations obviously…


Principles: The history of the white working class is one full of resistance, collectively and individually, against the rich elite that hold power over all of our lives. From massive armed uprisings like the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921,…

The Anthropocene Choice for Humanity

[Trying a bigger pic here. Anyone into the Anthropocene? ] Ten Propositions on the Anthropocene Choice for Humanity 1.We are now in the ANTHROPOCENE: a new evolutionary phase of the planet since about 1950 defined primarily by one species,…

Reading Rorty, Reading Trump

Deplorable.   Mrs Clinton cast too widely, be it a basket or a net. However her general sentiment was right. The election of Trump was the latest entry to the list of American deplorables, following from Iraq, Reaganomics, Vietnam, Jim…

Newest Projects

Content Curator Team

This project was created to discuss activities surrounding the team of content curators. Any interested member is welcome to join the project and participate in discussions and other activities carried…

Financial Administrator Tasks

This project has been created to discuss the the implentation and processes of the initial IOPS Financial Administrator role. Many ideas have been posted already, but we also have a looming March/April…

IOPS Financial Team 2016

Project for the development and fulfilment of the mandate of the IOPS financial team elected in 2016: Proposal 13: Appoint a financial team, consisting of three members, whose main responsibility is to…

Latest IOPS proposals

No proposals have yet been submitted using the newly introduced process. Go here to get instructions on how to create a proposal.

Proposed projects

Below are links to project proposals that are awaiting enough support. If you support the idea, please leave a comment under the proposal.

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Organizing and bookfairs in Dublin
Bookfairs in Kent
Organizingtalks and other events in London
Banners, marches and cultural events in New York
Organizing in Montana
Organizing and tabling in Oregon
Petititions in Seattle
Protests and logos in Melbourne
Protests, talks and workshops in Vienna

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