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Welcome

The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of winning a better world.

IOPS is, currently, in an interim stage, leading up to a founding convention when the membership will determine the organization's definition in more detail.

Please watch our introductory video, scroll through our slideshow and learn more About IOPS.

Mission

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

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

Read the IOPS Mission Statement


Vision

IOPS flexibly explores and organises around a broad vision of a future society. IOPS Vision centrally addresses:

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

Read the IOPS Vision Statement

Structure

In order to give every member a proportional say in the decisions that affect them (self-management), IOPS is organised around a bottom-up structure, based on a federation of interconnected local, regional and national branches.

Local chapters have control over decisions that only affect them and proportional say in regional, national and international issues.

Read the IOPS Structure and Programme Statement.

Membership

Currently, IOPS is in a creation stage. By joining now, you become an interim member. A convention, or series of conventions, will be planned, for membership to determine the organization's definition in more detail.

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

To become an interim member, Join IOPS.

Ready for a Change

by Leif Lønne

Chapters

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

News

by Claire Bruhn

Social Media

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Please bear in mind that, although we realize the utility of social media, we are critical of the corporations behind those websites.

Latest News

London chapter meeting Feb 24th minutes

London Chapter Meeting Minutes 24th Feb   Present: RB, John, David Apologies: Daniel and Marc   Next social - 13th at Royal Fesitval Hall, 7pm - No reading   Next meeting on 31st, at Queen Elizabeth Hall (http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/queen-elizabeth-hall),…

Meeting Minutes 27th Jan

IOPS London meeting minutes Tuesday 27/01/2015 Present: Rob, Marc, John, David, Daniel Apologies: Simon (sorry if I missed any other person who sent their apologies) I) Theory discussion:   It was agreed that no minutes…

London meeting minutes

IOPS London meeting minutes 06/01/2015 Present: Preeti, Rob, Marc, John, Rex, David Apologies: Simon, Lucy   ‘How we operate’ Rename document- Marc (RB: with RB's support) to rename the ‘Tasks…

Newest Projects

Essential Radical Readings Reading Group

I am interested in getting a group of us together online to discuss and debate essential radical readings, in the hopes that we can then begin to formualte new ideas and strategies for the IOPS. The first…

Common Good Awareness Project

The Missing Nutrients Idea: Take an old farmhouse part of Govan’s Common Good Fund (Scotlands) and turn it into an independent community resource centre. Use the entire process through Participatory…

Developing an IOPS wiki

I propose that we build a new “wiki” website for IOPS. You can join this project if you would like to be involved in doing that. Wikis (eg. Wikipedia) are very flexible content management…

Members

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.

No more bosses

by Antonio Carty

Class War

by IOPS Melbourne

Upcoming Events

Camp Anarchy 2015

MAR 7

Saturday, 10:00 - Mar 9 Monday, 16:00

100 Tarrango Road, Yarra Junction

Workshops

Latest Blogs

Experiments in Radical Democracy in Spain - Lessons We Can Learn

There are very interesting things happening in Spain that may have much to teach us about a radically democratic politics that harnesses the power of social networks & the way the internet allows each of us a voice, a way to share our knowledge…

Mark and Dave: Discuss

"In my experience you definitely get knee-jerk responses to issues relating to things like Venezuela where the anarchist types tend to refuse to support that particular struggle on the grounds that it is top-down or something. And you get the…

My blog...in a world gone mad, the only sane response is a radical response...

I've started my own blog with the central theme being that one can only respond to a system of total control with a radical response. Please check it out. radicalresponse.org

Newest Chapters

Marias Barrio

Anasco, Puerto Rico

Founded: 24th Feb 2015

Ben Nasseur

Wilaya de Ouargla, Algeria

Founded: 23rd Feb 2015

Noisy-Le-Sec

Ile-de-France, France

Founded: 23rd Feb 2015

Dunedin

Otago, New Zealand

Founded: 18th Feb 2015

Latest Polls

Dead line, no trains on this track.

Open end: 30 December 2015

Thanks for the opportunity IOPS give me, and for anyone who will act on this poll.

Newest Members