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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.

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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…

Charlie Hebdo shooting

On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 CET (10:30 UTC), two masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and an RPG launcher entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which has attracted worldwide attention…

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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…

Alternatives Düsseldorf

Hallo zusammen! Durch die namensgleiche facebook-Gruppe angestoßen, versuchen wir uns zur Zeit einen Überblick über Möglichkeiten des guten Lebens jenseits des materialistischen Massenkonsums…

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

Komende evenementen

Los Angeles organizational meet-up

FEB 1

Sunday, 11:30 - 13:00

316 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Social

Defend & Extend Welfare public discussion

FEB 28

Saturday, 14:00 - 15:30

[TBA]

Panel discussion

Camp Anarchy 2015

MAR 7

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

100 Tarrango Road, Yarra Junction

Workshops

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Iserlohn

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Opgericht: 26th Jan 2015

Cape Coral

Florida, United States

Opgericht: 26th Jan 2015

Lafayette

California, United States

Opgericht: 25th Jan 2015

Namur

Walloon Region, Belgium

Opgericht: 24th Jan 2015

Nieuwste Blogs

...help me to carry the stone?

Recent questions on my mind to get the discussion-ball rolling 1. how to adapt the long-term strategies of social-change we have inherited (and/or equip new ones) in light of the urgency of climate disruption? 2. And also the dilemma of putting…

THOUGHT SHOULD NOT CAUSE THE HEART GRIEF (HELLO?)

Hello.......? So that's it is it? All finished up? No-one talking in the forums. No one talking on the blog. Is that how it goes? The website just gets used for very specific purposes. Or is everyone is talking secretively, yeah?   So…

Global Transformation Website

Just an idea for a new global dialogue/transformation website, separate from IOPS but perhaps in its essential spirit (?) There are now first steps being undertaken in this direction. To me personally IOPS itself is not important, the urgent…

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.

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