Ensalut Aliĝi al IOPS

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

Things we did

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.

No more bosses

by Antonio Carty

Social Media

Facebook  Twitter Tumblr

 

 

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

Cut the Cuts

by IOPS Melbourne

Okazontaj eventoj

London Chapter 2015 - 1

JAN 6

Tuesday, 18:30 - 21:30

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

Meetings

Website Help Video

To watch a tour on how to use the site, click on the image below:

Newsletters

Newsletters are sent out to IOPS members periodically. If you have any content or suggestions of what to include in a newsletter, please send to: newsletter@iopsociety.org

Plej nova projektoj

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…

Daily news comic

Looking for those interested in submitting any artwork, journalism, stories, jokes, ideas and insight for a daily news comic project for IOPS. I would love some help or thoughts or collaboration.

Improving the Joining Process

The recently published IOPS Non-Member Survey Report ended with four conclusions, two of which were: ● We need to be more explicit how prospective members will be able to contribute concretely towards…

Members about IOPS

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.

News?

by Claire Bruhn

Lastatempaj Blogoj

The Trouble With Pigs

The pigs I am referring to are the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: the Communists. The animals that think they are ‘more equal’ than others. As a ‘pig’ myself, this is not an argument against pigs. Rather,…

A funhouse mirror

These guys sound a lot like us but less decriptive and more vague.  They seem not to have heard of us and think they are the first to attempt this.  That's ok.  I am going to look more into it and see if the local IOPS members…

Local Anti-Mining Efforts in Chubut, Argentina

By Ezequiel Adamovsky December 12, 2014 The past 26th November the people of the Argentinean province of Chubut, in Patagonia, were witnesses to yet another example of the limits of democracy when it comes to affecting the interests of transnational…

Plej novaj filioj

Docklands

Victoria, Australia

Fondita: 19th Dec 2014

Gampaha

Western Province, Sri Lanka

Fondita: 19th Dec 2014

Kreuzberg

Land Berlin, Germany

Fondita: 18th Dec 2014

Bamberg

Bavaria, Germany

Fondita: 17th Dec 2014

Poll on IOPS Future

Closed end: 23 July 2014

As you know, the deadline for our interim targets for moving toward a founding convention was June 12. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in meeting these targets. In preparation for…

 

Do you feel that we should remove or retain the conditions we earlier set for holding a founding convention?

remove preconditions (164)
retain preconditions (75)

Total: 239

Do you agree that operating chapters should take initiative in coming events, whether planning a convention (agenda, procedures at convention, place, etc.) or attaining the earlier set preconditions for having a convention and then planning it?

responsibility and initiative should move to chapters and overall membership (145)
responsibility and initiative should stay with ICC and overall membership (90)

Total: 235

Do you think we should define an operating chapter as a local working group with ten people or more participating regularly, or as a local working group with five people or more participating regularly?

at least 10 (49)
at least 5 (188)

Total: 237

If a convention plan is developed by operating chapters and it is to be held in a country other than your own, would you attend?

yes (85)
no (153)

Total: 238

If it is to be held in your country, but not your city, would you attend?

yes (185)
no (53)

Total: 238

If there are costs for venues, helping people attend, etc., would you donate to help?

no (75)
$50 (102)
$100 (38)
$250 (12)
$500 (10)
$1000 or more (2)

Total: 239

Total Number of Voters: 245