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.
IOPS seeks to win a new participatory society based on solidarity, equity/justice, diversity, self-management, and ecological stewardship, through:
Read the IOPS Mission Statement
IOPS flexibly explores and organises around a broad vision of a future society. IOPS Vision centrally addresses:
Read the IOPS Vision Statement
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.
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,
Organizing, talks 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
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
Événements à venir
Tuesday, 18:30 - 21:30
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
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Hallo zusammen! Durch die namensgleiche facebook-Gruppe angestoßen, versuchen wir uns zur Zeit einen Überblick über Möglichkeiten des guten Lebens jenseits des materialistischen Massenkonsums…
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.
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 Peters, David Marty, Elizabeth Meade, Florian Zollmann, Jermaine Chambers, Justin Podur, Michael Albert (2012, 2014), Noam Chomsky, Paul 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.
by Claire Bruhn
Things we discussed
What happened? November 2014
Non-member Survey July 2014
Thoughts on Poll and Interim Phase July 2014
What now? June 2014
Community Rights as Organizing Strategy March 2014
Unconditional Basic Income January 2014
Ethics of IOPS February 2013
IOPS Development November 2012
A Shared Vision August 2012
Odd Shared Experience and Confusion June 2012
Man-Made Climate Change I and II June 2012
Towards a Credible International May 2012
Media and IOPS (ICC) April 2012
A Priority, a Problem, and a Solution (ICC) April 2012
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,…
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…
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…
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?
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?
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?
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?
If it is to be held in your country, but not your city, would you attend?
If there are costs for venues, helping people attend, etc., would you donate to help?