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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.


Some More From BIEN


Some more from the NSP (there was something just before but I kind of let it go)

http://www.thenextsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RebuildingAmericasInfrastructureWeb.pdf The above is something, isn't it? Probably makes sense for Americans and those with good economic knowledge...who like to read the business section…

Simplicity Institute

An email from the Simplicity Institute Dear friends and colleagues, I'd like to bring your attention to a new short film, "Urban Abundance", produced by Jordan Osmond of Happen Films, in association with the Simplicity Institute. This uplifting…

Rebecca Solnit, Protest and Persist

[Solnit, always a breath of fresh air: hope beyond optimism-pessimism, rich knowledge of activist history, opening to the unexpected and the unkown, beyond the short-termism of 'winning/losing' mindset, the long haul... Peter] Protest and persist:…

CERN (Not That One!)

Just another site that's worth a look at. Maybe I need to get another list going for Rob's wiki or something. http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN)…

Towards Gender Liberation

Tried posting essay here but wouldn't fit. Too much screwing around. Here's the link. http://www.thenextsystem.org/towards-gender-liberation/?mc_cid=f04a7e4d79&mc_eid=862269f537

Your Oil Wake-Up Call

[Posting this for Ted, the author, who is also a member of IOPS] YOUR OIL WAKE UP CALL … (File under ignore.)   Ted Trainer 3.3.2017   Almost no one has the slightest grasp of the oil crunch that will hit them probably within…

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.


It’s “Deep State” Time Again

By Fred Nagel, April 21, 2017 Whenever there are obvious conflicts within the ruling class, the concept of a Deep State is brought out to explain why our government seems to be coming apart at the seams. When the tired rhetoric of our…

Some Thoughts on Freedom and Music.

"By itself, free playing does not directly require practice and study, which when self-constructed provides the seedbed for exploration and change. Practice is associated with what most of us remember from study: repetition aimed at perfection,…

Checking in

hey friends, just a hope that you and your peoples are doing alright.  

Steps to the Global Revolution

  Talking while marching, the global revolution. Humanities opportunity in the face of fascism, authoritarianism, terror, and the inescapable path toward a better world

Proposed tactics for a participatory economy

I have now posted an e-book that I published five years ago which discusses using participatory economics as a lynchpin for activism organizing.  One of the chapters of that book discusses possible tactics for winning such an economy. …

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…


IOPS wiki

The goal of this project is to create a wiki that can serve as an alternative resource for knowledge and ideas relevant for activists/IOPS-ers, next to the existing website. Ideally it should become a…

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…

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.

Film nights



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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設立した日: 19th Apr 2017

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