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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.

Mission

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.


Vision

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.

Structure

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.

Membership

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.

Latest News

The Gap | Cut Here

Last year, the poorest half of the world became 11% poorer, while billionaires' fortunes rose 12% - or $2.5 billion every day. +++  The gap between the richest and poorest people is growing. While people at the top get influence, opportunities…

NEON | JAUNE

Inspired by Yellow Vests in France, Germany's Left-Wing 'Get Up' Movement Vows to Take to the Streets in 2019 +++ Fighting for secure jobs and wage equality, the 170,000-member organization "will be visible on the street and in the public eye…

Fridays For Future

Young people demonstrate for climate protection in over 50 German cities +++ Pupils and students demonstrated for climate protection in numerous German cities on Friday. +++ According to the website of the organizers of the demonstration, young…

INSIDE | GERMANY #2

-"We're very good." +++ LIFESTYLE[sic!]® @ German State Media +++ DW.COM (AGENCE FRANCE PRESS/KATHOLISCHE NACHRICHTEN-AGENTUR) +++ 'Anti-deportation industry' named Germany's Non-Word of the Year 2018 A right-wing smear against people who…

FNORD | ISRAEL

IOPS TIMES #3 +++  "The Truth shall make Ye Free; more or less."  +++ A Drug-Smuggling Former Israeli Cabinet Minister Will Be Jailed For 11 Years For Spying For Iran +++ Asked about Gonen Segev's claim he was acting with the knowledge…

iops integrity initiative

defending democracy against disinformation |  we are the iops integrity initiative  | "Information is the basis of democracy; Without information, there can be no informed debate, and no informed decision-making." | We are a network…

REGENERATIVE FARMING

THE NEXT STAGE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION +++ While much of the world anticipates disaster and collapse, regenerative farming holds the key to many of today’s environmental and health problems. Climate change, water scarcity, poisoned air,…

Future Imperfect ::: Generalized Occupational Aptitude Test

Open end: 11 March 2019

The Generalized Occupational Aptitude Test (G.O.A.T.) is the IOPS occupational assessment test that every member of IOPS is required to take. During the tutorial quest…

Ready for a Change

by Leif Lønne

No more bosses

by Antonio Carty

News

by Claire Bruhn

Class War

by IOPS Melbourne

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.

Latest Blogs

VARIOUS | ARTISTS

ROOTS OF ACID JIAZZ IN ME PANTALONES :: Here's a collection that represents variety, flavour and undoubted quality. :: Well, whatever road you're heading down, whether keeping to the straight and narrow of tradition or out on some strange new…

Deep-Dive™ | ParBaff®

PARTICIPATORY RAPTURE ::: ParBaff® (Participatory Bafflegab*) ::: ParGobb® (Participatory Gobbledygook*) ::: ParKaud® (Partizipatorisches Kauderwelsch*) :::   Jabberwocky  by Lewis Carroll 'Twas brillig, and the slithy…

Rupture Considered

Just finished re-reading Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, the penultimate anti-rupture argument. In it the Brotherhood works to ignite a rupture, in this case a race riot, hoping to spark revolution. It does not work out so well. Echoing many…

PUT UP THIS WALL!

ZEITGEIST +++ THE WALL INCIDENT +++ ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT +++ WHEN REAL-LIFE POTUS IS MORE CARTOONISH THAN DEMENTED COMEDY CHARACTERS +++ SOUTH PARK +++ THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE +++ PUT UP A WALL BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U. S. OF FREAKIN' AAA+…

SHOTGUN!

1000 1000 PLATEAUS :: 7H3 4R7 0F M4NL1N355 :: Shotgun! "It's a coming of age song," says Curt. "Getting out of the house, realizing that I wasn't going to be able to accept whatever the status quo was going to be, that I was going to have…

Kind Slave Master

Once upon a time in the Confederacy, a benevolent slave owner named Orrin noticed some of his property acting...restless. When I say benevolent I mean he recognized that a well-fed slave, one with decent housing and a mattress would be more…

More Rupture Plus Slime

Andreas Malm uses the term "induced implosion" and quotes Benjamin 'The destructive character has the consciousness of historical man, whose deepest emotion is an insuperable mistrust of the course of things and a readiness at all times to…

Projectos recentes

BANANASOC

code monkeys • site layout & functionality • the initial purpose of this project is to play with some ideas. yes, there is already a web team project, but it has not been all that active…

HUB-A-BUBBLE

world bloc party • the purpose of this project is to explore and pursue actions that can help bring existing organizations and movements together toward more concerted, coordinated, coherent aims…

TEMEA Project Trans Express Mediterranean Europe Africa

Support the TEMEA project , participate with your creativity and help change the world #CollaborativeEconomy "We shape the future of architecture and technology of the floating city _ T.E.M.E.A.Project…

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

IOPS Wiki

Próximos eventos
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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

Newest Members
Newest Chapters

Strigova

Medimurska Zupanija, Croatia

encontrado: 7th Jan 2019

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