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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.

Latest News

Minutes from IOPS London general open meeting 31st March 2015

Present: Daniel, Sofa, David Apologies: Rob, John, Dan S. Note: An event was being held at Queen Elizabeth Hall so we had to move to Royal Festival Hall, where there was also an event so it was difficult to find space for even three of us.…

TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE YET

Time Is Not On Our Side Yet   By Michael Albert Source: teleSUR English  March 31, 2015 I am not talking cosmically, biologically, or philosophically. I am talking time to do things. Ask anyone to do something new. Make…

Please Express Solidarity with Self-Managed Factory VIOME

[Got this email and would like to pass it on to IOPS members. Please express solidarity with the workers' struggle for this self-managed factory in Greece before March 16. Peter L-N]   Dear all,    the struggle of VIOME is at…

Projectos recentes

Essential Radical Readings Reading Group

I am interested in getting a group of us together online to discuss and debate essential radical readings, in the hopes that we can then begin to formualte new ideas and strategies for the IOPS. The first…

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…

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

Próximos eventos

IOPS London Social - 12 May 2015

MAY 12

Tuesday, 19:00 - 22:00

17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT

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Latest Blogs

A RANT FOR THE AGES: FOR Y'ALL TO IGNORE.

It's the little things really. The way you do your hair or  even breathe. The way you dress, tuck your pants into your socks. The fact that you smoke or don't. Perhaps it's just your tone or maybe it's your breath that pisses them off. Who…

WELL WORTH A READ

I reckon it's well worth a read. Only nine years old which is now probably less time than we have to put this world right according to Naomi Klein and Paul Street, so probably no point really. Is Parecon syndicalist in nature or more? Is it…

Newest Chapters

Ernakulam

Kerala, India

encontrado: 23rd Apr 2015

Mount Dora

Florida, United States

encontrado: 7th Apr 2015

Ventura

California, United States

encontrado: 7th Apr 2015

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.

Newest Members