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:
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:
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
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.
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Ready for a Change
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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.
Open end: 21 January 2017
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Proyectos más recientes
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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…
Project for the development and fulfilment of the mandate of the IOPS financial team elected in 2016: Proposal 13: Appoint a financial team, consisting of three members, whose main responsibility is to…
Below are links to project proposals that are awaiting enough support. If you support the idea, please leave a comment under the proposal.
Próximos eventosNo se han encontrado eventos
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
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