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.
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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 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…
[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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
No more bosses
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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Post written as a tribute to Late Abhijit Roy and Late Washiqur Rahman,both of whom where atheist bloggers. And the list continues! If fundamentalists are to be blamed,even more intensely should they be blamed who supply them with ammunition.So,if…
Im Zuge der allgemeinen Krisenstimmung scheint der Enthusiasmus der IOPS-Community auch vom verbreiteten Katzenjammer erfasst zu sein. Alles ist Mist. Keiner macht was. Ich verstehe das nicht. Hier scheint es eine "Organisation" jenseits von…
Free improvisation and Chadbourne are most definitely a manifestation of Holloway's other-doing. A crack in the fabric of market capitalism. Outside of the spectacle and beyond its tentacles. No commodities or profundity chasing…
Open end: 30 December 2015
Thanks for the opportunity IOPS give me, and for anyone who will act on this poll.