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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.

Neuigkeiten

NEXT SYSTEM PROJECT PODCAST

The Next System Podcast  https://soundcloud.com/user-26002169/ep-1-gar-alperovitz-gus-speth   Ep. 1: Gar Alperovitz & Gus Speth on the Next System  In the debut episode of the Next System Podcast, host Adam Simpson sits down…

New Albert book: Practical Utopia

A new book by Michael Albert is out: Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society According to the Acknowledgements section, “The material in this book comes largely from a prior collection of three short volumes called Fanfare…

Simplicity Institute -Some Simplicity Just Added

Something from the Simplicity Institute, not me! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last few months I have been working with my co-director…

BIEN AGAIN.

Here's the latest BIEN newsletter, http://mailchi.mp/basicincome/bien-newsflash-may-1389873?e=6d96ada97e Below is from the Zuckerberg, everyone's Faecesbook friend. Just click like if you like! Always good to have the ruling classes on board…

Newsletter From Your Friendly Neighbourhood BIEN

A BIEN newsflash people. Every month, it's awesome. Scored the book and reading it. Awesome. I hate that word and the book isn't awesome it's just a book, leaning toward the boring side as all this stuff is becoming! But let's not be negative…

Six, No, TEN, More For Your Tired Little Eyes!

Six, no, TEN, more visions from the NSP competition, if, to echo Peter's sentiments, anyone can be bothered. And sureley they can be, or you can be or someone...I haven't been bothered to read the little buggers...I mean who IS reading all…

Why the only future worth building includes everyone

Everything has a first, and this is the first TED talk by a Pope. The talk is in Italian, but you can use Subtitles/closed captions (the CC button in the lower black bar that appears when the video starts running) to see the text in English.…

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

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.

Neuester Beitrag

COMMONS TRANSITION (SOME PEER2PEER SHIT)

  WHAT IS COMMONS TRANSITION? A special introduction by Michel Bauwens and John Restakis   When the administration of Rafael Correa was swept into power in 2006, it appeared as though a new political page had been turned in Ecuador.…

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Dialogue on Trump

[Another blog for the great roaring void that is IOPS and its four or five readers. This is a response to an email I got the other day about Trump from a friend of mine who is, or was, a progressive, now retired academic specializing in public…

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.  

Neueste Projekte

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

IOPS Wiki

Aktuelle Veranstaltungen
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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

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Yeppoon

Queensland, Australia

Gegründet: 18th Aug 2017

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