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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[Solnit, always a breath of fresh air: hope beyond optimism-pessimism, rich knowledge of activist history, opening to the unexpected and the unkown, beyond the short-termism of 'winning/losing' mindset, the long haul... Peter] Protest and persist:…
Just another site that's worth a look at. Maybe I need to get another list going for Rob's wiki or something. http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN)…
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[Posting this for Ted, the author, who is also a member of IOPS] YOUR OIL WAKE UP CALL … (File under ignore.) Ted Trainer 3.3.2017 Almost no one has the slightest grasp of the oil crunch that will hit them probably within…
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:
Candidate Ann Ferguson:
Candidate Perr Mille:
Candidate Howard Goldson:
Candidate Verena Stresing:
Candidate Kathryn Kang:
Candidate Claire Bruhn:
Candidate Matic Primc:
Candidate Joe McKay:
Total Number of Voters: 10
Ready for a Change
by Leif Lønne
No more bosses
by Claire Bruhn
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.
"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,…
hey friends, just a hope that you and your peoples are doing alright.
Talking while marching, the global revolution. Humanities opportunity in the face of fascism, authoritarianism, terror, and the inescapable path toward a better world
I have now posted an e-book that I published five years ago which discusses using participatory economics as a lynchpin for activism organizing. One of the chapters of that book discusses possible tactics for winning such an economy. …
Towards Police State Australia in the Post-Liberal Era At least since 9/11 almost all western countries have been involved in a gradual slide to post-liberal, more authoritarian states. Some are gradually becoming outright police states. Australia…
Out in March by Palgrave Macmillan
The idea of creating a wiki for IOPS has come up several times in the past and has already resulted in an IOPS Examples Wiki. This blog is the latest attempt to get a wiki going. If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment.The rationale…
Plej nova projektoj
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…
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…
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.
Okazontaj eventojEventoj ne trovis
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
Plej novaj Membroj
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