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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.

Latest News

DiEM25

https://diem25.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/diem25_english_long.pdf https://diem25.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/diem25_english_short.pdf What is DiEM25? DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. We believe that the European…

Murray Bookchin and the Ecology of Freedom

Tribute: Murray Bookchin and the ecology of freedom Written by Contributor, 30th July 2017, 0 Comments Here’s a thinker, who in the 1960s, declared climate change as a defining problem of the age. Who accused his fellow environmentalists…

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…

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.

Latest Blogs

INTERVIEWING CYNTHIA PARKS

  Interviewing Cynthia Parks   In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt…

INTERVIEWING MAYOR BILL HAMPTON

Interviewing Mayor Bill Hampton In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange…

INTERVIEWING ANDREJ GOLDMAN

Interviewing Andrej Goldman In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will excerpt and arrange…

INTERVIEWING SENATOR MALCOLM KING

  Interviewing Senator Malcolm King   In the year 2042, an oral history of the then 25 year-old ongoing Revolutionary Participatory Society organization/project in the U.S. will be published. The book’s fifteen chapters will…

INTERVIEWING JULIET BERKMAN

  RPS / 2044   An Oral History ofThe Next American Revolution   Introduction     From 2030 to 2036 I wrote over 500 topical essays for a Latin American media project. They required news cycle immediacy, preferred…

Recent books of interest

Dale L. Johnson, Social Inequality, Economic Decline, and Plutocracy: An American Crisis.  Palgrave MacMillan april 2017.   Dale L. Johnson, Amerikaganistan, Dystopia Inc.  May 2017, Amazon.com $5.99  this is a book of satire,…

Murder of Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh

In recent times,the fundamentalist activities in India,under the cover of the gradually rising saffron wave of Hindu nationalism has been rising all over the country.Beginning from "disappearances" of students belonging to minority communities…

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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…

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

Kommande Events
Events kunde inte hittas
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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