Crowd sourcing a global manifesto. (The World Transformed festival.) Episode 1.
Let’s unite globally to counteract the might of the neo-liberal, hard-right world order and their “shock doctrine” crisis plan to stamp-out growing support for progressive, anti-austerity, environmental and pro-peace political movements in nations around the world.
Through our unity we will win power nationally and forge a global democratic revolution. Help kick-start this process by having your say on a set of core global justice agreements, a #GlobalManifesto.
The future of democracy is:
Many Minds: Using revolutionary e-democracy to bring people together to find solutions to global problems, problems that are bigger than any nation can tackle alone. Crowd-sourcing legally binding global economic, social, peace and environmental agreements through collaborative debate.
One Action: Taking to the streets for global cooperation. Pulling nations together to implement the global agreements alongside one another. Voters informing all politicians (unless they promote hate) that they will only receive their vote if they sign-up to cooperate globally.
One Heart: Cultivating a sense of our common humanity as we tackle global problems together. Sharing, acknowledging and honouring each other’s needs, values and loyalties. Celebrating our unity and both our uniqueness and diversity.
Many Beats: Using music to create a sense of unity, empowerment and an atmosphere of humanity working together. Holding global cooperation street parties in every community, to party for a purpose, to follow the music that calls for a better world and to make that world a reality.
We must unite globally to take the power back. Far-right politics is on the rise again and the world is burning. Those of us who consider ourselves to be people of the world who want the best, not only for ourselves, our families, communities and nations but who want the best for people in every nation, we must unite. Our unity must be inclusive and not shaming. We must not shut down people who we regard as having less inclusive, less progressive values.
Through our global unity we can win back the hearts and minds of the world’s most disempowered communities, those hit hardest by decades of globalised neoliberalism, those ravaged by war and those tempted by simplistic, scapegoating solutions of the far-right, the false prophets and the extremists. We can win them back in the only way hearts and minds can truly be won, by setting an example. This surely is what this era is all about, finding our common humanity in the face of a perfect storm of global problems, celebrating our differences and working together with positivity and love?
What global governance looks like today:
- As a protest against globalised neo-liberalism and an establishment elite, many people around the world have been persuaded to vote for a return to far-right nationalism. Being touted as a “global revolution” and as away for voters to “take back control,” what they have been sold is merely a nationalising of neo-liberalism and backed by another “establishment.”
- Global trade increases peace and prosperity but neo-liberalism prioritised gigantic profits for the few over job security and social investment. Its wars are the main cause of the global refugee crisis.
- Nationalism, once a revolutionary concept over tribalism, is still tribalism on a larger scale and is no longer able to tackle the globally systemic problems humanity must resolve in order to survive. The new US administration plans to drastically increase military spending. Hard-right nationalists tend not to believe in man-made climate change.
- In a global race to the bottom, nations and groups of nations are competing with each other to be the most “business-friendly” in order to attract the most investment from multinational corporations. Instead they should be working together to regulate and tax multinational corporations for the good of humanity and the planet. Read more in Why?
- Legally binding international trade laws continue to be negotiated behind closed doors, laws which override national democratic sovereignty by prioritising the protection of corporate profits over the protection of society and the environment.
- Governments implementing sovereign laws to protect their citizens or environment are being sued in special international courts by multinational corporations whose profits may be affected as a result of those laws.
- International laws regarding conflict and arms sales are either weak, flouted, rejected, unjust or simply hypocritical.
- Whereas international laws governing trade and debt are legally binding, international social and environmental justice initiatives such as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals are not. The above listed global governance realities work against the realisation of these goals.