Together we can tackle the causes of problems which are bigger than any nation can tackle alone – problems such as war, religious militancy, forced migration, debt bubbles, market crashes, rising inequality, the power that transnational corporations hold over national governments, media bias, technological disruption, climate catastrophe and mass extinction.
The means, technology and corresponding global policies to tackle the causes of these issues already exist. Instead of working together, nations are busy competing with each other in a planetary race to destruction.
You can now pull nations to cooperate with each other to make global justice policies happen. In doing so, you can reclaim your democratic sovereignty in a globalised world.
Who are the real world-leaders?
Power has now moved permanently beyond the nation-state as have the causes of problems impacting people’s daily lives.
The key political issue of our age is how to overcome the power that transnational corporations, globally mobile elites and demagogues hold over national governments.
Under the threat of relocating to other more” business-friendly” nations, transnational corporations demand full spectrum privatisation, reduced public spending, corporate subsidies, lower rates of corporation tax, the suppression of trade unions and weaker employment and environmental protection rules.
Playing the game of “international divide-and-rule,” they force nations into competition with each other and in doing so are driving a global race to destruction.
Our so-called “world-leaders” are merely pretending to be in control having given power away to transnational corporations, often whilst inviting us to buy into a narrative of past nationalistic “greatness.”
With leaders not leading on any innovative solutions, the democratic power-vacuum is being swiftly filled by far-right demagogues and autocrats.
You can become a real world-leader by helping to democratise global power. You can create a democracy fit for the 21st century based on cooperation to regulate transnational corporations for the good of humanity and the planet. You can take responsibility and tackle the causes of planetary challenges, not by fighting the present reality, but by creating a new global system.
Our vision is of a local, national, and globally networked system of Citizens Assemblies based on “the power of subsidiary”. That is where power and decision-making is devolved down as close to home as possible to tackle issues pertinent to that level i.e. communities, regions, nations, continents and at the global sphere for planetary challenges. Each sphere of influence could be cooperating for the good of the whole in an interconnected world. In this way, humanity can gain democratic sovereignty free from the tyranny of centralised power.
As ambitious in scope as global threats are to our survival
Mainstream media channels (usually transnational corporations) and vested interest elites warn voters against deviating from the fundamentalist neo-liberal, austerity-driven status-quo. They proclaim that to do so would be “counterproductive to national interests in a competitive world.“
However, for the benefit of humanity as a whole and the living planet, global policies can be suggested, debated and voted on by Citizens Assemblies, by global juries. Juries that are free from party political influence, corporate funding and undue influence. Existing global agreements set behind closed doors by and for the benefit the few will be rendered obsolete.
As the global democratic movement grows, Earth Citizens’ Global Policy Packages will develop swiftly into a coherent set of bold, ambitious, legally binding policies with legitimacy over those created in secret.
*Earth Citizen’s Global Policy Packages will remain provisional until a majority of nations or all nations have, through nuanced debate and then through Preferendums, agreed to participate in their global cooperative implementation.
In the meantime, political parties which become part of the movement will have a greater chance of winning national elections. They will be evidencing that they have systemic, networked, global solutions to systemic, networked, global challenges impacting voter’s daily lives. At election time, we will instruct Earth-Citizens to vote for politicians who have signed our Accountability Contract to cooperate globally.
Just as governments always manage to summon the willpower to re-mechanise and re-finance overnight in preparation for war, we can propel them to act together and with the same vigour, but this time for peace, justice, equality, sustainability and prosperity.
Demos = people. Kratos = power
Global People Power is about becoming part of a movement celebrating our common humanity and taking action to pull the world together to implement Earth-Citizens’ Global Policies. We’ll be out demonstrating on the streets, recruiting Earth-Citizens and showing our communities how Citizens Assemblies work.
To counteract thousands of years of male-dominated hierarchical power structures, we’ll go to where people are living on the front-line of global problems to ensure that those with the least access to power get to be first to propose what they think the world could and should agree to act on together.
You are already a citizen of the earth.