DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION 2017.03.30 Proposal for a project for state and national Green Parties, grassroots justice organizations, labor, climate etc.
Call to Action & Mission Statement
Building towards a Global Strike for People, Planet & Peace over Profit
The Global Strike for People, Planet and Peace is a proposed series of 1-day Strikes consisting of massive non-participation in the fossil fuel, war-based economy. It calls for communities and a world that work for all of us.
It brings us together across fronts of struggle and national borders to bring the engines of economic and ecological destruction to a grinding halt, and replace them with community-based solutions that put people, planet and peace over profit.
The Global Strike reaches out to workers, youth, immigrants, people of color, Indigenous, climate, women, LGBTQ, disability, student and other activists - to bring us together to harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements. The Strike includes boycotts, work stoppages, school walk-outs, civil disobedience and creative community alternatives.
May Day Strike for Immigrant Justice & to End the Root Causes of the Refugee Crisis
As a first step towards a Global Strike, we support the Strike for Immigrant Rights on International Workers Day, May 1st. In calling for justice for immigrants, we also call for an end to the root causes of the refugee crisis: war, economic exploitation and climate change.
Grassroots justice movements are rising up against the global assault on our shared economy, ecology, peace and democracy. The accelerating climate disaster, which threatens to unravel civilization as soon as 2050,intensifies all of these struggles. So too, the growing convergent dangers of fascism, war and the resurgent nuclear arms race create unprecedented urgency for collaboration and unified action.
The Global Strike responds to this historic crisis with a unifying call for a solution as big as the crisis barreling down on us – an emergency just transition through a Global Green New Deal including universal jobs, health care, education, food and housing security, economic and political democracy, racial justice and immigrant rights, demilitarization, nuclear abolition and an end to fossil fuel use by 2030.
Clearly the time for action is NOW. Go to www.Global-Strike.com to find out more, to join the Strike network, and to begin organizing for the continuum of justice. Let the convergence for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit begin! It’s in our hands!
In supporting the May Day Strike for Immigrant Rights, we call for honoring the rights of immigrants and ending the root causes of the refugee crisis: war, economic oppression and climate change. That means putting people, planet & peace over profit.
Our demands for immigrants – and for a world that works for all of us:
End immigrant deportations & detentions. Create a welcoming path to citizenship.
Economic, health & housing security as basic human rights for all.
Quality public education, including free higher education. Bail out students in debt.
Emergency jobs program with 10’s of millions of living-wage jobs in renewables, conservation, food & water, public transit.
Climate-friendly, healthy food & farming; support for small farmers & food sovereignty.
A just transition to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.
1st World funding for technology transfer & climate mitigation/adaptation in the 3rd World.
Racial justice, labor, Indigenous, immigrant, LGBT & women’s rights; end mass incarceration.
Tax the rich, create public banks, support small business, community/worker coops, fair trade.
Cut military budgets from offensive to defensive, shifting resources to greening our economies and meeting domestic needs. This will make wars for oil obsolete.
Create real democracy. End voter suppression. Enact public financing, ranked choice voting, proportional representation, open debates & ballot access.
The May 1st Strike will be a first in a series, building towards a Global Strike to bring the engines of economic & ecological destruction to a grinding halt, demonstrate the power of a unified justice movement, & lift up a new system for people, planet and peace!