Pasadena General Assembly Principles of Solidarity
On October 30, 2011 the Pasadena General Assembly gathered in the spirit of popular uprisings sweeping the globe. We are united in our sense that the current social order is increasingly intolerable, and recognize the necessity to struggle together in pursuit of common solutions. We say to the world: ENOUGH! How many crises does it take? We are the 99% and we have moved to reclaim our mortgaged future. Our evolving points of unity include, but are not limited to:
- Building solidarity based on principled struggle, respect, and love.
- Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy.
- Encouragement to take action collectively as the assembly, as well as individually or in autonomous groups, with an understanding that a diversity of tactics is a reality.
- Human needs including housing, food, clean water, healthcare, and education must be met and shall not to be commodified.
- Redefining the value of labor, and re-examining the organization of work.
- Unwavering opposition to all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and ageism.
We assemble in solidarity with the 99% who are disenfranchised, alienated, and dispossessed. We take personal and collective responsibility for the conditions of our society as a whole. We are daring to imagine and enact a new socio-political and economic alternative, free of the ravages of inequality and war. Together we will forge the future.