EcoPeace is a Member of SGC
the SOCIALIST GREEN COALITION (SGC)
Corporate greed has caused both the international financial crisis and the global climate crisis. Workers and the poor are forced to subsidise massive bail outs of failing banks. Millions are opposed to this unfair free market capitalism. The SGC stands in solidarity with all people across the world fighting exploitation and oppression. Our international struggle is for a world of equality, dignity, and respect for nature and the environment a sustainable socialist world.
Only workers and communities fighting for our real needs have the power to transform the world. In uniting with communities to challenge Government and Parliament, the Socialist Green Coalition is committed to fight together with the people for the following demands:
1 Control of Government
Right of recall and right to set representatives pay - all politicians and public servants must be completely accountable to the electorate. Develop government policy through mass public participation. Direct worker and community control of living conditions and sustainable improvements.
Control the economy, industry, mines, agriculture, banks, mass media and utilities, through worker and community management. No privatisation of government land or property. Food security: Redistribute land for healthy organic food for all infrastructure cross-subsidised from a rising per capita wealth tax.
3 End Unemployment End Poverty
Full employment: 30 hour work week, permanent jobs, decent work, and a living wage for all. Stop the arms deal - use wealth and production to satisfy everyones real needs. Eradicate poverty, inequality and prejudice, to rid South Africa of the root causes of crime, corruption and violence.
4 Free Services
Everyone must have sufficient water, electricity, decent homes, quality health care, nutritious food, good education, electronic communication (radio tv phone internet), safe reliable transport and an adequate living expenses allowance. Services must be provided through worker & community governance not privatisation.
5 Ecological Sustainability
Stop pollution, global warming and climate change. No nuclear power plants - no radioactive waste. Safe renewable energy and reliable public transport must be provided on a mass scale. Eskom must supply households with the means for renewable electricity production. Eradicate all the dangers to nature and human life due to irresponsible and unsustainable business and industry. Stop genetic engineering.
6 Revolutionary Campaigns
Support strikes, protests, boycotts and actions against pollution, exploitation, privatisation, labour casualisation, retrenchments, and neo-liberal commodification. Absolute unqualified human rights must be guaranteed, including the right to strike, protest and mobilise, without limitations and conditions.
7 International Solidarity
Fight racism, xenophobia, sexism, ageism, discrimination, prejudice and exploitation. Everyone must be treated equally with respect and dignity regardless of class, belief, culture, or sexual orientation. Unite in programmes of working people all over the world to defend our interests against the corrupt global elite.
CAMPAIGN WITH THE SGC AGAINST THE HALF A MILLION RAND IEC DEPOSIT:
THE ONLY QUALIFICATION SHOULD BE 10 000 SIGNATURES OF SUPPORT
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