The Manuscript of Survival – Part 140

The Manuscript of Survival

Part 140

Posted on May 19, 2012

http://aquariuschannelings.com/2012/05/19/the-manuscript-of-survival-part-140/

Let us just begin this missive by saying that these next few days will be important indeed, not only for you personally, but also for the rest of the world. We think we can say that the changes that will be brought about now, will be regarded as amongst the most important ever created on your little planet.

Let us explain. Up until now, you have all painstakingly been building up yourselves from the shattered persona you once was. In other words, you have taken upon yourselves to rectify the wrong being done not just to you, but to the rest of humanity by obscuring yourselves from the very truth of your being. Or in other words, making you forget the glory of your origin and reducing you mere whispers of what you once was. You have taken away all of these limitations put upon you, and you have seen to it that the tarnish has been polished off, and you can once again shine with the splendor you all possess as your true birth right. Now the time has come to start showing the rest of the world this truth, and you will be helped in this by outside intervention as it were.

Once again, we will not give you any specific details as to what will happen or the exact timing thereof, suffice to say it will be a major undertaking that will have the rest of humanity sitting up in their chairs.

You see, now the time has come
to lift the veil just a little bit more
in order to make even the blindest
amongst your fellow men
start to tap into the source behind it all.

In other words, many will have a hard time adjusting to the fact that there might be more than one truth out there, as the one you have started to become more comfortable with, will also start to knock on the door of those who have so far refused to listen to the beckoning call from their own well hidden source of information.

You will in many ways become transparent, or in other words, those around you will be made to look closer at what is going on around them. Many will for the first time come to terms with the fact that this world is now existing on two different planes, and that an ever larger number of humanity has chosen to open the door into that parallel plane that up until now, the majority has not even taken into consideration.

Well, let us just say that after this weekend, the number of people having to face the fact that the time has come to make a choice whether or not to continue in the same way as they have done for such a long time, will grow exponentially. The time has come to stir up the pot a little bit extra, and we think the fallout from this will be interesting indeed. So be prepared to be surprised sweet ones, we think you will see for yourselves that this planet is starting to change in so many ways it cannot any longer be ignored.

http://aishanorth.wordpress.com

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Govinda :: Venus Transit

Venus Transit

By Govinda – May 2012

Source: via Elevate page on Facebook

http://the2012scenario.com/2012/05/govinda-venus-transit/#more-120722

Venus passed between the Earth and our Sun on June 8th, 2004, and initiated an eight-year cycle known as the “Venus Transits”.

The Venus Transits cycle is a rare celestial event that occurs every 113 – 130 years, when Venus eclipses the Sun two times – at the beginning and at the end of an eight-year period.

The second Venus eclipse will occur on June 6th, 2012.

Astrologically, Venus represents our relationships with others. Communication is a major factor in all of our relationships. Whenever Venus eclipsed the Sun in past recorded history, there was a major breakthrough in communications.

For example, at the time of the last Venus eclipse in 1874, the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was completed that created the first intercontinental communications by wire between the East and the West. In 1761, another year of a Venus eclipse, there was a collaboration of astronomers at 77 observation points from all over the world to determine the distance from Earth to the Sun.

Today, we have expanded global communications for the masses through the Internet and satellite systems. Our ability to communicate with each other worldwide is continually expanding. The questions now become: What are we communicating to our world – love or fear? and, How is our media (the Internet, computer games, the movie industry, cell phones, etc.), affecting society as a whole?

A successful relationship is created through good communication, mutual respect and consideration for one another. This happens best when we recognize and honor the Oneness in all of us. When we are able to do this, we will create peace between each other, our organizations, our governments and countries. A good way to resolve conflicts with others is to recognize how we are the same, not how we are different. This creates a foundation from which we can build a positive, peaceful relationship.

For example, when a mother loses a child in war, regardless of her color or faith, the pain is the same. When someone is shown respect and love, the joy is the same. If you realize that you and your perceived enemy both want peace so that suffering may end, then you can begin to talk from a place of mutual understanding, rather than from aggravation.

The Divine Feminine Awakens

Venus eclipsing the Sun represents an awakening of the Divine Feminine energies in our world. For thousands of years, the world has been ruled by patriarchal societies. These masculine rulers have created wars, power struggles, destruction, pollution, fear, pain, separation and famine. They have shown little or no respect for feminine wisdom or our Mother Earth.

The patriarchal organizations of the world have repressed most knowledge of women’s roles in world history. Recently, information has begun to be revealed that recognizes the truth of how women have affected our history. The books, The DiVinci Code, by Dan Brown and The Expected One, by Kathleen McGowan, both reveal the truth about Mary Magdalene and her relationship to Jesus, are good examples of such information. It is time for the pendulum to swing back towards the Divine Feminine and rest comfortably in the middle. To become whole, we need both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies, equally in our lives.

As the Divine Feminine energy interfaces with human consciousness, it awakens and expands compassion within our hearts, and emotional healing can occur for all of Humanity. Compassion awakens the ability to feel and express unconditional love. To be able to love without attachments or expectations is the highest form of love that a human being can express. This kind of love supports the healing of others and our personal evolution/ascension.

One of the keys to accessing Divine Feminine healing energy is through forgiveness.

Only when all is forgiven will total love be available to us. We must forgive others and ourselves for all of the perceived wrongs that have ever been done. We can heal ourselves if we are willing to feel and express all of our emotions, and then to forgive ourselves and others for all that we have perceived as wrong. This process will liberate us from the bondage of our emotional pain.

Forgiveness is the key to releasing ourselves from our past. When we are liberated from our past and live fully in the “now” our true happiness may be realized and our power to create is maximized.

A Question Of Balance

Venus is the planet of love. The world needs creative solutions, feminine guidance and love in order to heal. These energies will continue to increase during this period, in spite of the attempts of the fear tactics of male dominance.

Venus represents the heart and the feminine side of our being.

The Sun represents our individuality and the masculine side of our being. Venus aligning with the Sun is symbolic of our Feminine (Anima) and Masculine (Animus) energies coming into unity and balance. Venus eclipsing (in front of) the Sun symbolizes our need to consider the feminine expression first, before the masculine, and to allow the feminine energies to guide and balance masculine expression.

Creativity Awakens!

Venus also represents the creative and artistic sides of our natures. The Venus Transit will catalyze previously hidden, latent, artistic talent and creative abilities. People who have never expressed an art form before will awaken their hidden talents. Artists will discover new modalities through which they can express themselves more deeply. For example, many people who have never played a musical instrument will suddenly feel a desire to learn and express themselves through music. Some will want to join the local acting clubs, and so on.
Uncovering Secrets In Relationships

Again, communication is a key factor in all of our personal, business and international relationships. This Venus Transit is calling for a deeper honesty in relationships. Since the Venus transit from 2004 – 2012 coincides with the Uranus in Pisces cycle, communications between humans will develop on intuitive levels. The combined energies of these two cycles will catalyze heightened intuitive awareness of our hidden emotions and desires, as well as awareness of our partners’ hidden emotions and desires. Eventually, we will no longer be able to, or need to, hide our true feelings from each other. In time, we will develop total trust and love for each other.

Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The world needs a higher, altruistic, spiritual love to manifest and prevail over the lower, more selfish emotions. A world where unconditional, spiritual love prevails is our potential as human beings. Conscious and unconscious fear-based emotions are obstacles to this higher love. To discover and express this kind of love, Humanity must first expose and purge the fear-based emotions in our collective consciousness.

From an astrological perspective, Venus represents the emotional energies in our relationships with others. When Venus eclipsed the Sun, it blocked some of the Sun’s light and exposed the dark side of Venus, which represents the shadow side of our emotional natures. This began an eight-year process of uncovering the shadows in our emotional relationships. These shadows are the unresolved, repressed, fear-based psychological energies that unconsciously cause dysfunctionality and unhappiness in our relationships. They cause us to behave in ways that undermine our relationships, block intimacy, and cause breakdowns in communications. Essentially, these shadows block our ability to truly love another person. These repressed emotions usually begin during our early childhoods and/or may be carried over from past lives.

We must take responsibility for how we show up in our relationships with others. It is important to observe our feelings and our behavior with the important people in our lives, and to come to terms with our dysfunctional emotional patterns. It may be helpful and revealing for each of us to ask these questions: “Where am I not able to be truly open, honest and real in my relationships with others?”, “At what point do I shut down emotionally?”, “Where are my boundaries?” and “Are these boundaries healthy or are they blocking my intimacy?”

It is up to each of us to allow intimacy into our heart to expand our relationship with others.

Intimacy can only happen when we allow others to “Into me see.” This develops when we let down our barriers and allow others to see into our hearts. To the best of our abilities, we must be honest with ourselves. We must allow ourselves to be vulnerable and expose our true feelings (even if they are negative emotions) to those whom we are in relationships with. This will endear ourselves to others and deepen our intimacy with them.

Expanding Love

Another result of the Venus Transit is an increase of our capacity to love others more completely, deeply and intensely. This will include heightened feelings of love and appreciation for our partners and other people in our lives. Our emotional natures are melding with our spiritual natures, which is expanding our capacity for unconditional love.

The opposite will also be true.

We will become more clear and sensitive to the truth about all of our relationships. If a person is not in alignment with our higher good, we will become increasingly disillusioned with this person. Our dysfunctional relationships will become increasingly apparent, and we may feel a need to change the structure or boundaries of these relationships. We may need to end some of our relationships that are no longer serving our personal evolution.

What you Appreciate, Appreciates

In our relationships with others, it is good to let them know how much we appreciate their being in our lives. Let’s be thankful for all of the qualities that we enjoy in others and let them know how much we appreciate them. Remember that what we appreciate, appreciates.

The most effective way to accomplish self-understanding and personal mastery is through our relationships. We can monitor our process of personal mastery of our egos by observing our interrelations with others – are we experiencing conditional or unconditional love?

Compassion opens the door to unconditional love. Unconditional love is supported by seeing the Divine in others and acting in integrity with love. Our relationships with others are our greatest gifts, and integrity is vital for each relationship to work. Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. It helps to ask, “What is the highest good for all concerned?” The higher good for all can be perceived in your heart from a feeling of love.

No Man is an Island

We should never underestimate our power to influence the evolution of the world. Each of us is an integral part of the Collective Consciousness of Humanity. When one person evolves spiritually, the Collective Consciousness evolves as well. Whenever even one person increases compassion and opens their heart to unconditional love, he/she raises the vibrational frequency of the World. As the Collective Consciousness evolves, so too shall each individual. A quote from Bette Reese says it all: “If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”

Integrating Sacred Love

By the time of the second eclipse of the Sun by Venus, on June 6, 2012, Humanity will have evolved to a place of greater readiness for a higher love. Hopefully, after eight years of processing the shadows of our emotions, awakening intuition and developing compassion, we will have cleared the psychological obstacles to unconditional love.

Then, Peace on Earth, and Goodwill towards all people will be possible.

Sacred love expands when the Divine in one person appreciates and honors the Divine in another. Thus, the sacred wheel of love is created and Heaven on Earth will manifest for those individuals. As this happens for everyone, Peace on Earth will become a reality.

Namaste,
Govinda

~~~~~

Beauty & Light Amplified :: The Venus Transit

Beauty & Light Amplified: The Venus Transit

Message from Naeshira, Ashira, The Pleiadians

Through Meredith Murphy on May 18, 2012

http://www.expectwonderful.com

Greetings Dear Ones of Light,

It is a wonderful time to be here with you now, as the Earth approaches her last cycles in this passage toward greater unity and wholeness. Returns of this sort are long anticipated and it is with this sense of enthusiasm and wonder that we join you today.

Within your being are vast annals of information that transmit energy across what you think of as time. You are a multidimensional portal of light and with your focus, give shape to this light in your realm, your world, and also in perhaps a less conscious way, you transmit continually to the whole and also to the streams of consciousness where you have resonance and affinity through focus experiences.

It is these streams we wish to speak to you of today for it will become more important in the coming days for you to trust what you experience within as your guidance will come forth in more specific ways to assist you in knowing where to be and how to ride out this passage into the history of time.

Life will not be the same on Earth as many of you have long sensed and are increasingly noticing.

There will no longer be many of the experiences that you have had in the past of conflict and disorder, as increasingly the higher vibration of the planet will make these energies incompatible with this point of focus vibrationally.

And so it is with the utmost confidence and focus that we invite you now to maintain your focus upon the New Earth and the love-filled vision of your world, and do not be distracted by the growing dissonance in those who are not yet energetically capable of flowing the new energies of the planet. You experience them in ways where you might say they are resistant. And they are.

But this resistance is energetic, and in many cases, not yet conscious. There are many beings who truly do not know how to feel and understand life as you do…yet. And so it is important that you not occupy yourself with wondering how to “get them” where “they need to be” and stay focused on elevating your own potential into fulfillment.

Realize that light informs all life and it is informing all life on your planet at this time and each person and all creatures and all of nature plays it’s part in a well conducted and orchestrated energy stream which is continually distilling and becoming clarified and coherent.

Nature organizes life on your planet to support the changes that are being made within the consciousness of Gaia. As life within her sentience evolves you are supported in your own intent to upshift your vibration. Realize that in doing so you are allowing all of life to have easier access to these pathways of newness and refined expression of being.

Life in the New Earth

Life in the New Earth will open within each of you as you let go of the old.

This sounds simple and yet in fact it is not that easy as you may have discovered from the ups and downs of your experience. the old patterns or habits are all around you and inbedded in your own being and you will need to continually allow yourself to let go of the ways you used to do things and trust in what is leading, drawing your forward.

Because in the New Earth many of you will be fully capable of working with your own energy, there will be less need for healers. Many healers will in fact develop new lines of self-expression that are far more creative and which will inspire greater energy in others through the perpetuation of a stream of beauty in your experience.

In the New Earth food and many other things will be created at a local level and the amount of air travel and such will diminish significantly and your skies and air will become clearer. Many in the medical and healing professions who are on the leading edge will have transmitted their knowing to many young crystalline beings who will come into life and are already living, with an innate knowing of the proper, harmonic relationship to the planet. You can learn a great deal from spending time with your youth who are happy, healthy, creating families and thriving. They are building new ways of work, family and community and have inspired visions for life in their world.
Patterns are Overlaying Conduits of Fresh In-formation

The older you are the more change you have seen on Earth in this lifetime. This clogs your thinking sometimes and it is important to expose yourself to new streams of thought. Patterns of life overlay and mask conduits of fresh in-formation. In human history of recent times there has been a diminishment of learning in later years of life. There was a regaling of learning to early years. Many of you know that learning is expanding and elevating. It supports creativity and energy expansion. Remember that many of you will commence and learn, begin and create entirely new things! It is as if you were dropped into an entirely new landscape with unlimited potential and expansive vision to create an ideal setting for yourself and your world.

How would you begin?

Would you pray first and attune yourself to the space you were in? Would you call forth insight and wisdom as to how you might be of service. Would you gather together and realign your energies collectively to your new place, then act? This is how you might begin to live on a daily basis and regularly together now. Some of you already do this. Realize that you have access to vast annals of information as light within your body and by commanding this energy you begin to access the wisdom traditions that you carry in your vessel and which will assure your fulfillment of your specific roles and intentions for this experience emerging here and now.

Remember that the Earth is organized vibrationally and as this vibrationally elevation rises it will become an imperative: the new is already operating on a separate bandwidth from the old, it is simple that the Earth is still supporting a lot of these bandwidths–new and old–and so they are visible in your experience to a degree. When you find yourself entirely bathed in waves of love, you will recognize that you are living in the new. When you feel empowered and exhilarated, awed and peaceful, you can see that you are in the new energies. They are already available here and continuing to expand upward in frequency within you and within the sphere of the planet as a whole. {Thank you, beautiful Gaia!}
Eclipse Passage to the Venus Transit

We transmit to you here and now because you are entering into a most sacred passage of time as you open yourself to the potential for true transformation at a cellular level during this upcoming eclipse cycle. The eclipse cycles is your doorway to the Venus Transit in June and the June Solstice Energies which will ground this transit thus anchoring the Feminine Christ Consciousness on your planet. This energy has been in diminished proportion for a long time in your experience and you are preparing now to open yourselves more fully to this Divine Feminine Energy that will bring your own being into a balance and harmony that you have not yet experienced in your current life on Earth.

The planet itself will absorb massive energetic transmissions during the Venus Transit and this energy will allow you to perceive life on Earth in new ways–ways that exhilarate you. The sense of beauty, harmony, balance and love will pour forth into your plane of experience, amplified and accompanied by the solar transmissions from your sun, which carries divine encodings from the pre-birth planning of each of you here. Many of you will be significantly activated by this transit, and some in particular will experience a full initiation into their divine roles on the actual day of the transit.

Newness within precedes newness in your world. The changes and shifts you feel inside of you are real. They are important and you can and ought to trust them. We encourage you, in fact, to celebrate them as markers on your elevating path of light as love on Earth.

We treasure our long connection with this beautiful blue-green planet and await the opportunities for more direct collaboration in the future.

We are the Pleiadian Emissaries of Light, with Naeshira and Ashira and we come to you in peace.

You are dearly loved!

~~~~~

Gillian MacBeth-Louthan :: Time Nuances

Time Nuances

By Gillian MacBeth-Louthan

May 2012

http://thequantumawakening.com

We are the essence of time that is known and unknown. We are the spirit of everything that passes thru the portal of time. We are the energies that etch themselves upon your body and your thoughts as time comes undresses herself to show her true form.

As you are quickened into bonus time cycles, you are also able to access your pasts that stand within the frequency of the future. In the expansion of time, there is a contraction of time.

In the moving forward there is a simultaneously moving backward. Forward stretches are always paralleled by backward movement. Getting to the destination of the future can only be entertained through the nuance of the past. All time runs hand in hand. Moving forward is the same as moving backward, and moving backward is the same as moving forward.

In the time of the eclipses, there will be a sequence of numerical encodings that are shifted within the common denominator of earth.

  • The numbers held hostage within your chronological age will change.
  • The numbers of your biological age will change.
  •  The number sequences that you know and hold within your DNA will shift and change.
  • The number sequences that hold time together will change.
  • The latitude and longitude of where you reside will shift.

All will be tweaked. There is galactic movement and time will move backwards. Backward movement is needed in order to re-calibrate the near future.

It is similar to times in history when calendar days were deleted and added in accordance with the wishes of those in power. There will be corrections in time & space as deemed by the time lords.

Your earth Time has been as a man riding on horseback
running beside a train trying to catch up with a airplane.
Eventually, one horse power is going to slow.
The locomotive represents the galactic perceptive of time.
The man on horseback represents the human understanding of time.
The plane represents possibility.

Nothing in your galaxy runs in a straight line. Everything is curved to gain momentum. Curvatures in time and space are necessary for planetary shift to happen. At the time of the May 20th eclipse, you will gain momentum in a time alignment.

The time periods of your earth are limited.

The 24-hour day, 60 minutes, 60 seconds and 12-month years were created to confuse and limit you. This time nuance that you are to enter will help you understand that Time as you know it is pliable, malleable, stretchable, and contract-able. Each person will create Time in accordance with their personal wants and needs sculpting it to fit the situation.

The energy that your world is based on is holographic of nature, like water that fills a container it fits your personal expectations. Your imagination sculpts the outcome of your life. Allow these nuances of time to escort you into probabilities that go beyond the calculation of what is deemed Pi. The symbol of PI opens a doorway. This solar eclipse activates dormant light encodings and then you yourself will become as Pi.

You will become as a portal, an entranceway for energies of a higher dialogue.

Until you feel and actually experience the energies, you will not be able to decipher the language of light. Know that you are the doorway for the light, for the future, and that you are a white hole and a black hole.

Know that you are as every sacred place that has ever existed through all time and space.

The light shall walk through you and you shall be as a beacon, an airport of light for the higher octaves of the celestial beings and the divine beings to enter into.

You escort this higher light to earth
by your desire, by the light that is in your heart,
and by the light that is in your intent.

The ‘portal’ that you all seek is who you have always been. The key that unlocks the doorway to gaining entrance to the heavenly sphere is you. You are the key in human form. You are the doorway in human form. You are the light of the divine that you seek. Now it is time to prepare your bodies, your minds, your homes, by releasing what is not of a higher vibration.

Whatever is not of the highest Light will scream and kick and bite you until you recognize it and set it free. on this night as you sleep give permission to release all that is not of the highest good. For behold – the Light Comes – are you ready?

We are the Time Lords.

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Finding Peace: Where To Start Looking

Finding Peace: Where To Start Looking

http://wendykeller.com/featured/finding-peace-where-to-start-looking/

Posted by Wendy in Featured on May 15th, 2012

Peace of Mind is the Ultimate Goal. How do you get it under the circumstances?

by Wendy Keller, author, inspirational speaker, woman who cares

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything original, because I’ve been stuck on a few sentences in a book. The book is called “Being Peace” by the Vietnamese monk Thich Naht Hanh.  This is not the first time I’ve read this book, but since last time, someone must have come along and added a few sentences I never noticed before.  Does that ever happen to you?

The sentences that have seized my mind are these:

“Reality, ultimate reality,
is free from all adjectives,
either pure or impure.”
page 24

It’s not “good” or “bad”; It’s not “fair” nor “unfair”.  The bad stuff that’s happening in your life just Is. Reality is just that: What Is.  We can hate it, we can suffer, we can squirm.  But ultimately, that has no bearing on What Is.  It only affects how we cope with What Is.

I think when Really Bad Stuff happens, coping goes way, way, way beyond “Think Positive Thoughts.”  We may mutter under our breath to any chirpy person who dares to admonish us to think positively when we’re really hurting, “Let me shove your positive thoughts right up…”

But logically, let’s look at this.  The Bad Thing has already happened. Nothing is going to grow back your amputated legs; resurrect your loved one; make your spouse into someone who doesn’t cheat; whatever.

Could it be – and I suspect it is – our “adjectives” cause us pain?  I know it takes enormous effort to think this – really I do – but just for a split second, what if you said, “What happened to me isn’t Good or Bad; Pure or Impure; it just is What Is.”  It’s a fact.

The minute we stop resisting something that’s already happened, the sooner we can decide to stop hurting and starting living again.  The sooner we can begin to open ourselves to coping strategies, to recovery, to seeing what’s left in the ruins of our lives.

It takes an unfathomable amount of mental strength
to try to let go of The Bad Thing,
to wash off all the words we use to describe it,
and to just let it be What Is.
Yet the minute we do, everything changes.
Our perspective.
Our feelings.
Our coping ability.

You’re still alive.  You made it through The Bad Thing.  Why not make the best of it?  What will it hurt you to try this little experiment?  Why not take a stab at creating Peace of Mind by letting go (even for a second!) of the judgment you have about what happened, the labels you and society give it, and let a fresh breeze into your soul?

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The ‘GlobalMay Manifesto’ of the Occupy Movement

The ‘GlobalMay Manifesto’ of the Occupy Movement

By Occupy Movement, The Guardian – 11 May 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/11/occupy-globalmay-manifesto

We are living in a world controlled by forces incapable of giving freedom and dignity to the world’s population. A world where we are told “there is no alternative” to the loss of rights gained through the long, hard struggles of our ancestors, and where success is defined in opposition to the most fundamental values of humanity, such as solidarity and mutual support. Moreover, anything that does not promote competitiveness, selfishness and greed is seen as dysfunctional.

But we have not remained silent! From Tunisia to Tahrir Square, Madrid to Reykjavik, New York to Brussels, people are rising up to denounce the status quo. Our effort states “enough!”, and has begun to push changes forward, worldwide.

This is why we are uniting once again to make our voices heard all over the world this 12 May.

We condemn the current distribution of economic resources whereby only a tiny minority escape poverty and insecurity, and future generations are condemned to a poisoned legacy thanks to the environmental crimes of the rich and powerful. “Democratic” political systems, where they exist, have been emptied of meaning, put to the service of those few interested in increasing the power of corporations and financial institutions.

The current crisis is not a natural accident; it was caused by the greed of those who would bring the world down, with the help of an economics that is no longer about management of the common good, but has become an ideology at the service of financial power.

We have awakened, and not just to complain! We aim to pinpoint the true causes of the crisis, and to propose alternatives.

The statement below does not speak on behalf of everyone in the global spring/Occupy/Take the Square movements. It is an attempt by some inside the movements to reconcile statements written and endorsed in the different assemblies around the world. The process of writing the statement was consensus-based, open to all, and regularly announced on our international communications platforms. It was a hard and long process, full of compromises; this statement is offered to people’s assemblies around the world for discussions, revisions and endorsements. It is a work in progress.

We do not make demands from governments, corporations or parliament members, which some of us see as illegitimate, unaccountable or corrupt. We speak to the people of the world, both inside and outside our movements.
1. The economy must be put to the service of people’s welfare, and to support and serve the environment, not private profit. We want a system where labour is appreciated by its social utility, not its financial or commercial profit. Therefore, we demand:

• Free and universal access to health, education from primary school through higher education and housing for all human beings. We reject outright the privatisation of public services management, and the use of these essential services for private profit.

• Full respect for children’s rights, including free childcare for everyone.

• Retirement/pension so we may have dignity at all ages. Mandatory universal sick leave and holiday pay.

• Every human being should have access to an adequate income for their livelihood, so we ask for work or, alternatively, universal basic income guarantee.

• Corporations should be held accountable to their actions. For example, corporate subsidies and tax cuts should be done away with if said company outsources jobs to decrease salaries, violates the environment or the rights of workers.

• Apart from bread, we want roses. Everyone has the right to enjoy culture, participate in a creative and enriching leisure at the service of the progress of humankind. Therefore, we demand the progressive reduction of working hours, without reducing income.

• Food sovereignty through sustainable farming should be promoted as an instrument of food security for the benefit of all. This should include an indefinite moratorium on the production and marketing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and immediate reduction of agrochemicals use.

• We demand policies that function under the understanding that our changing patterns of life should be organic/ecologic or should never be. These policies should be based on a simple rule: one should not spoil the balance of ecosystems for simple profit. Violations of this policy should be prosecuted around the world as an environmental crime, with severe sanctions for those convicted.

• Policies to promote the change from fossil fuels to renewable energy, through massive investment which should help to change the production model.

• We demand the creation of international environmental standards, mandatory for countries, companies, corporations, and individuals. Ecocide (wilful damage to the environment, ecosystems, biodiversity) should be internationally recognised as a crime of the greatest magnitude.
2. To achieve these objectives, we believe that the economy should be run democratically at all levels, from local to global. People must get democratic control over financial institutions, transnational corporations and their lobbies. To this end, we demand:

• Control and regulation of financial speculation by abolishing tax havens, and establishing a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). As long as they exist, the IMF, World Bank and the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation must be radically democratised. Their duty from now on should be fostering economic development based on democratic decision making. Rich governments cannot have more votes because they are rich. International institutions must be controlled by the principle that each human is equal to all other humans – African, Argentinian or American; Greek or German.

• As long as they exist, radical reform and democratisation of the global trading system and the World Trade Organization must take place. Commercialisation of life and resources, as well as wage and trade dumping between countries must stop.

• We want democratic control of the global commons, defined as the natural resources and economic institutions essential for a proper economic management. These commons are: water, energy, air, telecommunications and a fair and stable economic system. In all these cases, decisions must be accountable to citizens and ensure their interests, not the interests of a small minority of financial elite.

• As long as social inequalities exist, taxation at all levels should maintain the principle of solidarity. Those who have more should contribute to maintain services for the collective welfare. Maximum income should be limited, and minimum income set to reduce the outrageous social divisions in our societies and its social political and economic effects.

• No more money to rescue banks. As long as debt exists, following the examples of Ecuador and Iceland, we demand a social audit of the debts owed by countries. Illegitimate debt owed to financial institutions should not be paid.

• An absolute end to fiscal austerity policies that only benefit a minority, and cause great suffering to the majority.

• As long as banks exist, separation of commercial and financial banks, avoiding banks that are “too big to fail”.

• An end to the legal personhood of corporations. Companies cannot be elevated to the same level of rights as people. The public’s right to protect workers, citizens and the environment should prevail over the protections of private property or investment.
3. We believe that political systems must be fully democratic. We therefore demand full democratisation of international institutions, and the elimination of the veto power of a few governments. We want a political system which really represent the variety and diversity of our societies:

• All decisions affecting all mankind should be taken in democratic forums like a participatory and direct UN parliamentary assembly or a UN people’s assembly, not rich clubs such as G20 or G8.

• At all levels we ask for the development of a democracy that is as participatory as possible, including non representative direct democracy .

• As long as they are practised, electoral systems should be as fair and representative as possible, avoiding biases that distort the principle of proportionality.

• We call for the democratisation of access and management of media. These should serve to educate the public, as opposed to the creation of an artificial consensus about unjust policies.

• We ask for democracy in companies and corporations. Workers, despite wage level or gender, should have real decision-making power in the companies and corporations they work in. We want to promote co-operative companies and corporations, as real democratic economic institutions.

• Zero tolerance of corruption in economic policy. We must stop the excessive influence of big business in politics, which is today a major threat to true democracy.

• We demand complete freedom of expression, assembly and demonstration, as well as the cessation of attempts to censor the internet.

• We demand respect for privacy rights on and off the internet. Companies and the government should not engage in data mining.

• We believe that military spending is politically counterproductive to a society’s advance, so we demand its reduction to a minimum.

• Ethnic, cultural and sexual minorities should have their civil, cultural, political and economic rights fully recognised.

• Some of us believe a new Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fit for the 21st century, written in a participatory, direct and democratic way, needs to be written. As long as the current Declaration of Human Rights defines our rights, it must be enforced in relation to all – in both rich and poor countries. Implementing institutions that force compliance and penalise violators need to be established, such as a global court to prosecute social, economic and environmental crimes perpetrated by governments, corporations and individuals. At all levels, local, national, regional and global, new constitutions for political institutions need to be considered, as in Iceland or in some Latin American countries. Justice and law must work for all, otherwise justice is not justice, and law is not law.

This is a worldwide global spring. We will be there and we will fight until we win. We will not stop being people. We are not numbers. We are free women and men.

For a global spring!

For global democracy and social justice!

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