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Michigan Citizen

, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2005

We are in the midst of a great transformation, not only economically but psychologically, culturally, politically, in our relations with one another, to the Earth, to other species and to other peoples of the world, and in our concept of ourselves and of our rights and responsibilities as human beings.

To an unprecedented degree, as we approach 2006, millions of us are aware that our present and impending disasters are not natural but man-made, the consequence of our limitless pursuit of capital accumulation.

Up to now the main victims of this have been the peoples of the global South. But now the chickens are coming home to roost. In our own countries, the United States and throughout Europe, there are tens of millions who for decades have been marginalized, living how they can, without any social safety nets, unemployed, disempowered, disenfranchised, disengaged, disrespected, and without a perspective of another positive future.

These people in the so-called informal sector are now being joined by those who through centuries of struggle and sacrifices thought they could look forward to a stable and secure future for themselves and their children.

At this moment and under these circumstances it would be easy to despair. But this universal crisis is not only a danger but a promise, an opportunity to advance ourselves and our societies to a new level, based on a new vision, new principles and values:

* Respect for the limits of the earth
* Responsibility for community and not just for self
* Concern for posterity into the seventh generation
* Partnership instead of patriarchal relations
* A new concept of Work based on use values and skills
* Resistance to commodification of human relationships and of all life
* Local, sustainable and self-reliant economies instead of one global dominant economy
* Diversity instead of monocultures
* Restore the joy of living in community with all creatures
* Practice global citizenship to reserve the best of our historical traditions
* Social justice and cooperation instead of exploitation and competition


WE can begin by restoring our relationships to each other and to the Earth

WE can create gardens, for food, health and to create a community as a basis for resistance, for learning and enjoyment of young and old.

WE can create new subsistence skills to grapple with our present problems and the challenges to come.

WE can transform our schools from job-and-career-oriented institutions to places where children and young people can learn the values of teamwork, serving the community, self-reliance and the joys of creativity

WE can initiate discussions in our communities locally, nationally and internationally on new visions, a new perspective, and the profound historical meaning of the great turning during this time in which we live.

WE can share and spread the word of what people are already doing to create a better world.

Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, Michigan, Boggscenter.org

Maria Mies, Koeln, Germany, Women and Life on Earth (WLOE)

Shea Howell, Detroit, Michigan

Werner Ruhoff, Koeln, Germany

Hilmar Kunath, Hamburg, Germany

Elisabeth Voss, Berlin, Germany

Irina Vellay, Dortmund, Germany

This statement emerged from some of the participants in the International Workshop on Self-Organizing and Common Self-Reliance, Cologne, Germany, October 20-22, 2005.

Please show your support by adding your name, place (and if you wish your organization), circulate to your networks, nationally and internationally, and publish where you find it appropriate.

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.” --Albert Einstein

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    Thoughts on Life

    “Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance.”
    -Woodrow Wilson
    “Understanding is having the ability to see things clearly for what they are and not what they present themselves to be.”
    “If you’re coming to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together . . .”
    -Lilla Watson, Australian aboriginal woman activist, artist
    “We have the power to change the world. It is not an issue of whether or not can we make a difference. The truth is that we do make a difference. Everything we do, say and think shapes our reality. It is time that we join our bodies, minds, hearts, spirits and voices and call for peace on the Earth and peace with the Earth.”
    -Julia Butterfly
    “If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”
    -Chinese proverb
    ”No one who has been thoroughly awake to the real universe would swap it for a 'virtual' one. Our deepest urge is to bring our lives into direct contact with elemental life. No matter how clever our works, they will never satisfy our hunger. The likeliest way to achieve contact with life, the likeliest way to recover our senses, is by shutting off our machines, climbing out of our cars, our electrified boxes, walking beyond the pavement to actual dirt or rock, and opening ourselves to the world we have not made.”
    -Scott Russell Sanders

    A perspective not known widely

    [ Gifting It: A Burning Embrace of Gift Economy ] [ Gift Economy ] [ Barter Today: In the beginning - there was no money ] [ Santa Cruz Barter ] [ The Next Industrial Revolution: William McDonough, Michael Braungart & the Birth of the Sustainable Economy ] [ The Center for Ecoliteracy ] [ Ecological Literacy ] [ Graduati on Pledge Alliance: Socially and environmentally responsible career choices ] [ Plastics Resource: Recycle your plastic bottles... ] [ IT'S YOUR ENVIRONMENT! WDVR 89.7 & 91.9 FM (Princeton, NJ to Poconos, PA) ] [ BioDemocracy and Organic Consumers Association: Campaigning for Food Safety, Organic Agriculture, and Sustainability. ] [ Genetic Engineering and Its Danger ] [ Friends of the Earth ] [ Basel Action Network: An international network of activists seeking to put an end to economically motivated toxic waste export and dumping... ] [ Zero Waste Around the World ] [ ZERO WASTE AMERICA!: Promote ‘disposal bans’ and the recycling of all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment. ] [ Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund: The non-profit law firm for the environment. ] [ Your Rights and the Police ] [ the official Boondocks site ] [ The International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee ] [ American Indian Movement – AIM]

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    Present-Day Enslavement
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    Wage Slavery
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    Historical Enslavement

    | Slavery, Labor, and Gender | Legacies of Slavery: Comparative Perspectives: Monday 11 July 2005 Conference | Slavery throughout history | Slavery | Slavery: From Islamic and Christian Perspectives by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi | Christianity, Islam and Slavery | Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery? | On Slavery | Slavery: Africa’s Case |

    | Slavery and London | Blackheath and Slavery |

    | BBC Documentary “ Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery” | Indian Slaves In South Africa: A little-known aspect of Indian-South African relations |

    | Forgotten Story of Indian Slavery | Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Slavery | Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Cherokee Slave Revolt Of 1842 |

    | Bibliogra phy: White Slavery in America | Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States by Almon Wheeler Lauber | Genocide of the American Indian Peoples | Bibliography: Genocide and Oppression of the American Indian Peoples |

    | Bibliography: Enslavement and Oppression of the African-American Peoples | Guided Readings: The Origins and Nature of New World Slavery | Slavery Timeline: A Chronology of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation | Slavery and Religion in America: A Time Line 1440-1866 | Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism | Help Save The Holt House | Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation | The PBS series “Slavery and the Making of America” | Slavery in America” |

    Did the 13th Amendment to the United States of America Constitution outlaw (prohibit) enslavement (slavery)? NO! Read for yourselves:


    "Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.

    "Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.

    "Section 1.
    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME WHEREOF THE PARTY SHALL HAVE BEEN DULY CONVICTED, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. [my emphasis]

    "Section 2.
    "Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
    -Source: Constitution of the United States: Amendments 11 - 27 of the National Archives and Records Administration

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