CITIZENS OF THE EARTH: LET US CREATE OUR OWN POWER!

10 December 2015

Citoyens et citoyennes du peuple de la Terre créons notre propre pouvoir
Ciudadanas y ciudadanos del Pueblo de la Tierra
Poder cidadão em portugues versão
Kassinu auen ka ilniut ute assit tutetau tshishutshishiunnu
لمسيرة الانسانية على الارض

Citizens of the Earth, let us create our own power!

  

WE, the People of the Earth, coming from all countries, cultures and traditions everywhere on Earth, gathered in Paris and around the world at this historic moment, witnesses of global warming, the degradation of natural resources indispensable to life on Earth, growing inequalities among humans, are committed to the preservation of the conditions for present and future generations to enjoy a dignified life.

Empowered by our wisdoms and cultures, and having mobilized our capacity to launch multiple initiatives around the world to open the path towards the Great Transition, we note with apprehension the insufficiency and incapacity of the 1992-2015 United Nations negotiation process to produce an ambitious, courageous and binding agreement, the only one that could avert the most destructive consequences of climate disorder on Humankind and our Planet, long foreseen by scientists, and whose evidence is increasingly undeniable.

It is time to acknowledge that the system of citizens’ representation through nation-states only, and through multilateral organizations composed only of nation-states, and the de facto global power of an illegitimate corporate and financial oligarchy, is incapable of preserving and managing the Earth’s borderless common goods, such as air, water, land and forests, upon which the well-being of humans and all forms of life depends.

We must create a new sphere of political action that acknowledges the diversity of peoples but also the People of the Earth as a unity. We must urgently build a global public sphere aimed at the middle- and long-term horizons, capable of taking into account the interests of future generations. In decision-making, we must take into account the planet’s scale and a minimum timeline of two generations, or even seven, according to the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of North America.

It is time, therefore, to take a further step in enabling our human family to ensure its common destiny, first by preventing the destruction of the planet that nourishes us. This means launching a constitutional process that, based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fulfills that declaration by recognizing the rights and responsibilities of each and every human being towards others and towards nature, not only as citizens of nation-states, but also as one People of the Earth whose destiny strictly depends on the health of this magnificent and fragile planet.

These rights of planetary citizenship cannot continue to be hostage to economic and political institutions that have proved incapable of resisting the power of dominant oligarchies, and that delay the implementation of urgent measures needed to avoid social and ecological disaster. We therefore propose the creation of a citizen’s power complementary to nation-states, which takes the responsibility for the future of humankind on Earth. And we commit ourselves to build this power together with all those who share in the urgency of taking sustainable action in the middle and long terms, free from the pressure of oligarchic lobbies.

We pledge to seek together the forms of organization and expression of this citizen’s power through further international gatherings of citizens. We will meet again in the Thematic World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, in January 2016, and in the World Social Forum, in Montreal, in August 2016, in order to focus on uniting all peoples in the defense of Life, beginning with our common humanity, and also on building bridges towards the official recognition of this citizen’s power by nation-states, the UN and international agencies in order to prevent the influence of lobbies contrary to the pursuit of the human journey on Earth.

Thus, we commit ourselves together, to fulfill this solemn oath:

by dedicating our capacities, creativity, competence and intellectual, emotional, artistic, immaterial and material resources to the immediate acceleration of the Great Transition towards renewable, non-polluting sources of energy, forsaking fossil fuels and destructive modes of production and consumption; and the establishment everywhere, and at all levels, of an equitable, socially just economy that respects life, health, the fostering of human potential, biodiversity, and all terrestrial and marine ecosystems, upon which the survival of humankind depends.

We take this oath, as we leave Paris, “not to separate ourselves from each other” in heart or spirit; to maintain our ties through all possible means of communication; to gather wherever possible as circumstances allow; to put pressure on all powerful institutions, public or private, corporate and financial, local, national and multilateral, to take responsibility for their actions and policies and their consequences for Life on Earth; to cooperate with networks of fellow citizens in implementing the vital and urgent goals mentioned above; and finally to reinforce our ties of friendship, sisterhood and brotherhood, solidarity and mutual support in order to extend this global network of citizens fully committed to this mission, actors in the emergence of a global civil society, parties to a Global Ecological and Social Contract, warrants of this oath and this commitment, in our name and for the protection of future generations.

Each and every citizen of the Earth confirms this solemn oath by signature, in Paris and throughout the world.

Paris, December 10, 2015

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WE, the People of the Earth, coming from all countries, cultures and traditions everywhere on Earth, gathered in Paris and around the world at this historic moment, witnesses of global warming, the degradation of natural resources indispensable to life on Earth, growing inequalities among humans, are committed to the preservation of the conditions for present and future generations to enjoy a dignified life.

Empowered by our wisdoms and cultures, and having mobilized our capacity to launch multiple initiatives around the world to open the path towards the Great Transition, we note with apprehension the insufficiency and incapacity of the 1992-2015 United Nations negotiation process to produce an ambitious, courageous and binding agreement, the only one that could avert the most destructive consequences of climate disorder on Humankind and our Planet, long foreseen by scientists, and whose evidence is increasingly undeniable.

It is time to acknowledge that the system of citizens’ representation through nation-states only, and through multilateral organizations composed only of nation-states, and the de facto global power of an illegitimate corporate and financial oligarchy, is incapable of preserving and managing the Earth’s borderless common goods, such as air, water, land and forests, upon which the well-being of humans and all forms of life depends.   

We must create a new sphere of political action that acknowledges the diversity of peoples but also the People of the Earth as a unity. We must urgently build a global public sphere aimed at the middle- and long-term horizons, capable of taking into account the interests of future generations. In decision-making, we must take into account the planet’s scale and a minimum timeline of two generations, or even seven, according to the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of North America.

It is time, therefore, to take a further step in enabling our human family to ensure its common destiny, first by preventing the destruction of the planet that nourishes us. This means launching a constitutional process that, based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fulfills that declaration by recognizing the rights and responsibilities of each and every human being towards others and towards nature, not only as citizens of nation-states, but also as one People of the Earth whose destiny strictly depends on the health of this magnificent and fragile planet.

These rights of planetary citizenship cannot continue to be hostage to economic and political institutions that have proved incapable of resisting the power of dominant oligarchies, and that delay the implementation of urgent measures needed to avoid social and ecological disaster.  We therefore propose the creation of a citizen’s power complementary to nation-states, which takes the responsibility for the future of humankind on Earth.  And we commit ourselves to build this power together with all those who share in the urgency of taking sustainable action in the middle and long terms, free from the pressure of oligarchic lobbies.

We pledge to seek together the forms of organization and expression of this citizen’s power through further international gatherings of citizens. We will meet again in the Thematic World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, in January 2016, and in the World Social Forum, in Montreal, in August 2016, in order to focus on uniting all peoples in the defense of Life, beginning with our common humanity, and also on building bridges towards the official recognition of this citizen’s power by nation-states, the UN and international agencies in order to prevent the influence of lobbies contrary to the pursuit of the human journey on Earth.

Thus, we commit ourselves together, to fulfill this solemn oath:

by dedicating our capacities, creativity, competence and intellectual, emotional, artistic, immaterial and material resources to the immediate acceleration of the Great Transition towards renewable, non-polluting sources of energy, forsaking fossil fuels and destructive modes of production and consumption; and the establishment everywhere, and at all levels, of an equitable, socially just economy that respects life, health, the fostering of human potential, biodiversity, and all terrestrial and marine ecosystems, upon which the survival of humankind depends.

We take this oath, as we leave Paris, “not to separate ourselves from each other” in heart or spirit; to maintain our ties through all possible means of communication; to gather wherever possible as circumstances allow; to put pressure on all powerful institutions, public or private, corporate and financial, local, national and multilateral, to take responsibility for their actions and policies and their consequences for Life on Earth; to cooperate with networks of fellow citizens in implementing the vital and urgent goals mentioned above; and finally to reinforce our ties of friendship, sisterhood and brotherhood, solidarity and mutual support in order to extend this global network  of citizens fully committed to this mission, actors in the emergence of a global civil society, parties to a Global Ecological and Social Contract, warrants of this oath and this commitment, in our name and for the protection of future generations.

Each and every citizen of the Earth confirms this solemn oath by signature, in Paris and throughout the world.

Paris, December 10, 2015

Alain Caille (co-fondateur du Mouviment Convivialiste – FRANCE
Alba Maria –  Xamã – Fondation Terra Mirim localisee a Simoes Filho, Bahia , BRASIL
Alima el Bajnouni , convergence citoyenne Marseille – FRANCE
Ali SERHROUCHNI – Dialogues en humanité MARROC
Anne Marie Codur – Dialogues en humanité EUA
Anne Tesson – Ecologie au Quotidien Rhône-Alpes FRANCE
Antonella Verdiani – Présidente Printemps de l’éducation – FRANCE
Barbara Glowczewski – Directrice de recherche au CNRS -Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale
Au collège de France FRANCE
Benjamin Ball collectif pour une transition citoyenne, FRANCE
Catherine André – Journaliste à Altermonde, FRANCE
Carminda Mac Lorin – FSM 2016 Montreal, CANADA
Chico Whitaker (co-fondateur du Forum Social Mondial)
Christel Hartmann-Fritsch (Geschäftsführendes Vorstandsmitglied – Kunst- und Kulturvermittlung in Europa – Dialogues en humanité ALEMAGNE
Christine Adjahi (Festival International du Conte et de la Parole( FICOP) – Dialogues en humanité BENIN
Christine Bisch  Lyon, FRANCE
Claude Henry – EGPC – FRANCE
Claude Veyret – Ecologie au Quotidien Rhône-Alpes – FRANCE
Corinne Allavena – Journaliste, FRANCE
Corinne Bondu
Daniella Schwender – Alternatiba – Paris, FRANCE
Débora Nunes  – Co-fondatrice du Brechó EcoSolidario et Dialogues en humanité – BRASIL
Dominique Picard – Mouviment SOL, Dialogue en humanité de Paris, FRANCE
Dominique Plihon – Economiste, FRANCE
Elisabeth Blondeaux-Giraud
Emerson Sales – Chercheur aux energies renouvelables Dialogues en humanitéBahia – BRASIL
Fazette Bordage  – créatrice de lieux d’arts et de Dialogues en humanité culture – FRANCE
Genevieve ANCEL – Co- fondatrice des Dialogues en humanité- Lyon/ FRANCE
Gawad Kalinga Lyon, Is’Poss et Dialogues en humanité
Genevieve Azam –ATTAC, FRANCE
Gilles Lemaire – ancien Secrétaire national des Verts (Le Kremlin Bicètre FRANCE
Jean-Claude Devèze
Jean Bourdariat – Responsable associatif et chef d’entreprise
Jean-Pierre THERET, citoyen du Peuple de la Terre.
Karim Mahmoud-Vintam  – Délégué général  Les Cités d’Or – Lyon FRANCE
Laurence ALLOU – Dialogues en humanité Paris – FRANCE
Marcos Arruda – PACS, Rede Jubileu Sul Brasil e Américas, Rede Diálogos em Humanidade/ Rio de Janeiro/ BRASIL
Marie Cheron – membre de 4D – FRANCE
Marisa Nardini Afrifa – Tamburi di pace, Prato, Dialogues en humanité ITALIA
Mohammed MECHKAR – Intersocial – FRANCE
Nelly Gelly Cornillié – Nanterre
Ordep Serra – antropologue, Academie de lettres de Bahia et Dialogues en humanité– BRASIL
Raphaël Canet, FSM 2016, CANADA
Philippe ELUSSE – réalisateur, coopérative DHR – FRANCE
Philippe Piau – Comedien – metteur en scene – FRANCE
Shoki Ali Said – Dialogues en humanité  – FRANCE/ETHIOPIE
Siddhartha – February Dialogues and Pipal Tree Bangalore-INDIA
Shabin Paul, February Dialogues and Pipal Tree – Bangalore-INDIA
Stéphane AMOUR  – achitecte de la dignité – FRANCE
Susan George – presidente d´honneur d´Attacc – EUA
Thomas Coutrot CO PRESIDENT ATTAC FRANCE
Yacine AIT KACI – Media Artiste – Createur d’ELYX, FRANCE

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