Earth Democracy / Demokratie der Erde / Democracia da Terra / Democracia de la Tierra

We are all members of the Earth community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people.

No Humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence.

All species, Humans and cultures have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership.

No Humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights.

All members of the Earth Community including all Humans have the right to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space.

These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on Earth and are best protected through community rights and commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action.

Earth Democracy is based on economic democracy. Economic systems in Earth Democracy protect ecosystems and their integrity, they protect people’s livelihoods and provide basic needs to all.

In the Earth‘s economy there are no disposable or dispensable species or people. The Earth‘s economy is a living economy. It is based on sustainable, diverse, pluralistic systems that protect nature and people.

Conservation of the Earth‘s resources and creation of sustainable and satisfying livelihoods is most caringly, creatively and efficiently and equitably achieved at the local level.

Only goods and services that cannot be produced locally, using local resources, local knowledge should be produced non-locally and traded long distance.

Earth democracy is based on vibrant, resilient local economies, which support national and global economies.

Earth Democracy is based on local living democracy with local communities, organised on principles of inclusion and diversity and ecological and social responsibility having the highest authority on decisions related to the environment and natural resources and to the sustenance and livelihoods of people.

Earth democracy is living democracy.

Earth Democracy is based on Earth centered and community centered knowledge. Living knowledge is knowledge that maintains and renews living processes and contributes to health of the planet and people.

All Humans have a duty to share knowledge. No person or corporation has a right to enclose monopolize patent or exclusively own as intellectual property living knowledge.

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