G20 Statement from Occupy London
With the G20 starting today, Occupy London General Assembly has agreed on its proposal for a shared statement of the global occupy movement to the G20 counter-summit and worldwide occupations.This statement is a work in progress. It is therefore offered as a beginning of a dialogue. We want assemblies around the world to collaborate and develop a vision together.
- Our global system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust, driven by profit in the interest of the few.
- An economic system based on infinite growth, but which relies on finite resources, is leading humanity and the environment to destruction. As long as this system remains in place, people of the world continue to suffer from an increasingly unfair share of income and wealth.
- We seek a global system that is democratic, just and sustainable. The world’s resources must not go to the military or corporate profit, but instead go towards caring for people’s needs: water, food, housing, education, health, community.
- An international, global collaboration has started, and is working on a statement that will unite the occupy movements across the world in their struggle for an alternative that is focused on and originates from people and their environment.