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From : Shreyas Jayasimha <be593 AT>
Date : 06/09/99 13:50
Object : PGA Hallmarks and preamble


Sorry to clutter up your mailboxes. These are the hallmarks of the PGA, as agreed at the PGA conference.


The PGA is an instrument of coordination, not an organisation.

Its main objectives are

  1. Inspiring the greatest number of persons, movements, and organisation to act against corporate domination through non-violent civil disobedience and people oriented constructive actions
  2. Offering an instrument for co-ordination and mutual support at global level for those resisting corporate rule and the capitalistic development paradigm
  3. Giving more international projection to the struggles against economic liberalisation and global capitalism

The hallmarks of the alliance are:

  1. A very clear rejection of the WTO and other trade liberalisation agreements (like APEC, the EU, NAFTA, etc.) as active promoters of a socially and environmentally destructive globalisation;
  2. A rejection of all forms and systems of domination and discrimination including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human beings.
  3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organisations, in which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;
  4. A call to non-violent civil disobedience and the construction of local alternatives by local people, as answers to the action of governments and corporations;
  5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.

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