Tweet, Retweet, email, share, post on Facebook, Instagram, distribute as flyers, and read this aloud to anyone and everyone you can; those you think will join you and even those you think might not. The greatest lie that has been put on people since civilization began was that they had no power. Collectively, we are unstoppable.
Everyone has the right to nutrition, shelter, clothing, recreation, health, education and income. Now is the time for action. General strike! Here is every reform needed to bring about economic & environmental justice for the planet and humanity. This will be done by a stay-at-home workers strike. There is no army in the world large enough to force everyone to work. If all striking workers stay inside, there will be no protesters attacked or jailed. No propaganda of rioting strikers or emergency laws declared. Do not work, watch TV, go online, shop or leave the house. Bring the global economy to a halt. If you don’t consume the media, you cannot be propagandized into believing the fear-mongering of the powers that be. No work and no consumption means all the powerful will be rendered powerless. The only way to hurt them is to hurt them in the pocketbook. Our nonviolent revolution can be an example that will be spread all over the world. Every revolution needs a declaration of demands. These are the demands of the impoverished masses yearning to be free.
economic reforms for poverty & income inequality
- Progressive taxation on income reaching 90% on the top one percent of income.
- Raise the minimum wage to $25 an hour with an increase every year to reflect the cost of living and inflation.
- Lower the 40-hour work week to 28 hours and a 4-day work week.
- Wealth tax and Inheritance tax done in the same progressive fashion as income tax.
- Wall street transaction tax.
- All wealth hidden overseas will be seized and redistributed to the American people in the form of UBI.
- Tax cheats will be jailed for a minimum of 20 years.
- Lifetime ban from owning, operating, advising, investing, or otherwise having access to financial instruments for individuals found guilty of tax evasion.
- Forfeiture of assets and funds equal to the offense for companies found guilty of tax evasion.
- Forfeiture of rights to declare bankruptcy in the event of a corporation being found guilty of tax evasion.
- Remove the caps on Social Security tax to fund the program indefinitely.
- Ban all borrowing from the SS fund.
- CEOs, employers, and managers of any company cannot make more than 20 times the lowest paid employee. This includes all stocks and bonuses.
- 50% of all companies, big or small, must be co-ops.
- Union reps shall sit on corporate boards.
- Any business that wants to close is required to give the employees the option to buy the company first and then can turn it into a fully worker-owned co-op.
- Any company that gets a bailout from taxpayers automatically becomes publicly-owned.
- Any company that uses child labor/slavery will have all their income confiscated, board of directors jailed and profits redistributed to workers in countries they have exploited.
- All companies have to pay workers overseas the same salary that they would Americans. Same minimum wage as the U.S. or salary of the job if stationed here, whichever is higher.
- Create national public banks.
- End fracking and phase out all pipelines, coal mining & oil drilling completely by 2025.
- Move to vertical farming to conserve water and end the use of pesticides.
- End public school funding based on property taxes in individual zip codes and instead, funded equally throughout each state, based on pupil count.
- End subsidies for sugary and fatty foods.
- Liability of individual acts of malfeasance while engaged on behalf of the Corporation.
- Encourage healthier eating and Victory Gardens at individual homes or community-based.
- End food deserts throughout America. Americans should not have to travel more than 5 blocks to find food.
- Get the lead out of people’s drinking water.
- End homelessness in America by building homes for every American. Renovate all apartments and homes with public works investment to bring everything up to code rather than kicking people out of homes for violations.
- In grades K-12, increase teacher salaries, reduce class size and have two teachers per classroom.
- Make all public higher education free.
- One year of paid parental leave which can be split by parents anyway they want.
- Universal Pre-K and childcare is provided.
- Federal jobs guarantee.
- Cancel all public and private debt.
- End all foreclosures and evictions. Rent and mortgage freeze until the crisis is over. It will NOT be owed retroactively.
- Make public transportation free.
- Move to geothermal, wind and solar power and make it all free for Americans.
- Utilities will be publicly-owned and paid for by taxes.
- Transition to good paying clean energy jobs. Stimulate the economy and retrofit all homes and buildings to be energy efficient and less environmentally destructive.
- Increase funding and inspectors at EPA, FDA and OSHA.
- Increase regulatory powers to ensure safety of all Americans.
- Publicly-funded free WiFi for all. Nationwide Internet structure to reach rural America. Move to high-speed Internet for all Americans.
- Every citizen or resident in America will get paid a minimum wage of $25 per hour to exercise one hour a day. Gym memberships will be free, paid for by taxes. For disabled and elderly, the same equivalent is paid to them based on what exercise they can do. If none can be done, the same amount is given as part of disability benefits. Walking, biking, swimming or other exercises are paid the same as intense workouts. Use sign-in at gyms or free electronic step counters to track participation. Encouragement to be more active is the goal. This will help improve health, longevity and help stop the obesity crisis.
- 12 national holiday paid days off. 12 paid sick days are mandatory and 6 weeks paid vacation, totaling 40 weeks worked per year.
Use the increased tax revenue to fund the following programs:
Expanded Social Security
- Retirement starts at age 60 for full Social Security.
- Workers in physically-demanding jobs can meet full retirement age at 50 if they have worked 20 years or more in those types of jobs.
- Increase SS payments every year to adjust for standard of living.
- Increase the monthly amount paid to all current retirees.
- Current payments continue to increase as cost of living increases.
- UBI is paid to retirees as well.
Medicare for All
- Health care is provided free at point of service.
- Includes dental, physical therapy, mental health therapy, eyesight, hearing and reproductive health. Abortion, free contraceptives, all prenatal screenings and free menstruation products all included.
- Drug treatment would be provided instead of prison for substance abuse.
- No co-pays for hospitals and pharmacies.
- All cures and treatments are publicly owned.
- Research done with public funding means no private company can profit from treatment.
Income and Universal Basic Income Details:
- Increase childcare workers’ salaries.
- $2,000 a month UBI for all adults in the U.S.
- $1,000 UBI per every child under 18.
- Increases with inflation and job loss due to reduced hours and automation.
- Increases for every job that has been eliminated by automation or offshoring of jobs.
- 90% of companies’ profits reaped from automation goes to the UBI fund.
- Percentage increases as jobs decrease.
- As automation increases, hours worked will decrease, so UBI increases for Americans until we move to a fully-automated volunteer based open access economy.
racial & criminal justice reforms
Reforms Pertaining to Indigenous Populations, American Descendants of Slavery, and Immigration:
- Reparations for A.D.O.S.-$14 trillion distributed to them and the next 3 generations born after those living today in a trust to be opened at age 18.
- All African Americans are given the option of free DNA testing to trace their ancestry and have access to all records to trace their heritage.
- End housing discrimination, redlining, loan discrimination, insurance discrimination.
- Equitably distribute hazardous waste sites so they are not concentrated in low-income and minority areas. Abolish I.C.E. and prosecute all agents and government officials ordering and sanctioning raids for child theft.
- Free children from cages. DNA tests to return all children to their parents.
- Stop deportations for undocumented workers. Move towards citizenship/increase temporary visas. End pipelines on Indigenous land.
- End all pollution of Indigenous land.
- End resource extraction.
- Broaden jurisdiction of tribal law enforcement to prosecute and arrest any offender on Indigenous land.
- End U.S. jurisdiction over crimes committed against Native Nations.
- End rape, murder, and disappearance of Indigenous women and children.
- Provide substance abuse counseling and mental health care to combat alcoholism and suicide on Indigenous land.
- Increase funding for tribally controlled schools.
- Full sovereignty on Indigenous land.
- Increase funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- End mismanagement of BIA.
- End Indigenous homelessness.
Policing and Criminal Justice Reforms:
- End qualified immunity.
- End asset forfeiture.
- End debt prison.
- End cash bail.
- End all prison slave labor.
- End all private prisons.
- End all prisoner abuse.
- End sweatshop labor.
- End prison phone call cost.
- End solitary confinement.
- End the death penalty.
- Too many innocent people have been wrongly convicted and executed. You can not undo death, therefore it is banned.
- Legalize Cannabis nationally- pardon and release all current felons imprisoned for using it.
- Decriminalize all drugs. Treat addiction as a health issue not a criminal issue.
- All police officers must attend college and get a degree in sociology, and additional training in conflict de-escalation. Failure to pass required courses will result in termination or refusal to hire.
- Any officer fired for abuse of power, will be ineligible to be hired at any other police department, private security firm, or any branch of the military.
- Any wrongful death or abuse will result in them being fired & prosecuted by an independent citizen council.
- All settlements for abuse will come from the police pension fund past & present. This will be used to ensure the force will police their own.
- Civilian control of all police forces.
- All police officers required to wear body cameras. If the cameras are turned off or blocked for any reason, the officers are immediately fired and their pension lost.
- Officers can also be sued personally for violations/abuses they commit on the job. Costs in civil claims will be paid by them. Any violation will result in prosecution by an independent citizen council from the community.
- All prisoners are paid the minimum wage for any work.
- Officers must live in the neighborhoods they patrol.
- Remove all militarized weapons from every police department.
- All police officers will be forbidden from carrying any weapons unless they receive permission for dangerous circumstances.
- Trust has been violated & they have not demonstrated responsibility in using them.
- Test ALL rape kits that are in storage. Mandatory DNA tests to all prisoners convicted.
- Increase funds to The Innocence Project.
- End school-to-prison pipeline.
- Move to restitution model for property crimes.
- Have fines and tickets be on a sliding income scale so it is not a regressive tax on poor people.
- Any D.A.’s office withholding evidence or participating in cover ups/violations will have its department tried by an independent citizen council from the community.
- Wardens, correctional officers or any other management that covers up or participates in abuses will be fired, held civilly liable & prosecuted for abuse of authority & human rights violations.
- No prisoner should have to fear violence or rape.
- Rehabilitation should be prioritized over retribution. Education and job training should be essential components for incarcerated people so prisons stop being a place where criminals only learn how to be better criminals.
war & Peace / civil liberties
- Cut the military budget by 85%
- Audit the Fed.
- Audit the Pentagon.
- Repeal the Patriot Act.
- End use of US surveillance on US citizens unless ordered by a judge with probable cause.
- Any judge issuing warrants for wiretaps or spying without cause or on weak grounds will be removed from the bench, tried and, if convicted, sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison by an independent citizens council.
- The judicial, legislative & executive branches presently no longer police each other, so independent bodies will convene on a rotating basis to ensure no special interests or personal corruption occurs.
- Councils will be made up of investigators, legal scholars, auditors, individual citizens selected similar to jury members, activists in the field that the abuse pertains to (although not personally connected to anyone involved in the case in any form) and former elected officials not found to be in any violation in the past. Independent prosecutors will try the case, a council will act as tribunal & jurors from the state in which the charges are brought, will be selected.
- End the Espionage Act.
- Halt all prosecution of whistleblowers.
- Pardon every whistleblower who exposed US war crimes, corruption or treason by military/elected office holders.
- Release the complete and un-redacted 9/11 report, unseal all files on JFK assassination, MLK, and every civil rights leader & activist killed.
- Release all of Congress’ past & present emails. They have spied illegally on US citizens,violated our rights & have been guilty of graft without any oversight. Since they are public servants, it will all be disclosed.
- All future elected officials will have all of their communications monitored by a rotating independent citizens council to go through them as well as financial records to ensure no corruption.
- No more will the taxpayer’s money disappear into the military industrial complex without any accountability.
- End torture and all Geneva convention violations.
- Close Guantanamo Bay.
- End all weapons sales to other nations.
- End foreign aid to terrorist-sponsoring, human rights-violating or apartheid countries.
- End sanctions.
- End all drone strikes.
- End all US wars.
- Bring troops home.
- Shelter homeless veterans.
- End the war on terror.
- Stop all regime change wars.
- End all C.I.A. and military involvement overseas.
- Prosecute U.S. war criminals, including elected officials and enablers that voted for it in Congress, both past and present.
- Hold the U.S. government to International laws.
- All soldiers are required to wear body cameras. Any violation results in prosecution by an independent citizen council.
- All wars must be put to a vote by citizens, not by Congress.
- All profits shall be removed from any war.
- Any country we declare war upon shall have its resources nationalized for the benefit of that country for the duration and at the end of the war.
- No U.S. extraction of resources.
- War expenditures shall be paid through taxes raised on corporations and the wealthy.
political reforms to secure democracy / end corruption
- Voting will include one month of early voting.
- National holiday for voting or the option of taking paid leave any day in the month prior to voting day.
- Lower the voting age to 15 or 16. Whenever someone is legally able to work and pay taxes they should be allowed to vote.
- Paper ballots for every state.
- Hand counted three times before anything is announced.
- Vote count happens the next day on every day of early voting
- every hour on election day.
- If any voting lines exceed an hour’s wait, voting will be extended 3 days for that location.
- Voting is mandatory for all U.S. citizens.
- The way to make it mandatory is to give everyone a tax rebate every year for voting in all elections, both local and national.
- Announcement of election results will not be not made until all votes are counted.
- Electoral college is done away with.
- All delegates are eliminated in primaries.
- All votes counted by popular vote.
- Rank choice voting for all elections.
- Every age-eligible citizen is able to vote.
- This includes: ex-cons, prisoners (you do not lose your rights as a citizen because you are incarcerated), the homeless (this issue will be addressed later on in manifesto but for now assume it is someone without a permanent residence either due to work, education or domestic issues), hospital patients, disabled or elderly that cannot go to polling stations, ballots will be delivered to them for mail-in ballots and current resident aliens (if you work and live here, you should have a say in how you are governed).
- Term limits on every branch of government.
- House members have a 6-term limit.
- Senators have a 2-term limit.
- The President has a 2-term limit or a 10-year maximum in the event of Vice Presidential ascension.
- 10 years for federally-appointed judges including the Supreme Court.
- All appointees must be approved like all appointees in the cabinet or other positions on a national vote.
- This includes Vice Presidents. The President can nominate them, and Congress can move forward with vetting to ensure that they are qualified. Then, a special election is put to the people about if they are accepted or not. If they do not clear a 50% popular vote by the voters, their name is withdrawn and a new candidate is made to go through the same process. Same for all leadership positions in the senate & the House.
- House Speaker, President Pro Tempore (qualifications for position undone due to term limits & age cutoff law but position retained for order of succession) Senate Leader will be decided by a national vote not based on party majority.
- All elected or appointed officials will be voted out in a recall election if they have less than 50% support from voters.
- Evaluation will be done after every three months to ensure that politicians keep their word on issues that they campaigned on.
- Age limits on all elected officials now includes a maximum age of 60 years old to serve. If elected close to that age (58 or 59, for example) they will be allowed to fill out that one term.
- All physical/mental evaluations must be disclosed and witnessed by three separate non-partisan bodies before candidacy is accepted on the ballots. No one with dementia or other cognitive decline will be allowed to serve.
- Evaluation votes will be done by mail-in ballots, in-person at polling stations or by non-partisan government survey sites online. If discrepancies occur on online voting, in-person voting will be required for the survey.
- Vote will be called by 5 different agencies including community controlled ones to ensure accuracy. It includes all state elections. Mayors, governors, etc.
- All government officials in the 3 branches of government will be:
- paid minimum wage (see raises, income wages)
- forced to sell and divest from all stocks, holdings and property. All immediate family members must also divest, including siblings, spouses, parents, children and grandparents/ grandchildren.
- unable to own any stocks during their time in office and for 10 years after they leave office.
- All of their tax returns for their entire lives must be disclosed 2 weeks after announcing candidacy, including their family members’.
- Failure to do so would disqualify names on the ballot.
- If in office, they will be prosecuted by an independent citizen council. If found guilty of profiting off their office, they will be sentenced to life in prison.
- All of their taxes and investments (including their family’s) will be audited for 20 years after they leave to ensure no corruption took place.
- Elected officials are not salaried, but get paid by the hour. If there is a recess, they don’t automatically get paid for that time, but they can use sick time or vacation. They will work for pay, like anyone and don’t get paid for doing nothing.
- End campaign donations.
- Public financing for all elections.
- Any donation given will result in life in prison for the politician and donor giving the bribe.
- End all lobbyists.
- Elected representatives caught taking any cash or gifts will be removed from office, tried, and if convicted, go to prison for a minimum of 20 years.
- All bank accounts of politicians and their families will be reviewed on a monthly basis by an independent citizen council.
- End pardons for anyone politically or financially-related to any politician giving pardons. Governor or President caught violating this will be removed from office immediately and tried for it in court.
- Pardons given illegally will be rescinded.
- All financial records will be monitored from any public official example: D.A. judges, commissioners, etc. This will insure no bribery, corruption or political favors. If caught they will be removed from office, tried and jailed minimum 20 years.
- The Senate will have proportional representation.
- A state with 500,000 residents will not get the same amount of Senators as a state with 6 million.
- All U.S. territories, (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as Washington D.C.) get statehood if voted for by their population otherwise independence if the voters choose it.
surveillance & future tech economy
- End all facial recognition cameras on streets and businesses. This violates unreasonable searches.
- End all deep fakes for commercial use unless the party used in deep fake is compensated at the rate they desire. Everyone has the right to control their digital image.
- Break up big tech companies. End all monopolies.
Plan for Online Content Revenue Loss:
- Entertainment viewed online not commercially supported (no streaming service with union representation & disclosed financial info to creators, commercials or sponsored content) will get a revenue tracker to ensure content creators get paid. If you read a story or watch a video online (movie tv, show) an entertainment fund will direct payments to content creators.This will come from the consumer payment based on what they watch and read at universally set rates and only that if they don’t want to pay for bundles or subscriptions.
- This will be used to stop piracy/monopolies. If you watch 20 shows a week your payment will go to the show creators instead of the site host who will receive a smaller percentage. Rather than Youtube, for example, withholding income by not giving creators ad revenue because of some unrevealed policy.
- All disputes in financial matters will be done by an independent tribunal with union representation.
- Same for newspapers and other publications.
- As the economy moves more and more to digital platforms, these protections guarantee workers’ protection and money for labor. If you read 5 non-advertisement/sponsored news articles and don’t have a subscription to their publication, the authors will still be paid for their labor.
- Publications will also receive a smaller percentage of revenue. So the view count in music, print or video is reflective in payment. Equivalent payment will be given if content is ad-sponsored or subscription service at universal union negotiated rates.
- The consumer decides if they prefer a bundle/subscription or pay as-you-go affordable content.
The strike will only be called off when these new amendments are added to the Constitution. All politicians that have exceeded their time in office or aged out will step down and new elections called. Their failure to govern has made them forfeit the consent of the governed. A new governing body must prove it is fit to lead.
Once the revolution has been finalized, elections will also take place for qualified members to sit on temporary citizen councils to review all government documents. This will be done for all national security and financial records to root out all corruption and mismanagement. Abuses will be disclosed. Budgets will be reviewed and voted on by the American people. When a newly-elected body is sworn in, it will take over these duties with full transparency. Failure to do so will result in removal from office.
The easy part of all this will actually be the strike. Understand, those in power who will capitulate to us will only be doing so with the belief that this is temporary. It is not, but it could be if we Americans are not vigilant, informed and dedicated to this new form of more direct democracy.
Over time, more direct democracy will be implemented so our collective voice will always be heard. If we become lazy or easily distracted, the moneyed interests will devolve into the horrible conditions we face now. Do not let that happen. Evil will always exist but it can only flourish if good people do nothing.
A population aware of the inherent nature of power’s corrupting influence will halt its spread. The founders of America placed checks and balances on different sections of the elites. Balances that were whittled away over time to the point that any checks on each other’s power have been superficial at best. We live presently in an inverted totalitarianism where the illusion of democracy is proven time and again that an illusion is all it is. To ensure that will never happen again, we must stand together as one free people.
All personal autonomy must be respected. If one does not respect another’s autonomy, why should anyone respect theirs? Remembering this is the key to a better future for all. This manifesto has the ability to spread worldwide. For all free people of the world to rise up, throw off their chains, control their own lives and futures free from violence, poverty, ignorance, hunger and despair. America does not need to be an empire in decline, but what it should have always been: an ideal to strive for and for others to emulate. Join with your fellow Americans and together we can change not only this country, but inspire the world to do the same. Demand it all. Don’t settle for anything less than everything. Together we will win!
how will we pay for all this?
Some numbers to share with skeptics
There are 165 million workers in the USA.
- Top 1%(entertainers, athletes, tech inventors & so on) can only be paid 20 times lowest salaried workers on their company/team (in this case $100/hr as the example)
- Paid $2000 an hr x 1460 hrs a yr taxed at total 80% in progressive fashion = $3.8544 Trillion in taxes.
- Next top 10% 16.5 million workers paid 20 times minimum wage $500 taxed at 60% total at 1460 hr work yr =$7.227 Trillion in Taxes
- Next top 20% 33 million workers paid 10 times minimum wage of $250 /hr taxed at total 50% at 1460 hr work year = $6.0225 Trillion in taxes
- Next 19% 31.35 million workers paid $50/hr twice the minimum wage,taxed at total 20% 1460 hr work year= $457.7 Billion in taxes
- Final 50% 82.5 million workers paid minimum wage of $25/hr taxed at 20% 1460 hrs per year = $602.25 Billion in taxes
This equals $18.16385 Trillion in taxes.
- Divide $18.16385 trillion by 330 million Americans and you get $55041 per person.
- Subtract $24K for UBI, Children under 18 get $12K for the other $12K goes to schooling/ daycare.
- $12K for M4A, $9125 for exercising 1 hr a day & paid $25 to do so
- $7500 for Social Security.
- A 4th of the population so multiply that by 4 equals $30K/ year in benefits not counting UBI.
That leaves $2417 left over for all 330 million Americans.
- A 5% sales tax across the board on all goods would give an approximate $1.265046 trillion or $3833.47 per 330 million Americans
- so $3833.47 plus $2417 = $6250.47 multiply by 330 million equals $2.0626551 Trillion in additional taxes collected.
- We collected $4.4 trillion in taxes in 2019.
- Medicaid, medicare, Social security, interest payments, & defense spending equalled $3.104 trillion of the budget.
- The defense budget was $676 Billion, cut that by 85% and you still have $100 billion.
- Meaning $4.4 trillion subtract $3. trillion and you get $1.4 trillion.
The new budget adds $662.6551billion to it every year.
- Free public transportation would cost $198 billion a year or $600 a year on average per 330 million Americans.
- Total GDP of the USA in 2019 was $21 trillion.
- $33 trillion in total wealth generated before any taxation in this model or $12 trillion higher then total 2019 GDP.
- Estimates are that the ultra wealthy have at least 30% of all their wealth hidden. So that would put us at another 4-6 trillion, once we eliminate that from happening.
- The rest can be made up in an economy where income now matches inflation/productivity as well as increased disposable income that will stimulate the economy.
$142 trillion in private wealth is held in the United States as of 2022.
- The top 10% hold 70% of it. Tax that at 90%, not just income, but wealth too & you have $89.5 trillion in wealth.
- All US public debt is $29.62 trillion. All US private debt is $ 15.24 trillion. $8 trillion paid in reparations now to 40 million ADOS= $36.64 trillion left over.
- Use .06% interest and you can add 2.1984 trillion to the US budget each year. Use $198 billion of it each year for the next 100 yrs get’s you $19.84 trillion. Add that to the $36.64 trillion gets you $56.48 trillion.
- $6 trillion for reparations for the next 3 generations of ADOS yet to be born at $50000 available at age 18 for 120 million of them over next 60 years.
This leaves us with $50.5 trillion extra for fixing the immediate problems of climate change and global malnutrition/poverty.
It will cost $175 billion for the next 20 years to end poverty worldwide. $265 billion per year to end world hunger. Without even using the $50.5 trillion extra we have enough in the new budget to do this & still have over half a $1 trillion extra in our budget each year. This would make America the humanitarian superpower of the world and go a long way to undo the damage we have inflicted on the planet with our imperialism & environment destroying policies. It would also improve our reputation & keep us safer. People are less inclined to want to hurt you if you are feeding them rather then bombing them or backing coups in their country. Food for thought.
This is how you can pay for everything without even using Modern Monetary Theory (which can still be used to fund additional programs immediately and then paid with the increased revenue later). We have enough wealth to do everything. Full employment, end poverty, free healthcare, medicare for all, quality education all of it. For anyone who tells you we can’t, you can show them this as an example of why we can. Now these numbers aren’t exactly how things will shake out. Some will get $26/hr others $33.50/hr & so on. Still it shows what is possible with the will behind it.
handout literature / flyers
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