A heterosexual and heteronormative family model was imposed on society to structure the system that subordinates women. This model prevents people from freely expressing their sexuality and gender identity. We struggle to change that symbolic and ideological order that upholds the vision of women’s inferiority to men. The feminist struggle has proposed a reconceptualization that recognizes women’s contribution to the whole of society and has called to creating a society with freedom, equality, and diversity.
Currently, women’s material reality is marked by violence (murders, gender violence, sexual violence, institutional violence), lack of rights (sexual and reproductive rights, access to property, education) and economic precariousness (double exploitation, labor gap, feminization of poverty, unpaid work). Our struggle is against all violence and exploitation of women.
The fight against the patriarchal system and for an egalitarian society, is a fight to build our emancipatory projects. A new feminist wave of mobilizations of millions of women is currently sweeping the world.
We reaffirm and we defend all people’s right to have their land, territory, their language, religion, cultivate and develop their cosmovision, identity, culture, productive systems and their social and political autonomy.
We recognize that the respect to the dignity, rights and diversity of the people, cultures and populations is fundamental to build solidarity among people and we fight against any manifestation of racism, xenophobia, discrimination based on nationality or ethnicity, culture or due to skin color.
For this reason, we have to debate and propose new forms of how the State should function and be organized. We have to think about how a State form can represent the people’s interests, the majority of the population, and how the State form can control for the people the wealth produced by society. In each country, the people’s movements and organizations must build proposals for new State models.
We must denounce these collapsed democracies and advance in the construction of popular democracies. We have to build new proposals for popular participation in politics, with new platforms created through dialogue and debate around reason and not fear, hope, and not hate. We must have concrete forms of participation by the people in all areas of political power, be it the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary. Power only has legitimacy if the majority of the people participate in it.
Capital’s aggression against natural resources causes the environmental crisis we are living. This crisis has left us with ecological crimes, climatic changes, scarcity of water, land, and as the entire planet’s life is at risk. These environmental crises affect the most vulnerable and poor disproportionately. The biodiversity destroyed by capitalist interests leaves indigenous peoples the most vulnerable to the degradation of their natural environment.
We must defend our people’s national sovereignty against the advances of transnational corporations. We must defend our biodiversity, our land, and our water against the annihilating form of capitalism. We must balance what we take from nature with its rhythms. The State must democratically act to harness nature without destroying it and operate with the widespread participation of those who live in those territories.
We must also cooperatively organize agro-industries and generate employment for young people. The struggle for land is a question of agricultural production and of spatial justice. This as the workers who build and sustain urban cities are often relegated to living on their peripheries and slum conditions. Furthermore, we must value education and culture to present in all rural communities. We must defend our food, our cuisine, and food sovereignty, which is the principle that all the people and each country must have the right and the duty to produce all the food necessary for their survival. International agricultural trade can no longer develop based on commodities controlled by a few transnational corporations but rather on the fair exchange of surpluses in each country.
We call for the abolition of tax havens and the debt of Global South countries, and the exercise of international control over fictitious capital. The assets that exist in the form of money in our countries must be invested in producing goods to meet all the people’s needs.
We affirm that the solidarity among the world’s workers is an essential way of life and of fighting against the exploiters who are now international. Never before has the slogan been so vital: “Workers of the world, unite!”
We demand that everyone have the right to work, housing, land, decent wages, food, culture, and recreation; these must be universal rights of every human being.
Social transformation requires us to rethink education so that it is not at the service of capital, forming docile workers with neoliberal values whose skills serve the market and where the humanities, arts, and philosophy have no place. We insist on education for emancipation, for democratic and egalitarian values. Education has to provide skills but also work against hatred, racism, xenophobia and misogyny. We must build a public and universal system of education equipped with sufficient material and human resources.
The break with the patriarchal-heteronormative model of sexuality and the heterosexual family as the only model is part of the fight to eliminate the exploitation-domination pillars of today’s society.
We defend all people’s right to have their territory, language, religion, cultivate their culture, and social and political autonomy. We fight against racism and all forms of ethnic and racial discrimination. We defend the right of free movement of people to migrate and to seek refuge in conditions of dignity.
Today, the ruling classes also use the judiciary and the media to persecute and demoralize all those who fight for social justice. That is why, in most countries, where there are popular struggles, there are people’s organizations, and many leaders who have suffered persecution, imprisonment, and assassinations.
We demand the immediate freedom of all political prisoners in the world. In light of this, we pledge to increase the visibility of the ruling class’s aggression against the people’s leaders and militants. Global campaigns highlighting this oppression are an essential part of the anti-capitalist struggle and for popular democracy.
We must not forget that structural and anti-capitalist changes depend fundamentally on the organizing and mobilizing capacity of the masses, of the entire people.
We must make the ideological struggle permanent, in order to build societies based on social equality, dignity, and justice.