Our Values (code of ethics)
- Co-operation and self-organizing
- Mutuality and reciprocity
- Sharing what we have
- Caring and respect for others
- Resilience and interdependence
- Openness and transparency
- Justice and equality
- Personal and social responsibility
- Respect for dissent
The injustices and disparities we seek to address
- The denial of basic human rights and freedoms such as choosing who will govern, the right to live peaceably and safely with others, and to be free from harassment.
- The withholding of basic needs like food, housing, healthcare and education unless one has money to pay for them.
- The discounting by the monetary system of human values and actions, such as kindness and caring for others.
- The failure to value the contribution of all people and the advancement of common decency.
- The undervaluing of the work of building home, family, neighborhood and community.
- Using low-wages, debt and charity to create dependency and subordination.
- An exploitative economy that runs primarily for the benefit of the moneyed elite.
- The monopolistic use of money, from which undue influence and power are derived.
- The strip-mining of economic, social and ecological resources from our local, city, regional or national communities in the pursuit of profit.
- Marginalisation on the basis of differences, such as ethnicity, gender, age, social class, disability, sexual orientation, immigrant status, national origin, and religion.
- Data mining and surveillance by governments and tech giants for the purposes of control.
- The privatisation of money and anonymous forms of exchange, such as cash in our pockets.