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Manifesto 15

  1. People must stop littering.
  2. People need to reduce emissions any way we can.
  3. Make sure there’s peace and love all over the Earth.
  4. We believe there should be more awareness and action against environmental racism.
  5. Cars and public transport should be more eco-friendly.
  6. The world should be fair and everyone should have what they need. If you worked very hard you could get something that was important to you like a favourite pet.
  7. It should be easier for less fortunate people to live.
  8. Everyone deserves a Universal Basic Income.
  9. Everyone should have free healthcare. If they get sick, everyone should be able to go to someone where they could get better.
  10. There should be human rights everywhere.
  11. We want LBGTI+ and gender non-conforming people to be accepted as normal people, and that they would face no discrimination because of their sexuality or gender.
  12. We believe that all genders should be treated as equals.
  13. We want Covid to disappear.
21 Jan 2021
The young ones from Woodcraft Folk Scotland

Manifesto 14

  1. We need to take responsibility for our own actions – in Covid times – and all the time. 
  2. We need to look out for each other and protect each other no matter what.
  3. Children should be taught in schools that everyone is equal irrespective of ethnicity and gender.
  4. Our government is lacking. We are a wealthy nation. No-one should be living in poverty.
  5. There should be more discussion about global poverty. 
  6. Causing harm to one person causes suffering to many. Society should support victims of crime and should rehabilitate offenders.
  7. Kindness is a valued action and should be shown towards others especially in difficult circumstances.
  8. Be a friend! Friendship is a great help and comfort in difficult times – and all the time.
14 Dec 2020
Clack and Yac at Platform

Manifesto 13

  1. We believe that everyone should be treated the same way without preferential treatment – especially in the workplace.
  2. We believe in zero tolerance to racial or other discrimination in workplaces and any public environment.
  3. We demand that there be safe spaces for children – and for all people – to be heard and not judged.
  4. Schools should have committees set up made up of teachers, parents and students to tackle bullying.
  5. Everybody should have the right to flexible working hours.
  6. Wider society should value the arts more as a vital form of communication.
  7. We demand more investment in local community centres – because they foster community and will make people feel more welcome.
  8. We personally will make sure to welcome all people.
  9. We need to appreciate that art and culture are essential parts of community forming and that they forge inter-personal bonds.
  10. Work opportunities should be available for young people and adults regardless of their qualifications.
14 Dec 2020
HWHIN a women's group at Platform

Manifesto 12

  1. We demand that our basic Rights be enshrined in law – enforceable and accountable.
  2. The government should be in service to the people.
  3. We demand protection for all.
  4. We won’t be kind/polite just because you tell us to.
  5. We will  aim to be more compassionate.
  6. We will not allow people to be disposed of.
  7. We must reassess global food production and local consumption.
  8. We believe that when all people’s rights are met society reaps the benefit.
  9. The only thing we will sanitize is our hands – not our minds – not our opinions.
  10. No one will ever take away our hope.
  11. We fight for the right to party.
  12. Living breathing life MUST NOT be used as a pawn in a game of power.
  13. Everybody counts.
  14. We will not let you deport people who are homeless.
  15. We will not be divided.
9 Dec 2020
Women's Creative Company

Manifesto 11

  1. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being – and we respect individual autonomy in all aspects of life including but not limited to  physical, emotional, spiritual, mental.
  2. We affirm and believe that every living being has a right to flourish and be treated with respect, the right to having basic needs met including a connection to the natural world.
  3. We affirm and believe that every living being has a right to an opportunity to express their story – and most importantly to repair, acknowledging the damage that colonialism has done and learning how to shift away from thinking that there is a ‘manifest destiny’.
  4. We recognise and respect the individual needs of each person and their place within the larger community.  We commit to supporting each other as part of that community recognising our diversity as a strength.
  5. We recognise the greater damage to the ecological system caused by economic and political exploitation, and commit to engaging with practices that provide a sustainable and equitable future for all.
7 Dec 2020
Woodlands Community Glasgow

Manifesto 10

  1. We should learn to communicate with nature.
  2. We should learn to communicate with animals.
  3. Humans are not superior to animals.
  4. People should be able to wash their hands correctly and have towel implants in their wrists – and should wash their feet too.
  5. People should communicate more – not just on phones.
  6. People should not burp in class.
  7. Everyone should have a companion – always – to help them. We need friends.
  8. There should be no robberies at all.
  9. Everyone should have the right to their human rights.
  10. Homework should be limited – if not begone completely.
  11. Every 5 hours there should be a fun activity for your brain and yourself.
30 Nov 2020
Creation Station Performance Group (8-12 years) Platform

Manifesto 9

We’d like to move between and beyond worlds of art, so we can address each other and a larger public

  1. This is a historic moment, yet people are trying to be normal
  2. Let’s envision what we want and transform vision into action
  3. We will assert our right to slow down – taking time for individual and collective wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet
  4. We will transform our systems of living, working, extracting, consuming, ravaging, destroying, avoiding, denying
  5. We will strive to ensure that everyone – as well as our environment – is cared for and valued, and that we move towards a more equal and just society
  6. We want to act collectively, welcoming everyone’s strengths, skills and perspectives
  7. Or just…
30 Jul 2020
Creative Carbon Scotland

Manifesto 8

  1. We are a part of nature.
  2. We need to connect with soil, seasons, place, culture and history.
  3. We long for everyone to feel deeply connected to the natural world within their local and our global environment.
  4. We believe everybody should be able to live well and happy lives – sustainably.
  5. We need to find new ways to engage more widely – recognising that many people don’t have the time, emotional space or energy to engage.
  6. We need shared enabling spaces to listen to the stories and voices we haven’t heard yet.
  7. We need to enrich our ways of communicating to include the language of pictures and of the heart.
  8. Everyone should be able to have meaningful input to decisions which are about how they live their lives.
  9. We need to talk about consumption and what makes us happy.
29 Jul 2020
Creative Carbon Scotland

Manifesto 7

  1. We demand that all humans, all species should be valued and provided nurturing in order that they can thrive, including access to safe and green spaces, clean air and water.
  2. We demand a society that does not pit the welfare of individual humans and the welfare of planetary ecosystems against each other and require a shift from a scarcity model to one of reciprocity.
  3. We demand prioritisation of the wellbeing and sustainability of workers and communities. This requires an end to narratives of constant growth and a re-evaluation of what our goals as individuals and societies can be.
  4. We demand global truth and reconciliation councils and opportunities to educate ourselves in order to repair our history of extractivism of people and planet.
  5. We demand a world where creative led and community focused initiatives are the drivers for change.
  6. We demand investment in safe green travel solutions.
  7. We demand investment in education which highlights the need to live within the planetary boundaries.
  8. We acknowledge neither borders between nations nor between species.
28 Jul 2020
Creative Carbon Scotland

Manifesto 6

  1. Let us appreciate the things we don’t understand and don’t know. Let us embrace uncertainty.
  2. ________________
  3. We demand clean air for everyone to breathe.
  4. ___________________
  5. We will build, develop and sustain more compassion and consideration for others.
  6. We will dismantle toxic hierarchies, find new ways to value work, and people, and property. We refuse to let people suffer for the economy.
  7. We will redefine productivity and success.
  8. We will strive to ensure our relationships are accessible and inclusive.
  9. We will reshape our language to create and hold space for different perspectives and challenge power relations.
  10. Let us acknowledge our core values, and be willing to question and shift them.
3 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

Manifesto 5

  1. No-one should experience discrimination in access to health-care services.
  2. Radical new solutions like housing the homeless community should be maintained.
  3. A new economic model should be explored – write off personal debts, introduce universal basic income, fairer taxation.
  4. We will make space in our lives to do meaningful things and create positive impact.
  5. We will have the freedom to be creative.
  6. We will demand a better and fairer society.
  7. We will listen to each other. We will stay open and learning.
  8. We will make connection happen in the face of adversity. We will stay connected to our communities both local and global.
  9. We will live a simpler life. We will challenge our own sense of busy. We will slow down for ourselves and others.
  10. We won’t return to ‘normal’. We will do better.
3 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

Manifesto 4

  1. We will be collectively accountable for our future.
  2. We choose to redefine “security” to be the following things: emotional safety, unconditional basic income, and universal healthcare.
  3. We embrace darkness and complexity in our struggles.
  4. We will strive to eradicate structures of inequality. We acknowledge our complicity within them.
2 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

Manifesto 3

  1. We will build a caring society that has a universal basic income for all.
  2. We will build a culture of equality and sustainability to tackle the precariousness of our work and our world.
  3. We’ll nurture our friendships.
  4. We’ll connect and listen.
  5. We will stay politically engaged.
  6. We will have access to healthy, good quality, and sustainable food.
  7. We will respect different habits and modes of being.
2 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

Manifesto 2

We are an arbitrary group of people who offer a form of consensus around what humanity may be able to do on local and global levels in response to the current crisis.

  1. We believe this is a moment to reflect on our individual and collective responsibilities and change our relationship to each other and the society.
  2. We believe that there should be more resources to support people’s mental and physical health.
  3. From this radical shared experience – the virus – we want to grow sensitive to other, less visible, shared experiences – to encourage those who are comfortable to empathise with those who are harmed.
  4. We believe that there is an urgent need to enact our humanity by generating shared, equal, nonjudgmental spaces of social, cultural, and political exchange.
  5. We believe we must foster safety for all, via acceptance, access.
  6. We believe we must expand our periphery, seeing limits as opportunities, and acknowledging our existing privileges in doing so.
  7. If we take the term “apocalypse” at its root definition as an “unveiling” or a “revealing of what could not be seen before”, rather than just ignoring what has been revealed, we must not only acknowledge it, but act, and make something new.
  8. We believe that this current crisis offers an opportunity to raise awareness of global interconnectivity, and to negotiate new ways to live in relation to one another and to the environment.
1 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

Manifesto 1

  1. A world that respects human and animal and planetary sovereignty that isn’t ruled by the scared terrified pursuit of a thing that we’ve made up – money.
  2. Establish free, high quality, culturally safe and appropriate healthcare for all people globally.
  3. Introduce a liveable, constant, universal basic income for all peoples of adult age which is to be used at the discretion of the recipient.
  4. We will foster a greater sense of community and build strong systems to protect each other.
  5. We respect each other’s time and talents. Work and labour shall be undertaken at a human pace.
  6. We want a new economic model that works for everyone. The model should benefit the entire community, including our collective descendants. Human and animal dignity, safety and agency should be preserved or enhanced by the economy.
  7. An end to violence.
1 May 2020
GIFT - Gateshead International Festival of Theatre