Charter and Constitution

We live at a crucial time in history.

Solutions now exist that could greatly decrease the poverty, hunger and ill health of humanity.  We now have the technologies to reduce and repair much of the ecological damage on our planet wrought by our industrial and agricultural activities.  Clean air, clean water and ecological sustainability are possible.

World wide, conservative governments lack the political will to make the necessary adjustments that will bring to an end the conflict, pollution, poor health and social inequity that characterises our time.  The Greens have evolved in this climate to show a new way forward.

A Green response to the ecological crisis proceeds on the basis of a respect for all life, human and non-human.

We seek to eradicate poverty, oppression and discrimination and to build a society that is underpinned by the values of participatory democracy, social justice and respect for cultural and ecological diversity.

We aim to transform the political, social and economic structures that oppress people and to develop a rich, participatory cultural life that enables the flourishing of a new democratic movement for progressive change.

Contesting elections is a necessary step towards the building of an ecologically sustainable and socially just society, but this is by no means the only step.

We recognise and seek to facilitate grassroots movements and community initiatives that are working towards ecological responsibility, social justices and affirmative action on behalf of groups who are discriminated against.

We seek to avoid parochialism and to cultivate a global, ecological conciousness and long-range perspective in order to safeguard the interests of both existing and future generations together with non-human species.

Newcastle Greens Constitution, as amended June 2010

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