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Introducing the LEAP Manifesto

(Note. This website is not associated with The Leap Manifesto which was created in September 2015 by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, and others. However, we do share common principles.)

The principal tenet of the Leap Manifesto is one of universality, that is, what is true today is true tomorrow and for all people.

A fundamental tenet is the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

The Leap Manifesto believes in the Universality of the Commons, that there are basic human needs that must remain in the public domain and not for profit.

     
 
  • Air
  • Water
  • Land
  • Sun
  • Wind
  • Waterways
  • Oceans
  • Space
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Public Transportation
  • Public Utilities
  • Money
 
     

 

This is a social movement to build awareness and action with the following objectives:

     
 
  • Climate Justice
  • Fossil free
  • Reduce usage of plastics
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Disarmament
  • World Peace
  • Freedom from injustice, oppression, exploitation, and slavery
  • Citizens without barriers
  • A World without borders
  • Free Public Transportation
  • Money in the Public Domain
  • Universal Basic Income
 
     

 

 

   

Rise for Climate

   
   

 

On September 8th, 2018, over 250,000 people joined 900 events, in 95 countries, demanding real action on climate, towards a fossil fuel free future.

   
   
Fossil Free
   

 

 

The Eco-Warriors

         
 

Albert Einstein

 
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

 
     

 

 

 

 

  Climate Change is moving faster than we are    
 

"If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us."

"The time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people whose fate they hold in their hands. We need them to show they care about the future."

 

António Guteress

António Guteress

U.N. Secretary-General

  Kerala Floods Show Climate Change Nears Point Of No Return    

 

      The Leap Manifesto  
 

Avi Lewis

 

"Catastrophic damage from climate-driven extreme weather is now an annual reality. The cost of not dealing with it will be much greater than if we try to pre-empt some of those disaster cleanups by actually investing in the shift now."

"I personally feel very strongly that what it will take is not more disasters, it's that what it will take is a vision of the future that is better than our present."

 
     

 

 

 

 

  350.org    
 

“Thus human beings are now carrying out a large scale geophysical experiment of a kind that could not have happened in the past nor be reproduced in the future. Within a few centuries we are returning to the atmosphere and oceans the concentrated organic carbon stored in sedimentary rocks over hundreds of millions of years.”

“When you are in a hole, stop digging!”

 

Bill McKibben

     

 

 

      David Suzuki  
 

David Suzuki

 

 

“We are upsetting the atmosphere upon which all life depends. In the late 80s when I began to take climate change seriously, we referred to global warming as a ‘slow motion catastrophe’ one we expected to kick in perhaps generations later. Instead, the signs of change have accelerated alarmingly.”


“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.”

“People…especially people in positions of power…have invested a tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they are. They really don’t want to hear that we’re on the wrong path, that we’ve got to shift gears and start thinking differently.”

 
     

 

 

 

 

  Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth    
 

 

“Only by building militant mass movements that are unrelentingly hostile to the system of corporate capitalism, imperialism, militarism and globalization can we wrest back our democracy…We have to organize around a series of non-negotiable demands. We have to dismantle the array of mechanisms the rich use to control power. We have to destroy the ideological and legal system cemented into place to justify corporate plunder. This is called revolution. It is about ripping power away from a cabal of corporate oligarchs and returning it to the citizenry. This will happen not by appealing to corporate power but by terrifying it. And power, as we saw in Baltimore, will be terrified only when we take to the streets. There is no other way.”

 

Chris Hedges

     

 

 

      The Council of Canadians - Blue Planet Project  
 

Maude Barlow

 

 

"The world has divided into rich and poor as at no time in history."

"Unlimited growth assumes unlimited resources, and this is the genesis of Ecocide."

"Everything is now for sale. Even those areas of life that we once considered sacred like health and education, food and water and air and seeds and genes and a heritage. It is all now for sale."

"We are committed with our lives to building a different model and a different future for humanity, the Earth, and other species. We have envisaged a moral alternative to economic globalization and we will not rest until we see it realized."


 
     

 

 

 

 

  Killing the Host    
 

 

“Junk Economics is the cover story for all this. Claiming to be scientific, it is sponsored by financial interests to redistribute income and wealth upward, reversing the policies urged by the 19th-century classical economists and Progressive Era reformers. Instead of progressive taxation, this ideology advocates shifting taxes off the One Percent onto the 99 Percent.”

"Debts grow and grow. And the more they grow, the more they shrink the economy. When you shrink the economy, you shrink the ability to pay the debts, so it's all an illusion that the system can be saved. The question is, how long are people going to be willing to live in this illusion?"

“The secret of life is sincerity and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

 

Michael Hudson

     

 

 

      We have One Chance  
 

Elizabeth May

 

"I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap - as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote."

"We have to do what we have to do. Miracles happen. The life force of this planet is very strong. Dandelions poke through sidewalks. We don't know enough to give up. We only know enough to know that we have to try to change the course of human events."

 
         

 

  This Changes Everything    
 

 

“Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.”

“It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.”

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

 

Naomi Klein

     

 

 

      David Korten  
 

David Korten

 

 

"Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way."

"Money is a mechanism for control."

"If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth."

 

 
     

 

 

 

 

  Sacred Economics    
 

"Is it too much to ask, to live in a world where our human gifts go toward the benefit of all? Where our daily activities contribute to the healing of the biosphere and the well-being of other people?"

“Of all the things that human beings make and do for each other, it is the unquantifiable ones that contribute most to human happiness.”

"How do we change the world? Change the story."

 

Charles Eisenstein

     

 

 

 

         
 
 
         

 


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