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== LIST OF GOALS ==
 
  
This is a list of goals to include in the survey for NatGat 2013.
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<big><big>'''This is a list of CONCRETE GOALS to include in the survey for NatGat 2013.'''</big></big>
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[[http://goo.gl/yOra43 !!! FINAL LIST OF OBJECTIVES posted to NATGAT 2013 can be found HERE!!!]]
  
 
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It's intended that the categories will roll up and become "the goals", and the details will be targetted milestones under a specific goal. It's envisioned that each will be prioritized as short, medium, and long term objectives.
 
It's intended that the categories will roll up and become "the goals", and the details will be targetted milestones under a specific goal. It's envisioned that each will be prioritized as short, medium, and long term objectives.
  
== CATEGORIES of CONCRETE GOALS ==
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− [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Commons_Items Common Items]] For items to be consolidated into "The Commons".
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− [[Brainstorm Bank]]  for raw ideas that need flushing out
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- [[Second Wave]] the next phase
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=== I. Enviro ===
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==== A. Land ====
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* Mandate a certain percentage of public commons (land) to be farm, park, or nature conservation areas. [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Commons_Items See Commons Items List of Land Use Policies]] TF, PL, BW
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* Use rooftops for renewable energy (gardens, wind turbines, solar) BW
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* Offer tax credits to sustainable farms that give away food BW
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* Lease commons (locally owned/controlled land) to local organic growers
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* Institute development policies that favor REAL affordable housing tied to lowest wage earners (not "average" income)
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* Offer community and individual "tax" of less bureaucratic  form of
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encouraging local gardens and food sharing. public space food swaps. etc. BW
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==== B. Food ====
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What: Our food supply is made up of natural organic food.  It is a food supply which follows humane practices.  All people have regular access to nourishing food from all the food groups.  This food is free from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), from pesticides, from herbicides and any other non-organic chemicals.
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How:
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* Tax credits to food providers that offer food for free (pay-what-you-can cafes, etc) BW
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* Replace the food stamp/agribusiness grand bargain with a [[http://www.usbig.net/index.php basic income guarantee]]  TF BW
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* Before being allowed on the market it is required that all products including food additives, packaging, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies be tested to show they are safe by multiple independent non-governmental agencies and governmental agencies and academic institutions whose data will be examined and re-tested till there can be an agreed upon scientific consensus of whether or not to allow these products to the market.
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* Free school lunches - no unhealthy food in schools
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* Easy access to fresh produce and nutritious food in poor communities
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* End all subsidies in the Farm Bill to corporate farms and processed food companies; add subsidies, and increase those on the books, for organic farms. Incentivize wide variety of crops not including corn and soybeans BW
  
=== SHIFT TAX BURDEN ===
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==== C. ESTABLISH A "STRONG COMMONS" ====
* '''Zero-Sum Budget the Tax Code''' <br>
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* Amend the constitution to end the corporatocracy and restore inalienable natural rights to individuals [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Occupy_Strategic_Planning_Reading_Resources#7._Corporate_Personhood_Information Corporate Rights Reading Materials]] TF AC PL BW
* '''Flat Tax''' (no deductions) <br>
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* Amend the corporate charter to subordinate responsibility to shareholders to responsibility to prevent harm to people, wildlife and the environment.
* '''High Tax on "money-on-money" transactions/income <br>
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* Establish a strong "commons", to include the following [[Commons Items]] BW TF
* '''Tax companies that are not "zero-waste" and those who do not adhere to "Extended Producer Responsibility" standards''' <br>
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* Declaring Inalienable Rights for the environment AC
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* Establish local rights-based ordinances, so communities can say no to polluters, and give right to enforce commons to small municipalities [[End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions]] TF PL BW
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* President Franklin Delano Roosvelt's 1944 second U.S. Bill of Rights, a U.S. Economic Bill of Rights. TF PL
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* Extend Public Education to College AC PL BW
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* Government incentives for manufacturers to compete with Germany rather than China. Competing with Germany's higher quality products -- as opposed to China's cheaper products -- offers higher paying jobs at home. It also encourages innovation to make high quality even higher and also cheaper; as opposed to encouraging crap to be made crappier and cheaper. BW
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=== II. Economy ===
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What: An economic system where corporation are not granted personhood rights and where corporations are held legally accountable for their actions.  This economic system promotes fair trade and fair working conditions.  This economic system is one where the many benefit and not just a small few.  Banks and corporations are required by law to act responsibly.  We support the workers right to organize and form labor unions [[End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions]]
  
=== ELECTORAL & CAMPAIGN REFORM ===
 
* '''Publically funded elections'''
 
* '''Free Press / Media for Candidates''' Free/equal prime time airtime w/major broadcast stations, as a permit condition , for all candidates on the ballot
 
* '''Proportional Representation & Instant Run Off Voting'''
 
* '''Abolish the electoral college''' (popular vote for President wins)
 
  
=== MONETARY/BANKING REFORM ===
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==== A. SHIFT TAX BURDEN ====
* '''Dodd-Frank''' (get it done! been in committee controlled by derivatives industry forever!)
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What: A tax system that creates the basis for an homeostatic economy; one that discourages waste and fraud, rewards frugality and environmentalism. This tax system will tax activities that are harmful to life systems at a higher rate.
* '''End the Fed''' (put the soverienty control back in the hands of the people)
 
  
=== ESTABLISH A "STRONG COMMONS" ===
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How:
by Restoring Inalienable Rights to Individuals/Environment
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* Minimal income: everyone gets a check, [[Basic Income Guarantee]]: http://www.usbig.net/index.php TF, AC [http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/miron-nationalaffairs-1-5-11.pdf Cato Insitute Report]
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* Tax "resource use" NOT just on income (including Carbon Tax, including high taxes on companies that are not "zero-waste" and those who do not adhere to "Extended Producer Responsibility" standards TF
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* Zero-Sum Budget the Title 26 as recommended by the US Tax Payer Advocate (Tina E. Olson); start with no exemptions or credits and democratically decide (on line or w/town meetings) which credits to include or exclude. Use "just the brackets" during a five year planning process and then implement during an additional two year implementation period. [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/User_talk:AriaLittlhous See Discussion]] AC
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* Popular vote on each provision of the Title 26. TF
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* Give economic/tax incentives to local producers TF PL
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* Flat Tax on Revenue (no deductions) too easy to cheat TF
  
* '''Amend the constitution to declare the right to basic healthcare, basic income, basic shelter healthy food, clean air/water'''
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==== B. MONETARY/BANKING REFORM ====
*'''Amend the constitution to end the corporatocracy and restore inalienable natural rights to individuals and the environment'''
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* Serious Derivatives Regulation (Reinstitution of Dodd-Frank (get it done!)  been in committee controlled by derivatives industry forever!) TF PL
*'''Repeal NDAA and Patriot Act
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* End the Fed (put the soverienty control back in the hands of the people) TF
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* Reinstitution of the Glass-Stegall Act TF PL
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* Reinstitution of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system  Bretton woods system]]TF
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* Abolish corporate rights [[End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions]] VOTE FOR THIS ITEM UNDER "C"
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* Create state-owned banks for each of the states where public funds are invested, like the Bank of North Dakota.
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* Create Alternative Currencies and Banking structures (crowdfunding, etc) TF
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* Replace the current federal low income housing program with one that sells small net zero rental properties to inner city low income owners who agree to occupy them. No middlers, direct sales from government to citizens, with the fed having right of first refusal.
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* Thirty hour work week for all employees w/10 hours/week on community service.
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* Corporations that register outside the US are not American companies PL
  
=== END AGGRESSIVE MILITARY ACTION ===
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=== III. Freedom of Information ===
* '''US Out of the Middle East'''
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==== A. free and open communications ====
  
Not sure where these go:<br>
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* All airwaves publicly owned, leased not sold to private enterprise, but with strict requirements to provide prime time airtime to candidates on the ballot. PL
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* End to intellectual property, such that there is free and open sharing of information so people aren't threatened into hoarding IP --  OBJECTION: this ignores the needs of content providers (authors, composers, etc) to make a living. even left-leaning press like huff rips off its writers
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* Copyright law amended to limit coverage to the lifetime of human author/s. Corporate copyrights, return to the original term of 27 years PL
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* Extend public education through college PL
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* Certain amount of the airwaves is public every day, primetime
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* Certain amount of airwaves is devoted to publicly funded elections
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* Extend Open Meeting Law to include private personal conversations between government personnel AND other government personnel and the public, so that they are documented, and there is a trail of influence that is accountable to the public. TF
  
'''- Nationalize the Healthcare System''' <br>
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==== B. Universal access to data ====
'''- Give racial minorities first use rights to wide ranging commons that encompass air, open land, housing and water''' <br>
 
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== IDEALS and IDEAS and PRINCPLES ==
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* Keep requirement for universal access on telephone companies, to make sure low income and remote people can get access.
That may not be concrete goals for the "roadmap", but may be treated as principles, or very long term ideals that we can strive for.
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==== C. Journalism ====
  
* Global Peace
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What: Truth in journalism/ We support independent media  NEEDS WORK - truth has to be defined in terms or ethics/law
  
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How:  Public funds are awarded to independent news agencies for accuracy and fairness in broadcasting
  
We can do ACTIONS NEXT. Let's keep this list to GOALS?
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=== III. NO WAR: PEACE AND SECURITY ===
Refer to President Franklin Delano Roosvelt's 1944 State of the Union Address wherein he advocated a second U.S. Bill of Rights, a U.S. Economic Bill of Rights. Search FDR 1944 State of the Union.
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==== A. What: Peace, nonviolence====
  
== STUFF from the NATGAT VISION DOC page ==
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* We support our troops
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* We support bringing our troops home 
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* We support, as the first step toward a greater reduction in defense spending, an expeditious return to the defense spending from 1998.
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(The 1998 level of defense spending is a 45% reduction in defense)
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* Require people who are found guilty of domestic violence to volunteer in community service
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* We support ending private prisons
  
=== Enviro ===
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==== B. Free Universal Healthcare ====
==== A. Land ====
 
* establish a strong "commons"/local rights-based ordinances, so communities can say no to polluters
 
* amend constitution to declare right to clean water/air - shelter as a right
 
* declare rooftops "commons" (gardens, wind turbines, solar).
 
* institute development policies that favor high density cities
 
* schools to teach holistic thinking
 
* recognize and remediate environmental racism--predominance of incinerators in black-brown neighborhoods
 
* mandate a certain percentage of public commons (land) to be farm, park, or wildlands.
 
* public magnet schools that are horticultural academies that also care for public land & grow food
 
* Local food production, community gardens, permaculture agriculture - worker self directed organic agriculture coops on the model of Mondragon in Spain
 
* establish more community garden land
 
* offer tax credits to farms that give away food
 
* HIGH TAXES on food production that is NOT ORGANIC
 
* lease commons (locally owned/controlled land) at a rate pegged to the cost of food to local organic growers
 
* utilize planning models that favor high density cities, land conservation and discourage sprawl
 
  
==== B. Food ====
 
What: Nourishment end hunger, food supply that is humane and natural' access to real nourishing, non-chemical, non-GMO food healthier diets and lifestyles -affordable healthy food
 
 
How:  
 
How:  
* tax credits to food providers that offer food for free (pay-what-you-can cafes, etc)
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* Nationalize the US healthcare system TF AC PL BW
* public magnet schools that are horticultural academies that also care for public land & grow food
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* Deploy national healthcare system
* replace the food stamp/agribusiness grand bargain with a basic income guarantee
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* End fee for service & require that clinicians be salaried.
* require foodstamp agencies to provide foodstamp payment mechanisms to farmers markets
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* Health as a major topic in public education system and in state sponsored adult education programs
* tie the salaries of public officials inversely to the price of a grocery basket of sustainable food
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* Make gyms/health clubs part of the healthcare system
* require that food additives, packaging, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies be proven safe before being allowed on the market
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* Drug treatment
* offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers
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* HIGH TAXES on food production that is NOT ORGANIC
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=== V. Summer of Change/Electoral Sea Change ===
* offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers
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==== A. Goal: Get Money Our of Politics ====
* HIGH TAXES on food production that is NOT ORGANIC
 
* free school lunches - no junk food in schools
 
* no for-profit packaged food in schools
 
* require farms to be at least 50% self sustaining with regards to seed, animal, feed and fertilizer production
 
  
==== C. Water ====
 
 
How:  
 
How:  
x. amend the constitution to declare that clean air and water is a right
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* Amend the constitution to abolish corporate personhood & declare that money is not speech [[End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions]] VOTE FOR THIS ITEM UNDER "1.C"
x. peg the value of currency to the number of fish in the sea
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* Full public financing of all elections, incl $50 in-district/per person limit plus free primetime airtime for ballot candidates TF AC PL
D. === ESTABLISH A "STRONG COMMONS" ===
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* Proportional representation, instant run off voting (popular vote decides President, abolish the electoral college TF AC PL
by Restoring Inalienable Rights to Individuals/Environment
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* Complete ban on all private contributions to campaigns AC
x.  Amend the constitution to declare the right to basic healthcare, basic income, basic shelter healthy food, clean air/water''' <br>
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* Absolute ban on gifts to elected officials and their families
x. Amend the constitution to end the corporatocracy and restore inalienable natural rights to individuals and the environment''' <br>
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* End two-party system by opening debates up to all candidates on the ballot
X. Repeal NDAA <br>
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* re-districting by non-partisan groups PL
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* Minimun 5-year revolving door from legislative to lobbying, including congressional staffers PL
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* End filibuster, pocket veto and other obstructionist procedures PL
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* Term limits for Supreme Court justices. Lifetime tenure was instituted when life-expectancy was shorter and cultural shifts were far less frequent. Generation based cultural biases of justices increasingly raise the risk of reactionary decisions. PL
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* Corporate lobby access to legislators must not exceed that of local issue-oriented group. PL
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* Monet out of politics BW
  
=== II. Economy ===
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==== B. Goal:local community control ====
what: a economic system that like and ecosystem is homeostatic, self-regulating and wastes nothing, fairness and equality for all beings (including ecosystems, resources) banks and corporations required to act responsibly, answering to many, not few radicalized labor unions international corporate accountability fair trade and fair working conditions
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How:  
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* Declare local rights-based ordinances (you can organize this today, in your town)
  
==== A. SHIFT TAX BURDEN ====
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==== C. Goal: consensus based democracy ====  
what: a tax system that creates the basis for an homeostatic economy; one that discourages waste and fraud, rewards thrift and environmentalism and taxes at a relatively higher rate activities that are harmful and not life-affirming.
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What: A democratic process that works for all, minorities have power and voice (rule by diversity).  
* Zero-Sum Budget the Tax Code''' <br>
 
[[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/User_talk:AriaLittlhous See Discussion]]
 
* Flat Tax''' (no deductions) <br>
 
x. High Tax on "money-on-money" transactions/income <br>
 
x. Tax companies that are not "zero-waste" and those who do not adhere to "Extended Producer Responsibility" standards''' <br>
 
x. tax "resource use" NOT income
 
x. tax on revenues/expenses, not on profit. too easy to cheat - minimal income: everyone gets a check
 
x. Zero-Sum Budget the Title 26 as recommended by the US Tax Payer Advocate (Tina E. Olson); start with no exemptions or credits and democratically decide (on line or w/town meetings) which credits to include or exclude. Use "just the brackets" during a five year planning process and then implement during an additional two year implementation period.
 
x. Tie the tax brackets to the rental cost of a square foot of land by county, the lower the rents, the lower the taxes.
 
x. Carbon Tax.
 
==== B. MONETARY/BANKING REFORM ====
 
x. Dodd-Frank (get it done!  been in committee controlled by derivatives industry forever!)
 
x. End the Fed (put the soverienty control back in the hands of the people)
 
x. Declare a Jubilee Year every 49 years.
 
x. Create state-owned banks for each of the state where public funds are invested, like the Bank of North Dakota.
 
x. Give control of commons to small municipalities
 
x. Bring back Glass-Stegall
 
x. give economic/tax incentives to locale producers
 
x. Abolish corporate personhood
 
x. Wealth Redistribution: Replace the current federal low income housing program with one that sells small net zero rental properties to inner city low income owners who agree to occupy them. No middlers, direct sales from government to citizens, with the fed having right of first refusal.
 
x. Thirty hour work week for all government employees.
 
x. Commerce Calming: prohibition on commerce Friday thru Sunday.
 
x. Measure the Gross National Happiness instead of the Gross National Product.
 
x. Basic Income Guarantee: http://www.usbig.net/index.php
 
III. Unfettered Media
 
A. free and open communications
 
x. all airwaves publicly owned - in the meantime, require all licensed broadcasters to allow free primetime spots to candidates that make it to the ballot.
 
x. end to intellectual property, such that there is free and open sharing of information - x, have a certain amount of tax (by REVENUE, not profit, which is too easy to cheat) go straight to education, so production drives education. so people aren't threatened into hoarding IP.
 
x. extend public education through college
 
x. certain amount of the airwaves is public every day, primetime. - certain amount of airwaves is devoted to publicly funded elections
 
B. real education, free and equal, democratized'
 
x. have a certain amount of tax (by REVENUE, not profit, which is too easy to cheat) go straight to education, so production drives education
 
C. universal access to data
 
x. keep requirement for universal access on telephone companies, to make sure low income and remote people can get access.
 
D. what: truth in journalism/illegal to lie
 
x. big fines -prison terms for journalist who lie & loss of right to publish
 
III. NO WAR: PEACE AND SECURITY/POLITICAL
 
A. What: peace, nonviolence, no war or death machines, no military, world peace'
 
x. choose a date where no arms will be built in factories. after that date, make it illegal for any guns to exist
 
x. pay owners of arms factories to stop producing
 
x. end tax deducation for lobbying expenses for military contractors
 
B. 'What: no need for violent conflict or guns'
 
x. replace current military model with hand to hand combat, only
 
x. build schools in every village
 
x. repeal the Second Amendment -register all guns
 
C.. no global us vs them
 
nonviolence' friendship, rather than strangership, as the default relationship among people mutual respect between cultures or trading nations
 
x. nonviolent interpersonal and international conflict resolution education
 
x. declare indigenous rights
 
x. balance the global labor transition with a global basic income guarantee
 
IV. Global
 
A. A world where basic needs are met, all cultures respected equally, people feel empowered, free, and unafraid 'a strong sense of community safety for everyone from domestic violence and fear 'all human life valued equally mutually beneficial relationship between humans, the earth, and its inhabitants acting with consideration for the community, world, and everything -more humanity, compassion, kindness, and selflessness
 
else'
 
  
How
 
x.mandatory community service for white color criminals
 
x. establish participatory budgeting of tax dollars
 
x. require people shown to engage in domestic violence, to volunteer in a homeless shelter
 
x. all decisions considered for seven generations in the future
 
x. amend the constitution to require such - balance sheet policy,
 
x. require all policies to be accounted for in the liability part of a balance sheet
 
x. "social obligation accounting" -more humanity, compassion, kindness, and selflessness
 
x.no profit in prisons
 
B. Free Universal Healthcare
 
mental and physical health, healthcare that emphasizes preventative and alternative measures full control of our own bodies, including shared ownership of the means of preventative healthcare, no compassion for profit.
 
How: -
 
x. nationalize the US healthcare system
 
x. amend the constitution to declare healthcare a right
 
x. deploy national healthcare system
 
x. end fee for service & require that clinicians be salaried.
 
x. stop clinicians salaries when patient get sick, start paying them again when their patient recovers
 
x. alternative medical licensing/professional societies, use at your own risk
 
x. health as a major topic in public education system and in state sponsored adult education programs
 
x/ programs to teach people how to take care of themselves and others, "caring cooperatives"
 
X. make gyms/health clubs part of the healthcare system
 
C.FREEDOM:
 
What: freedom to live anywhere: no borders, no nations, freedom of knowledge
 
x. Declare oneself a citizen of the world.
 
x.
 
V. Summer of Change/Electoral Sea Change
 
A. Goal: no money in politics
 
how: -
 
x. amend the constitution to abolish corporate personhood
 
x. amend the constitution to declare that money is not speech
 
x. limit campaign donations to $50 per person and only in-district donations
 
x. ban on private contributions to political campaigns
 
x. full public financing of all elections
 
x. absolute ban on gifts to elected officials and their families.
 
X. Goal: end two-party system
 
x. proportional representation, instant run off voting -
 
x. join your local Green Party
 
x. abolish the electoral college
 
B. Goal:local community control
 
How:
 
x. declare local rights-based ordinances (you can organize this today, in your town)
 
C. Goal: consensus based democracy, democratic process that works for all, minorities have power and voice (rule by diversity)
 
 
How:
 
How:
x. crowd source/vote on all public policy decisions/give the public a percentage of the votes on any decision via the internet.  
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x. online voting
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* Free/equal prime time airtime w/major broadcast stations, as a permit condition , for all candidates on the ballot
x. voting days are holidays
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* Crowd source public policy decisions
X. Goal: just and fair legal system
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* Give the public a percentage of the votes on any decision, via the internet.  
x. all financials downloadable in Excel format
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* Voting days are holidays
D.. CAMPAIGN REFORM ===
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* All public financials downloadable in Excel format
how:
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* We support the practice of using paper ballots throughout all elections with receipts
x. Publicly funded elections
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* Consensu-based Democracy BW
x. Free/equal prime time airtime w/major broadcast stations, as a permit condition , for all candidates on the ballot
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x. Popular vote decides presidency.
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==== E. Legal System, just and fair ====  
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* Make rehabilitation, not punishment, the goal of the penal system
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== IDEALS and IDEAS and PRINCPLES ==
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That may not be concrete goals for the "roadmap", but may be treated as principles, or very long term ideals that we can strive for.
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* Global Peace
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We can do ACTIONS NEXT. Let's keep this list to GOALS?
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Latest revision as of 00:11, 21 August 2013

This is a list of CONCRETE GOALS to include in the survey for NatGat 2013.

[!!! FINAL LIST OF OBJECTIVES posted to NATGAT 2013 can be found HERE!!!]

Please add/edit.

It's intended that the categories will roll up and become "the goals", and the details will be targetted milestones under a specific goal. It's envisioned that each will be prioritized as short, medium, and long term objectives.

We've moved some items to:

− [Common Items] For items to be consolidated into "The Commons".

Brainstorm Bank for raw ideas that need flushing out

- Second Wave the next phase

I. Enviro

A. Land

  • Mandate a certain percentage of public commons (land) to be farm, park, or nature conservation areas. [See Commons Items List of Land Use Policies] TF, PL, BW
  • Use rooftops for renewable energy (gardens, wind turbines, solar) BW
  • Offer tax credits to sustainable farms that give away food BW
  • Lease commons (locally owned/controlled land) to local organic growers
  • Institute development policies that favor REAL affordable housing tied to lowest wage earners (not "average" income)
  • Offer community and individual "tax" of less bureaucratic form of

encouraging local gardens and food sharing. public space food swaps. etc. BW

B. Food

What: Our food supply is made up of natural organic food. It is a food supply which follows humane practices. All people have regular access to nourishing food from all the food groups. This food is free from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), from pesticides, from herbicides and any other non-organic chemicals.

How:

  • Tax credits to food providers that offer food for free (pay-what-you-can cafes, etc) BW
  • Replace the food stamp/agribusiness grand bargain with a [basic income guarantee] TF BW
  • Before being allowed on the market it is required that all products including food additives, packaging, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies be tested to show they are safe by multiple independent non-governmental agencies and governmental agencies and academic institutions whose data will be examined and re-tested till there can be an agreed upon scientific consensus of whether or not to allow these products to the market.
  • Free school lunches - no unhealthy food in schools
  • Easy access to fresh produce and nutritious food in poor communities
  • End all subsidies in the Farm Bill to corporate farms and processed food companies; add subsidies, and increase those on the books, for organic farms. Incentivize wide variety of crops not including corn and soybeans BW

C. ESTABLISH A "STRONG COMMONS"

  • Amend the constitution to end the corporatocracy and restore inalienable natural rights to individuals [Corporate Rights Reading Materials] TF AC PL BW
  • Amend the corporate charter to subordinate responsibility to shareholders to responsibility to prevent harm to people, wildlife and the environment.
  • Establish a strong "commons", to include the following Commons Items BW TF
  • Declaring Inalienable Rights for the environment AC
  • Establish local rights-based ordinances, so communities can say no to polluters, and give right to enforce commons to small municipalities End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions TF PL BW
  • President Franklin Delano Roosvelt's 1944 second U.S. Bill of Rights, a U.S. Economic Bill of Rights. TF PL
  • Extend Public Education to College AC PL BW
  • Government incentives for manufacturers to compete with Germany rather than China. Competing with Germany's higher quality products -- as opposed to China's cheaper products -- offers higher paying jobs at home. It also encourages innovation to make high quality even higher and also cheaper; as opposed to encouraging crap to be made crappier and cheaper. BW

II. Economy

What: An economic system where corporation are not granted personhood rights and where corporations are held legally accountable for their actions. This economic system promotes fair trade and fair working conditions. This economic system is one where the many benefit and not just a small few. Banks and corporations are required by law to act responsibly. We support the workers right to organize and form labor unions End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions


A. SHIFT TAX BURDEN

What: A tax system that creates the basis for an homeostatic economy; one that discourages waste and fraud, rewards frugality and environmentalism. This tax system will tax activities that are harmful to life systems at a higher rate.

How:

  • Minimal income: everyone gets a check, Basic Income Guarantee: http://www.usbig.net/index.php TF, AC Cato Insitute Report
  • Tax "resource use" NOT just on income (including Carbon Tax, including high taxes on companies that are not "zero-waste" and those who do not adhere to "Extended Producer Responsibility" standards TF
  • Zero-Sum Budget the Title 26 as recommended by the US Tax Payer Advocate (Tina E. Olson); start with no exemptions or credits and democratically decide (on line or w/town meetings) which credits to include or exclude. Use "just the brackets" during a five year planning process and then implement during an additional two year implementation period. [See Discussion] AC
  • Popular vote on each provision of the Title 26. TF
  • Give economic/tax incentives to local producers TF PL
  • Flat Tax on Revenue (no deductions) too easy to cheat TF

B. MONETARY/BANKING REFORM

  • Serious Derivatives Regulation (Reinstitution of Dodd-Frank (get it done!) been in committee controlled by derivatives industry forever!) TF PL
  • End the Fed (put the soverienty control back in the hands of the people) TF
  • Reinstitution of the Glass-Stegall Act TF PL
  • Reinstitution of the [Bretton woods system]TF
  • Abolish corporate rights End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions VOTE FOR THIS ITEM UNDER "C"
  • Create state-owned banks for each of the states where public funds are invested, like the Bank of North Dakota.
  • Create Alternative Currencies and Banking structures (crowdfunding, etc) TF
  • Replace the current federal low income housing program with one that sells small net zero rental properties to inner city low income owners who agree to occupy them. No middlers, direct sales from government to citizens, with the fed having right of first refusal.
  • Thirty hour work week for all employees w/10 hours/week on community service.
  • Corporations that register outside the US are not American companies PL

III. Freedom of Information

A. free and open communications

  • All airwaves publicly owned, leased not sold to private enterprise, but with strict requirements to provide prime time airtime to candidates on the ballot. PL
  • End to intellectual property, such that there is free and open sharing of information so people aren't threatened into hoarding IP -- OBJECTION: this ignores the needs of content providers (authors, composers, etc) to make a living. even left-leaning press like huff rips off its writers
  • Copyright law amended to limit coverage to the lifetime of human author/s. Corporate copyrights, return to the original term of 27 years PL
  • Extend public education through college PL
  • Certain amount of the airwaves is public every day, primetime
  • Certain amount of airwaves is devoted to publicly funded elections
  • Extend Open Meeting Law to include private personal conversations between government personnel AND other government personnel and the public, so that they are documented, and there is a trail of influence that is accountable to the public. TF

B. Universal access to data

  • Keep requirement for universal access on telephone companies, to make sure low income and remote people can get access.


C. Journalism

What: Truth in journalism/ We support independent media NEEDS WORK - truth has to be defined in terms or ethics/law

How: Public funds are awarded to independent news agencies for accuracy and fairness in broadcasting

III. NO WAR: PEACE AND SECURITY

A. What: Peace, nonviolence

  • We support our troops
  • We support bringing our troops home
  • We support, as the first step toward a greater reduction in defense spending, an expeditious return to the defense spending from 1998.

(The 1998 level of defense spending is a 45% reduction in defense)

  • Require people who are found guilty of domestic violence to volunteer in community service
  • We support ending private prisons

B. Free Universal Healthcare

How:

  • Nationalize the US healthcare system TF AC PL BW
  • Deploy national healthcare system
  • End fee for service & require that clinicians be salaried.
  • Health as a major topic in public education system and in state sponsored adult education programs
  • Make gyms/health clubs part of the healthcare system
  • Drug treatment

V. Summer of Change/Electoral Sea Change

A. Goal: Get Money Our of Politics

How:

  • Amend the constitution to abolish corporate personhood & declare that money is not speech End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions VOTE FOR THIS ITEM UNDER "1.C"
  • Full public financing of all elections, incl $50 in-district/per person limit plus free primetime airtime for ballot candidates TF AC PL
  • Proportional representation, instant run off voting (popular vote decides President, abolish the electoral college TF AC PL
  • Complete ban on all private contributions to campaigns AC
  • Absolute ban on gifts to elected officials and their families
  • End two-party system by opening debates up to all candidates on the ballot
  • re-districting by non-partisan groups PL
  • Minimun 5-year revolving door from legislative to lobbying, including congressional staffers PL
  • End filibuster, pocket veto and other obstructionist procedures PL
  • Term limits for Supreme Court justices. Lifetime tenure was instituted when life-expectancy was shorter and cultural shifts were far less frequent. Generation based cultural biases of justices increasingly raise the risk of reactionary decisions. PL
  • Corporate lobby access to legislators must not exceed that of local issue-oriented group. PL
  • Monet out of politics BW

B. Goal:local community control

How:

  • Declare local rights-based ordinances (you can organize this today, in your town)

C. Goal: consensus based democracy

What: A democratic process that works for all, minorities have power and voice (rule by diversity).

How:

  • Free/equal prime time airtime w/major broadcast stations, as a permit condition , for all candidates on the ballot
  • Crowd source public policy decisions
  • Give the public a percentage of the votes on any decision, via the internet.
  • Voting days are holidays
  • All public financials downloadable in Excel format
  • We support the practice of using paper ballots throughout all elections with receipts
  • Consensu-based Democracy BW

E. Legal System, just and fair

  • Make rehabilitation, not punishment, the goal of the penal system

IDEALS and IDEAS and PRINCPLES

That may not be concrete goals for the "roadmap", but may be treated as principles, or very long term ideals that we can strive for.

  • Global Peace


We can do ACTIONS NEXT. Let's keep this list to GOALS?



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