Autonomy: We believe in the right of communities, both traditional and contemporary, to decide their own destiny. The fundamental basis of autonomy is food and water sovereignty and the free (re-)production of knowledge.
Knowledge and Technologies as a commons: We embrace the idea that all knowledge — from research papers to computer programs to genetic codes — is the fruit of a collaborative process and therefore cannot be privatized or appropriated by a few. We adhere to and defend the open source concept in all spheres of life.
Participatory Politics: We are convinced of the vital importance of creating political systems based on consensual, collective models of decision-making in all spheres of life, especially in resource creation and distribution.
Respect: Human relations must be based on mutual respect for all peoples and for the natural world. Respect for diversity in all its forms and manifestations – cultural, sexual, epistemological, pedagogical, philosophical, and spiritual – is central to nurturing respect and dignity.