We believe that humanity has the capacity to organise societies and economies that are more equitable and just than that which we currently encounter. We find ourselves at odds with capitalism, the present organisation of society and current forms of political representation. As capitalism overcame that which preceded it, we assert that it is both desirable and possible for us to overcome capitalism and unjust forms of authority on which it replicates itself.
It is suggested that capitalism came to dominance via advocates and organisers who were active on an assemblage of intersecting terrains. These terrains have been identified as –
– Technological and organisational innovations that affect forms of production, exchange & consumption.
– Humanity’s relationship to nature.
– The social relations between people.
– Mental conceptions of the world, embracing different knowledges, cultural understandings & beliefs.
– Labour processes and production of specific goods and services.
– Institutional, legal and governmental engagement.
– Conduct of daily life and social reproduction.
To create a new world, one free from economic bondage and unjust authority, we believe it is necessary to devise and co-ordinate activity across these spheres. Often progressives will act upon one of these terrains alone at the expense of all others. If we are correct in identifying the terrains on which we must organise, we also recognise the magnitude of the task that lies before us. We are too small in our capacity to achieve our goals alone, so we invite all progressive people, interested in creating a socially just and equitable global human community, to co-ordinate their efforts through these lenses. To devise route maps, plans and activities to achieve a better present and future for all. To this end, In Thames Valley, we seek to establish a ‘community of reference’. A means by which like-minded groups and individuals can exchange ideas, develop each other’s understandings and coordinate their activity. In Thames Valley we see ourselves as a regional aggregator, a constellation around which various groups and individuals can come together to devise working groups for collective projects, expanding their capacity for success. We are open to experimentation with both our current formation and our content. We meet regularly along the Berks/Surrey border and invite people to contact us for more details of our adoption of the above frameworks by which we understand economic and social transition, as well as information regarding our current working groups and projects. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.’