This is what, as I see it, as the people of the Left I participate in on a daily basis agree to on a daily basis, as the common values of the Left of today and of the Left we need for the future.
Those who are on the Left stand for full human equality, radical redistribution of wealth and decision-making powers, the end of poverty and exploitation in all forms, the end to repression in all forms, an immediate commitment to addressing the climate emergency, the end of repressive governments in all forms, the end of war, the end of nationalism and the lethal division of the world through artificial lines known as borders. We seek a world in which no nation is a superpower and no nation wishes to BE a superpower.
We seek a world where all share the say over the common decisions which affect us all, where all can count on their basic human, economic, social, and creative needs being met, where all live free of fear, free of pain, free of degradation, disrespect and abuse.
While we understand that some felt that the doctrine of "necessity" justified repressive, even brutal ends in times past, we recognize that those times ARE past, and that neither secret police, nor prisons, nor firing squads or nooses have any legitimate role to play in the future of the Left. We agree that no Left government or voluntary cooperative arrangement of the people should ever again be an institution which brings fear into the heart of anyone of good will. And we recognize that revolution can be defended without adopting the methods of the regimes the revolution overthrew.
The Left is about building the new world in the shell of the old, not turning this world into a shell for the sake of turning it into a shell.