1. For the earth to live, capitalism must end
Global warming, environmental racism polluting our neighborhoods, acidified and depleted oceans, fracking, critical drought, plastics choking the seas, nuclear weapons and waste, it is clear that capitalism and production for profit are destroying the planet and threatening all life. Using truly sustainable energy and seizing the oil and coal companies to stop fossil fuel pollution, are urgent steps needed to reverse climate change. Ultimately, only the socialist reorganization of society can assure the future of the people and the planet.
2. Make a job a Constitutional right
Tens of millions are jobless and under-employed because the capitalists control employment. A decent-paying job must be a legal, guaranteed right. The minimum wage should be raised to $20 per hour and a living income must be guaranteed for those who cannot work.
3. Make free health care, free education & affordable housing Constitutional rights
These are essentials of life and should not be run for profit. Create a completely free and public healthcare system. Make education free—cancel all student debt. Fully fund rebuilding of the infrastructure in transport, water and utility systems. Stop all foreclosures and evictions—end all mortgage interest payments to the banks.
4. Shut down all U.S. military bases around the world—bring all the troops, planes & ships home
U.S. foreign policy uses the pretext of national security to enforce the imperialist interests of the biggest banks and corporations. That is what is behind the endless wars and occupations. Use the $1 trillion military budget instead to provide for people’s needs here and around the world. Abolish nuclear weapons. Stop U.S. aid to Israel. End the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Independence for Puerto Rico.
5. Stop racist police brutality and mass incarceration
More than 2.2 million people are behind bars in the largest prison complex in the world. End mass incarceration of oppressed and all working class people -- the real crime. Fully prosecute all acts of police brutality and violence. Honor Native treaties. Free Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners.
6. Defend our unions
Support the right of all workers to have a union. Fight back against the attacks on collective bargaining. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. In the spirit of the Fight for 15 and low-wage worker organizing, rebuild a fighting—and striking—labor movement.
7. Equality for women and free, safe, legal abortion on demand
Stop the attack on women’s reproductive rights and defend Roe v. Wade. Women must have the fundamental right to choose & control their own bodies. Women still earn 22 percent less than men, and the gap is even more severe for Black and Latina women. Close the wage gap and end the gender division of labor.
8. Full rights for all immigrants
Abolish all anti-immigrant laws. Stop the raids and deportations. The government’s war on immigrants must end. The border wall must be dismantled.
9. Full federal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people
Fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination and violence. Full federal equality in all matters governed by civil law.
10. Seize the banks—Jail Wall Street criminals
The banks’ vast wealth came from the people’s labor and tax-dollar bailout. Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime, rewarding greed and fraud with obscene bonuses. These billionaires looted and destroyed the economy. It is time to seize their assets and use those resources in the interests of the vast majority. Power must be taken out of the hands of the super rich, and the Wall Street criminals must be held accountable.