We are committed to personal and collective transformation and empowerment: we believe sustainable change requires care of self, others and communities. We want to proactively practice different ways of relating with each other and we try to model our principles and vision through our working and organising processes. We strive to live our values and support others to do the same.
We believe we must proactively dismantle systems of oppression, in ourselves, our groups, our communities and the world. We stand in solidarity with people, groups and communities that struggle for racial, gender, economic, environmental, and disability justice; trans and queer liberation; anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism. We believe that strong and healthy movements for economic, gender, racial, social and environmental justice take time to understand how power and privilege operate within them and recognise how oppressions are wrapped up together and structure society. To make change happen we need to transform relationships of power by centralising and listening to the voices of marginalised and directly affected communities.
We encourage collaborative, non-hierarchical decision making, mutual aid and solidarity. We have found that conflict, when explored and addressed, can be a catalyst for personal and collective growth.
We believe that learning is a life-long process and we endeavor to question and develop our political analysis to be responsive to the realities we find ourselves in. We strive to facilitate empowering, experiential processes.
We believe that direct action can be a powerful way to affect change. Direct action is taking collective action to change our circumstances, build alternatives and liberate ourselves, our communities and our environment from injustice. We recognise the part that direct action has played in shifting power relations in the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice.