Anticapitalist Alliance

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Anticapitalist Alliance
Forum: ACA Forums
Population: 140+ nations
Delegate: The Weegies
Founder: ParEcon
Info: NSEconomy RC XML

The Anticapitalist Alliance

The Anticapitalist Alliance (ACA) is one of the oldest and largest left-wing regions in the NationStates world, built on opposition to capitalism. It is anti-imperialist, opposed to class-division and sexism, and denounces all forms of exploitation and oppression, asserting a worldview based on the respect of differences and the autonomy of groups, individuals and peoples. Its objective is to globalize networks of resistance to capitalist rule, supporting a variety of governmental systems, as long as they respect fundamental human rights, anticapitalism and democratic governance. Some of its members form a strong presence in the International Fair Trade Agreement and the Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies

The ACA is an alliance region rather than a geographical one. Many of its members reside in the continents of Aperin and (latterly) Alçaera.

On 2 September 2004, the ACA joined the Red Liberty Alliance.

List of Elected UN Delegates:

The Weegies (Apr 06 - present)

Biotopia (Jan 06 - Mar 06)

Jan Palach (Dec 05 - Jan 06)

Tavast-Carelia (Oct 05 - Nov 05)

Ecopoeia (Jun 05 - Sep 05)

Kerla (Apr 05 - Jun 05)

Free Soviets (Feb 05 - Apr 05)

Hippietania (Dec 04 - Feb 05)

East Hackney (Aug 04 - Dec 04)

Free Soviets (Jun 04 - Jul 04)

Watfordshire (Apr 04 - May 04)

Xikuang (Dec 03 - Mar 04)

Free Socialism (Jun 03 - Nov 03)

Umpazumpazor (May 03)

Green Pete (Apr 03)

Celdonia (Feb 03 - Mar 03)

Horley (Dec 02 - Feb 03)

The Constitution of The Anticapitalist Alliance

I. Introduction

The Anticapitalist Alliance consists of countless peoples, communities, communes, regions and nations, with countless cultures and languages, diverse political labels and strategies, and with different social and economic systems.

We are diverse but united by a shared vision. Instead of an economic system based on profit, death, disease, pollution, oppression and authoritarian structures, we envision a system based on the needs of the people and environment, a system based on solidarity, equality and democracy. In our words - an anticapitalist system.

Together we are creating a world respectful of all people, in all our shared diversity

II. Political aims

  1. We are opposed to capitalism. We fundamentally reject a social and economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and exchange. We reject a system driven by an exploitative logic that sees human beings as human capital, ecosystems as natural resources, and culture as simply a commodity. We reject the idea that the world is only valuable in terms of profit, competition and efficiency.
  2. We denounce all forms of exploitation and oppression. We fundamentally reject a divisive social hierarchy based on racism, sexism, sectarianism, or any ism that interferes with the rights of individuals.
  3. We affirm a social and economic model respecting and promoting the good and the welfare of the people over the acquisition of capital, recognising that the good of the people is the end towards which industry is applied, not the pure pursuit of wealth. We affirm a social and economic system promoting the egalitarian distribution of wealth and committed to prosperity for all.
  4. We assert a worldview based on the respect of our differences and the autonomy of groups, individuals and peoples. Our objective is to globalize our networks of resistance to capitalist rule.
  5. Respecting a diversity of tactics and strategy, we support a variety of governmental systems, as long as they respect fundamental human rights, anticapitalism and democratic governance.
  6. We are autonomous, decentralized and non-hierarchical. We encourage the involvement in our Alliance of any state that accepts this statement of principles. We also encourage the participation of all member states in democratic discussions within the Alliance.

III. The Alliance and its members

  1. The Anticapitalist Alliance is a democracy. All power in the ACA stems from its members.
  2. The members of the ACA are represented in the UN through an elected UN Delegate.
  3. The UN Delegate is required to represent the will of the ACA majority in the placement of their UN vote. In the case of a tie the UN Delegate is required to abstain from voting.
  4. Should a majority of the members want to change, amend or otherwise profoundly alter this constitution, they must bring this before the Founder or UN Delegate, who in turn will arrange for a vote on the issue to be held. Minor issues, i.e. spelling, grammar, wording, etc., can be changed without a vote.

IV. Electing the UN Delegate

  1. The UN Delegate of the Anticapitalist Alliance is elected by the UN members of said alliance.
  2. The UN Delegate is elected for a period of no more than two months. Any UN member of the ACA can be elected UN Delegate, but for no more than two consecutive two-month terms at any one time.
  3. The process of electing a UN Delegate is initiated by the Founder or, if the Founder does not fulfil this duty, the current UN Delegate. A start and stop date for the election is set by the state (Founder or UN Delegate) initiating the process.
  4. When the election is initiated, all ACA members with more than ten endorsements must leave the region temporarily to "shed" endorsements. Twenty-four hours are usually enough to loose all endorsements.
  5. The Founder disables regional control for the UN Delegate during the election and acts temporarily as UN Delegate.
  6. During one week after the initiation of the election process, any UN member of the ACA can announce its candidacy for the position as UN Delegate. After this week, the actual election is held.
  7. The process by which a Delegate is elected is a straight vote, in the form of the placing of an endorsement with one (and only one) of the announced candidates, during the election period. To keep elections fair, all candidates are required to leave the region for a period of at least 24 hours in order to 'shed' endorsements previously received.
  8. Obviously, the collection by any one nation of many endorsements, where the nations are not candidates for delegacy, may complicate elections. To preserve the democratic structure of the Anticapitalist Alliance, we ask that member nations accumulate no more than ten endorsements. Only two are required before a nation may submit proposals to the UN.
  9. After the election has ended, the Founder announces which candidate has been elected, based on which attracted the greatest number of votes. All members of the ACA are encouraged to endorse the elected UN Delegate in order to maximise ACA influence in the UN and protect the alliance from hostile actions.
  10. Should a majority of the members of the ACA be in favour of replacing the UN Delegate outside the bimonthly elections, they can initiate new elections after announcing their will to do so to the Founder.
  11. The UN Delegate can not be elected through “endorsement trading”, meaning a process wherein a member of the ACA becomes UN Delegate through trading endorsements with other members of the ACA. Should a member of the ACA become UN Delegate through endorsement trading, that nation will be obliged to step down or be forced to leave the ACA.

V. The Founder

  1. The Founder is not eligible for being elected UN Delegate, except during the process wherein a new UN Delegate is elected, when the Founder temporarily has the role of UN Delegate.
  2. When the Founder acts as UN Delegate, the voting rules outlined in Chapter III applies.

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