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The Solidarity Collective

Solidarity Collective | 25.11.2013 16:44 | Analysis | Education | Repression | Liverpool | London

Our first statement after forming on the 14th of November 2013

Statement Of Purpose

United we stand, divided we fall.

We are a group of activists worldwide with a broad range of perspectives and opinions. We have come together out of a desire for positive change, and in the spirit of cooperation and solidarity.

We recognise that not all activist groups can (or should!) agree on everything. However, we want to create a space where we can discover what goals we have in common and work together to achieve them. Further, to resolve differences that are creating unnecessary opposition between factions.

We wish to analyse our consolidated strengths and weaknesses respectfully, and pool our experiences and resources for greater effect. Together, we believe we can effect real change in society. If we can strengthen and create bonds with activist groups with common purposes; we can better focus on the challenges we face, without getting caught up in in-fighting.

We have been brought together in difficult circumstances, following what we believe to be attacks on freedom of speech, expression and association within wider activist networks. Our conduct is governed by total dedication to freedom of speech and equality of opportunity to be heard. We believe that suppression of freedom of speech reflects and maintains power inequalities in wider society.

We do not have all the answers, but are seeking truth through dignified conversation and debate. We reject dogma, and are suspicious of the way media and politicians portray what is going on in the world.

“When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.” Aeschylus

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