Proposals to all political parties

Friday, October 9, 2015

In March 2014, I wrote a series of proposals at global, regional and national levels. 

I reaffirm, today, these proposals with some modifications because I consider that, especially when it concerns to potentially irreversible processes -such as environmental, social upheavals that produce large flows of emigration- the adoption of these measures cannot be postponed. 

  • At World level:
  1. Reduce quickly the risk of points of no return in potentially irreversible, especially social and environmental, processes. Intergenerational responsibility is essential to convene an extraordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly in order, considering the planetary emergency we are facing, to adopt appropriate measures, while a "road map" is decided for the United Nations System reform in-depth. ( 
  2. United Nations Reform: a General Assembly with 50% of representatives of States, another 50% of institutions of civil society, as well as three Executive Councils -Security for conflicts and disasters; Socioeconomic; and Environmental for health and environmental issues, without veto but weighted voting with the participation and representation that provide the moral and practical authority that is essential right now. 
  3. Dissolution of plutocratic groups and reinstatement (establishment) of an effective multilateral system. The substitution of a democratic multilateralism by plutocratic groups of 6, 7, 8... countries (G.6, G.7, G.8...G.20) has been, as foreseeable, a real upheaval, leading to a systemic crisis without precedents. “We, the peoples...” should claim now that we can, with a great world outcry, for their immediate dissolution and the reestablishment of the multilateralism. 
  4. Finish the death throes of the systemic crisis promoted by the Republican Party of the United States, that replaced democratic principles (justice, equality, freedom, solidarity) by market laws, and multilateralism by plutocratic groups whose resonant failure in replacing the United Nations is obvious. The urgent assistance for sustainable human development is a priority, in order to shelter them at the moment and then prevent the large flows of migrants aiming a better situation in more prosperous countries than their of origin where they are starving. I never tire of repeating that every day die from hunger more than 20,000 persons, most of them children from 1-5 years, while 3 billion dollars are invested in military and weapon expenditures. "Disarmament for development" is one of the great solutions that big producers of weapons oppose as well as the hegemonic ambitions of certain countries or parties. It would be a reasonable solution as it does not decrease security and a dignified life for all in their own countries would be obtained. 
  5. Nuclear disarmament is very urgent and a popular mobilization should be encouraged in the cyberspace to end this terrible "sword of Damocles". 
  6. Finish the mafia traffic at supra-national scale: trafficking of arms, drugs, persons... Regulation of drug trafficking and consumption, whose high price lacks of deterrence effect, hereafter considered, as it happens with alcohol and tobacco, a health problem and not a security one. 
  7. Restructuring of economic systems with the establishment of appropriate global regulatory mechanisms, the immediate disappearance of tax havens, without exception, and the transition from an economy of speculation, production delocalization and war to an economy of world sustainable development that allows ending exploitation, social upheaval, extreme poverty, starvation... that today endangers the dignity of the human condition as a whole.
  8. Promote the proper and expeditious functioning of the “regional associations” as the European Union, the CELAC, OAU... thus facilitating global governance. 
  • At European Level: 
  1. Reform of the EU treaties, strengthening the economic and political union that not preceded the monetary union. 
  2. If at elections to the European Parliament, the voting population of each country does not vote more than 60%, parliamentarians should not be appointed… 
  3. Political, economic and fiscal federation
  4. Autonomy in regard to security, replacing NATO, whose validity after the Warsaw Pact disappearance is unjustified and cost disproportionate amounts of money to Europe, and stop buying war material belonging indeed to past wars. 
  5. Balanced industrial relocation. 
  6. Incentives for R+D+i
  7. Reasonable prorogation of due dates for deficit reduction and regulation of financial flows
  8. Democratic principles restoration in order to guide the Union attitudes according the cultural, ethnic, ideological and religious pluralism based on peaceful coexistence, placing social justice at the core of communitarian policy, always safeguarding the means for education, knowledge and health and, through incentives, work for all, aware of the new nature, thereof, as a result of delocalization, automation, robotics and new technologies of information and communication. (See the project "Universal Declaration on Democracy," which already has the support of highly recognized persons - 
  • At Spanish level: 
  1. Electoral Law Reform should not be postponed for not keeping the current situation which is causing a precariousness feeling of the Spaniards will. 
  2. Constitution Reform (especially Chapter 8) establishing a Federal System and allowing a considerable autonomy. The Constitution must not only be calmly updated but to appear as a solution and not as a problem, as the Magna Carta of a State where all Spaniards are welcomed with a great capacity for self-governance and common well-established and generally accepted principles. 
  3. Independence of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers, establishing the necessary correcting mechanisms that allow ensuring the role of minorities and civil society with clear democratic behavior, particularly in case of absolute parliamentary majority. 
  4. Promotion and defence of education, health and R+D+i as supra-political parties’ issues on which cuts are occurring with inacceptable consequences, contrary to the life quality of equal human dignity. 
  5. Adequate relocalization of the foreign production
  6. Put into practice a great project of tourism and residence after retirement to and in Spain, taking advantage of longevity and the incomparable human, cultural, climatological, natural, gastronomic features.... of the Peninsula and its two archipelagos. 
  7. Promotion of renewable energies. 
  8. Fast and strict measures that penalize the lack of fiscal solidarity and evasion
  9. Initiatives for free lance work and SME’s. 
  10. Commitment to put into practice the Law on Historical Memory, and to set up the “Truth Commission”
  11. Greater mobilization of Spanish "bridge-capacity" for its extraordinary background with Africa, the Arab countries and, of course, Latin America.