Less work for more people (without a reduction in the standard of living) is a priority in order to confront exclusion. Working differently in order to live better (by redefining the place work takes in our lives and by rethinking the work/leisure rhythm) means giving ourselves more time for others and for ourselves.
In order to protect the water, the air and the forests attacked by various forms of pollution, let's change the way we live and the way we act. Let's have clean production, long-lasting and recyclable products; let's deal with refuse and garbage at their source.
3. REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH
To finance public expenditure, protect the environment and guarantee social achievements we must oppose redundancies and allow more fair remuneration. A tax system that really tackles the causes and decreases the tax levied on work is needed.
4. NEW ENERGY SOURCES
France is one of the last countries to believe in nuclear power to produce its electricity. Result: every year, tonnes of radioactive waste that will remain dangerous for thousands of years! In ten years we could be out of this situation by developing new energy sources: wood, wind, the sun... and by making the economy of energy a national priority.
5. CONTROLLED LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS
If we want to break mafioso drug trafficking, drug addicts must no longer be seen as delinquents. The free distribution of syringes and heroin substitutes are effective solutions to slowing down the progression of AIDS and tackling prostitution and day-to-day insecurity.
Traffic jams, noise, air pollution, wasted time, wasted energy - that's what all cars give you. A pleasant town means more public transport and more space for pedestrians and two-wheeled transport.
In order to enable everyone to participate in decisions made and the way they are implemented, proportional representation must be introduced into all elections. The role played by Associations in public life must be reinforced, a local initiative referendum must be set up and foreign residents must be given the right to vote. A new constitution must call the presidential monarchy into question.
8. EQUALITY OF THE SEXES
For equality in public, professional and private life. Let us start by an equality law so that there will be as many female representatives in all levels of public life as there are male.
In all European countries: a global reduction in the working week, harmonization from the top of social protection systems, work rights and environmental rights. Let's get out of the Maastricht logic.
10. DEMOCRACY AND SOLIDARITY
Access to human dignity and peace must not be the privilege of wealthy countries. We must stop supporting authoritarian and corrupt regimes; cancel the third world debt; encourage disarmament. The I.M.F., the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (ex-GATT) must be placed under the control of a democratized U.N.
Source: Dominique Voynet's campaign committee (February 1995)