The Resist Movement

Changing the political status quo won’t be easy. Better to start today than leave it to another generation.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We are a grassroots movement which aims to empower communities and workers through democratic, practical and political means. We will develop activities that build trust, capacity and skills, to promote industrial democracy and reduce inequality, eradicate poverty and improve the quality of daily life for all, around essential and innovative environmental policies. As an anti-imperialist and internationalist movement, we will work to build solidarity with progressive and liberation struggles around the world, and seek to unite communities, movements and organisations in the UK. By working together to raise aspirations and achieve practical solutions, we believe that anything is possible.

What we stand for!

1. HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: 

Publicly owned health and social care service, free at the point of delivery, including free dental and ophthalmic treatment. 

2. PUBLIC SERVICES: 

Reverse all previous privatisations of public services, including health, education services, prisons and utilities, to ensure they are properly resourced.

3. EDUCATION: 

Provide free cradle to grave access to education and write off outstanding student debts.

4. HOUSING: 

Build and acquire new council housing to address shortages and homelessness, applying stringent eco and space standards; regulate private sector housing; expand cooperative housing for sale and rent.  

5. ECONOMY: 

Utilise powers available to a currency-issuing nation to create a strong economy that works in the interests of the many, not the few; introduce a genuinely progressive tax system; introduce a job guarantee scheme; Standardise a four-day working week; raise the minimum wage to a genuine living wage; make trade union representation a right in all workplaces and repeal anti-trade union laws.

6. ACCESS TO JUSTICE:

Overhaul the Justice system to ensure legal equality through access to legal aid for all; focus on community rather than custodial sentences and prioritise rehabilitation rather than punishment; decriminalise substance misuse and treat it as a public health not a criminal justice issue.

7. COMPREHENSIVE GREEN NEW DEAL:

Invest in renewable technologies; insulate all residential and commercial premises to reduce the carbon footprint and end fuel poverty; introduce a climate change adaptation programme, including reforesting the uplands; end factory farming and increase sustainable arable food production.

8. NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMME FOR A SAFER AND PEACEFUL WORLD:

Scrap Trident programme; withdraw from NATO; use position as a permanent member of UN Security Council to promote peace and disarmament; demand a democratic UN; diversify arms industries into socially useful eco production. 

9. SOCIAL SECURITY:

Reduce state retirement age for men and women to 60; re-establish universal principle for social security entitlements; extend paid parental leave to 18 months.

10. CONSTITUTION:

Replace the Monarchy with a democratically elected head of state; scrap the House of Lords and remove all feudal privileges; decentralise power to local regions; ban paid lobbying; make elected representatives accountable through participatory democracy.

**All of our policies will be debated and passed by our members.  We are a democratic and member-led movement.