We originally produced a pamphlet called Working Towards a People’s Land Policy. We distributed thousands of copies and held a series of workshops and seminars which brought forth a wealth of views, ideas, and inspiration from a wide variety of people.
The result of this process is this Manifesto. Trawling through all the material we have gathered over several years, we have brought together the key ideas that emerged, ones that resonated with many people and could inspire and motivate an embryonic movement for land justice.
This document is a contribution to the development of a campaigning manifesto. It will be developed through feedback and discussion as part of a grass roots land justice movement, embedded in the community and the struggle of ordinary people for a better world. In addition, much more work needs to be done on the practicalities of translating general ideas into actual changes on the ground.
It is through acting together in struggle that we formulate and develop ideas and begin to take the first steps towards the systemic change we need. This manifesto is one of those steps.