A SEED EUROPE - Netherlands
Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Development Europe (A SEED) is against the exploitation of both people and nature. We believe the fundamental causes of ecological destruction and maldevelopment are patterns of domination and control. These stem from patriarchy, colonialism, scientific reductionism, imperialism and the more recent imposition of ruthless "free" market globalisation. This globalisation process is being driven by the increasing mobility of capital. Transnational corporations and their institutional aides such as the World Trade Organisation and international financial institutions concentrate global wealth and power by breaking into and destroying local markets and taking away local decision making. Vital tools towards these aims are: promoting grassroots organisation, education, mobilisation and non-violent direct action such that people are able to act for social and environmental justice from the local to global level.