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A Manifesto for a Free and Equitable Future

Atlas is working toward a free and equitable future for this planet.  It strives to reach a bold new frontier for humankind, by creating a new harmonious society where differences make us stronger, instead of dividing us.

Atlas demands that individuals must be given an equal footing and the possibility to pursue their dreams throughout their lives while contributing to the overall prosperity of their community. One’s life must not be determined nor valued differently by the characteristics that human beings inherit at birth, whatever their gender, sex, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, health, nor by their geographical location, nationality, socio-economic backgrounds, but by their character, the power of their convictions, by their aspirations, ambitions, vows, and desires.

Atlas stands for the protection and promotion of freedoms and rights, including and not limited to freedom of speech, freedom of movement, political freedom, freedom to love, rights of privacy, rights of owning one’s digital identity and data, rights to express one’s sexuality and identity, rights to terminate an unwanted pregnancy or have autonomy over one’s own body, and the freedom to alleviate one from suffering and terminal illness. No construct or governance can justify that many cannot access some or most of these rights. 

The members of Atlas put the highest value in providing each human being with the tools needed to achieve one’s own path, without dogmatic rigidity but freedom of choice. Individuals must also have access to reliable and free information to ensure that all members of society can exercise their judgment. Only then can every person create a well-informed opinion on past and current issues, and as such fully grasp the future and the implications that today’s actions might have on it. 

Atlas believes that all individuals must have access to basic services, such as healthcare, education, and social safety nets. In an era in which wealth and material goods could satisfy all needs of living beings, Atlas rejects poverty and material deprivation. There is no justification for any person to have their basic needs unmet because of the flawed design of human societies. 

Atlas rejects the idea of separateness and borders and believes that civilized societies do not have to be organized in secluded territories that monopolize lands and resources,  furthering nationalistic discourses. In today’s modern and global world, for one not to be shaped by the location of their birth or to be unable to choose their way of living, the creation of a transnational, democratic federation to provide each human with the same political rights shall be advanced.

The members of Atlas vigorously support the preservation and enhancement of the environment, guided by the conviction that humans are a fundamental element of the natural ecosystem that governs animal and plant life. As such, Atlas wants to ensure that the impact of human societies on the environment is neither negative nor null, but positive. 

Atlas rebuts wars, conflicts, and acts of aggression, believing they are unnecessary endeavors that deprive society of much-needed resources and cause harm and suffering. While self-defense might be used when needed and the responsibility to protect from mass atrocities may require a limited utilization of military power, a priority must be to substantially decrease defense budgets and assign those resources to much-needed basic services. The abolition of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction must be enacted by all countries.

The members of Atlas put the highest value in the utilization of technology to ensure a level playing field in all human activities, being educational, medical, social, and other, for all individuals. Ethical technological advancement is a fundamental engine of societies, but its benefits cannot be selectively available when of relevance for the wellbeing of humans and other beings.

Only when these criteria are met can the Great Balance - the status that will bring the highest level of happiness to humankind -  be achieved. 

The members of Atlas take on the commitment to always seek progress, always question the known, and seek to discover the unknown. Members of Atlas commit to using technological advancement to better society and bring it to unprecedented heights. From traveling to space to advocating for exploration to be performed outside of current flawed human constructs, equity, freedom, and unity must be offered to other groups of beings encountered in the quest for new life, if ever successful.

 

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