Proclamation To all, who are still aware

that freedom and human rights

are genuine ideals of all Leftists


We are left­ists from var­i­ous polit­i­cal back­grounds, who allied to fight togeth­er for a demo­c­ra­t­ic future in free­dom and peace and to pre­serve fun­da­men­tal and human rights for all human beings. We have allied in the group Free Left, uni­fied by the rejec­tion of anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic mea­sures applied present­ly in Ger­many as well as glob­al­ly, which are jus­ti­fied as alleged virus con­trol in con­text of the new coro­na virus.

We are con­vinced that cap­i­tal­ist struc­tures, inor­di­nate illib­er­al action of gov­ern­ments and a left wing restrict­ed to sym­bol­ist and iden­ti­ty pol­i­tics can­not answer appro­pri­ate­ly to the glob­al prob­lems aris­ing and arisen in con­text of coro­na measures

such as

  • Glob­al increas­ing of hunger crises (also in Europe)
  • Mas­sive set­backs in fight­ing pover­ty, destruc­tion of soci­etal progress and glob­al pros­per­i­ty, as well as mass unemployment
  • Demol­ish­ment of achieve­ments con­cern­ing human rights or gen­der equal­i­ty, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the glob­al south
  • Accel­er­at­ed dig­i­tal­iza­tion with­out demo­c­ra­t­ic par­tic­i­pa­tion or con­sid­er­a­tion of its impacts on soci­ety, democ­ra­cy, and human beings (e.g., two-class society)
  • Forced dig­i­tal­iza­tion enhanc­ing gov­ern­ment con­trol and surveillance
  • Telemed­ical assis­tance, clos­ing of hos­pi­tals also dur­ing pan­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion, AI-based health care neglect­ing indi­vid­ual needs
  • Increas­ing­ly illib­er­al style of gov­ern­ment, men­ace of glob­al trans­for­ma­tion of democ­ra­cies into illib­er­al post-democracies
  • Con­tin­u­ing decrease of fun­da­men­tal and human rights
  • Destruc­tion of social bases and of infra­struc­ture, com­mon prop­er­ty, and autarky as well as the pri­va­ti­za­tion of impor­tant infra­struc­ture in the hands of few glob­al companies,
  • Con­cen­tra­tion of media in the hands of media groups, influ­ence of cor­po­ra­tions on journalism
  • Con­cen­tra­tion of wealth / fur­ther redis­tri­b­u­tion from bot­tom to top
  • Depen­dence on major cor­po­ra­tions regard­ing sustenance
  • Mas­sive divi­sion of soci­ety, nar­rowed opin­ion corridor
  • Impend­ing urban­iza­tion and forced rur­al exo­dus, thus casu­al­iza­tion of liv­ing conditions
  • Immi­nent war and riots
  • Demo­li­tion of eth­i­cal stan­dards in sci­ence, e.g.: tram­pling on Ruth Hubbard’s life­long strug­gle for eth­i­cal prin­ci­ples in human genet­ics and sci­ences; immi­nent uneth­i­cal prac­tices as in New Eugen­ics
  • Increase of domes­tic vio­lence, rape, abuse, psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­eases caused by lock­down and mea­sures: chil­dren, very old peo­ple and minori­ties suf­fer most
  • Increas­ing eco­log­i­cal menaces
  • Increas­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion of peo­ple with attest­ed and nec­es­sary waiv­er of manda­to­ry mask-wearing
  • Destruc­tion of art and cul­ture: the bur­den of mea­sures shifts to the pri­vate sphere

… and much more.

The sit­u­a­tion requires a strong polit­i­cal left wing to face the actu­al devel­op­ments and increas­ing prob­lems caused by coro­na measures.

What is the Free Left?

The Free Left focus­es on the clas­si­cal ide­al of the left wing and aims at a free and just soci­ety as well as at end­ing exploita­tion of humans by sup­pres­sive sys­tems. Since many left­ist par­ties, organ­i­sa­tions and groups have aban­doned these ideas and thus sup­port the exploit­ing sys­tem, our crit­ics aims also against them. It is time for a change from bot­tom to top.

Fur­ther we reject all bias dis­tor­tion and re-def­i­n­i­tions fram­ing any crit­i­cism against the rul­ing sys­tem, gov­ern­ment, cor­po­ra­tions, and oth­er élites as “anti­se­mit­ic”, “right-winged” or “con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries”. In this con­text, a large range of mass media has become socio-polit­i­cal accel­er­ants inhibit­ing demo­c­ra­t­ic process­es by con­t­a­m­i­nat­ing debates and mov­ing for­ward the divi­sion of soci­ety. Also, notions like “anti­semitism” or “right-winged” are emp­tied when the prob­lem of exist­ing and real anti­semitism is dis­tort­ed and belit­tled. This rather inhibits than helps the strug­gle against anti­se­mit­ic ideas.

Demo­c­ra­t­ic resis­tance against coro­na mea­sures is one of the biggest and most influ­en­tial move­ments from bot­tom to top in Ger­man his­to­ry after World War II. It absolute­ly agrees with tra­di­tion­al val­ues and aims of lib­er­al left­ist move­ments before 2020, such as grass-root democ­ra­cy and auton­o­my (despite sin­gu­lar instru­men­tal­iza­tion or copy­cats). We will not accept that reac­tionary and illib­er­al devel­op­ments could destroy all achieve­ments of ear­li­er resis­tance and free­dom movements.

Those parts of the left wing reject­ing this whole­sale, instead of dis­cussing com­pet­ing ideas, miss a his­tor­i­cal chance to make essen­tial demands for pub­lic wel­fare, to devel­op a vision for future coex­is­tence and to set bounds to illib­er­al devel­op­ments. To only react – instead of act­ing – means to betray all lib­er­al and left­ist ideals and will dri­ve the new move­ment towards the right wing (which is, obvi­ous­ly, the inten­tion of gov­ern­men­tal pro­pa­gan­da). We explic­it­ly reject that left­ist ideas should be deval­ued for ful­fill­ing cap­i­tal­ist aims instead of human­ist ideals by hedg­ing them with­in so-called stake­hold­er cap­i­tal­ism. High­light­ing this aspect is of vital sig­nif­i­cance to us.

The Free Left wants to ini­ti­ate a broad move­ment, organ­ised from bot­tom to top and decen­tralised. Suf­fused with gen­uine sol­i­dar­i­ty, it shall regen­er­ate the eman­ci­pa­to­ry movement.

The chal­lenges of the present and future can be faced only in a human­ist way and togeth­er with all human beings. Con­se­quent­ly, we need a Free Left with tra­di­tion­al left­ist pol­i­cy and sus­tain­able visions.

Our vision:

  1. Imme­di­ate glob­al restor­ing of all fun­da­men­tal and human rights. These are to be pre­served par­tic­u­lar­ly in con­text of actu­al devel­op­ments such as dig­i­tal­iza­tion, automa­tion and pro­ceed­ing achieve­ments in biotechnology.
  2. Com­plete trans­paren­cy of gov­ern­men­tal work and lead­ing organ­i­sa­tions, as well as putting them under demo­c­ra­t­ic con­trol, includ­ing com­mer­cial struc­tures in media, inter­net cor­po­ra­tions and social networks.
  3. Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sci­en­tif­ic inves­ti­ga­tion of the coro­na-virus-relat­ed events, encom­pass­ing cost-ben­e­fit-analy­sis, detec­tion of prof­i­teers, influ­encers (lob­by­ism) etc.
  4. Full and fair refund­ing and sup­port for all, that have been affect­ed by coro­na mea­sures. Prof­i­teers must make up for the damage.
  5. Fos­ter­ing an encom­pass­ing dis­cus­sion on how anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic act­ing can be pre­vent­ed in the future.
  6. Strength­en­ing the fun­da­men­tal right to infor­ma­tion­al self-deter­mi­na­tion, the right to anal­o­gous life, inti­ma­cy of thoughts and actions, as well as reject­ing con­trol by cor­po­ra­tions (e.g., Blockchain identities)
  7. Rein­forc­ing a health care sys­tem for the com­mon good: real pro­tec­tion of risk groups, pro­tec­tion, and health care for all, who need and want it. No manda­to­ry pro­tec­tion, no prof­it-seek­ing in health issues.
  8. Com­mu­niza­tion of impor­tant infra­struc­ture, to pre­vent profit-seeking.
  9. Vol­un­tary vac­ci­na­tion: encom­pass­ing infor­ma­tion, reli­able secu­ri­ty checks for new tech­nolo­gies, par­tic­u­lar­ly of such based on gene ther­a­py. Vac­ci­na­tion must be vol­un­tary under all cir­cum­stances – no social pres­sure or dis­ad­van­tages. Full lia­bil­i­ty of man­u­fac­tur­ers for pos­si­ble vac­cine injuries. No patents of inven­tion for tech­nolo­gies paid by taxpayers.
  10. Rein­force­ment of self-respon­si­ble, self-deter­mined and mature citizens.
  11. Pre­serv­ing autarchic struc­tures for a free soci­ety (e.g., cash money)
  12. Equal­i­ty and all rights for humans, who for com­pelling med­ical rea­sons can­not wear masks (urgent need for action!)
  13. Using new tech­nolo­gies to fos­ter free and self-deter­mined ways of life and true, vivid democracy


We invite you to join our fight for a truly just and free society.

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As Left­ists we regard the fol­low­ing val­ues and prin­ci­ples as non-negotiable:

  • All human beings are equal and have the same unalien­able fun­da­men­tal rights!
  • No dis­crim­i­na­tion due to social ori­gin, skin colour, reli­gion, sex, sex­u­al iden­ti­ty etc.!
  • Togeth­er we aim at a free, a just and demo­c­ra­t­ic soci­ety and at end­ing the exploita­tion of human beings by oth­er human beings!

For freedom and human rights!


The Free Left on 1 Jan­u­ary 2021