International Simultaneous Policy Organization

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The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO) is a voluntary organization that promotes the ideas of Simultaneous Policy (SP). It was founded by British businessman, John Bunzl, towards the end of 1998.

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Description

The ISPO describes itself as "a growing association of citizens world-wide who aim to use their votes in a new, co-ordinated and effective way to drive all nations to co-operate in solving our planetary crisis". It believes that transnational citizen action is vital because "global markets and corporations so comprehensively overpower individual nations that no politician dares make the first move to solve global problems for fear of competitive disadvantage".

ISPO aims to overcomes this paralysis by bringing all nations to adopt in principle - and then to simultaneously implement - the Simultaneous Policy (SP), a range of democratically selected regulations to bring about economic justice, environmental security and peace around the world.

By adopting SP, ISPO's members pledge to vote in future elections for ANY political party or candidate - within reason - that also adopts SP. The ISPO argues that, as more and more citizens act in this way, politicians will adopt it too if they wish to remain in office. Its slogan is "Use Your Vote to†Take Back the World! Adopt the Simultaneous Policy."

Scope

The SP campaign is so far operating in the following countries around the world:


Further, there exists a growing number of SP partner organisations that support the democratic aims and principles of the Simultaneous Policy. These include the Canadian Action Party and the Global Justice Movement.

The Australian Federal Election of October 2004 saw 59 candidates pledge their support for SP and December 6th, 2004 saw Mike Hancock CBE become the third MP in the United Kingdom to pledge to implement the SP. He joins fellow Liberal Democrat Andrew George, the MP for St Ives and Labourís Anne Campbell, MP for Cambridge, in his support for SP.

See Also

Worldwide green parties

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