Why do we need one? I recommend readers have a look at this website
and consider signing the petition there, and also reading the article
EUROPEAN REFERENDUM INITIATIVE
Petition for a Europe for the People – by the People
What does the "Europe for the People, by the People" constitution call for?
To read the full text of the constitution, click here.The focus of this unique document is the protection of the health and lives of European citizens from corporate interests whose multi-billion dollar profits derive from turning the human body into a marketplace. The common denominators of these interests, which primarily include the pharmaceutical industry and the GM (genetically modified) food industry, are patented products that serve the interests of giant investment groups at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people. The constitution therefore calls for the right to health; the right to life; the right to natural food; the right to a healthy environment; respect for human dignity and the protection of social values.
Why is there a need for this initiative?
Europe was supposed to be built on the memory of the past and on the fundamental principle of a Europe for the people, by the people. As things stand, however, this principle is ever more regularly being violated and the world has become increasingly resistant to the Auschwitz survivors' testimony about hunger and misery, about annihilating slave labor, about war and hatred, and other Nazi crimes.The debate over the Lisbon Treaty occurs at a time when the Auschwitz survivors are still giving their testimony as to the consequences of the disregard for human lives and the needs of people.
As is now documented on the Profit-Over-Life website, hundreds of thousands of men and women from across Europe imprisoned in concentration camps lost their lives as slave laborers during WWII in the name of corporate greed. Even more, tens of thousands of them lost their lives in pseudo-medical experiments conducted on prisoners in order to obtain patents for various drugs on behalf of the chemical cartel IG Farben, composed of Bayer, BASF, Hoechst and other companies. However, the historical successors to the IG Farben cartel continue to threaten the lives of millions today – yet by more subtle means.
The political stakeholders of the financial interest groups supporting the pharmaceutical industry, for example, such as George Bush and Nicolas Sarkozy, are now telling us to prepare for war and are openly discussingWWIII.
As such, if there was ever a time for European citizens to demand the right to health; the right to life; the right to natural food; the right to a healthy environment; respect for human dignity and the protection of social values – that time is now.
The organisers of this website have a simple Constitution to suggest, to serve as a blueprint defining fundamental human rights across Europe:
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CITIZENS OF EUROPE
The most fundamental human rights are the rights to health and life. These rights are not only threatened by military conflicts, but also by corporate interests and their increasing attempts to exploit the
human body and knowledge of it as their exclusive property and source of profits.
WE THEREFORE PROCLAIM AS INALIENABLE RIGHTS FOR EVERY EUROPEAN:
THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
Our health and our bodies are the most valuable goods we have. They must not be exploited as a marketplace for patented drugs or any other form of commercialization. The expansion of diseases as markets for drugs is unconstitutional.
Any healthcare system based on these principles and promoting them should be outlawed.
THE RIGHT TO LIFE
The genome of humans as the blueprint of life and the biological basis of our existence, belongs to all
mankind. Efforts to own this genetic code with the goal to re-build, sell and manipulate the human body
or parts of it for corporate gain is unconstitutional and therefore prohibited.
THE RIGHT TO NATURAL FOOD
The genetic information of all plants and the food that has been growing in our fields and gardens for
millennia belongs to all mankind. Manipulation and alteration of the genetic code of plants with the goal
of patenting them and creating global market monopolies bears the danger that our food supplies are
controlled by corporate interests. As with health and life, the monopolization of food leads to the control of entire societies.
SUCH ACTIVITY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
The reason why these fundamental human rights are not yet universally accepted and applied is the principle of patenting. Patents are the economic instrument of inflating returns on investments for entire
industries including those industries that directly affect human health and life.
LIFE MUST NOT BE PATENTED
In order to enforce this principle and protect the health and lives of this and future generations of
Europeans, patents in the fields of health, life and food are declared unconstitutional.
We call upon the CITIZENS of Europe who will read this proposed
CONSTITUTION OF THE CITIZENS OF EUROPE
to support it with their signatures.
THE IDEA OF EUROPE FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE
This proposed constitution serves as a blueprint defining fundamental human rights across Europe including the right to healthy environment, respect for human dignity and protection of social values.
We, are passing this call to the citizens of Europe. They have been the true guardians of remembrance preserving the historic memory across generations and will continue the relay of remembrance and relay of life.
SURVIVORS Together with THE GUARDIANS OF REMEMBRANCE
People and organisations across Europe are called upon to support this proposed Constitution: