Article IV – Collective Self-Defense and Security and Keeping of the Peace
Article 4.A – Collective Self-Defense both nonviolent and armed
Each city will be required to provide for two forms of collective self-defense: training in public school from Middle School age onward in nonviolent collective resistance, and membership of all citizens in an armed and trained militia.
The citizens will themselves establish and provide for the safety and security of their neighborhoods on the basis of their membership in militia units. Where cities and townships decide to delegate this collective security function to police, no individual may serve as a police officer in any capacity for a period of greater than 5 years. A rotation system similar to jury duty is advised and many variations on such a system are possible.
4.B – Penalties for violations of persons, rules or laws – instead of prisons
(self-governed rehabilitation center in Bolivia)
Any citizen or visiting person found by a jury trial to have committed a violent act or other serious violation of the laws or rules of the city will be provided with a choice: they may choose either 1) expulsion from the city to another city that has been found by the city agencies to be willing to accept them as a newly arriving resident and may not return to the city whose rules they violated for a time determined by the juries of that city, or 2) to opt out of city or township citizenship altogether with all the consequences that entails or 3) to go to a rehabilitation collective in which those from various cities in the same region found to have violated laws in some serious way together manage their existence, work and subsistence and where they will have the same access to local monies (in this case of the rehabilitation collective acting as a township) and global money but where their citizenship will be that of the rehabilitation collective for a period agreed upon by the members of the rehabilitation collective (acting through randomly selected members in a governing council) and the city that has found the person in violation. After that period is over the city or township may decide if they are willing to accept the person in question back as a newly arrived resident or not, but that person is otherwise free to move as a new resident where they like subject only to the available places for newly arrived residents/prospective citizens in a given city or township. No other stigma or record or limitation is otherwise attached to that person.
4.C. – The Death Penalty Abolished Worldwide
No penalty of death may under any circumstances be provided for or practiced by any city or township, nor by any other public authority or organization. Any city, township, region, or organization or community found to have practiced or to be about to impose the death penalty for any reason will be subject to a universal boycott by all cities and townships on their goods, services, travel by their citizens and should such practice continue may be considered by all other cities to be in a state of war with all other cities, the cities in its region being the first to be obligated to unite to conduct such a war, as always in cases of violations of human members of a city or township to be able to call on all other cities and townships for that aid that is required to quickly, effectively and with as little loss of life as possible end the war and bring the injustices that required it to an end.
4.D. – The Crime of Slavery and of Forced Labor and Trafficking, including Debt
The crimes of enslaving others, trafficking in persons, physical imprisonment of another, kidnapping or the use of violence or threats of violence to another, abuse of minors or disabled persons for one’s own use, pleasure, sense of power or exploitation of the other however fall under another category from other crimes. For even murder, horrible as it is, is a crime committed against another individual and the city and community of which they are part. But enslavement and these related practices threaten human freedom as such.
Therefore those found to have been guilty of engaging in such practices will first have their case re-heard by a jury at the Regional level and upon that hearing they may appeal to a Global jury. Should that jury find in their favor, they will nevertheless be required to spend a period of time under the penalty system outlined above as determined by the city involved and the rehabilitation collective. But should it not find in their favor they will be expelled from all cities globally as a global opt out, no longer eligible for citizenship in any city or township anywhere.
For purposes of this article, the taking on of debt by any individual, city, township, organization, enterprise or cooperative, or the granting of credit and therefore the imposition of debt on another individual, city, township, organization, enterprise, or cooperative or association, shall be construed to be an act of enslavement and the penalties herein described shall apply.
4.E. – Collective and Universal Self-Defense against Aggressors
(Minoan Crete - advanced cities without walls or fear of war or invasion).
Any city or township that invades or attacks another city, township or region with its militia or other organized violent force will be considered to be in a state of war with all of the cities and townships in the region who under the coordination of the Council of Cities and Townships and led by delegated leaders will engage in collective defense of the attacked city or region and will place the city and citizens found to be in violation of the peace in a sponsorship in which its self-government will be for a time to be determined subject to approval by delegates of the cities that provided a collective defense. Any individuals found to have committed war crimes on behalf of the aggression or responsible for the deaths of residents of the attacked city or region will be subject to the same penalties as apply to enslavement.
4.F. – Punishment of war crimes to apply to both sides in all cases
A body of the Global Council will also undertake an investigation to determine if any members or groups of the cities engaging in collective defense likewise are responsible for wrongful deaths beyond those necessary for the defense of the attacked city or region and these too will be subject to the same penalties as those of the aggressor city.
4.G. – In case of Oppression or Denial of Freedoms or Exploitation
Any city or township that engages in violations of personal safety, security or freedom of some of its residents or citizens, or of those of another, engages in exploitation in its business or political dealings with another, is found to have abused the ecological resources that are in use by other cities and townships, or in some other way is found to violate basic norms and values will be faced with a general boycott of its goods and services, a refusal of the global financial agency to distribute global funds (it will still be basically self-sufficient for its citizens’ needs locally and have its own currency but can’t participate in the global economic activity) and a travel ban on its citizens.