The New Associationist Movement (NAM) begins based upon a scrutiny of the historical experience of all socialist movements beginning in the 19th century. The program can be quite simply summarized in the following five articles. Inasmuch as one agrees with them, s/he can develop his/her acts dependent upon individual situations and creativities.
(1) NAM is an economic-ethical movement. In reference to Kant's term, we might say, "economic policy without ethics is blind, while ethical intervention without economic concerns is empty."
(2) NAM organizes a counter-act against capital and state. This is a transnational worker as consumer movement. This is practiced, figuratively speaking, within and without the capitalist economy. But, of course, it is impossible in the strict sense to stand outside the capitalist economy. The struggle without aims at organizing an association of non-capitalist production and consumption; the struggle within is centered on boycotting in the process of circulation (consumption).
(3) NAM is non-violent. It not only denies violent revolution, but also negates any use of state power by parliamentary means. This is because what NAM intends is an abolition of the capitalist currency economy-that which state power can never abolish-and also the abolition of state power itself.
(4) NAM's organization and movement themselves embody what it intends to realize. Namely, by way of introducing the lottery into the election process(I will explain this later), it prevents a bureaucratic fixation while at the same time guaranteeing a participatory democracy.
(5) NAM is a realistic movement that abolishes real contradictions; it is born out of realistically existing premises. In other words, it is a movement to overcome the social contradictions caused by the development of capitalism (that has reached the stage of information capitalism) by way of employing the social potencies produced by the same development.