A World to Win (AWTW) is a membership, group-structured, networked, democratic organisation.
AWTW’s strategic aims are:
- to work for a revolutionary transfer of political and economic power from the ruling élites and the global corporations, into the hands of the majority
- to work with others to build People’s Assemblies as an alternative to the current undemocratic state
- to extend democracy through co-operative forms of ownership and workplace control
- to advance the struggle for human rights to organise, strike, speak and act free from state surveillance and interference
- to campaign for social rights to affordable housing, free education, training, employment, pensions and free care in older age
- to ensure ecological sustainability and make meeting basic needs – not profit and speculation – shape production, consumption and lifestyles.
AWTW works to show how diverse movements point to the need for a struggle for power against capitalism. This is achieved by mass, co-ordinated action through a movement that has established a democratic, collaborative leadership which AWTW takes part in creating.
In so far as they are able, all members should:
- help campaign for, recruit and integrate new members
- commit to learning/self development
- carry out collectively agreed tasks
- participate in regular group meetings in person or via the internet
- take part in campaigns to expand the organisation
- pay an agreed regular subscription to help fund the organisation's work and campaigns.
We base ourselves on a group structure reflecting priorities and interests decided by all members. Members join one or more groups which operate under the principles of:
- responsibility and shared commitment
- openness, with the right of each member to express a point of view
- transparency, with all discussions and decisions available to all
- accountability, both to group members and the co-ordinating group
- flexibility, working with other organisations and experts
- access, giving all members equal rights and opportunities in decision making
- development, in both policy and campaigns as well as training and education
- internationalism, acknowledging in practice our struggle is world-wide in its scope.
Groups are accountable to the AWTW conference and the Co-ordinating Group for meeting agreed work programmes. Core groups include: ecology, arts & culture, communications, international, education and training and trade union. Proposals for other groups can be made by any member.
The Co-ordinating Group is made up of chairs and convenors of each group together with the secretariat. It will meet at least six times a year. All members of AWTW have the right to attend and speak at meetings of the Co-ordinating Group. The agenda and any documents are made available in advance and decisions circulated to all members.
The Co-ordinating Group will formulate AWTW’s overall strategy and be responsible for education and training. It will co-ordinate research, proposals, campaigns, policies and action across the separate Groups, deal with membership issues and communicate the organisation’s policies.
Elected by the annual AWTW conference, the Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. It is accountable as well as subordinate to the Co-ordinating Group. The secretariat is made up of: chair, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer and communications editor and may co-opt other members.