I am not sure when this initiative began; as I only became aware of it last week I suspect it is new (and the web page appears to be incomplete):
We are an international movement of grassroots people for a new politics
Distributism is an international political movement that aims to distribute social, economic and political power from centralised states and markets to individuals, families and communities.
It is politics and economics as if people really matter. It is the politics that citizens around the world are yearning for in the 21st century.
Distributism rest on two key planks: a widespread distribution of property, economic ownership and power; and the primacy of the person and their relationships in civil society. It stands against the twin tyrannies of corporate capitalism and the managerial state.
To achieve these goals, we bring citizens together in a new generation of political groups and parties whose aim is not to capture power for its own sake but to distribute power as widely as possible throughout society. Here’s what we ask you to do:
- sign up as a participant (there is no cost).
- when we have 100 participants in each country, we will connect these 100 with each other through a national network. This network then takes initiatives as it see fit.
- we aim to develop a network of political parties in every country, sharing ideas and strategies for the distribution of social, economic and political power.
We welcome people of all faiths and none. Distributism has its roots in Catholic social
thought and has a holistic view of human development that is relevant to people from many
faith and intellectual traditions.
For more information see: http://www.civilsociety.org.au/distributism/index.htm