Any and all initiatives towards all attitudes/behaviours/acts/orientations/steering/catalysing that will obstruct collective creation, weaken the will to produce/create of the collective members or steer them to retreat, main the collective stance/solidarity, attempt to twist the principle of equality and rumple human dignity or towards obstructing the action opportunities by using the collective’s ethical/intellectual sensitivities/attitudes or establishing authority are problematised, questioned and subjected to sanction regardless of the duties undertaken and the identity of the person in charge. Operating the collective-internal anti-hierarchical/anti-authoritarian mechanisms and inspecting their operation is the responsibility of all collective members.
Duende takes strict stand against discrimination, abuse, exploitation and mobbing. Whatever form a discriminative act takes, it may never be tolerated excused, and no power relation to produce such resignation to such actions may be allowed. Those who take a stance against discrimination may under no form be subjected to a concern of retaliation. Regarding a person who brings up to the agenda/communicates with good intentions the possibility of an ethics violation, no sanction may be implemented due to such action and the person may not be reprimanded for such course of action. All kinds of actions/discourses be they sexist/heterosexist emerging upon the grounds of sex, emotional/sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression or racist/fascist emerging upon the grounds of immigration/citizenship statuses are subject to sanctions. Those who commit such discourses/actions are disclosed to the public and excluded from the collective. Furthermore, any and all discriminative discourses/actions based on race, ethnicity, class, physical or mental disability, age, civil status and parental status, religion, pregnancy, medical conditions and other personal/social characteristics are problematised and are subject to sanctions. For the resolution of the collective-internal problems, collective-internal processes that may enable them to establish dialogue and resolve their issues in accompaniment of impartial moderators are implemented, with the consent of the parties and as a first step. It is essential that such processes are commenced and completed within a reasonable period.