Statement ¡STOP THE WAR!"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gaza! World outrage! Israel cannot follow acting with complete impunity with the silence of Europe as accomplice. 

“Stop immediately the horrendous actions of the fanatic jihadist in Iraq and other countries”. 

“Stop the immense and bloody business of armament”. 

“Stop war, terror, inhuman conditions of life” It’s time of “We, the Peoples…”! 

Let’s join our voices and efforts to stop worldwide outrageos and morally intolerable confrontations, that render children and civilians victims of extreme and blind violence; to confront terror effectively; to immediately end the nuclear threat; to end a system that results in widening social inequalities, with unjust appropriation of common goods of Humanity and Earth, with such conditions of poverty that thousands of human beings die every day of hunger and deprivation; a world in which the environmental care is selfishly forgiven and irreversible damage can be caused to the quality of life in all the planet. 

Let us join in a global outrage asking to urgently redress the present governance at planetary scale, resulting in the rebirth of a United Nations System with the objectives so well enshrined in the Charter: “We, the peoples… have resolved to save the succeeding generations from the horror of the war”. We need to build and instill the culture of peace both individually and globally. In the meantime, as one immediate measure, a relevant group of women and men would have the popular support and that of some leaders in order to accurately put into practice actions of mediation for an all-sides-respected cease-fire and initiation of well directed and conclusive peace processes.  

They will start as well urgent endeavours to better share resources and start reducing the present social disparities; to adopt the most urgent initiatives concerning ecological conditions; to ensure the progressive building of a new governance guided by democratic and participatory principles, in order to make possible the transition from an economy based on speculation, production delocalization and war to a knowledge based economy for a human development, leading to a dignified life for all and taking fully into account the living conditions on Earth; moving from a secular culture of imposition, domination and violence to a culture of encounter, dialogue, conciliation, alliance, mutual respect and peace. 

From force to word: this is the real challenge of the twenty first century. 

“We, the peoples…” have been invisible throughout history, fearful, silent, isolated and marginalized. Now we can express ourselves freely. We can participate. We know the Earth as a whole. Every human being is able to think, to imagine, to create! The moment to invent the future and implement a new paradigm has arrived. A new era with world consciousness and world citizenship, with gender equality and vision of the future is before us. And “We, the peoples...” are resolved to take in our hands the reins of the common destiny. 

“We, the peoples…. We are all Gaza. We are all victims aggressed and we are all part of the population victims –in Iraq, Syria, Central Africa…. 

Join your voice and efforts... and the power of the very few will be, in a historical shift, the power of the very many! 

Federico Mayor President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace And Former Director General of UNESCO 

Riboberta Menchú Nobel Peace Prize Ambasador Anwarul Chowdhury Former under Secretary General and High Representative of U.N. 

Ivo Slaus Honorory President of the World Academy of Art and Science. 

Heitor Gurgulino President of the World Academy of Art and Science  

Gary Jacobs Chief Executive Officer of the World Academy of Arts and Science. 

Ernesto Samper Former president of Colombia 

Juan José Tamayo Director of the Chair of Theology and Science of the Religions. University Carlos III of Madrid. 

Ingeborg Breines Copresident of the International Peace Bureau. 

Roberto Savio Journalist and Founder of International Press Service. 

François de Bernard President of GERM 

Rustem Khairov

Clare Short. Member of the Advisory Committee of International Lawyers for Africa. Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Henning Zierok. President of Gesellschaft Kultur des Friedens, Tübingen

José Antonio Martín Pallín. Fiscal. Judge Emeritus of Supreme Court of Spain

Miguel Ángel Moratinos. Former Minister of Foreing Affairs and International Cooperation of Spain

Ismail Seralgelding. Director of the Alexandria Library. Egypt

José Ramón Cervera Grau. International Committee of Defense of Humanity

Baltasar Garzón. Former Judge. President of Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón

 Eduardo Galeano. Writer

Sofía Gandarias. Painter

Enrique Barón. Former President of European Parliament

Ricardo Díez Hotchleitner. President of Honor of the Club of Rome

Luis García Montero. Writer, poet.