|Asunto:||[MESHIKO] LONDRES, 1-3-2003 / Otro Mundo en Accion|
|Fecha:||Martes, 4 de Marzo, 2003 04:22:59 (-0600)|
|Autor:||RedLUZ/LUXWeb <redluz @...............mx>
LONDRES, 1-3-2003 / Otro Mundo en Accion
From: carmen acevedo <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 13:30:02 +0100
Subject: [RedIbericaDeLuz] LONDRES, 1-3.Otro mundo en accion
Un nuevo mundo esta naciendo.
Amor en accion para impedir la guerra, para decir
que otro mundo es posible.Ese el gran mensaje de
la reunion que hubo en Londres el sabado dia 1
Un gran despertar colectivo en todos los paises
esta teniendo lugar y esto se plasma en todo tipo
de planes, resoluciones, acciones, desobediencia civil
"SI LA GUERRA ESTALLA PARAREMOS EL MUNDO."
se dijo en esta asamblea a la que asistieron representantes
de 24 paises con una fuerza enorme.
Es hora de que nos integremos los que hacemos un trabajo
espiritual. Ya lo he dicho muchas veces desde tiempo
necesitamos un brazo social, o integrarnos en las plataformas
ciudadanas que estan haciendo ya un trabajo porque lo que
nosotros podremos aportar cuando se abra la energia para
dar nuestro mensaje (que sera muy pronto) no lo puede hacer
nadie mas que nosotros que somos la semilla ,y para eso
tenemos que estar insertados, no podemos aparecer de la nada
La plataforma ciudadana en la que yo estoy trabajando en
Barcelona fijaros bien que no es poco AGRUPA A 220 ORGANIZACIONES
INCLUIDOS SINDICATOS,todos unidos para parar la guerra , para
crear otro mundo. Es muy emocionante. Ademas el funcionamiento
en concreto en Barcelona es extraordinario . Os animo a todos
Pronto se va a organizar una coordinacion a nivel nacional
Hay muchas acciones previstas en estas dos proximas semanas
Desde una huelga general para paralizar Europa, manifiestaciones
cadenas humanas (todos cogidos de la mano por la paz) etc.
trabajo en comites de barrios, foros sobre la violencia etccc
Os envio un resumen de la reunion de Londres,
Si alguien tiene tiempo para traducirlo , pues gracias,
Otra cosa para quien quiera acudir a las proximas asambleas
en Barcelona sera el proximo jueves dia 4 , 19,30h Mayor
de Gracia 130 , principal
(todos los jueves, pero se va a cambiar el local por otro mas
en madrid, dia 11 de Marzo ,19h,Instituto de Bachillerato
Cardenal Cisneros, c, Reyes n. 4, metro Plaza de Espana
Para los demas sitios, si alguien esta interesado en contactar
pronto tendre los datos. Podeis llamarme si quereis ya que
todo esta sucediendo muy rapido
Mi telefono el de siempre, 627-284144
UNA EXPLOSION DE AMOR EN ACCION, GOZO Y ABUNDANCIA NOS
INUNDE A TODA LA HUMANIDAD
* * * * * * * * * *
From: Paola Manduca <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "To coordinate the anti-war actions on February 15 on the
european level." <email@example.com>
Subject: [1502europe-coord] London 1/3
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:18:04 +0000
Dear comrades and friends, I attempted to summarize as much as i could,
that is for the first part of the meeting with some details.
Whoever wants to synthetically integrate, correct etc, this part please do
it. The second point in the agenda was taken and sombody else will make it
known as summary, and eventually we shall have a full detailed summary of
March 1 London
Coordination meeting of the international antiwar coalition
The attendance was 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus,
Costarica, Denmark, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Israeli, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain,
Sweden, Turkey, United states,
1- appreciation and comments on Feb 15
2- agenda of actions and dates
3- connections via web and mailing lists
In the first part of the meeting, chairing Chris Nineham and Paola Manduca,
the introductory speeches were delivered by Paul Mackney from the lecturers
trade union of UK and Linsday from STOP THE WAR UK. Respectively presenting
the extension of the trade unions connecting allover in the world and the
proposal for a people parliament, elected from local realities to confront
the actual parliament and with the moral authority to call for antiwar
actions which are deliberated on the basis of the civil society opposition
to the present and un-representative parliamentary positions in UK.
Followed Larry Holmes from ANSWER USA, illustrating the growth of the
antiwar movement in USA (dates marh 5, education stops, 8, women day, 15
walk on the White House mass march) and Raffaella Bolini, relating on the
growth of this European coordination from the European social forum, its
links with the social movements and the appointments and the civil
disobbedience in Italy (dates March 8 women against war and Camp Derby, 14
at Bagnoli NATO central Mediterranean command and diffuse actions of civil
These were followed by speakers from Greece, occupation of Athens
University, actions on march 15 in occasion of the EU ministers meeting in
France, devoting energies to a pro-Veto at UN campaign
Costarica, devoting energies both to the growth of the movement, and to the
presence of the opposition to war involving Iraqi people and therefore to
projects of people missions in Iraq (co-presenting a proposal with Austria
and other countries and open for adhesion*).
Spain, Madrid illustrating the large scope of the local coalition, with a
platform of culture against war and a referendum proposed against war.
Austria, illustrating the people mission in Iraq* and the links with south
America in the organization of this mission.
Turkey, announcing 100.000 people in march at the same moment of our
meeting in Istanbul and the pressure they are putting on thew parliament
(later we knew that presently at least the passage of USA troops was voted
Brazil, trough the voice of CUT, marking their presence in the opposition
against war, telling of the big demo in San Paolo on Feb 15 and the
participation to anti-globalization movement which involves issues behind
the opposition to military preventive war. There is the attention to
maintain this level of opposition to all the globalizing projects of USA
world-wide governance, including economic treaties (Alca) and the need to
continue the opposition on all grounds with marches (they will march on
march 15) and with all tools that may grant continuity to the work.
Italy, Cobas with the appeal to paralyze the society if war starts with a
general and generalized strike
Denmark, waging campaigns against their government supporting USA and
working at local level.
Norway, illustrating that the present situation shows the flaws of present
Spain. Barcellona, illustrating the civil opposition and marching on march
Israeli, asking to endorse the Cairo declaration as important passage of
the spreading of opposition to war and bridging islamic and occidental
worlds and the opposition to war and to the israeli occupation of
UK, 8 march, women marches locally, 12 march day for the people parliament,
21 march call for a day of industrial actions of opposition, debates, short
walk outs, leaflettings, a solidarity day of workers against war. The
organization of the protests for the "day after" war starts will be a
deterrent for the UK government. English contradiction between imperialist
and democratic tradition has to be exploited.
Mexico, asking for a world coordination of anti-war actions with the
characteristic of being inclusive, public and operative in decision taking
and therefore with moral authority for symbolic and mass actions. Call for
march 15 and propose to elect delegates with the aim of establishing a
dialogue with international institutions. In the anti-war mouvemnt other
agendas have to be taken in, agendas against the economic and political
implications of war.
Poland has a wide coalition of forces inclusive of civil society and work
in spreading the opposition, protests on the feb 15 at USA embassy in
Warsaw and in fronty of the city halls throughout Poland. Call for marches
on march 15 and may 1.
Greece, TUC presents a call for a 24 hr strike for march 21 which will be
presented to all EU trade unions in the next encounter. Will participate to
the mass demo if war starts.
Germany, opposing the Awacks to Turkey contribution of Germany to war with
demo at the military basis and monday's testimony.
Belgium, opposing the government in war support, mass march march 15 and
UK, antiwar mouvement is also against racism
Turkey, the switch off the lights at 8 pm all over the world, to signal
opposition has become a glittering in Instanbul. Propose a general strike
for march 14 and mass march on march 15.
Spain , barcellona. General civil disobbedience day on march 5, mass march
on march 15.
Belgium, march 6 in bruxelles for presentation of a peace agenda, march 15
mass march, march 21 workers opposition day.
Spain, proposing boicott of Israeli and USA goods, proposing civil brigades
to Iraq. Preventive war to war also by general strike before the war
Sweden, 3 minutes of silence every day
Netherlands, mass demo on march 22 and 23, no collaboration from national
trade unions. Will have a media advertisement against war.
Italy, boicot USA products, boicot Bushness on a list of corporate
During this section it was apparent that, on the urgency of continuing
opposition to war, commonly felt allover in the planet, each country has
set dates which were taken up according to the local possibilities and
judgment and that took account of the events related to war in which each
country has already been involved.
One example for all, stain-stopping in Italy and Germany actions at
military bases prompted by the mobilization of war-related appliances from
USA and/or NATO military bases in these countries have been occurring these
past week and elicited the organization efforts of the people and a diffuse
activity, while Turkey spent its energies in organizing the mass demo
ongoing on march 1, in concomitance with the vote of the parliament on the
issue of letting USA utilize Turkey as a passage for its army and
What also appeared was the concordance in the motivations and in the ways
actions have been taken up in different setting, nonetheless was not
possible to identify one universally common day of action for mass
mobilization or only one strategic date in the next 3 weeks.
Therefore the appointments which were globally endorsed as occurring at
the some time are a local mobilization (including the idea of attempting to
stop the daily life even if for a short time with walk outs from work,
wherever possible) on the "day after" if the war will start and of a
national mobilization the following saturday in the national capital city
in all the world.
The final document :
Statement issued by the London Meeting of the international coordination
March 1st 2003
Following the unprecedented success of the global anti war day on February
15 we announce a massive escalation of action in the next weeks to try to
prevent war. We believe a war on Iraq is wrong whether it has the backing
of the United Nations or not.
There will be direct action at military installations and to stop military
transport, mass pressure on parliamentary and United Nations
representatives, student strikes and occupations, workplace industrial
action, the establishment of peoples' assemblies and popular consultations
Every day now is crucial in the campaign to stop war.
In many countries there will be mass demonstrations on International
Women's Day March 8.
In many countries there will be demonstrations, protests and mass civil
disobedience on March 15 in solidarity with the 'Converge on the White
House' demonstration in Washington.
March 21st will be wherever possible a day of workplace solidarity against
war. This will involve workplace assemblies and various forms of industrial
action. In some countries national strike action against war is being
already being planned on this day.
We call on trade unions everywhere to support and promote action against
war on March 21st.
We put the warmongers on notice that if they ignore world opinion and
launch a new attack on Iraq there will be a tidal wave of resistance.
On the day of an attack we call for mass protests in the centre of every
town and city in the world.
The following Saturday we call for mass demonstrations in every capital
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Iraq in urging everyone,
everywhere to play their part in trying to stop this insane war.
* WAGING CIVIL SOCIETY
A Peace Proposal for the People of Iraq
Considering the imminence of a war whos desasterous results nobody can
predict and deeply moved by the gravity of the poltical and military
tensions around the world the social movements and human rights
organisations who met during the last World Social Forum in Porto Alegre
have decided to follow the call of the European Social Forum in Florence
to work for a general mobilisation of all peace loving activists throughout
the world. Joining these efforts of thousands of social and humanitarian
networks in Europe, North- and South America, Asia and Northern Africa
millions of people have gathered on february 15th, 2003, in the streets and
central places of the major cities around the world, to express their
protest against the ongoing war mongering by the governments of the United
States and Great Britain with a common claim: STOP THE WAR AGAINST THE
PEOPLE OF IRAQ!
Following this call thousands of anti-war activists prepared themselves to
protect the people of Iraq (already slain by the consequences of the Golf
War in 1991, the embargo and a long and enduring dictatorship) against the
immediate threat by weapons of mass destruction launched from the military
bases of the United States of America and its allies.
At the same time when these so called “human-shields-activists" are taking
positions in Iraq to show their solidarity with the people of Iraq, a
delegation formed by the social and humanitarian networks of different
Social Forums around the world is going to visit - from the 7th to the 16th
of march 2003 - several regions of Iraq. The delegation is going to
discuss with representatives of local, regional and national civil
societies, political parties, religious associations etc. as well as
regional and national governmental organisations a PEACE PROPOSAL which
consists of the following five points:
1) All parties and governmental (civil or military) institutions involved
in conflicts in and against Iraq will abstain from any form of military
action that could lead to the loss of human lives and ecological desasters
- supporting in this way the common efforts of the social movements and
humanitarian networks around the world to stop the war against Iraq.
2) They will join forces with the worldwide anti-war-movements in the
claim to the Security Council of the United Nations to lift immediatly the
embargo against Iraq which has caused and deepened in the past the
suffering of the civilian population without changing substantially the
power-relations within the country.
3) The governmental and non governmental organisations who sign this
proposal not only accept to obey the principles of Human Rights as they are
disposed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the UN; they will
also allow and support independent observers of social and humanitarian
networks from different countries around the world to verify the
fullfillment of these dispositions.
4) The governmental and non governmantal organisations of Iraq accept
wholeheartedly the right of any people and cultural or religous community
for self-determination within the boundaries of regional autonomies like
the one which has been granted to the Kurdish population. This implies the
creation of a truely multicultural and plurinational federal State.
5) All parties, governments and civil or military entities in and around
the Iraq accept in an obligatory way the Right for Mediation as the only
legitimate way to solve their conflicts. Together with the
anti-war-movements around the world they raise their claim to the
International Community to establish this Right for Mediation also as a
substantial principle of international relations which should be applied
immediatly in order to stop the war against Iraq.
A PEACFUL WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
Vienna, february 20th, 2003
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