[Vredeslijst] Vredeslijst Verzamelmail, Volume 8, Nummer 5

Ali Jansen a.ja op planet.nl
Zo Jul 13 12:17:14 CEST 2014

  Graag de berichten ook in het Nederlands! Het kost me teveel moeite om 
het te lezen en dat is jammer.
gr. Ali Jansen

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>Onderwerpen van vandaag:
>    1. War Resisters' International Verklaring over Gaza
>       (vredesnieuws op vredesmedia.nl)
>    2. Verklaring WRI over Ukraione (vredesnieuws op vredesmedia.nl)
>Message: 1
>Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:22:13 +0200 (CEST)
>From: vredesnieuws op vredesmedia.nl
>To: vredeslijst op ddh.nl
>Subject: [Vredeslijst] War Resisters' International Verklaring over
>  Gaza
>Message-ID: <20140712162213.4C7D021129 op web.ddh.nl>
>War Resisters' International heeft dezer dagen in Kaapstad een 
>conferentie gehouden met over 200 deelnemers uit 60 landen, waaronder 
>33 Afrikaanse landen. Vredesbeweging PAIS, -de nederlandse sectie van 
>de WRI, één van de over 80 aangesloten organisatiesies-, was 
>vertegenwoordigd. De Assemblee van de WRI heeft onderstaande verklaring 
>uitgegeven met betrekking tot de actuele situatie in GAZA.
>WRI statement on the present Israeli assault on Gaza
>10 July 2014
>The Assembly of the War Resisters' International, gathered in the City 
>Hall of Cape Town, South Africa, strongly condemns the ongoing assault 
>by the Israeli military on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. War 
>Resisters' International considers all war a crime against humanity, 
>and we therefore call for the immediate end of hostilities, and in 
>particular the repeated aggression by the State of Israel against 
>As opponents of war, we also oppose the causes of war, and stand in 
>solidarity with oppressed people all over the world. We therefore call 
>for the end of the occupation of Palestine and--especially gathered at 
>the building from which Nelson Mandela made his first speech after 
>release from prison--we call for the end of all forms of Apartheid 
>Israel's apologists present its bombing of Gaza, yet again, as a form 
>of self-defence, or as a mere response to hostilities from the other 
>side. But we consider that this is, rather, a well-planned, precisely 
>timed, assault, undertaken on the back of the dead, wounded, and 
>traumatised civilians on both sides for clear political purposes.
>The recent truce agreement between the Fatah and Hamas raised the 
>possibility of a united Palestinian leadership as an adversary to 
>Israel in resistance and a potential partner for peace. We believe it 
>is this possibility that Israel is targeting with this assault, and 
>that it seized on an opportunity to do so presented by the murder, by 
>unknown assailants, of three young men from West Bank colonies. A media 
>campaign was launched around the murder, first presented as a 
>kidnapping, and this campaign provided the necessary pretext for a 
>concentrated attack on Hamas activists throughout the West Bank and for 
>breaking the terms of a relatively long-lasting truce agreement between 
>Israel and Hamas in Gaza. After violating the truce agreement, Israel 
>slowly escalated the bombings in the Gaza strip, until an all-out 
>assault could be carried out, seemingly justified by the rocket fire 
>from Gaza that Israel knowingly provoked.
>We firmly believe that the most just and effective way of resistance, 
>even to grave violence, is nonviolent resistance. Therefore, we choose 
>to support those Palestinians and Israelis, as well as international 
>activists, that undertake nonviolent resistance to the illegal 
>occupation of Palestine. We do not support armed violence, whoever uses 
>it, but we support the right of all oppressed people to struggle for 
>their liberation.
>We mourn all the dead and grief for all other victims of this conflict 
>on both sides. We call on the Israeli military and the government it 
>controls to immediately end this assault on Palestine and the 
>occupation that is its root cause.
>Pais-WRI Frank Feiner.
>Dit bericht wordt verspreid via het VredesNieuws-systeem.
>Message: 2
>Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:44:44 +0200 (CEST)
>From: vredesnieuws op vredesmedia.nl
>To: vredeslijst op ddh.nl
>Subject: [Vredeslijst] Verklaring WRI over Ukraione
>Message-ID: <20140712164444.EB0A12112A op web.ddh.nl>
>War Resisters' International, een netwerk van over 80 organisaties 
>waaronder de nederlandse Vredesbeweging PAIS heeft onderstaande 
>verklaring uitgegeven over Ukraine,
>War Resisters' International: Statement about Ucrain.
>War has returned to European soil, and it seems that Europeans are not 
>capable, or not willing, to apply the lessons they try to teach in 
>other parts of the planet. The European Union, a winner of the Nobel 
>Peace Prize, put Ukraine in an impossible position when it asked it to 
>choose between a political pact with the EU or a close economic 
>relationship with Russia. Ordinary people in Ukraine have some of the 
>lowest wages in the continent, and face one of the highest levels of 
>political and economic corruption, creating hopelessness among many of 
>them - hence the offer from the EU seemed to many like a golden 
>opportunity to take a first step out of the mire.
>The use of violence by both sides in the later stages of the Maidan 
>protests created a precedent, and served as a justification for the use 
>of violence in parts of Ukraine where many people disagree with the 
>country's new political course. Also, the presence of neo-nazis in the 
>new official Ukrainian politics, and the rise of the paramilitary units 
>connected with them, encouraged other Ukrainians - in areas where many 
>feel more attracted to and connected with Russia than with the EU - to 
>consider armed struggle a legitimate method of dealing with conflict.
>Russia didn't wait long to take possession of Crimea, justifying it as 
>the will of the people - despite having overlooked such considerations 
>in its own territories little more than a decade ago, when there was 
>brutal repression of secessionists. Similarly, the Ukrainian government 
>has used force against pro-secessionists. This demonstrates once again 
>that, for the states involved, the conflict is about territory rather 
>than about the lives of the inhabitants.
>In this conflict, we see that it's hard to distinguish between 
>civilians protesters, from whichever political perspective they come, 
>and members of paramilitary units who often mix with the unarmed 
>peaceful protesters. This encourages the tendency for civilians to 
>become military targets, as happened in Odessa and elsewhere.
>NATO did the only thing it knows: it started manoeuvres which looked 
>like a threat of war, and Russia did the same by grouping its forces on 
>the border with Ukraine. NATO's latest manoeuvres are actually planned 
>to take place inside Ukraine. The only winners of the continuing use of 
>arms in some contested areas of Ukraine will be the arms industry, 
>which is now lobbying for higher military spending in European 
>countries because of the "threat" of a larger conflict.And the new 
>Ukrainian president, who has received wide international legitimacy, 
>has his answer to the situation - more violence.
>We call for an immediate unconditional ceasefire by all sides involved 
>in the conflict.
>We call for NATO and Russia to stop threatening each other; to stop 
>moving troops around the area; and to stop the rhetoric about resuming 
>the arms race, about renewing nuclear weapons, and about the "star 
>wars" missile shield planned in Eastern Europe. And we condemn NATO's 
>expansion into new areas.
>We call for a stop to further militarisation of the region, which takes 
>the form of an increase in military conscription and the creation of 
>new military forces (official and otherwise).
>We call upon Ukrainians to resist the warfare nonviolently, to refuse 
>to participate in it, and - especially if they are mobilised by force, 
>by either regular or irregular armed forces - to express their 
>conscientious objection to the war.We condemn the unilateral change of 
>ownership of Crimea and call for such issues to be resolved calmly, 
>including by the use of accepted international legal processes, to 
>prevent creating new "frozen" conflicts.
>We call for immediate negotiations, with international mediation, and 
>involving all sides concerned, so as to find a solution that will 
>guarantee long-lasting peace in the region.
>We condemn the inclusion of fascist groups in the Ukrainian government, 
>thus breaching the EU's taboo on the presence of such groups in 
>EU-connected governments.
>We call for the media, from the West and from the East, to avoid the 
>spreading of military propaganda and rumours, and to focus on accurate 
>and professional reporting of events in Ukraine. In particular, they 
>should avoid encouraging polarisation, neither dismissing the whole 
>Ukrainian government as fascist nor characterising protesters in 
>southern and eastern Ukraine as Stalinist.
>War Resisters' International stands ready to offer whatever support it 
>can to all those who resist warfare by any nonviolent means, especially 
>to conscientious objectors and deserters. We remind all parties 
>involved that the right to conscientious objection is recognised by the 
>European Court of Human Rights, and that both Ukraine and Russia are 
>bound by its ruling.
>Statement adopted by the WRI Council, 11 July 2014.
>PAIS/WRI Frank Feiner
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