An Urgent Call for a Multipolar Coalition (January 2016)

An Urgent Call for a Multipolar Coalition

Our world stands at a critical and dangerous juncture. The destructive policy of unilateral military intervention and illegal regime change promoted and practiced by the United States, its allies and the media has led to the possibility of a military confrontation between major world powers and nuclear-armed nations that could trigger a new World War.

The time has come to counter this grave threat to humanity. Respect must be restored to the principles of sovereignty, self-determination and non-interventionism – and the adherence to international law must be paramount.

This is an urgent call to all nations, organizations, movements and individuals worldwide, to join together in forming a coalition that seeks to avert disaster by strengthening Multipolar cooperation, peaceful diplomacy and international law, while categorically rejecting interventionism and unilateral aggression.

Do we want a Unipolar world in which Western wars dictate the world’s fate, or a Multipolar world where sovereign countries work towards an environment of peace, cooperation and mutual respect? It is clear that WE, the global majority, choose the latter.

Join us in signing, sponsoring and/or widely disseminating this declaration and all like-­minded efforts.

“NO to War, YES to a Multipolar World!“ 

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Heinrich Buecker, Berlin, Deutschland Coop Anti-War Cafe
Albert Leger, Berlin, Germany
Brian Willson, Vietnam veteran, peace activist, USA
Laura von Wimmersperg, Moderatorin der Berliner Friedenskoordination
David Swanson, author, anti-war activist, USA
Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman, Green Party presidential candidate 2008, Atlanta, USA
Alfred L. Marder, New Haven, Connecticut, President, US Peace Council
David  & Jan Hartsough, Peaceworker, San Francisco, California USA
Leah Bolger, Veteran and anti-war activist,  Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.
Werner Lutz, initiator, 2000 Artists against the Political Right, Germany
Alexander Neu, Member of Parliament party DIE LINKE (The Left) , Cologne, Germany
Cindy Sheehan, Peaceactivist/Author/Podcast Host, Vacaville, USA  website
Stop the War Coalition, Daniel Jakopovich, Stop the War Coalition national organiser, UK,
Elke Zwinge-Makamizile, Freethinkers Berlin , Germany
BüsGM – Bündnis für Soziale Gerechtigkeit u. Menschenwürde e.V., Human Rights Organisation, Germany  Webseite
Werner Ruf, Professor i. R., Edermuende, Germany
Bruce K. Gagnon, Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Bath, Maine, USA
Inge Höger, Member of Parliament party DIE LINKE (The Left), Herford, Germany,
Alexander Ionov, President of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Eduardo Gómez, university professor, writer, Bogotá, Colombia
Dr. Diether Dehm, Member of Parliament party DIE LINKE (The Left), Berlin, Germany,
Dr. Rainer Hammerschmidt, Berlin, Germany, Aktion Freiheit Statt Angst
J. Michael Springmann, attorney, author, Washington, D.C., USA,
Prof. Dr. Gregor Putensen, professor/retired, Greifswald , Germany
Ulla Jelpke, Bundestagsabgeordnete DIE LINKE, Berlin, Germany, Web
Fredrik S. Heffermehl, lawyer, writer, Oslo, Norway,
WAMM – Women Against Military Madness, Suzanne Al-Kayali, director, USA, website
Prof. Dave Webb, Chair of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament CND and Chair of Yorkshire CND
Ellen Rohlfs,  Gush Shalom, Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft, Pax Christi, Leer  Web
Norman Paech, Hamburg, Germany,
Eckart Spoo, Berlin, Germany, journalist, author, co-editor der Zweiwochenschrift, Ossietzky
Joachim Guilliard, Heidelberg, Germany, Webseite
Prof. Dr. Mohssen Massarrat, university professor ret., Berlin, Germany/Iran
Janet Weil, Staffer, CODEPINK, Concord, California, USA,
Vladimir Zahmatov, Professor of Sankt-Peterburg Polytechnical University, Russia
Ada Aharoni, writer, Founder of IFLAC, Haifa, Israel,
Vijay Mehta, Chair of Uniting for Peace, London, United Kingdom,
Dr. Michael Sciuk, physician, Melissourgio/Kolympari, Greece
Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council, Washington, USA
Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent, Apple Valley, MN, USA, web
Todd Pierce, retired U.S. Army Major, Judge Advocate, Guantanamo Defense Counsel, St. Paul MN, USA
Norman Solomon, USA, coordinator
Ray McGovern, Washington, D.C., USA,
Frank Dorrel, Culver City, CA, USA,
Office of the Americas, Blase Bonpane, Santa Monica, CA, USA,
Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Scilla, United Kingdom,
Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, USA,
Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, USA,
Günter Sölken, Attac-Rat, Berlin, Germany
Marion Kuepker, International Coordinator against Nuclear Weapons DFG-VK, Hamburg, Germany,
Carol Turner, Chair, London Region Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK
Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, Former General Secretary, National Council of Churches in the USA
Hermann Kopp, Chair of Marx-Engels-Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany,
Daniele Ganser, Peace Research, Basel, Switzerland,

Dr Peter Wigg, Victorian branch convenor, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Australia,
David Rovics, musician, Portland, USA,
Dr. Marisa Walther, Berlin, Germany
Gina Pietsch, singer, Berlin, Germany,
Dr. Iris Berndt, curator Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin, Germany
Theresa & Blase Bonpane, Directors of the Office of the Americas, Santa Monica
Hartmut Sommerschuh, TV-journalist, Berlin, Germany
Diana Johnstone, journalist, author, Paris, France
Willy Wahl, Zürich, Switzerland,
Lindis Percy, Founder of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB), UK,
Peter Jackson, Bungay, UK,
Dr. Motte, DJ, Berlin, Germany
Nilo Freitas, Porto Alegre, Brasil
Joan L McClellan, Portland, Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation, USA,
Judy Mercer, London, England, UK
Arup Rahee, General Secretary of Centre for Bangladesh Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Darnell Stephen Summers, Stop The WAR Brigade, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Germany
Milan Markez, Berlin, Germany
Samy Yildirim, Zaandam, Nordholland, Netherlands
Dirk Brüning, Jülich, Chemieingenieur, i.R., member Netzwerk Cuba – Informationsbüro – e.V.
Josie Michel-Brüning, Jülich, Dipl. Päd. system. Familientherapeutin i.R., member Netzwerk Cuba
Frank Schwitalla, Bremen, Vorstandsmitglied des Netzwerk Cuba e.V.
Uta Mader, Bernau b. Berlin, Germany
Johnny Gaunt, Pontrhydfendigaid, Wales, UK,
Carola Ludwig, radio-moderator + handicraft teacher, Berlin , Germany
Michaela Kayser, Schöneiche, Germany
Gerd Hommel, Diplomjurist, Rentner, Dresden, Germany,
Hans Wallner, Künstler und Vorsitzender des Vereins Kunst für Frieden e. V., Regensburg, Germany
Peter Vonnahme, judge, ret., Kaufering, Germany
Klaus Hartmann, Deutscher Freidenker-Verband, Vorsitzender, Offenbach, Germany,
Savvidis Lampros, Dipl. Elektroingenieur, Berlin , Germany
Ana Barbara von Keitz, Handwerkerin,
Berliner Arbeitskreises Uran-Munition
Dietrich Antelmann, Diplomkameralist, Berlin, Germany
Claudia Karas, AG Palästina/Frankfurt, Germany
Heinz Assnmacher, Bonn, Germany
Dieter Becker, Schriftführer des Ostdeutschen Kuratoriums von Verbänden e.V.,
Rebecca Freeman, administrator Brighton Peace & Environment Centre, UK,
Udo Rzadkowski, Berlin , Germany
John Morris, Guildford, UK,
Simone Juliane Wewers, Heidenau , Germany
Doris Pumphrey, Berlin, Germany
George Pumphrey, Berlin, Germany
Andrej Reder, Berlin, Germany
Ingo Klein, Leipzig, Germany
Werner Ruhoff, Berlin, Germany
Hedda Leonhardt, DKP Tempelhof Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Heinz Eckel, Berlin , Germany
Alfred Fritz, Berlin , Germany
Jochen Scholz, Lieutenant-Colonel, retired, Berlin, Germany
Oskar Marek, Lieutenant General retired, National Council SA, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
Ruth Edmonds, ICAHD Israeli-Committee-Against-House-Demolitions Jerusalem, Israel,
Jirí  Bureš, Colonel Retired, Chairman of the Association of Soldiers Against War, Prague, Czech Republic, Website
Volker Bräutigam, Mölln, Germany
Cornelia Schulz, Berlin, Germany
Iña Martinez, Glendora, Aalifornis, USA,
Jean-Theo Jost, actor, Berlin, Germany,
Ines P. Scheibe, psychologist, Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Effenberger, Publizist, Pöcking, Deutschland
Elke Hufendiek, Bochum, Germany
Ulrich Boje, Dipl.-Ing., Berlin, Germany
Cornelia Schulz, Berlin, Germany
Leonore Schröder, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Jürgen Fegeler, Berlin, Germany
Bodo Quart, retired, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Stephan Reinhardt, Heidelberg, Germany
Albu-Stanescu Silvia, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Amir Mortasawi, physician, author, Rotenburg/Fulda,
Annette Klepzig, Wilhelmsfeld, Germany
Beatrice Gehrmann, Kulturschaffende, Berlin, Germany
Barbara Gruen, pharmacist, Fulda, Germany
Peter Franz, author, Weimar, Germany, website
Margit Schreiber, social education worker, Berlin, Germany
Heinz-Peter Seidel, Berlin, Germany
Heidrun Hankammer, psychoanalyst, Berlin, Germany
Rainer Albers, Oranienburg, Germany
Lindsey Gaunt, Business development manager University of Wales, UK
Duke Austin, Oakland, CA, USA
Nasrin Parsa, publicist – filmmaker – sociologist, Berlin, Germany,
Jill Gough, National Secretary CND Cymru / Wales, Grossbritannien,
Karl Valencia, Berlin, Germany
Laurie Childers, artist, peace activist, Corvallis, Oregon, USA,
Karl Valencia, Berlin, Germany,
Dr.  Elisabeth Quart, Berlin, Germany
Elfie Reiners, Rentner, Duisburg, Germany
Irene Eckert, Berlin, Germany,
Rudolf Palmer, Berlin, Germany,
Esther Thomsen, Diplom-Theologin, Ahrensburg, Germany
Brigitte Gärtner-Coulibaly, Herford, Germany
Ellen Murphy, Bellingham,  Washington, USA
Klaus-Peter Kurch, Freethinker, retired, Oranienburg, Germany,
Dr. med. Dörte von Drigalski, physician, Hamburg, Germany
Polly Milner, Salisbury, U.K
Helmut Semmelmann, Berlin, Germany
Zivadin Jovanovic, Belgrade, Serbia, Diplomat (rtd),
Dr. med. Mechthild Klingenburg-Vogel, physician, psychoanalyst, Kiel, Germany
Nisly Weldon, Just Peacebuilding, Seattle, Washington, USA
Susan Prescott, Greenbank, USA
Judith Webster, website host, developer and administrator,
Holger Lichtwark, captain, Berlin, Germany
Siegfried Wittig, Berlin, Germany
Antonie Brinkmann, Bremen, Germany
Verena Tobler Linder, ethnologist, sociologist, Zurich, Switzerland,
Walter Huth, Wiesloch, Germany
Michael und Uschi Adam, retired, Berlin, Germany
Helga Hörning, Berlin, Germany
Gert Julius, Berlin, Germany, chair of BüSGM, Bündnis für Soziale Gerechtigkeit und Menschenwürde e.V.,  Website
Bernhard Trautvetter, Essen, Germany,
Albrecht Ludloff, Berlin, Germany
Bert Sacks, Washington, USA,
Inger Lotz-Bartelsen, Berlin, Germany
Ginga Eichler, Africanologist, retired, Berlin, Germany
Norbert Böhme, Berlin, Germany
Elisabeth Dietze, retired, Klietz, Germany
Barbara Müller, artist, Kosel, Germany
Jürgen Jung, actor/speaker, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Stephanie Damm, Berlin, Germany
Paul Weidmann, business, Molfsee, Germany
Dr. Uwe Wollmerstädt, Berlin, Germany
Ellen Breidert, Bad Honnef, Germany
Mohammad Zahedi, engineer, Brussels, Belgium
Bärbel Wihstutz, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
Hartmut Wihstutz, physician, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
Wolf Gauer, journalist/filmmaker, São Paulo, Brasil
Ralf Straßburg, Berlin, Germany
Mohammad Taghizadeh, management(phd), translator, researcher, Tehran, Iran
Christoph Rinneberg, Dipl.-Ing., Wembach i.O., Germany
Axel Wondratschke, Cologne, Germany
Hartmut Weidler, violin maker, Nürnberg, Germany
Hanne Weidler-List, Nürnberg, Germany
Sima Kassaie, sociologist, writer, Mühltal, Germany
Dieter Engelmann, retired, Elsterwerda, Germany
Dr. Manfred Lotze, Hamburg, Germany
Klaus Feldhacke, retired, Berlin, Germany
David Waddilove, writer, Taunton, England, Website
Charly Böhm, retired, Berlin, Germany
Emil Brütsch, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Miriam Volkmann, Vigil for World Peace and Human Rights Berlin (since 2003), Germany
Joerg Tiedjen, journalist, Berlin, Germany,
John Muir, Gloucester, England, UK
Gudrun Langendorf, Berlin, Germany
Tombolo Mukengechay, attorney (retired), Berlin, Germany
Dr. med. Helmut Käss, physician, Braunschweig, Germany, Website
Harald Nestler, Berlin, Germany
Doris S. Wilk, retired, Long Beach, New York, USA
Heide Janicki, Braunschweig, Germany
John Cooper, Professor of Chemistry, Retired, USA
Carsten Scheike, Arbeiter, Braunschweig, Germany
Nihou Ouidad, Studentin, Hannover, Germany
Prof. Dr. Günter Wendel, Rentner, Berlin, Germany
Ralph Schultz, Professor, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Joyce Clark, Woolwich, ME, USA
Elinor Kaiser-Mohammad, Amman, Jordan
Constance Jenkins, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Orono, Maine, USA
Peter Woodruff, artist, retired Shipbuilder for the Navy, Arrowsic, Maine, USA
Russell Wray, sculptor, printmaker, Hancock, USA
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Paul, Dozent/Rentner, Weimar, Germany
Hans-Ulrich Walter, Berater im Unruhestand, Leipzig, Germany,
Randy Kehler, Colrain, MA, USA
Stephen Martin, Edinburgh, Scotland
Michael Koellisch, Braunschweig, Germany
Gerhard Mertschenk, Dolmetscher/Übersetzer, Berlin, Germany
Becky Luening, artist, Portland, Oregon, USA
Emma Jean Lugo, Peace Activist, Portland, Oregon, USA, web
Gue Schmidt, Media artist, Vienna, Austria
Ann Ruthsdottir, fiber artist, Brunswick, Maine, USA
Sam Jenkins, Orono, Maine, USA
Gar Smith, co-founder, Environmentalists Against War, Berkeley, California, USA,
Mark Reback, Los Angeles, California, USA,
Herbert Hoffman, Retired, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Subrata Ghoshroy, Academic, co-Chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists (INES) for Global Responsibility Boston, MA, USA
Carol Miller, Peaceful Skies Coalition, President, Arroyo Hondo, NM,
Nada Khader, Director of social justice organization, White Plains, NY, USA,
Notash Farah, artist, Vienna, Austria,
Michael Nagler, Peace educator, Petaluma, CA, USA,
Angie Zelter, Knighton, UK
Karen Wainberg, social worker, peace activist, Bath, USA
Starr Gilmartin, social worker, Trenton, Maine, USA
Russell Wray, sculptor, printmaker, Hancock, USA
Hamid Mumin, Professor, Brandon, Canada
Bernie Eisenberg, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Theresa Bruckmann, Ökonomin, Worpswede, Germany
Lois Barnett, Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Ralph Famularo, Osaka, Japan
Dud Hendrick, Educator, Deer Isle, Maine, USA
LJ Prip, Beloit, WI, USA
Antonio Abate, Munich, Germany
Eileen Andreoli, Winooski VT, USA, &
Suzanne Hedrick, Nobleboro, Maine, USA
Patty Guerrero, organizer Pax Salon, St Paul, MN, USA, Pax Salon
Brian Noyes Pulling, M. Div., Minister and Peace Activist, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Heidelore Schwaneberg, Rentnerin, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Sonja Henisch, Vienna, Austria,
David King, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland, Australia
Sean Messano, Greenville, Delaware, USA
Lyn Marie Berntson, Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Theresa Alt, retired, Ithaca NY, USA
Jeannie Woodbridge, Fraud Investigator, Gold Coast, Australia
Jeffrey A Nordahl, retired, Edina, MN, USA
Elaine G McGillicuddy, writer, poet, Portland, Maine, USA,
William Slavick, Professor i.R., frm. coordinator Pax Christi Maine, member of Veterans for Peace, USA, Web
Jürgen Schwaneberg, Rentner, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Manfred Gantenberg, Worpswede, Germany
Klaudia Ruschkowski, Dramaturge, Volterra, Italy
Tim Nolan, Managing Editor Global Peace, St.Paul MN, USA, GlobalPeace
Robin Brookes, Home energy consultant, Devizes, England
Heidi Zeidler, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Sherry Berg, Decorah, Iowa, USA
Christina Leib, Geesthacht, Germany
Dominik Lang, artist, Vienna, Austria
Austrian Trade Unionists against Atomic Power and War, Vienna, Austria,
Austrian Solidarity Committee, Vienna, Austria,
Richard Greve, Staten Island, New York, USA
Jörg Tauss, Kraichtal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, website
Hans Werner Poschauko, artist, Vienna, Austria
Thomas Fusco, self employed, Brunswick, USA
Georg Müller, Berlin, Germany
Monica Wapnewski, Yogateacher, Berlin, Germany
Maria Scheibl, Bruck an der Leitha, Austria
Ulrike Schmitz, Braunschweig, Germany
Chiarlone Bruno Debenedetti, pataphysic writer, Cairo Montenotte, Italy
Susi Hofmann, Munich, Germany
Deborah Johnson, Rantoul, Illinois, USA
John Peck, Brunswick, Maine, USA
Michelle Lau, Vienna, Austria
Jean Bricmont, Brussels, Belgium
Ines Roth, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Erich Schaffner, actor, Mörfelden, Germany,
Angelika und Jürgen Feist, retired, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Hagen Weinberg, Tierzüchter, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Dirk Seiring, dental technician, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Paula Meyer, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Gilbert Brüning, Berlin, Germany
Susanne Karafiat, psychologist, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Mag. Susanne Kavalar, Artteacher, Hard, Austria
Wydler Florian Leibetseder, artist, Vienna, Austri,
Joseph Hancock, Retired, Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Louise Lora Somlyo, Ret. Public School teacher, Portland, MN, USA
Harunur Rashid, Brandon, Canada
Kim Soobok, Financing, Closter, New Jersey, USA.
James Dale. Retired Pastor. Church Relation. Decorah, IA, USA
Cindy O’Toole, Scarborough, Maine, USA
Reinhard Schülzke, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Ralph T. Niemeyer, journalist, Schwäbisch Gmünd,
Barb Schade, educator, Westport, Connecticut, USA
Frank Scott, writer, Pt. Richmond, USA, Webseite
Marianna Dellekamp, Mexico City, Mexico
Don Kimball, Portland, ME, USA,
John Jongen, Organizer of Citizens Alliance for a Pristine Perinton (CAPP) Fairport, New York
David Kimberlyn, yoga teacher, magazine editor, communications director, Isla Taboga, Panama,
Anthony Cush, retired, Falmouth, Maine, USA
Goetz Loepelmann, theater director, San Miguel nde Abona Tenerife, Spain
Jammu Narayana Rao, Nagpur, India
Günther Wassenaar, teacher, ret., Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
Pejic Vlasto, Munich, Germany
Lisa Savage, educator, Solon, ME, USA, website
Annelie Böttcher, self-employed, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Dr. Rüdiger Preuße, Berlin, Germany
Chris Dehler, Berlin, Germany
Ursula Preuße, Berlin, Germany
Kerstin Welke, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Heike Liedert, Abdichtungstechniker, Lebus, Germany
Rick MacArthur, Grand Junction, USA
Rosa Schmidt, student, Vienna, Austria
Csilla Horvath, Washington DC, USA
Robert Andrew Moses, Upper Marlboro, MD, USA
Ann Shirazi, activist, New York, USA,
Jerome Skyrud, retired, Coronado, USA
Karen Ball, member Pax Christi, Texas, USA
Karin Voigt-Berner, Bremen, Germany
Damara Kuhn, Schauspielerin, Berlin, Germany
Uta Glienke, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Pohl, Angestellter, Groß Lindow, Germany
Ilona Späth, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Jürgen Sobeck, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Lilo u. Hans Hörath, Senioren, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Rudolf Denner, Pressesprecher OKV, Berlin, Germany
Norbert Engelhardt, Sicherheit, Hoyerswerda, Germany
Joachim Deutsch, Hamburg, Germany
Monika Schrödter, Erzieherin, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Birgit Pohl, Groß Lindow, Germany
Eleanor Ommani, Retired Educator, Armonk, New York, USA
Ali Mussa Mwadini, Founder & Executive Secretary & Peace Activist Zanzibar Peace, Truth & Transparency Association, Tanzania
Ramona Adam, Rentner, Lebus, Germany
Gerlinde Schröder, Sachbearbeiter / Rentner, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Roswitha Naumann, Lehrmeisterin, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Christian Naumann, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Bärbel Lange, Rentnerin, Weißwasser, Germany
Ulrich Lange, Rentner, Weißwasser, Germany
Michael Schmid, Gammertingen, Germany,
Wolfgang Jeserich, selbstständig, Joachimsthal, Germany
Christiane Jeserich, selbstständig, Joachimsthal, Germany
Günther Pfeiffer, Viena, Austria
Daniel Epstein, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Morteza Dehghan, Vienna, Austria
Edith Klauke, Rentner, Müllrose, Germany
Ines Inokai, Berlin, Germany
John Pitts, Orillia, ON, Canada
Andreas Ulrich, Höbelhof, Germany
Anja Boettcher, teacher, Bochum, Germany,
Barbara Matuschewski, Dipl. Pädagogin/ Soziologin, Pressereferentin i.R. Bremen, Germany
Dr. Henry Stahl, Nervenarzt, Eschwege, Germany
Dieter Engelmann, Rentner, Elsterwerda, Germany
Martina Lampe, Angestellte, Müllrose, Germany
Sonja Jamkojikan-Huber, Vienna, Austria
Jane Newton, Peace Activist, Georgetown, USA
Christa Pfeiffer, Rentnerin, Siegburg, NRW, Germany
Ute v. Halasz, Berlin, Germany
Ellen Murphy, Bellingham, Washington, USA
Marie Hanulak, Berlin, Germany
Jean Kosmac, Lakewood, FL, USA
Christine A. DeTroy, Peace activist, Brunswick, USA
Ellen Thomas, nuclear-free future activist, Tryon, NC, USA,
Fran Foulkrod, Philadelphia, USA
Karl Fischbacher, editorial journalist, Vienna, Austria
Chuck Jagoda, writer, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Robin Lloyd, filmmaking, Burlington, VT, USA
Kathy Kelly, peace activist, Chicago, USA,
Dr. Karl Reitter, Vienna, Austria
Yvonne Rappo, Dussnang, Switzerland
Kawretzke Bibianna, Berlin, Germany
Dietmar Fürste, Dipl.-Ing. i.R., Rattiszell, Germany
Manfred Simader, Bad Urach, Germany
George Sukarie, Bruckmuehl, Germany
Andrea Ruth, Flüh, Switzerland
Mats Rönnhed, Bad Steben, Germany,
Wolfgang Hergert, Heusenstamm, Germany
John Owen, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jens Huter, Bremen, Germany
Dr. Andreas Habel, Jena, Germany
Abdul  Razak Al Amily, Rentner, Berlin, Germany
Nora Hesse, Jena, Germany
Ingrid Koschmieder, Berlin, Germany
Rick MacArthur, Grand Junction, TX, USA
Heidrun Landgraf, Außenwirtschaftsökonom, Berlin, Germany
Ronny Boehme, Preesel, Germany
Sigrun Leo, retired, Hamburg, Germany
Freya Pausewang, Schlangenbad, Germany
Stefan Kromet, Kirchheim, Germany
Ralf Schlabach, Software-Entwicklungsingenieur, Freiburg, Germany
Thomas Flaskamp, teacher, Bonn, Germany
Birgit Soufiaoui, Prilly, Switzerland
Hans Georg Braunschweiler, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
Guenter Gerlinger, engineer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Ándi Rietschel, Geschichtenerzähler und DJ, Leipzig, Germany,
Jürgen Lang, teacher, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
Silvester Burmann, retired, Wettenberg, Germany
Markus Raymann, Chanthaburi, Thailand
Wolf Gauer, Journalist/Filmemacher, São Paulo, Brasil
Ulrike Schramm, Höchstadt/Aisch, Germany
Martin Haas, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Stefan Kromet, Kirchheim, Germany
Erich Ehmes, Hanau, Germany
Christian Negrin, Vienna, Austria
Phil Runkel, archivist, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Silke Mahlau, Hamburg, Germany
Thorsten Schröder, Sozialarbeiter, Taunusstein, Germany
Zdeněk Kubáněk, Ing., PhD. Association Soldiers against War (Council), Czech Republic, Website
Ing. Michal Gondek, ret. Major General, Association Soldiers against War (Member National Council) Czech Republic  Website
Otakar Veselý, Colonel, Association Soldiers against War (member of the National Council), Czech Republic, Website
Ing.Radek Bukovjan, Captain in reserve, Association of Soldiers against War (member National Council) Czech Republic Website
Amedea Raff, lic.phil., Psychologin, Berufsschullehrerin und Landwirtin, Buch/Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Peter Hofmann, Leipzig, Germany
Marion Trommenschläger, Diplompädagogin, Köln, Germany
Heike Hupe, Leverkusen, Germany
Walter Velten, Pfarrer, Ipsheim, Germany
Stephan Polzin, Meldorf, Germany
Jürgen Osterlänger, Ingenieur, Emskirchen, Germany
Monika Waldkirch, Wiesbaden, Germany
Stephanie Schütz, Köln, Germany
Barbara Heller, Bremen, Germany
Frank Merkel, Wiesbaden, Germany
Maria Froitzheim, Pädagogin, Bonn, Germany
Heinz Stucki, Elgg, Switzerland
Heinz Blessing, Konstrukteur, Rösrath, Germany
Ali Mussa Mwadini, Executive Secretary & Peace Activist, Zanzibar Peace, Truth & Transparency Association, Tanzania
Heinrich Westner, retired, Biberach, Germany
Anna Gross, Ahrensfelde, Brandenbg, Germany
Reinhard Frankl, attac Aschaffenburg, Germany
Gernot Gangl, Beamter, Schleinbach, Austria
Dr. Helmut Loch, Kinder und Jugendpsychiater, Heidelberg, Germany
Erich Fankhauser, „Frieden durch Kultur“-Schweiz, Niederlenz, Switzerland
Rita Abert, retired, Berlin, Germany
Hildegard Cowan, Rheinfelden, Schweiz
Dieter Pomierski, Berlin, Germany
Michael Wiebe, Brandschutz-Techniker, Berlin, Germany
Almut Loch, Dipl. psych. Psychoanalytikerin, Heidelberg, Germany,
Idis Schuster, Düsseldorf, Germany
Renate Laue, Lehrerin i. R., Halle (Saale), Germany
Maurice Hopp. Klavierbauer, Holenberg, Germany
ALBA, Malta North Africa Coordination, Malta, web
Uwe Stahl, Drucker/Grafiker/attac/ver.di, Altenholz, Germany, web
Ulrich Westner, Mannheim, Germany
Eric Jung, Alsdorf, Germany
Arnold Peter, Dipl. Ing., Altshausen, Germany
Barbara Philpps, Köln, Germany
Sabine Behrendt, München, Germany,
René Hudan, Koutio, Dumbea. Nouvelle Calédonie
Dietrich Müller, Konstanz, Germany
Christian Oberholzer, Architekt, Zurich, Switzerland
Mechthild Oberholzer, Ergotherapeutin, Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Silbereisen, Humorist, Wiesbaden, Germany,
Martine Sauveur, Giromagny, France
Yohann Sparfell, Plerin, France,
Joan Oehme, Berlin, Germany
Marianne Wehrle, Maur, Zurich, Switzerland
Hans-Peter Wehrle, Maur, Zurich, Switzerland
Léon Meynet, Genf, Switzerland
Patricia Ziegler, Rentner, Berlin, Germany
Irmgard Lerch, Konstanz, Germany,
Johannes Kraut, Diakon, Reutlingen, Germany
Ulrike Hennemann, Tübingen, Germany
Bernd Schnettler, Reutlingen, Germany
Ilse Geißer, Yogalehrerin, Konstanz, Germany
Giuseppe Savino, Gabian, France
Jurgen Anthon Berg, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Robert Cavens, Ferrières, Belgium
Eberhard von Goldammer, Dozent, Witten (Ruhr), Germany,
Werner Frey, Elekr. Ing., Bronschhofen, Switzerland
Dr. Jordi Balari, architect, Barcelona, Catalonia
Viliam Jablonický, Publizist, Bratislava, Slowakei
Marie Christine Freisen, Ferrieres, Belgium
Kadda Medjeded, author, Mostaganem, Algerie
Dorothee Spiegel-Kalasz, Masseurin/HP, Stuttgart, Germany
Christa Dannehl, Rentner, Schwedt / Oder, Germany
Nasr Eddine Benkhaled, Aix-les-Bains, France
Marc Mangen, Musiker, Ettelbrück, Luxemburg
Silvia Cattori, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Hermann Szlezak, Vienna, Austria
Paul Zinck, Dipl.Ing., Strasbourg, France
Beate Laidler, Konstanz, Germany
Christine Green-Ottens, Diplom Sozialpädagogin, Alfter, Germany
Jean Daniel Urben, Berufsschullehrer, Kaltbrunn, Switzerland
André Chenet, Nice, France,
Marie-Françoise Cordemans, Bruxelles, Belgique
Martine Hildebrandt, Retraité Presse, Paris, France
Mathilde Nägeli, pens. Verw. Angest., Kilchberg, Switzerland
Tobias Neugebauer, Thun, Switzerland
Norbert Römer, Rentner, Laufenburg, Germany
Cornelia Praetorius, Mothers Against War. Christian Peace Conference, Berlin, Germany
Martine Bonnin, Pîtres, France
Maria Guidon, Oberrieden, Switzerland
Ilona Haack, Rentnerin, Ritzerow, Germany
Regula Vontobel, Basel, Switzerland
Margot Wahl, Zürich, Schweiz,
Ruth Hofmänner, lic.phil. Psychologin, Winterthur, Switzerland
Inge Schwirten-Tropp, Königswinter, Germany
Jürg Kräuchi, Zollikon, Switzerland
Brigitte Queck, Dipl. Staatswiss. Außenpolitik, Potsdam, Germany, website
Gudrun und Klaus Fenten, retired, Rielasingen-Worblingen, Germany
Eva Richter, Winterbach, Germany
Hans Pöchmann, Salzburg, Austria
Rainer Nützel, Ravensburg, Germany
Joachim Scheer, police chief inspector, ret., Lehre, Germany
Heinrich Friedrich Ulrich, Rentner, Lohra, Germany
Sylvia Wenzel, Baden, Austria
Johanna Haidvogl-Werder, Biologin, Gelterkinden, Switzerland, website
Rusanna Hillmann, Erlangen, Germany
Hans-Ulrich Bünger, Freudenstadt, Germany
Rosemarie Küppers, Berlin, Germany
Ingeborg Hilmes, Koblenz, Germany
Alyette Ozoux, Lyon, France
Ortwin Zeitlinger, Lehrer, Berlin, Germany
Dieter Rupp, Rosenheim, Germany
Armin Tausch, Munich, Germany
Rudolf Steinmetz, Munich, Germany
Wilfried Meißner, physician a.D., Saalfeld, Germany,
Ursula Brümann, Berlin, Germany
Marcella Rüdlinger, Rüti/ZH, Switzerland
Florian Hilmes, Koblenz, Germany
Siegfried Wilhelm, translator, Nischni Nowgorod, Russia
Erich Baumgartner, social education worker, Luzern, Switzerland
Gudrun Haas, Trainerin für Gewaltfreie Kommunikation, Mediatorin, München, Germany,
Dr. Hans-Jörg Schlichte, Hitzacker, Germany
Heinz Rafreider, fiduciary, Stadel, Switzerland
Hans Lachmann, chemical engineer ret., Heidelberg, South Africa
Walter Friedmann, Bühl, Germany, Website

Peter Gloystein, Brake/Unterweser, Germany
Michaela Tiedemann, retired, Lindau (Bodensee), Germany
Johannes Resch, physician, Annweiler, Germany,
Helga Netzer, Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Otto Gisbert, economist, ret., Wil, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Olivier Bruno, Solidarité & Progrès, Paris, France
Volker Schwarzmann, Dr.rer.Nat. i.R., Hamburg, Germany
Gerard Pilote, retraite, Montral, Canada
Ruth Weibel, Solothurn, Switzerland
Kurt Wolfgang Ringel, Rentner/Verfahrenstechniker, Mitglied Freidenkerverband, Niedersachsen
Rainer Straßburg, Cottbus, Germany
Helga Döring-Kles, Hannover, Germany
Reto Mettauer, Dornach, Switzerland
Esther Trefzer, Aarau, Switzerland
Karin Zysse, Psychologin, Locarno, Switzerland,

Gustav-Adolf Siebrasse, Bielefeld, Germany
Andreas Fassbind, free-lance, Locarno, Switzerland
Gisela Hess-Hatting, Rentnerin, Viöl, Germany,
Angelika Scheer, DFV Nord, Hamburg, Germany,
Frank Thomsen, Wallsbüll, Germany
Barbara Tropp, Techn. Angestellte, Hennef, Germany
Heinz Schwirten, Sozialarbeiter, Lindlar, Germany
Lukas Zingg, Masken-Bauer, Basel, Schweiz
Ludwig Mehler, Grafschaft, Germany
Holdger Platta, Sudershausen, Germany
Michael Lang, Berlin, Germany

Francesco Celia, Phd candidate, Catanzaro, Italy
Mechthild Walter, frm. city councilor, Munich, Germany
Emmi Bosshard, Kollbrunn, Switzerland
Roberto Murgia, Ingenieur, Oristano, Italy
Joachim Günther, Berlin, Germany
Gertrud Berger, Retraitée, Cressier NE, Switzerland
Markus Schmitz, Jilin, P.R. China
Mauro Valderrama, Berlin, Germany
Stefanie Hilke, Berlin, Germany
Andre Roth, Dietikon, Switzerland
Ines Sono, Aktivistin, Berlin, Germany
Ingrid & Holger Mandel, Obernkirchen, Germany
Irene Silberstein, Consultant, Worcestershire, England, UK
Arnold Witjes, Oldenzaal, Netherlands
Bernd Schneider, Kubschütz, Sachsen, Germany
Ute Sikora, Schwifting, Germany
Volker Meier, Ing., Cottbus, Germany
Volkmar Beck, Greiz, Germany
Luca Siniscalco, Milano, Italy
Rudolf Müller, Forst, Brandenburg, Germany
Karl Valencia, Berlin, Germany
Frank Born, Cottbus, Germany
Heidi Foerster, Berlin, Germany
Gérard Duchemin, France
Dany Lindenbacher, Basel, Switzerland
Lysan Boshuyzen, Haarlem,  The Netherlands
Götz Weinel, Berlin, Germany
Ana Mondrus, San José, Costa Rica
Wolfgang Kornberger, Philosoph, Konstanz, Germany
Jürgen Rädler, Erlebnispädagoge, Vorstand Freundeskreis, Friedrichshafen, Germany,
Volker Schmid, Wolfschlugen, Germany
Katharina Schmid, Therapeutin pens., Niederlenz, Switzerland
Monika Kloth, Heilpraktikerin, Radolfzell, Germany
Ilse Geißer, Yogalehrerin, Konstanz, Germany
Walter Granacher, Konstanz, Germany
Abdellah Bouchelia, Lyon, France
Anastasia Pronitschew, businesswoman, Bremerhaven, Germany
Diane Combes, professeur des écoles, Eguilles, France
Pierre Sarramagnan-Souchier, Schopfheim, Germany
Christian Calomme, Liege, Belgium
Martine Beginne, Liege, Belgium
Mona Rizkallah, Beirut, Lebanon
Nadia Gaiddon, Ramatuelle, France
Veronika Thomas-Ohst, Aachen, Germany,
Karl Heinz Otten, Aachen, Germany,
Patricia Marticorena, Baigorri, France
Angie Zelter, Knighton, UK
Edel Martin Kabutakapua, Kananga, Congo
Robert Isaac, Issug, Canada
Andreas Haltinner, seaman, Berlin, Germany
Gerda Müller, Rentnerin, Richtolsheim, Frankreich
Prof. Dr. med. H.-W. Menges-SPELL, physician, artist, Aachen, Germany,
Ursula Mathern, Merxheim, Germany
Stéphane Palazotto, Moscow, Russia
Elkje Schneider, Frankfurt, Germany
Michel Gillet, Trets, France
Rosemarie Haltinner, salesperson, Beckendorf, Germany
Yves-André Babst, Avenches, Switzerland
Hassan el Bedyouch, Agadir, Morocco
Fanny Barbault, Gieres, France
Victor Onana, Yaounde, Cameroun
Jonathan Thron, Berlin, Germany
Nikola Sanz, Lausanne, Switzerland
Madline Salamin, Veyras, Switzerland
Loana Cettou, Fribourg, Switzerland
Julia Clément, Genève, Switzerland
Maxime Savage, Montreal, Canada
Amanda Bühler, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ulrike Gabriel, Berlin, Germany
Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Connecticut, USA
Juergen Bennewitz, Rentner, Kleinmachnow, Germany
Wolf-Dietrich Bennewitz, Spremberg, Germany
Inge De Caerlé, teacher, ret., Essen, Germany
Anne Polikeit, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Pierre Strauss, Genolier, Switzerland
Ursula Hüser, Berlin, Germany
Heinz D. Kappei, peaceworker, Berlin, Germany,
Dieter Kaltenhäuser, Breisach, Germany
Elisabeth Kaltenhäuser, Breisach, Germany
Konni Schmidt, Chair Bike for Peace and New Energies e. V., Kaiserslautern, Germany,
Frank Schneidereit, 3D Artist & Motion Graphics Designer, Berlin, Germany
Leslie Lomas, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Wilbur Ince, Minneapolis, USA
Bernhard Klinghammer, Arzt, Ronnenberg, Germany
Betsy Mullligan-Dague, Executive Director Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, MT, USA,
Ute Donner, painter/peaceactivist, Berlin, Germany,
Richard Forer, author/speaker, Lafayette, CO, USA,
Steven Caton, Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Ivan Ivanov, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Dr. Leo Semashko, Honorary President, Global Harmony Assotiation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
Dr. S. S. Varatharajan, International VP for PR IAEWP ( NGO-UN ), Malaysia,
Reto Thumiger, Friedensaktivist/-redakteur, Berlin, Germany,
Agnes Rödiger, Bühl, Germany
Inge Ammon, Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany
Dr. Gabi Weber, physician, chair of Cafe Palestine Freiburg, Germany, website
Michael Kleberger, Oberneuching, Germany
Peter Brecht, Weinsberg, Germany
Sausan Hachicho, communication coaching & copywriting, Freiburg, Germany,
Tobias Baumann, Berlin, Germany
Geertrui Mestdag, coach/counselor, Haarlem, the Netherlands,
Jay Wenk, veteran member of Veterans for Peace, Woodstock, NY, USA

George Newell, Boulder Chapter President, Veterans for Peace, USA
Chuck Searcy, Vietnam Veteran, Athens, Georgia, USA,
Carol Trainer, member of Veterans For Peace, Prospect, KY, USA, web
Carroll Nast, Colfax, CA, USA, web
Sally-Alice Thompson, The Raging Grannies of Albuquerque, USA, web
Mary Hanna, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Daniel Gilman, retired, Viet Nam Veteran, Seattle, WA, USA
Nicolas J S Davies, North Miami, FL, USA
Scott Camil, retired, Gainesville, FL, USA,
Tom  Hawthorne, Callahan, FL, USA
Klaus Linder, Musician, Berlin, Germany
Robert Hunziker, Environmental Activist/Journalist, Author, Los Angeles, CA, USA
June Vette, Mt Shasta, CA, USA,
Maura Browne, Washington, DC, USA
Gladys Tiffany, Director OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, Ecology, Fayetteville, AR, USA,
Margit Stiemer, Berlin, Germany
Bill Kaiser, activist, Burbank, CA, USA
Esan Siva, commercial, Thiais, France
Abdellah Najim, Bruxelles, Belgique
Walter Friedmann, Bühl, Germany, Web
Henry Klützke, employee, Rostock, Germany
Prof. Thomas Riebl, Obertrum, Austria
Natylie Baldwin, author/analyst, San Francisco Area, CA, USA,
John Walsh, Scientist (biologist), Alameda, CA, USA
Süheyla Köhler, Berlin, Germany
Sheinna R. Baker, Madera, CA, USA
Andreas Johannes Berchtold, retired, Wuppertal, Germany,
Enrico Vigna, free lance, writer researcher, speaker for Italy of Belgrade Forum, Turin, Italy,
Ursula Mathern, Merxheim, Germany
Matthias Abendroth, architect, Weimar, Germany
Thomas Abendroth, musician, Grafrath, Germany
Daniel Hollenberg, Student, Oberhausen, Germany
Ruth Wright, retired, Northville, Michigan, USA
Cathy Curtis, Professor of Music, Paris, France
Gitta Kleine, München, Germany
Elke Blauth, Klinische Kunsttherapeutin, Wiesbaden, Germany
Zvonko Avramovic, Vienna, Austria
Sudhir Sajwan, Advocate, advocate, New Delhi, India
Dr. Reiner Seidel, Hochschullehrer, Berlin, Germany,
Farid Al-Midani, Steuerfachangestellter, Wuppertal, Germany
Thomas Austermann, Essen, Germany
Vincenzo Spezzano, Staatlicher Angestellter, Trento, Italy
Anschi Pohlmann, Kunstttherapeutin/Künstlerin, Dortmund, Germany
Werner Ulf, selfemployed, Berlin, Germany, website
Jean Jacques Sautier, retired, Mesanges, France
Katrin Wiegand, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
Heike Baheru, Berlin, Germany
Marvin Unger, selfemployed, Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Sichert, Author, Berlin, Germany
Molina Vogelsang, Student, Berlin, Germany
David José, Studierender, Berlin, Germany
Monika Häusler, Produktionshelferin, Perasdorf, Germany
Walter Friedmann, Bühl, Germany
Klaus Lipps, Oberstudienrat a.D., Baden-Baden, Germany
Christina Lipps, Lehrerin a.D., Baden-Baden, Germany
Martin Eckert, Sozialwissenschaftler, Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Stefanie Kötter, Duesseldorf, Germany
Alyette Ozoux, Lyon, France
Vincenzo Spezzano, translator, Trento, Italy
Christa Senberg, Knitting for peace, Zossen, Germany
Kerstin Schreiber, Rheinsberg, Germany
Klaus Gente, retired, Born am Dar, Germany
Nils Hausotte, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hans Boës, Fahrzeugbau, Berlin, Germany,

Marc Benndorf, Holztechniker, Aktivist, Rhauderfehn, Germany
Hans Jürgen Adler, retired, Gardelgen, Deutschland
Michael Lang, Berlin, Deutschland


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Here the extended version of the declaration (29. Jan. 2016):

Multipolar World Against War

An Urgent Call for a Multipolar Coalition for Peace

Our world stands at a critical and dangerous juncture. The destructive policy of unilateral military intervention and illegal regime change practiced by the United States and its allies has led to the possibility of a military confrontation between major world powers and nuclear-armed nations that could trigger a new World War.

This is an urgent call to all nations, organizations and individuals worldwide, to join together in forming a global coalition that seeks to avert disaster by strengthening Multipolar cooperation, peaceful diplomacy and international law, while categorically rejecting interventionism and unilateral aggression.

The world has arrived at this point because of reckless foreign policy , gross human rights violations and the wanton destruction of entire cultures. Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S.’s latest aggressive policy shift was enshrined in a PNAC (Project for a New American Century) document published in September 2000 entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century,” where they revealingly determined that:

“…If an American peace is to be maintained and expanded, it must have a secure foundation on unquestioned U.S. military preeminence….”

Under the media guise of “The War on Terror“, “WMD’s“ or “Humanitarianism“, the U.S. (together with its allies) presently executes this overtly imperialist doctrine through the expansion of NATO, the launching of multiple wars for control of foreign resources, and the establishment of hundreds of military bases overseas. It overthrows non-­compliant heads­-of­-state through the use of unsanctioned military force or color revolutions. It contaminates entire regions with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.  It justifies the use of torture, electronic surveillance, killer drones, cyber warfare, and the rolling back of domestic civil liberties – while whistleblowers that expose these crimes are threatened and criminalized.

Even economic warfare in the form of sanctions, vulture capitalism, IMF-imposed austerity, secretly negotiated trade deals like TTIP, and financial manipulation is unleashed against its enemies – and even its allies – forcing them into submission.

Dangerous Flashpoints

Is the world safer? What are the results of these unilateral actions? The promises of increased democracy, national security and economic well-being from Western intervention has only left a deadly legacy of failed states and disastrous outcomes. Furthermore, this unilateral policy is now targeting Russia and China, exposing humanity to the risk of global thermonuclear war.

In East Asia, Washington has deemed China’s dynamic rise as a strategic threat to U.S. interests, and has responded militarily by agitating and encircling China, while inflaming territorial disputes with its neighbors. At the same time, neo-­liberal free ­trade agreements negotiated in secret like TPP are being implemented to counter China’s economic influence, while enabling corporations to keep workers exploited, environmental protections sidelined, and entire nations powerless.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and NATO are backing a corrupt regime with Nazi ties in Ukraine that they put into power through a violent coup. The regime’s repressive policies sparked a civil war that created more than a million refugees, prompting Crimean residents against the coup to rejoin Russia in a referendum. Though more than 90% of Crimeans voted in favor of reunification, the Western powers and the media accused Russia of interference, choosing to apply tough economic sanctions, and to station NATO military personnel and weapons directly on Russia’s borders. The West is even considering the European redeployment of nuclear weapons to “counter the Russian threat“. Does this make the world safer?

In Syria, the U.S./NATO/Gulf Coalition is illegally waging a dual campaign of fighting terrorism and regime change simultaneously, demanding that yet another elected head-­of-­state step down. However, this U.S.-­led Coalition is supporting extremist mercenaries with strong links to Al ­Qaeda and ISIS ­ whom they dub “the moderate opposition“ to bring down the Syrian government. So while they officially condemn terrorism and pledge to fight it, they continue to train, fund, arm, and support the very groups they say they are fighting.

Worse still, the U.S.-­led Coalition, ­illegally operating without a UN mandate and no permission from the Syrian government, ­is operating with a separate agenda in the same theater as the legally-­mandated Syria/Russia/Iran Coalition, the one overwhelmingly supported by the Syrian people who fear for their lives. Instead of joining forces against terrorism, the West is inflaming the crisis through belligerent rhetoric, dangerous provocations and the flagrant disregard of international law. Does this make the world safer?

Media as a Tool for War

The role of the media in promoting these wars and destructive policies cannot be overstated. Whether demonizing a leader, a religion, or an entire nation, – the Western media chooses to echo Western talking points to scare the public into supporting war, rather than reporting on the facts. In particular, politically motivated criticism is constantly used to discredit and undermine Russia and Syria for “actually“ fighting terrorism or legally defending their own borders. Dubious accusations are regularly leveled at Russia and its president without any evidence, while Western media outlets legitimize these often debunked claims – further distorting the reality. Thus, Russia is often portrayed as a threat greater than ISIS!

However, it must not be forgotten who demonized Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, who actually created the chaos that engulfs Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Ukraine, and who continues to threaten other nations – including Russia, China and Iran. Against the backdrop of escalating ecological crises, extreme poverty and increasing social and religious tensions, this extremely dangerous foreign policy pursued by the West and its media is creating more terrorists, more victims, more refugees, more poverty and more destabilization – bringing the world ever closer to the brink of disaster.

There IS an Alternative

The time has come to counter this grave threat to humanity. Respect must be restored to the principles of sovereignty, self-determination and non-interventionism -­ and the adherence to international law must be paramount. Though most nations respect this, Russia and China are the major world powers that support the concept of Multipolarity, and act as a global counter­balance to Western hegemony. Whatever domestic issues they may have, their cooperative approach is supported by the majority of nations, by global alliances such as the Non­-Aligned Movement, the G77 or the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), and by the Latin American alliances (UNASUR, ALBA and CELAC).

Moreover, these Multipolar nations are providing alternatives to Western-­controlled institutions and their neo­-colonial practices. Their multilateral institutions and development projects such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), the AIIB, and the massive “New Silk Road“ Eurasian development project are rooted in non-interventionism and mutual respect. In sharp contrast to Western trade deals, bilateral cooperation with these Multipolar nations is increasingly producing win-win outcomes for many developed and developing nations in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. In total, the majority of the world’s nations support a Multipolar approach to global affairs based on the principles of the U.N. Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights, which is why the West wants to derail it – it’s a threat to their global hegemony.

Therefore, all those who seek peace – be it nations, organizations, movements or individuals from all across the political, economic, social and cultural spectrum ­ must stand together as one voice in support of Multipolarity. This voice must be amplified over the Western media spin by supporting truthful, Multipolar and independent media sources. This voice could be organized through major conferences into a coalition with initiatives, political positions, and a platform.

This Multipolar coalition should be mobilized into a force that can pressure the West into abandoning their destructive policies by directing their political and economic support toward nations that have pursued (or desire to pursue) a balanced policy of cooperation and diplomacy. Even as individuals, we can apply pressure by contacting government offices and media outlets en masse, altering our voting and spending habits to support proponents of Multipolarity, or finding creative ways to spread the word using art, music, film or literature. More than just a call for solidarity, this must be a political and grassroots force for positive change.

The Choice We All Face

Since the September 2015 U.N. General Assembly and the events that followed, two distinct forms of diplomacy have been on display for all to see, presenting the world with a choice: Do we want a Unipolar world in which Western wars dictate the world’s fate, or a Multipolar world where sovereign countries work together in an environment of peace, cooperation and mutual respect? It is clear that the global majority chooses the latter.

Therefore, WE, the global majority standing together in solidarity for peace through diplomacy, declare that:

We respect all nations‘ sovereignty and their right to self­-determination. We believe that the future of ANY country must be decided by the citizens of that country alone, free from all external threats and interference, and that multinational conflicts should be resolved through political processes and diplomatic negotiations.

We support all nations that exercise a cooperative, multilateral approach to global affairs. The counter­productive and dangerous policy of unilateral military intervention is a violation of international law, and must be universally condemned.

We support nations and multinational coalitions that work determinedly to stop terrorism. Nations that directly or indirectly participate in the training, arming, funding and support of terrorist-­linked extremist groups do so in violation of international law and must be condemned, and held accountable.

We condemn Western­-oriented media outlets that demonize leaders or entire nations and religions, blatantly misrepresent the facts, and consciously present a biased, one­-sided view of events. We applaud and strongly support global media that is fair and balanced, and that objectively reports on world events.

We commit to engage in, or support nonviolent efforts to promote global peace and tolerance for all peoples and all beliefs. Please sign, and/or widely disseminate this declaration and all like­-minded efforts.

“NO to War… YES to a Multipolar World!“

* (added in March 2016) Though a ceasefire and another attempt at peace talks have been initiated, the West and its allies in the Middle East continue to undermine the process, inflaming the crisis through belligerent rhetoric, dangerous provocations and the flagrant disregard of international law. Does this make the world safer?