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January 6, 2008
Heinrich Buecker / War Is Illegal

The annual global military expenditure has risen to more than $1,000 billion dollars. Militarism now threatens global biological security. This following one-page declaration spells out the dangers of militarism and lists several actions that can be taken to restrain the proliferation of the international arms industry. The statement has been translated into several languages Feel free to add your name and the name of your organization to the list of people who already signed

http://www.war-is-illegal.org

War is illegal

Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.

The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.

Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

Faced with the choice between a war, that according to western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:

• 1) Impeachment proceedings against US President Bush and US Vice President Cheney before the 2008 election, a demand raised in solidarity with large parts of the US public and some members of US Congress. Furthermore prosecution by the International Court of Justice of G. W. Bush, R. Cheney and other officials from various countries for waging wars of aggression contrary to international law and committing crimes against humanity.

War is illegal

Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.

The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.

Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

Faced with the choice between a war, that according to western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:

• 2) International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct. International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.

War is illegal

Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.

The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.

Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

Faced with the choice between a war, that according to western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:

• 3) Immediate military withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq, and no attack against Iran. International prohibition of war as a means of conflict resolution. Military intervention and export of weapons should be criminalized.
In a civilized society torture must be prohibited in any form.

War is illegal

Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.

The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.

Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

Faced with the choice between a war, that according to western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:

• 4) Conversion of military industries to civilian purposes and the development of ecological and sustainable energy resources. According to the UN environmental agency, a fraction of the annual global defence expenditure could ensure that all humans have access to clean water and a basic supply of food and healthcare.

This statement is based on a commitment to non-violence and tolerance of all ethnic groups and religions. Two devastating World Wars and historical catastrophes like the Nazi Holocaust must always remind us of the worst consequences of nationalism, racism and incitement to war.

• ACTION: Sign this statement, pass it on, whatever we can do. It is up to us.

INITIAL SIGNATORIES

COOP - Heinrich Buecker - Art Cafe - Rochstr.3 - Berlin/Germany - www.theCOOP.tv

Delabru - Fashion Store - Rochstr.5 - Berlin/Germany - www.delabru.de

David Swanson - co-founder Afterdowningstreet - USA - www.afterdowningstreet.org

Eckart Spoo - Editor of biweekly magazine "Ossietzky"- Berlin/Germany - webpage

Nina Hagen - Music for Peace - Berlin/Germany - www.ninahagen.com

Cynthia McKinney - US Presidential Candidate 2008 - Atlanta/USA - runcynthiarun.org

Sahira Awad - Hip Hop Artist - Berlin/Germany - www.imanimusic.de

Dr. Axel Troost - Member of German parliament - Bremen/Germany - www.axeltroost.de

Jonah House - Community/Nonviolence/Resistance - Baltimore/USA - jonahhouse.org

Felicia Langer - Alternative Nobel Prize Laureate - Tüb./Germany - felicia-langer.de

Michael Parenti Ph.D. - political author & scholar - Berkeley, Cal./USA - michaelparenti.org

Freewayblogger - 3000 antiwar highway signs - California/USA - freewayblogger.com

Phil Burk - Restoring Democracy - USA - www.impeachbush.tv

Richard Sanders - Coalition to Oppose the Arms-Trade --Ottawa/Canada - coat.ncf.ca

Fleischerei - Screens/Sticker Art - Torstr.5 - Berlin/Germany - fleischereiblog

Ronald Thoden - Dipl.-Geograph - Göttingen/Germany

Kyoko Tanaka - Berlin/Germany

Chris Holden - Anti-War-Artist - London/UK - www.antiwarart.co.uk

Justice Through Music - Protest Music Campaign - Wash, DC/USA - www.jtmp.org

Shazam - World-Music -- Berlin/Germany - www.dj-shazam.com

Hinterhof-Antiquariat - Books -- Berlin/Germany - www.hinterhof-antiquariat.de

Marcel Wojnarowicz - Lärmquelle Records --Oberhausen/Germany - diebandbreite.de

Radlust - dutch bicycles - Berlin/Germany - www.radlust.net

Pirckheimer-Gesellschaft - Bibliophily - Berlin/Germany - pirckheimer-gesellschaft.org

Edo Schmidt - sociologist --Münster/Germany. - www.antimilitaristische-gruppe.de.ms

Beatrix Weber - Bad Sachsa/Germany - www.tierschutzwelt.de

Rita Schu - Stop War - Walkenried/Germany

Martin Recken - Hotel - Berlin/Germany - www.lodge-berlin.de

Terry Buckenmeyer - Solidarity/Peace - St.Augustine/USA - www.solidarityandpeace.org

Haiko Lietz- sociologist/journalist - Mittweida/Germany - www.haikolietz.de

Billionaires for Bush- Corporate Lobbyists - USA - www.billionairesforbush.com

Gesine - artist - Berlin/Germany - www.gpunktfinderin.com

Ute Donner - artist - Berlin/Germany - www.ute-donner.de

Frank Schloezer - Software Entwickler - Hamburg/Germany

Leslie Parrott - Author - Gabriola Island/Canada

Robert Carrithers - Filmmaker/writer - Prague/Czech Republic - webpage

Magdalena Przyrembel - Student - Duisburg/Germany

Art Hazelwood - Political Art Shows - San Francisco/USA - www.arthazelwood.com

Tom Baxter - Veterans for Peace- Tallahassee Fl./USA

Beachblogger - protest signs, art, store - San Diego/USA - www.beachblogger.net

Wolfgang Kuhlmann - Publisher - Duesseldorf/Germany - friedenstreiberagentur.de

Hans Boës - Futurologist - Berlin/Germany- www.mobikon.de

Tom Santoni - Veterans For Peace - musician - Hastings, Florida/USA

Martin Regelsberger - scientist- Gleisdorf/Austria - www.regelsberger.at

Barbara Stuewe-Essl - Vienna/Austria

Barbara Waschmann - Documentary Film Festival - Vienna/Austria - www.normale.at

Christian Pesendorfer - Gmunden/Austria

Norman Griebel - Journalist - Pinneberg/Germany - www.Freace.de

AlternaTees- Sweatshop-Free Tees for Peace - Brooklyn, NY/USA - www.alternatees.com

Alexander Herrmann - Green Electricity - Berlin/Germany - www.umweltsicher.de

Matthias Reichl - Center for Non-Violence - Bad Ischl/Austria - begegnungszentrum.at

Laurent Rascouailles - unemployed - Bordeaux/France

Peace Movement Aotearoa - Peace Organisation - Aotearoa/New Zealand - website

Media Decompression Collective - Culture Jamming - Berlin/Germany- mdcberlin.org

Marianne Schallhas - social economy -Wolfpassing/Austria

Txus Parras - Radical Art Against War - Toronto/Canada -website

Emeline Girault - Artist - Arles/France- voirlanuit.free.fr

Arcanoa - Art Bar Cafe - Berlin/Germany - www.arcanoa.de

Dayl Wise - Horror Of War - Woodstock, NY/USA - www.posttraumaticpress.org

Uwe Mannweiler - historian - Berlin/Germany

Renate Hummel - Romanistin - Berlin-Mitte/Germany

Kevin Boyle - teacher musician activist - London/UK - www.ifthewebsite.com

Chuck Sher - music book publisher - Petaluma, CA/USA

A. Jannek - Father/Health Food Store/anti nuclear activist - Trailf./Germany - bvnl.de

Hans Stark - retired - Ulm/Deutschland

Karin Martina Schmidl - Yoga teacher- Fürth/Germany - www.thecriticalyogi.de

Gerd Speer - Ernährung/Umweltschutz - Hamburg/Germany - www.gerdspeer.de

Antonie Brinkmann - Journalist - Bremen/Deutschland

Mary L. Wentworth - Writer, Women in Black member - Amherst, MA/USA

Marek Brodecki - Artist - Berlin-Mitte./Germany

Klaus Tscherne - works at Center of Violence - Bad Ischl/Austria

Robert Müllner - Alternative Gewerkschafter/Innen -Salzburg/Austria - auge-ug.at

Elisabeth Müllner - Salzburg/Austria

Julia Green - Artist - Hawaii Berlin/Germany

Ralf D.S. Engels - Mediadesigner/Yogateacher - Munich/Germany - www.yoga321.com

Hendrik Gäbler - Student - Potsdam/Germany

Richard Kastelein -Publisher -Groningen/Nethelands - atlanticfreepress.com

Karl-Heinz Peil - Journalist - Frankfurt/Germany - www.friedensjournal.de

Renate Häberle- Teacher - Schwäbisch Hall/Germany

Philipp Schaffner - Dipl. Medienwirtschafter - Hendschiken/CH - philipp-schaffner.ch

Georg Friedrich Gerchen - Teacher - Hennstedt/Germany

Peace Convergence Collective - K. Stewart - Brisb./Australia - peaceconvergence.com

Audrey Maizier - Sommelier- Paris/France

Boris Gasser - Winemaker - Hamburg/Switzerland

Antinuclear.net - Christina Macpherson - Melbourne/Australia - www.antinuclear.net

Klaus Fiedler - Regisseur - Berlin/Germany

Watermelon Slim - recording artist - Norman, OK/USA - www.watermelonslim.com

Ward Reilly - Infantry veteran, VVA - Baton Rouge, Louisiana/USA - www.vvaw.org

Olaf Brühl - Producer - Berlin/Germany

Arnold Stieber - Military Veteran - Viet Nam - Michigan, USA - www.VFP93.org

Peace in Action - Activist Network for Peace - Vienna/Austria - www.peaceinaction.net

Lebenshaus Schwäbische Alb -M. Schmid -Gammert./Germany - lebenshaus-alb.de

Peace Not War Japan -Raising awareness about peace -Tokyo/Japan - www.pnwj.org

Wolfgang Schulz - Lawyer - Berlin/Germany - www.law-schulz.de

Combatants For Peace - Palestinian-Israeli Peace - Palestine - combatantsforpeace.org

Gar Smith, co-founder - Environmentalists Against War - San Francisco USA - www/envirosagainstwar.org

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