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Initiate a World Peace Conference To: Mikhail S. Gorbachev

The German Left Party (DIE LINKE) has recently published an open letter to Mikhail S. Gorbachev to be presented and put up for vote at the main party convention on June 6/7.

The letter calls on the Former President of the Soviet Union to initiate a World Peace Conference in the face of escalating tensions not only in Ukraine but around the globe.
The petition has initially been signed by 20 members of the german parliament and additionally by about 1000 supporters on a german website.

World Beyond War, an international peace network started by us-peace activists has last week published an english-language version of the german petition.

We would like to ask you to consider supporting the initiative, by signing or forwarding it.

Please note that many people who are not affiliated with the german Left Party have also supported the initiative, which is ultimately calling on Mikhail S. Gorbachev to initiate a World Peace Conference. The call for a peaceful transformation and for cooperation, is also a central argument of several initiatives and alliances, namely ALBA, UNASUR, CELAC, BRICS, Shanghai Cooporation, and The Non Aligned Movement. It is a call for a policy of non-interventionism - characterized by the absence of interference by a state or states in the external and internal affairs of a sovereign state without its consent.

The concept of a worldwide appeal of prominent nonpartisan politicians and leaders for desescalation and reconciliation is therefore more urgent than ever and needs our support. -

Here the US-initiative


Initiate a World Peace Conference To: Mikhail S. Gorbachev

We ask you to initiate a world peace conference for the international coordination of nonviolent resistance to highly dangerous U.S. and NATO actions in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and elsewhere.

Such a conference should seek an end to the practices of bombing, of murdering by drone-warfare, and of deploying troops anywhere in the world. There must be an end to the destabilization of entire countries for the purpose of controlling them. Legal standards must no longer be set aside by arbitrary interpretations.

Why is this important?

The United States of America is moving the world toward a new Cold War, which as you have warned "could become a real war."

When Germany reunited, the United States promised you that NATO would not expand eastward. Now NATO stands in the Baltic States, in Poland, in Romania and in Bulgaria.

Symbolicly at the end of February, in the Estonian city of Narva, a U.S. tank with stars and stripes positioned itself at the border with Russia. In March 3,000 NATO soldiers with 750 tanks and heavy equipment held maneuvers in the Baltics. NATO naval ships are rehearsing in the Black Sea. Bases on Russia's borders have been expanded and new military structures have been created there.

Threats to world peace are not limited to Ukraine. At no time since the end of World War II have there been as many military conflicts and wars as now, and at no time have there been so many refugees. These wars are driven by economic power and profit, sources of raw materials, and strategically important spheres of influence. No other power on earth defends its interests so aggressively as NATO with the United States at its helm.

The intelligence services of the U.S. and Britain are actually spying electronically on the whole of humanity.

Germany is moving away from the principle that no war can be launched from German soil. The statement by the German President Joachim Gauck at the Security Conference 2014 in Munich, that Germany must take on more responsibility, means a stronger military commitment. Since then, German military missions abroad have been expanded and more money spent on armaments. The new NATO Secretary General declared that Germany is the second most important power within NATO. Germany is the "leading nation" of the new rapid reaction force of 30,000 NATO soldiers.

This rapid reaction force is being mobilized in reaction to the "danger of Russia" in Eastern Europe. We reject this new role for Germany in world politics. We therefore urge the dissolution of NATO and its replacement by a collective security system involving Russia, a project which has disarmament as a central goal.

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PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING HERE: German-language Initiative  http://www.weltfriedenskonferenz.org (in the box marked STADT you can fill in yor city, in the box on the bottom FUNKTION/KREISVERBAND you can fill in your position or organisation)

english translation of the German-language Initiative weltfriedenskonferenz.org  link to wp.me
Related Link:  http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/initiate-a-world-p...rence

homepage: homepage: http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/initiate-a-world-p...rence

Putin listen to Gorbie? 14.Apr.2015 10:26


Does anybody believe that Putin would listen to the man who he blames for destroying his beloved institutions, the KGB and the USSR?

The only way for Crimea to be returned to Ukraine and get Russian soldiers out of Ukraine is to make this incursion so expensive that Putin's Mafioso benefactors have a sit down and decide Putin "has to go".

Until this happens Putin will continue to try and reconstitute the former Romanov empire by any means necessary.

This Is So Stupid. "Romanov Empire" My Ass 14.Apr.2015 22:10


It's clear that the Russian establishment (of which Putin is only one part) has zero interest in having an empire. They already have more land than they can exploit. They are only concerned about the incursions of the Globalist Anglo-American Empire. The Ukraine and Crimea have always been part of Russia, and everyone there speaks Russian -- The Western "Ukrainian language" is simply Russian with a few Polish words inserted. But nobody wants The Ukraine, since it's more corrupt than Las Vegas. (Except Crimea has great naval bases, and will not be parted with Russia.) Stop with the dumb crap.

blues 15.Apr.2015 11:29


Ok, somebody is posting using "blues" handle. Blues is a self-loathing misfit, but he isn't stupid.

Ukrainian is a language.

In ancient times, it was the home of Cimmerians and Scythians, as well as the site of Greek colonies. The most important city was Chersonesos at the edge of today's Sevastopol.

Later occupiers included the Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, the state of Kievan Rus', the Byzantine Empire, the Kipchaks, and the Golden Horde. In the 13th century CE, portions were controlled by the Republic of Venice and by the Republic of Genoa.

In the 9th century CE, Byzantium established the Cherson theme to fend against incursions by the Rus' Khaganate, and the Crimean peninsula from this time was contested between Byzantium, Rus' and Khazaria. The area remained the site of overlapping interests and contact between the early medieval Slavic, Turkic and Greek spheres, and became a center of slave trade, Slavs were sold to Byzantium and other places in Anatolia and the Middle-East during this period. In the 1230s, this status quo was swept away by the Mongol invasions, and Crimea was incorporated into the territory of the Golden Horde throughout the 14th century CE.

Armenian monastery of the Holy Cross (Սուրբ Խաչ), established in 1358
The Crimean Khanate, a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, succeeded the Golden Horde and lasted from 1449 to 1779[14] In 1571, the Crimean Tatars attacked and sacked Moscow, burning everything but the Kremlin.[15] Until the late 18th century, Crimean Tatars maintained a massive slave trade with the Ottoman Empire, exporting about 2 million slaves from Russia and Ukraine over the period 1500-1700.[16]

Russian control 1783-1954

Here's What I Was Told 16.Apr.2015 07:45


Basically every one in Europe seems to have attacked Russia pretty much throughout history. And they had to go through Poland or "the Ukraine" to do it. Linguistic issues are never simple. As I recall, people in some parts of the eastern end of Russia have almost nothing in common those near Moscow. It is wild and mysterious out there.

If I recall correctly, it was (I think) Stalin who essentially invented "Ukrainian" by forcing people to use Polish words with (western) Russian syntax. Actually he killed most of them. (Eastern) Russians claim to be able to understand western Ukrainian, and eastern Ukrainians do speak actual western Russian.

I read that Japanese is more or less Chinese Syntax (I forget which kind of Chinese) combined with the vocabulary of the (sort of Mongolian) people who were there before these Chinese invaded. So this seems to be an actual thing that happens.

Neither history nor language are as neat and exact as some would claim. (I once made the mistake of telling a newspaper reporter about some little bit of history I had been part of, and he wrote a story that had astonishingly little to what I told him. So that's how history works.)

(How did that one get to be such an expert on Ukraine anyhow?)

(How did that one get to be such an expert on Ukraine anyhow?) 16.Apr.2015 11:27


I'm married to one, who speaks Russian and Ukrainian and hates Putin. The rest is history, and good ole corporate Wiki page.

And yes, Putin wants to reconstitute either the Romanov empire or the USSR, I'm not quite sure which, and you'll love this part.

Every Russian grows up knowing the USA screwed them out of Alaska, and they want it back (part of the Romanov empire), and they are serious about it. They don't consider the sale legit.