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The military has its own laws

The claim that high and nuclear weapons, military interventions and deterrence bring “security” is being promoted for militarization. The forces of peace therefore have to do with a strong opponent who is pushing in the direction of a great war. A speech on the past Easter marches.

Dear Friends of Peace,

we have fought for the fact that we stand here today and demonstrate for peace and disarmament, against a federal government that increasingly regards basic democratic rights as a privilege and not as a historically acquired right of the people.

A storm of protest has thwarted these plans! We have defended democracy and will do so again and again, because we need democracy like the air to breathe in our struggle for peace. Fundamental rights are not a larifari for good times. Freedom is not a privilege, it is a right and I add: a hard-won right when we look into history.

When there is so much talk about lockdowns, let’s start with one: lockdown for the military and armor and that means stop the unspeakable maneuver Defender 2021. Lockdown for the armament, for the incitement against Russia and China. This would be good for the health of the world, for the climate and for all people.

I add: health is more than the absence of viruses! As dangerous as these are.

Peace

Yes, this peace is in great danger!

It stinks of war, of great war! There are wars looming that we cannot and do not want to imagine!

This is the real danger in which these Easter marches take place.

And so remains true and true, as it says in the most famous Easter march song:

“Are we marching against the East? No! Are we marching against the West? No! We march for the world that no longer believes in weapons, because that is best for us.”

We know:

Once again, the forces of peace are once again opposed to the opinion - mongering that promotes militarization by claiming that high and nuclear weapons, military interventions and deterrence bring ‘security’ and that Nato, with its wars, its armor and its threat scenes, is a peace power.

The forces of peace and the future have to do with a strong opponent who is pushing in the direction of a great war:

-In May 2020, for example, the German Federal Government’s Science and Policy Foundation recommended that NATO states be able to wage a ‘limited nuclear war’ (SWP Study 11, p.8).

The doomsdale clock is set to 100 seconds before midnight.

The core and crystallization point is NATO. This war preparation has a name: NATO. And already the name has long been a lie – much more: the worldwide military alliance.

NATO

Nato, which spends more than half of the world’s arms expenditure at 1100 billion US dollars, makes billions of dollars in profits for the arms industry and contributes to the dangers for humanity with its CO2 emissions, resource consumption and destruction of nature as strongly as any other institution on Earth. It is incompatible with the life interests of the people in our country and worldwide. Life can only be saved with a consistent policy of social justice, cooperation instead of capitalist competition for profit and supremacy. Peace is the basis of sustainable politics.

The world is too small, too vulnerable, nature too endangered for wars and military. Climate justice requires no to war and Yes to disarmament.

The US is using NATO for its imperial policy of global intervention to secure its supremacy and access to resources in the global competition for strategic advantages and for its frontline position against China and Russia. Germany’s policy supports this policy with transatlantic vassalage and even with the attempt to contain China with the Navy (Kramp-Karrenbauer: “…we oppose…").

Peace policy, on the other hand, is directed towards social-ecological justice, both internally and externally. Nato and the EU hide imperial interests not only in resources and influence, but also in trade routes and glorify their power politics as a defense of democratic values.

NATO - the worldwide aggressive war alliance.

We know that NATO is undermining the UN and other state alliances for the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

-Nato is facing devastating military spending by member states: 1.1 billion dollars in 2020. The social and environmental impact of military actions and armaments is destroying the livelihoods of billions of people.

Rearmament

When we talk about war and unrestrained armament, we have to talk about our country. A quote from our Defence Minister makes the unrestrainedness clear:

“On average, the Bundeswehr gets a new tank every week, a new aircraft every month and a new ship every year” (figures 46.9 and 53 billion).

But let’s not forget: NATO is working on an ever more perfect network of the army, the Air Force, the Navy, Internet cyber capabilities, high-tech weapons, space weapons and space control to attack enemy facilities and to ward off Internet malware-expensive and dangerous. We say no to the military bases necessary for these attack strategies. Ramstein belongs closed.

Nuclear weapons

It remains, a life with 14,000 nuclear weapons is the game with the nuclear downfall – Hiroshima admonishes, but politics and the powerful do not want to understand it.

A great, even historic success has been achieved: the Treaty banning all nuclear weapons is in force:

A first step towards common sense must be Germany’s signature of the UN nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This was to be the first government action by the new federal government after 26 September.

But we also know that this treaty is binding under international law for those who have ratified it. No nuclear weapon has yet been scrapped and therefore less on the planet.

No, it’s just going in the other direction: more and new nuclear weapons everywhere:

We also reaffirm this Easter: the stationing of new nuclear arsenals (B 61-12) in Büchel, planned for 2024 at the latest, which will burden NATO budgets with immense production costs, must not come to Germany or to any other country. The thermo-nuclear bombs (B 61) stored in Büchel have to be dismantled; the ‘nuclear participation’ of Germany has to be ended accordingly, and nuclear war manoeuvres have to be prohibited. Consequently, it must not come to the purchase of 30 US F 18 nuclear bombers and also not the 90 Eurofighter, which Nato and the Luftwaffe are aiming for. According to current planning, the cost for these systems alone is over 30 billion euros for their planned service life.

Our vision remains: World without nuclear weapons, Russel Einstein Manifesto: Fight for humanity or perish! This is the challenge of these Easter marches.

Policy of common security and great transformation

A foreign policy that focuses instead on tensions and militarization on negotiations, international law and cooperation, as was the Ostpolitik of Egon Bahr and Willy Brandt with the Eastern Treaties and as the Palme Commission wanted with the aim of overcoming the block confrontation. Common security policy is peace policy-the basic principle of sustainable policy. The prevailing disorder of injustice, group-related misanthropy and violence, armament, wars and arms exports must be overcome through a peace policy for social-ecological justice. Capitalist and colonialist economy has brought societies to the edge of the abyss. There can be no solution with the means that have led to this situation. A transformation of the capitalist competitive system towards a society of social-ecological peace-justice means peace and justice is the vision! Social-ecological peace transformation the challenge.

Environment and peace are inseparable-climate justice without peace is impossible, not only because of the insane emissions of the armies.

Where should the refugees go and this should happen peacefully?

Therefore, let us continue to work together for peace and climate justice.

It depends on the mobilization of people, of everyone for peace, whether the movements for the future can build up the pressure necessary for a great peaceful, social and ecological transformation.

Love, peace, friends and peace joy,

when I had written all this down and thought about it, I remembered another song that will be 50 years old this year. In it it says:

Imagine all people, live your life in peace.

You might say I’m a dreamer, but, I’m not the only one who dreams this. I hope, one day, you think so, too, and the whole world will be like one.

“Imagine” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, one of the most famous anti-war songs against the Vietnam War.

Yes, we will never give up the dream, the vision of a world without war and nuclear weapons, a world of global justice without exploitation and in peace with nature.

For this we are taking to the streets in the difficult conditions of the pandemic, everywhere in this republic! We do not give up! We’ll be back!