Nyheter som kan beröra arbetet med fred, kärnvapen och klimathotet
Nu när spänningen mellan Nato och Ryssland blir alltmer skrämmande, påminner den här organisationen om att det finns andra lösningar än krig, nämligen gemensam säkerhet, solidaritet, hållbarhet och nedrustning ( "common security", solidarity, sustainability and disarmament).
Hela uppropet på engelska finner du här:
Tensions between NATO and Russia - two nuclear-armed powers - are reaching alarming proportions. We call for an end to this confrontation: if it doesn’t end, everyone will lose. Ukraine is already paying a heavy economic and human price as a result of these hostilities, unnecessarily stirred up internationally and nationally. Following this politics of confrontation to its logical conclusion means that many people will die.
Europe needs a genuine security policy based on cooperation, mutual respect and trust. Currently, NATO’s own security policy threatens to drag Europe into a devastating war because it refuses to take Russian security interests into account. NATO’s expansionary policy refuses to rule out membership for Ukraine. This crosses a red line for Russia which sees this as a serious breach of its own security interests. Dialogue is essential to resolve these issues – war is not the answer.
Meanwhile the people of Ukraine are suffering, Despite the Minsk agreements, the violent clashes in eastern Ukraine - which emerged in the wake of the violent coup in Kiev - continue. NATO and Russia are adding fuel to the fire through arms deliveries, troop deployments and military exercises. These provocations and preparation for war have to stop.
The hostility between the US/NATO and Russia has repercussions for other regional and international challenges that require cooperation. This new Cold War with its expensive and dangerous new arms race is diverting resources from working together to solve the climate catastrophe and other major problems.
We urge all parties involved to stop pursuing a military path and to work towards a new security policy for Europe based on the following principles:
1. A new security architecture based on the concept of the principles of "common security" in the spirit of the principles of the Helsinki Final Act 1975, as reaffirmed in the Paris Charter of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (1990). This states that security is indivisible and that the security of one state is linked to the security of all others.
2. Further NATO enlargements are a provocative breach of the principle of 'common security' and must be stopped. Ukraine should be given the status of a neutral state with accompanying security guarantees.
3. The Russian proposals for an agreement with NATO and a treaty with the US should be taken seriously and can serve as a basis for building a new European security architecture with mutually agreed security measures and guarantees. This means, among other things, that no new weapon systems or troops will be deployed in the border zone between NATO and Russia, not even on a so-called rotational basis.
4. The principle of disarmament must once again be central. This applies in particular to nuclear disarmament with the objective of a nuclear-weapon-free zone for the whole of Europe.
5. The conflict in Ukraine should not be further fuelled by arms transfers, manoeuvres and the provocative deployment of troops. The parties in Ukraine should be urged to respect the Minsk II agreements such as the ceasefire, secure access for humanitarian aid, withdrawal of all foreign troops and military equipment, constitutional reform with decentralization as a central element and respect for minority rights and a political process in the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. In addition, a plan is needed for the economic reconstruction of the country and the strengthening of democracy and institutions.
International network no-to-nato.org 24. January 2022
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Vi i Kvinnor för fred vill fortsätta att påminna om FN-konventionen om förbud mot kärnvapen. Nedan ser vi att;
* 59 stater har ratificerat konventionen.
* Alltfler finansiärer drar sig ur kärnvapenindustrin.
* Norge, Tyskland och Sverige kommer att delta som observatörer under det första mötet mellan des 59 stater som anslutit sig. Mötet hålls i Wien i slutet av mars i år.
Här den engelska texten:
This first anniversary, we're making the celebration all about the impact the treaty has had so far. Here are just a few of the exciting signs we've seen this year:
• Support for the TPNW has continued to grow: the treaty now has 59 states parties and we know many more are on their way!
• Since the treaty went into effect, financial institutions named the treaty as the reason to keep their $3.9 trillion out of the nuclear weapons industry.
• Companies building these bombs are feeling the financial pressure: Serco, which used to work on UK nuclear weapons said it won’t bid on any contracts related to the nuclear weapons industry due to their inability to raise funds if they do.
• We shifted the first two nuclear-umbrella states when Norway and Germany, committed to observe the first meeting of States Parties to the TPNW.
Of course, the treaty’s entry into force alone has not fixed all global tensions, or immediately forced the nuclear armed states to stop their reckless arms race. The global security situation is worsening and the risk of nuclear use is increasing. This makes the work with this treaty all the more important, we have the legal basis for pushing these countries towards disarmament.
So there’s good reason to celebrate. We expect the impact in all these different sectors to keep growing.
Nuclear weapons are illegal and unacceptable and each individual action makes that message stronger and increases the treaty's influence. The more we spread the word about the progress of this treaty - the more it will contribute to make this world safer.
We hope you will join our actions to celebrate the #nuclearban today.
Finland tog efter andra världskriget en försiktig men framgångsrik relation till Sovjetunionen, en s k 'finlandisering'. Samtidigt utvecklades landet till en demokratisk välfärdsstat med många handels- och turistkontakter över gränsen. En möjlig väg för Ukraina idag?