Archive for Dezember 10th, 2015

10. Dezember 2015

Karin Leukefeld über die Lage in Syrien – Hintergrundinformationen über Frankreichs Rolle

Hintergrundinformationen über Frankreichs Rolle in Syrien
(Rede vom 26. November 2015)

Dass die USA das weltgrößte Terror-Regime der letzten Jahrzehnte waren und sind, das wissen inzwischen viele. Wie sich direkte Verknüpfung zwischen dem Attentat in Paris und militärischen Einsatz in Syrien herstellen lässt, können Sie in diesem sehr erhellenden Beitrag von Frau Leukefeld erfahren. Karin Leukefeld studierte Ethnologie, Islam- und Politikwissenschaften. Seit 2000 ist sie freie Korrespondentin im Mittleren Osten.

10. Dezember 2015

teleSUR – Bolivia: Venezuela Election Reactions

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he accepts the decision of the Venezuelan electorate following the opposition victory, but also cautioned that it was time for a period of deep reflection across South America. Our Bolivia Correspondent, Dimitri O`Donnell, reports from La Paz.
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http://videos.telesurtv.net/en/video/noticia/bolivia-venezuela-election-reactions
10. Dezember 2015

„Die Neuaufstellung der Rechten bedroht politische und soziale Errungenschaften“ Schlusserklärung vom lateinamerikanischen „Regionaltreffen

Rund 160 Delegierte sozialer Bewegungen und politischer Organisationen aus 24 Ländern Lateinmamerikas kamen vom 20. bis 22. November 2015 in Havanna zusammen, um über die Weiterentwicklung der regionalen Integration und des gemeinsamen Widerstandes gegen den Neoliberalismus zu diskutieren.

weiter hier

https://amerika21.de/blog/2015/12/137436/regionaltreffen-havanna

10. Dezember 2015

Maduro will Konsequenzen aus Wahlniederlage in Venezuela ziehen Oppositionsbündnis holt bei Parlamentswahl Zweidrittelmehrheit. Präsident fordert Minister auf, ihre Posten zur Verfügung zu stellen – amerika21

Caracas. In seinem wöchentlichen Fernsehprogramm „In Kontakt mit Maduro“ hat der Präsident Venezuelas verschiedene Schritte angekündigt, um nach der Wahlschlappe am Sonntag „die Errungenschaften der Revolution“ zu verteidigen. Gleichzeitig hinterfragte er jedoch, ob die Fortführung der Sozialprogramme vor dem Hintergrund der deutlichen Parlamentsmehrheit der Opposition möglich sei.

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https://amerika21.de/2015/12/137653/konsequenzen-venezuela

10. Dezember 2015

Xinhua –  China defends Africa policy against western defamation

China on Thursday refuted western media`s theory that Africa has benefited little from China`s aid, saying China`s assistance to Africa never has any political strings attached and was warmly welcomed.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/10/c_134904543.htm
10. Dezember 2015

Jeremy Corbyn Connects Western Bombing Campaigns & Refugee Crisis: „What Goes Around Comes Around“

10. Dezember 2015

„I Want a World of Peace“: In Exclusive Interview UK Labour Head Jeremy Corbyn Opposes Bombing Syria

10. Dezember 2015

junge Welt: Kein kollektives Verteidigungsrecht Dokumentiert. Zum Einsatz bewaffneter deutscher Streitkräfte in Syrien. Eine verfassungs- und völkerrechtliche Analyse – Von Norman Paech

In der Abstimmung des Bundestags vom 4. Dezember über einen Kriegseinsatz in Syrien unter Beteiligung der Bundeswehr votierte die Fraktion der Partei Die Linke als einzige geschlossen gegen diese Militärmaßnahme. Letztendlich entschied sich die große Mehrheit der Bundesparlamentarier für den mörderischen Einsatz. Die Linksfraktion plädiert weiterhin für eine Lösung des Konflikts mit nichtmilitärischen Mitteln. Der stellvertretende Fraktionsvorsitzende Wolfgang Gehrcke traf sich am 9. Dezember mit dem UN-Sonderbeauftragten für Syrien, Staffan de Mistura, um die Rolle der BRD für eine diplomatische Lösung zu beleuchten. Außerdem gewann die Linkspartei den Juristen Norman Paech aus Hamburg für eine Analyse der völkerrechtlichen Grundlagen der bundesdeutschen Beteiligung am Syrien-Krieg. Sein Papier wird heute im Bürogebäude des Parlaments, im Jakob-Kaiser-Haus in Berlin von Gehrcke vorgestellt. jW verzichtet bei der Dokumentation des Textes auf die Fußnoten. (jW)

weiterlesen hier

https://www.jungewelt.de/2015/12-10/071.php

10. Dezember 2015

Urgent Call for Multipolar Diplomacy to Avert World War -Multipolar World against War

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Multipolar World against War – Sign

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 has overwhelming support from 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. Politically motivated criticism is 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 equal to 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!“


by A.L @ Coop Anti-War Cafe December 10, 2015 – to support the statement please e-mail info @ hbuecker.net

10. Dezember 2015

Deutsche Soldaten »ready to go« – Bundeswehr schickt Vorauskommando in den Syrien-Einsatz – junge Welt

Bundeswehr schickt Vorauskommando in den Syrien-Einsatz

Von Rüdiger Göbel

Nach der Blitzentscheidung im Bundestag folgt die Blitzverlegung der Bundeswehr: Ausgerechnet an diesem Donnerstag, dem von der UNO proklamierten Tag der Menschenrechte, sollen die ersten beiden »Tornado«-Aufklärungsjets vom schleswig-holsteinischen Jagel aus in Richtung Türkei starten. Dem Vorkommando gehören knapp 40 Soldaten des Luftwaffengeschwaders 51 »Immelmann« an. Sie fliegen mit einem Airbus-400-M zum NATO-Militärstützpunkt im türkischen Incirlik. Außerdem soll von Köln-Wahn aus ein Tankflugzeug starten. Die Luftbetankung ermöglicht es Piloten, länger Angriffe zu fliegen.

weiter hier

http://www.jungewelt.de/2015/12-10/014.php

 

10. Dezember 2015

Schaulaufen in Riad Saudi-Arabien lädt syrische Oppositionsgruppen zu Gesprächen ein. Nicht dabei sind kurdische Organisationen, dafür terroristische Islamisten – junge Welt

 

Schaulaufen in Riad

Saudi-Arabien lädt syrische Oppositionsgruppen zu Gesprächen ein. Nicht dabei sind kurdische Organisationen, dafür terroristische Islamisten

Von Karin Leukfeld

Auf Einladung des saudischen Königshauses hat am Mittwoch in Riad ein Treffen von syrischen Oppositions- und Kampfgruppen begonnen. Bei der zunächst auf zwei Tage anberaumten Konferenz in einem streng bewachten Luxushotel sollen die verschiedenen Teilnehmer sich auf ein gemeinsames Vorgehen bei Gesprächen mit der syrischen Regierung einigen. Die sollen Anfang 2016 unter dem Vorsitz der Vereinten Nationen beginnen.

Saudi-Arabien hatte bis zu 100 Einladungen an bewaffnete Gruppen und verschiedene Fraktionen der Auslandsopposition verschickt. Nicht eingeladen waren die syrische Al-Qaida-Filiale Al-Nusra-Front sowie die aus Al-Qaida hervorgegangene Miliz »Islamischer Staat« (IS). Auch die Partei der demokratischen Union (PYD), die größte Vertretung syrischer Kurden, war nicht eingeladen worden. Mit den Volksverteidigungseinheiten verfügt die PYD über die wohl effektivsten Kampfgruppen jenseits der syrischen Streitkräfte gegen den IS.

weiter hier

http://www.jungewelt.de/2015/12-10/013.php

10. Dezember 2015

Quadriga (Troika plus ESM) vs. Arbeitsrechte in Griechenland

die Angriffe auf die Arbeitsrechte in Europa gehen in die nächste Runde: In dem zwischen Griechenland und den Gläubigern im Sommer unterzeichneten Memorandum ist ein Konsultationsprozess von Experten vorgesehen, der Fragen von Massenentlassungen, Arbeitskampfmaßnahmen und Tarifverträgen zum Gegenstand haben soll. Alle Beschlüsse und Entscheidungen der griechischen Regierung müssen dabei mit der Quadriga (Troika plus Europäischer Stabilitätsmechanismus, ESM) abgestimmt werden. Nähere Informationen dazu
> http://griechenlandsoli.com/2015/12/08/neue-schlacht-im-kampf-um-arbeitsrechte-in-griechenland/
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> Eine Erklärung für die Wiederherstellung der Arbeitsrechte kann man hier unterzeichnen:
> http://mayday.gr/en/stoppt-den-coup-tarifvertrage-jetzt-2/

10. Dezember 2015

Zum Einsatz bewaffneter deutscher Streitkräfte in Syrien. Eine verfassungs- und völkerrechtliche Analyse – junge Welt

Kein kollektives Verteidigungsrecht

Dokumentiert. Zum Einsatz bewaffneter deutscher Streitkräfte in Syrien. Eine verfassungs- und völkerrechtliche Analyse

Von Norman Paech

Norman Paech ist Professor für Verfassungs- und Völkerrecht i. R. der Universität Hamburg.

In der Abstimmung des Bundestags vom 4. Dezember über einen Kriegseinsatz in Syrien unter Beteiligung der Bundeswehr votierte die Fraktion der Partei Die Linke als einzige geschlossen gegen diese Militärmaßnahme. Letztendlich entschied sich die große Mehrheit der Bundesparlamentarier für den mörderischen Einsatz. Die Linksfraktion plädiert weiterhin für eine Lösung des Konflikts mit nichtmilitärischen Mitteln. Der stellvertretende Fraktionsvorsitzende Wolfgang Gehrcke traf sich am 9. Dezember mit dem UN-Sonderbeauftragten für Syrien, Staffan de Mistura, um die Rolle der BRD für eine diplomatische Lösung zu beleuchten. Außerdem gewann die Linkspartei den Juristen Norman Paech aus Hamburg für eine Analyse der völkerrechtlichen Grundlagen der bundesdeutschen Beteiligung am Syrien-Krieg. Sein Papier wird heute im Bürogebäude des Parlaments, im Jakob-Kaiser-Haus in Berlin von Gehrcke vorgestellt. jW verzichtet bei der Dokumentation des Textes auf die Fußnoten. (jW)

Hier weiterlesen: http://www.jungewelt.de/2015/12-10/071.php

10. Dezember 2015

UN Backs Russian Proposal to Ban Weapons in Space;  US Stands Opposed

 

By Matthew Bodner

Originally appeared at The Moscow Times

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a Russian-led resolution calling for nations to refrain from being the first to deploy weapons into outer space, in spite of U.S. resistance and European silence on the proposed measure, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The resolution was first drafted by Russia in 2014, but was rejected by the United States and other nations last year, and then again this year, when the draft resolution was considered by a GA committee focusing on issues of arms control.

On Tuesday, 129 nations represented in the General Assembly voted to adopt the measure, which was co-sponsored by 40 nations — including China and Syria — and is known as the “no first placement” initiative.

“It is noteworthy that the only government objecting to the substance of our initiative is the United States, which for many years has stood in almost complete isolation trying to block successive efforts of the international community to prevent an arms race in outer space,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The initiative calls on nations to refrain from being the first to place military weapons in outer space, thereby preventing a new and potentially devastating arms race between the world’s leading space-faring nations — Russia, China and the United States, who are all working on space weapons.

Europe, which has an effective multi-national space program of its own, has consistently abstained from ruling on the Russian proposal. The United States maintains that Russia’s resolution does not adequately define space weapons, and ignores an entire class of ground-launched space arms — such as anti-satellite missiles tested by China.

The resolution is nonbinding, but calls for negotiations held at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva to put forth a legally binding international treaty preventing weapons from being deployed in space, and calls on all states to adopt national commitments to the resolution.

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