Archive for Juli 4th, 2016

4. Juli 2016

Interview mit Rolf Hochhuth: Politik der Provokationen beenden (Werra Rundschau)

Wie hoch schätzen Sie die Gefahr ein, dass es zu einem dritten Weltkrieg kommen könnte?

Hochhuth: Sehr hoch. Und sie finden in meinem Buch dazu ein Wort von Gorbatschow, der ganz genau das selbe sagt über einen kommenden dritten Weltkrieg, wenn Amerika seine Politik der Provokation und der Demütigung Russlands nicht ändert. Auch der ehemalige Chefredakteur der Zeit, Theo Sommer, hat das selbe vor einigen Monaten in der Zeit geschrieben.

4. Juli 2016

NATO-Gipfel: Ischinger warnt vor Eskalation und mahnt Bereitschaft zur Verständigung mit Russland an (RTdeutsch)

In zwei aktuellen Beiträgen hat der deutsche Spitzendiplomat Wolfgang Ischinger an die Politik appelliert, einen Kanal der Verständigung mit Russland aufrechtzuerhalten. Auch wenn der Leiter der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz grundsätzlich die meisten NATO-Redewendungen übernimmt, scheint die Sorge über eine mögliche Eskalation im Vordergrund zu stehen. Sein Ziel ist es, zu einer „kooperativen Politik“ im Sinne von „Russland als Partner“ zurückzukehren.

Hier weiterlesen:

4. Juli 2016

Assad-Regierung pflegt leider auch Kontakte zu Rechtsextremen

NPD Chef Udo Voigt hat mit Parteifreunden bereits zweimal Syrien besucht. Im Juni 2015 auf Einladung der regierenden Baath-Partei, und zuletzt im April 2016 auf Einladung des  Parlamentspräsidenten Muhammad Dschihad al Lahham. Dabei waren auch der Grieche Eleftherios Synadinos, der für die Neonazi-Partei „Goldene Morgenröte“ im Europaparlament sitzt, und der Italiener Roberto Fiore, ein führender italienischer Neofaschist.

Es gab weitere Treffen mit Würdenträgern, Funktionären der Baath-Parte, dem  Großmufti Ahmad Badr ad Din Hassun und dem Patriarchen der syrisch-orthodoxen Kirche, Ignatius Aphrem II.


4. Juli 2016

While the terrorist group claimed responsibility, there is no evidence of a direct connection. (teleSUR)

Seven militants who killed 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant made no demands and a person taken alive by police was only a suspect admitted in hospital, Bangladesh’s home minister said on Sunday, rejecting the Islamic State group’s claims of responsibility.

4. Juli 2016

Powering 42% of Earth`s Population: India Hosts BRICS Energy Meeting (Sputnik)

India`s Ministry of Power is organizing the BRICS Working Group Meeting on “Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency” in Visakhapatnam in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which will start Monday. During the deliberations, India, Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil will make presentations on the measures they have taken in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency.

4. Juli 2016

Brasilien erklärt Finanznotstand für Rio während der Olympischen Spiele 2016 (amerika21)

Brasília. Die Interimsregierung von Michel Temer in Brasilien hat für den Zeitraum der Olympischen Spiele 2016 in Rio de Janeiro den finanziellen Notstand erklärt. Dieser Schritt soll es ihr erleichtern, den reibungslosen Ablauf der Spiele zu sichern. Nach Nachrichtenangaben der Agentur Europa Press will Temer damit vor allem einen Kollaps in den Bereichen Sicherheit, Verkehr und Gesundheit aufgrund der Finanzkrise verhindern, die Rio de Janeiro derzeit erschüttert.

4. Juli 2016

US-Einmischung im Südchinesischen Meer dient Eindämmung chinesischer Entwicklung

Der internationale Schiedsspruch über das Südchinesische Meer ist eine Falle für China. Dies sagte der italienische Ökonom Domenico Moro im Interview mit der Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua.

Moro erklärte, die USA seien die Rückendeckung der Philippinnen, die den Schiedsspruch beantragt haben.

Die USA wollten durch den Schiedsspruch Chinas Entwicklung verhindern oder eindämmen, um so ihren weltweiten Einfluss aufrechterhalten zu können. Washington könne nicht hinnehmen, dass Beijing allmählich eine Hauptrolle in der regionalen Politik wahrnehme, sagte der italienische Ökonom.

4. Juli 2016

Some Reflections from our Recent Trip to Russia (By David and Jan Hartsough)

We have recently returned from a two week citizen’s diplomacy peace delegation to six cities in Russia under the auspices of the Center for Citizen Initiatives.

Our trip included visits with journalists, political leaders, teachers and students, doctors and medical clinics, veterans of past wars, representatives of small businesses and nongovernmental organizations, youth camps, and home visits.

Since David’s earlier visits to Russia over the past fifty-five years, much has changed. He was struck by how much new building and construction has taken place, and the “westernization” of clothing, styles, advertising, automobiles and traffic, as well as global corporations and private companies and stores.

Some of our reflections include:

  1. Danger of US and NATO military exercises on Russian border, like a game of nuclear chicken. This could very easily escalate into nuclear war. We must wake up the American people about the danger and encourage our government to move away from this dangerous posturing.
  1. We need to put ourselves in the Russians’ shoes. What if Russia had military troops, tanks and bomber planes and missiles on the US border in Canada and Mexico. Wouldn’t we feel threatened?
  1. Russian people don’t want war and want to live in peace. The Soviet Union lost 27 million people in World War II because they were not prepared militarily. They will not let that happen again.   If attacked, they will fight for their Motherland. Most families lost family members in WWII, so war is very immediate and personal. In the siege of Leningrad between two and three million people perished.
  1. US and NATO must take the initiative and show a commitment to living in peace with the Russians and treat them with respect.
  1. The Russian people are a very friendly, open, generous and beautiful people. They are not a threat   They are proud to be Russians, and want to be seen as an important part of a multi-polar world.
  1. Most people that we met were very supportive of Putin. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, they experienced the shock therapy of the neo-liberal model of privatizing everything. In the 1990’s there was tremendous poverty and suffering of the large majority of the people while the oligarchs stole the previously state-owned resources from the country. Putin has given leadership to pull the country together and help improve the lives and well-being of the people.   He is standing up to the bullies – the US and NATO – demanding respect from the rest of the world , and not allowing Russia to be pushed around and intimidated by the US.
  2. Many Russians we talked with believe that the US is looking for enemies and creating wars in order to get more billions for the war profiteers.
  3. The US must stop playing world policeman. It gets us in too much trouble and is not working. We need to give up our Pax Americana policies, acting like we are the most important country, the superpower which can tell the rest of the world how they can live and act.
  4. My good Russian friend Voldya says “Don’t believe the propaganda of the political leaders and the corporate media.” The vilifying of Russia and Putin is what makes war possible. If we no longer see the Russians as people and human beings just like us, but make them the enemy, we can then support going to war with them.
  5. The US and the European Union should stop the economic sanctions against Russia. They are hurting the Russian people and are counter-productive.
  6. The people of Crimea, who are 70-80% Russian in nationality and language, voted in a referendum to become part of Russia as they had been for most of the past two hundred years. One Ukrainian nationality man living in Crimea, who opposed the referendum to join Russia, felt that at least 70% of the people in Crimea voted to join Russia. The people of Kosovo voted to secede from Serbia and the West supported them. The majority of people in Great Britain voted to leave the European Union; Scotland may vote to leave Great Britain.   People of every region or country have the right to determine their own future without interference of the rest of the world.
  7. The US needs to stop meddling in other nation’s affairs and supporting the overthrow of their governments (regime change) – like Ukraine, Iraq, Libya and Syria. We are creating ever more enemies around the world, and getting ourselves involved in more and more wars. This is not creating security for Americans or anyone else.
  8. We need to work for the common security of all peoples, not just one nation at the expense of other nations. National security does not work any more and current US policies cannot even create security in America.
  9. Back in 1991 US Secretary of State Baker committed to Gorbachev that NATO would not move one foot eastward towards Russia’s borders in return for the Soviet Union allowing the reunification of Germany. The US and NATO have not kept that agreement and are now have battalions of military troops, tanks, military planes and missiles on Russia’s borders. Ukraine and Georgia may also join NATO, which gets Russia ever more worried about western intentions. When the Warsaw pact was disbanded, the NATO pact should have been disbanded as well.
  10. The American people must organize to stop the US and NATO operations on Russia’s borders and stop meddling in Ukraine and Georgia. The future of these countries should be decided by the people of these countries, not by the US. We must resolve our conflicts by negotiations and peaceful means.  The future of billions of people on our beloved planet depends on what we do. Thank you for thinking, speaking out and acting to stop this madness. And please share these reflections widely.

David Hartsough is the author of WAGING PEACE: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, Director of Peaceworkers, and is a co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and World Beyond War. David and Jan were part of a twenty person team of citizen diplomats who visited Russia for two weeks in June of 2016. See for reports from the delegation. Contact us if you would like to do an interview.

4. Juli 2016

Warum Europa eine neue Ostpolitik braucht (Vorwärts)

Lange war das Verhältnis des Westens zu Russland nicht so schlecht wie zurzeit. Vor dem NATO-Gipfel in Warschau fordert der Willy-Brandt-Kreis deshalb eine Rückbesinnung auf eine „konstruktive Ostpolitik“. Nur so könne der Frieden in Europa gesichert werden.
Die Tendenz zu rhetorischer und militärischer Aufrüstung hat sich gerade in letzter Zeit in beunruhigender Weise beschleunigt.

4. Juli 2016

Karte aller bisherigen Bombenanschläge in Bagdad Fast keine Strasse ist verschont geblieben


Unfassbares heute in den Tagesthemen: Karte aller bisherigen Bombenanschläge in Bagdad. Fast keine Strasse in Bagdad ist verschont geblieben. Heute über 100 Tote. Chaos und permanenter Krieg: So destabilisiert die Außenpolitik der USA & Co die gesamte Region.

4. Juli 2016

Nina Hagen: We want Peace

4. Juli 2016

Webster Tarpley on Syrian Television – September 2011