Proposal for action on Nuclear Disarmament and the Reallocation of Military Expenditures for Social Causes, in order to end the global crisis and enter into a new world scenario


Today, with a profound crisis covering the entire planet, we feel an increasing threat of militarism and wars. History teaches us and reminds us how these situations of mutual threat end up. Thousands of missiles, millions of guns do not defend ordinary people from poverty and do not help them feed themselves. Hatred and mistrust is only to be found in corporations and the military.

We appeal to the presidents of the USA and Russia to take steps towards a coming together. Let there be real action, not words. We are tired of the empty endless rhetoric.

Our peoples have never been enemies. It is only the elite who wish to earn more or to find even more power who have artificially created a confrontation between our two countries.

We demand:

Stop the spread of nuclear weapons and begin the progressive destruction of the nuclear arsenal that threatens all living things now on the planet. The signing of multilateral agreements would be confirmation of your good intentions.

Stop the development of new lethal weapons and direct the minds and strengths of scientists towards peaceful purposes. Discard the manic desire to threaten each other.

Start the reduction of conventional weapons, with transparency and open treaties.

Target your huge budgets that you have planned for the military-industrial complex, to the needs of ordinary people. Social security is needed for all citizens of our great countries.

We don’t need missiles, we need housing.

We don’t need bombs, we need hospitals.

We don’t need guns, we need exercise and text books.

We don’t need bullets, we need food.

We need a life in peace and a secure world, a world where we are not victims of their political games, a world where we can love one another, love our children and be friends with our neighbours. We are one world, one planet.

This declaration has been signed by the Assembly of Moscow on the 22nd of December 2011.

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We are just like you, citizens of the world fed up with the critical situation and we believe a real change can be achieved through the coordination of non violent actions and self-managed alternatives around the world. There must be a better way of dealing with the survival and enjoyment of our life, we believe in consensus and in non-hierarchical organization. We believe that another world is possible, where nobody has to die of hunger while others throw food away. We don’t have flags and we fight the borders crossing them. We try to be in the best place at the good moment, from Brussels to Lisbon, from Madrid to Athens, reporting but also acting. We come from activist groups, hacking platforms or post capitalist projects and we participated a lot in the Spanish revolution since the beginning. We leave our respective assemblies for this international project of global coordination but we keep in touch, sending back information and visiting regularly. We are open to integrate new people to our project or to help the creation of new teams. More information about our way to work in the protocol.

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