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http://textpattern.com/?v=4.0.6 International Anti Occupation Network http://anti-occupation.org/ Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:58:11 GMT About the BRussells Tribunal The BRussells Tribunal are intellectuals, artists and activists who denounce the logic of permanent war promoted by the American government and its allies, affecting for the time being particularly one region in the world: the Middle East. It started with a people’s court against the PNAC and its role in the illegal invasion of Iraq, but continued ever since. It tries to be a bridge between the intellectual resistance in the Arab World and the Western peace movements.

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The Executive Committee of the BRussells Tribunal:

Prof. Dr. Lieven De Cauter (philosopher, K.U. Leuven / Rits)
Patrick Deboosere (demographer, VUB)
Dirk Adriaensens (coordinator SOS Iraq)
Prof. Dr. Jean Bricmont (scientist, specialist in theoretical physics, U.C. Louvain-La-Neuve)
Abdul Ilah Al-Bayaty (Writer – Iraq / France)
Stephan Galon (ABVV Trade-Union Secretary / Permanent Syndical Centrale Générale FGTB)
Hugo Wanner (VZW Netwerk Vlaanderen)
Prof. Em. François Houtart (Director of the Tricontinental Center – Cetri)
Prof. Pierre Klein (Professor International Law, U.L. Bruxelles)
Inge Van De Merlen

Honorary members of the BRussells Tribunal:

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (former Prime Minister of Malaysia, chairman of the Perdana Global Peace Organisation – PGPO)
Dr. Rafil Dhafir (oncologist, imprisoned in the USA, sentenced to 22 years as a result of sending food and medical supplies to Iraq during the Sanctions)
José Saramago (Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 1998 – Portugal)
Harold Pinter (Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 – UK)
Eduardo Galeano (Essayist, journalist, historian, and activist – Uruguay)

The Advisory Committee of the BRussells Tribunal:

Muhamad Tareq Al-Deraji (Director of Monitoring net of human rights in Iraq – Executive Director of Studies Center of human rights and Democracy in Fallujah)
Abdul Wahab Al Obeidi (Freedom Voice Society for Human Rights – Baghdad / Iraq)
Dr. Salam T. Ismael (General secretary of Doctors For Iraq Society – Iraq)
Hana Al Bayaty (filmmaker / journalist – Iraq / Egypt / France)
Dr. Saad Jawad (professor of political science at Baghdad University, head of Iraq’s University Professors Association – Iraq)
Dr. Souad Naji Al-Azzawi (Asst. Prof. Env. Eng. – University of Baghdad – Iraq)
Hana Ibrahim (Writer and Journalist, Chair of Women’s Will Association – Iraq)
Eman Ahmed Khammas (Former co-director of Occupation Watch – Journalist – translator – Iraq)
Nermeen Al-Mufti (Former co-director of Occupation Watch – Journalist – Iraq)
Tareq Aldelaimi (writer and political activist- Iraq)
Fadhil Al Bedrani (journalist – Iraq)
Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar (Engineer – Iraq)
Salam Al Jubourie (Free lance Journalist – Iraq)
Haifa Zangana (Novelist – Iraq / UK)
Sabah Al-Mukhtar (President of the Arab Lawyers Association – Iraq / UK)
Dr. Ismail Kaidar Jalili (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Chair and Secretary General of National Association of British Arabs (NABA) Past President of Iraqi Medical Association UK and of the British Arab Medical Association and existing Executive Council Member of the latter – Iraq / UK)
Dr. Imad Khadduri (Nuclear scientist – Iraq / Canada)
Sami Ramadani (Senior lecturer in sociology at London Metropolitan University – Iraq / UK)
Mundher Al-Adhami (Research Fellow at Kings College London – Iraq / UK)
Laith Al Saud (journalist, college lecturer in social sciences – Iraq / USA)
Amir Al Ani (Sociologist – Iraq / France)
Rashad Salim (Visual Artist, cultural activist/researcher and writer – International Network For Contemporary Iraqi Artists – Iraq / UK)
Ahmed Al-Habbabi (Academic – Iraq)
Amal Al-Khedairy (Expert on Iraqi History, Culture, Archeology Arts and Crafts – Iraq)
Ghali Hassan (Independent writer living in Syndey, Australia)
Dr Fouad Elhage (Editor in Chief, Al-Moharer – Iraq / Australia)
Mohammed Aref (Science writer – Iraq / UK)
Sami Rasouli (Muslim Peacemaker Teams – Najaf, Iraq / USA)

Denis Halliday (Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1997-98 – Ireland)
Hans von Sponeck (Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1998-2000 – Germany)
Margarita Papandreou (Former First Lady of Greece, Peace activist and honorary president of Center for Research and Action on Peace – Greece)
Cynthia McKinney (Former member of the House of Representatives for the 4th District of Georgia – USA)

Michael Parenti (Author – USA)
Howard Zinn (Professor, writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest – USA)
Samir Amin (Author, director of the Third World Forum in Dakar – Senegal / Egypt)
John Pilger (Author, journalist and documentary film-maker – Australia / UK)
Edward S. Herman (Professor Emeritus of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – USA)
William Blum (Writer – USA)
Santiago Alba Rico (writer, philosopher, member of www.rebelion.org, Spain – Tunisia)

Dahr Jamail (Journalist – USA)
Felicity Arbuthnot (Journalist – UK)
Michel Chossudovsky (Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, founder of Centre for Research on Globalisation – Canada)
Max Fuller (Author of ‘For Iraq, the Salvador Option Become Reality’ and ‘Crying Wolf, deaths squads in Iraq’ – UK)
Dr. Ian Douglas (editor and correspondent for the Cairo-based Al-Ahram Weekly and visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine
Sarah Meyer (Independent researcher living in Sussex – UK)
Jeffrey Blankfort (Former editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin and currently hosts radio programs – USA)
David Swanson (Co-Founder AfterDowningStreet coalition – USA)
Brendan Smith (Editor, writer, lawyer, co-founder of War Crimes Watch – USA)
David Miller (Professor of Sociology at Strathclyde University, co-founder of Spinwatch – UK)
Diana Johnstone (Author, journalist – France / USA)
Dr. Hisham Bustani (writer and activist. Founding member of the Resistant Arab People’s Alliance , member of the Jordanian Higher Executive Committee for Resisting Normalization with Israel, member of the executive board of the Socialist Thought Forum – Jordan).

Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler (International Human Rights Lawyer – USA)
Niloufer Bhagwat (Vice President of Indian Lawyers Association – Mumbai / India)
Karen Parker (Attorney , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, partners of the BRussells Tribunal – USA)
Francis A. Boyle (Professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law – USA)
Jan Fermon (Lawyer of Court case against General Tommy Franks in Brussels, Progress Lawyers Network – Belgium)
Michael Mandel (Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – Canada)
Nusrat Chagtai (Solicitor, Public Interest Lawyers – UK)
Amy Bartholomew (Law professor – Canada)
Jennifer Van Bergen (journalist, author writing about civil liberties, human rights and international law – USA)

Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein (Senior Research Scholar, Yale University, USA)
Jim Harding (Dr., Past Director and retired Professor, School of Human Justice, University of Regina, Canada)
Thomas M. Fasy (MD PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine – USA)
Stephen Eric Bronner (Professor of political science, Rutgers University – USA)
James E. Jennings, PH.D. (President , Conscience International, Inc., a humanitarian aid and human rights organization working primarily in the Middle East; and Executive Director, US Academics, a group of university professors dedicated to dialogue among civilizations – USA)

Dennis Brutus (Professor emeritus dept. of africana studies univ. of pittsburgh – USA)
John Saxe-Fernández (Professor of political science, National Autonomous University – México)
Stephen Soldz (Director, Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice – USA)
Gideon Polya (retired senior biochemist, author: <>biochemical scientific publications and global avoidable mortality – Australia)

Elias Davidsson (Musician, Composer & Activist – Iceland)
Gilad Atzmon (Jazz musician, composer and author – UK)
David Rovics (Songwriter, musical voice of the progressive movement in the US – USA)

Corinne Kumar (Secretary General of El Taller International – Tunesia / India)
Jaime Ballesteros (Presidente OSPAAAL – Spain)
Nadia McCaffrey (Gold Star Families Speak Out / Military Families Speak Out – USA)
Sr. Anne Montgomery RSCJ (Christan Peacemaker Teams – USA)
Marion Kuepker (Gewaltfreie Aktion Atomwaffen Abschaffen / Uranium Weapons conference organiser – Germany)
Carlos Varea (Coordinator of SCOSI – Spanish Campaign against Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq – Spain)
Joachim Guilliard (Journalist, Anti-war movement – Germany)
Sigyn Meder (Anti-war movement – Sweden)
Manuel Raposo (Anti-war movement – Portugal)
John Catalinotto (International Action Center – USA)
Manuel Talens (writer, member of Cubadebate, Rebelión and Tlaxcala, Spain)

Charles Jenks (Chair of Advisory Board and Web Manager, Traprock Peace Center, Deerfield MA – USA)
Larry Everest (Author / Journalist, Anti-war movement- USA)
Hussein Al-Alak (Iraq Solidarity Campaign – UK)
Paola Manduca (Prof. Genetics, Anti-war movement – Italy)
Bernard Genet (Comaguer, Anti-war Committee Marseille – France)
Luk Brusselaers (Coordinator SOS Children Iraq Holland – The Netherlands)
José Reinaldo Carvalho | Socorro Gomes (Cebrapaz – Centre Brésilien Pour la Solidarité avec les Peuples et la Lutte pour la Paix – Brazil)

Prof. Anne Morelli (Professeur d’histoire à l’U.L.B, Author – Belgium)
Pierre Galand (Senator Belgian Parliament, university lecturer, ex Secretary General Oxfam-Belgium, Président de l’Association belgo-palestinienne, president of the World Organisation against Torture – Europe, Président de l’Association Belge des Amis du Monde diplomatique – Belgium)
Prof. Em. Herman De Ley (Em. Prof. Ghent University, Ex-director of Centre for Islam in Europe – Belgium)
Prof. Sami Zemni, Phd (Ghent University, Dpt. for Third World Studies, Coordinator Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG), Director Center for Islam in Europe (CIE)
Lucas Catherine (Author – Belgium)
Mohammed Ali Hassan (Author, former diplomat – Ethiopia / Belgium)
Dr. Geert Van Moorter (Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium)
Dr. Bert De Belder (Coordinator Intal & Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium)
Dr. Pol De Vos (Tropical Institute Antwerp / Stop USA – Belgium)
Ludo De Brabander (Vrede – Belgium)
Rudy Demeyer (11.11.11 – Belgium)
Peter Algoet (Humanistisch Verbond – Belgium)
Colette Moulaert (Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium)
Ahmed Bouda (President Radio Al Manar – Belgium)
Carla Goffi (MCP – Mouvement Chrétien Pour La Paix – Belgium)
Paul Vanden Bavière (Former journalist De Standaard, publicist and editor of webzine Uitpers – Belgium)
Jos Hennes (EPO Publishers – Belgium)
Cecile Harnie (Former senator Belgian Parliament – Trade Unions activist)
Frank Vercruyssen (Actor, TG Stan – Belgium )
Dirk Tuypens (Actor – Belgium)
Frans Dumortier / Charles Ducal (Poet – Belgium)

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http://anti-occupation.org/brussells-tribunal/about-the-brussells-tribunal Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:31:21 GMT Hana Al Bayaty tag:anti-occupation.org,2008-09-22:f43a2c577b69db44c74662cf65b1cf3a/c6db8bdadd1fb41564272fcbcdbe6c24
SEE AT TLAXCALA THE IAON'S "LE FEYT DECLARATION - PEACE IN IRAQ IS AN OPTION" (multilingual)


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http://anti-occupation.org/tlaxcala/le-feyt-declaration-peace-in-iraq-is-an-option Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:34:42 GMT Manuel Talens tag:anti-occupation.org,2008-09-18:f43a2c577b69db44c74662cf65b1cf3a/051e73e80df0f9488b0dca62cfc43371
TLAXCALA / تلاكسكالا / ΤΛΑΞΚΑΛΑ
TLAXCALA


تأسّست تلاكسكالا ـ الشّبكة من اجل التّنوع اللّغوي ـ في نهاية كانون الأوّل/ ديسمبر 2005، بإرادة مجموعة صغيرة من النّاشطين تعارفوا على بعضهم بعضًا على شبكة النّات و اكتشفوا أنّهم يشتركون في جملة من الطّموحات و المصالح و المشاكل. و هذا البيان الذي صادق عليه أعضاء الشبكة بالإجماع، يترجم فلفستهم المشتركة.
Al bayan


Tlaxcala, the translators’ network for linguistic diversity, was founded on December 2005 by a small group of cyberactivists who knew one another through Internet and discovered that they shared common interests, common dreams and common problems. This Manifesto, approved by them all, expresses their common philosophy.


Tlaxcala, la red de traductores por la diversidad lingüística, nació en diciembre de 2005, creada por un pequeño grupo de ciberactivistas que se conocían a través de internet y descubrieron que compartían intereses comunes, sueños comunes y problemas comunes. Este Manifiesto expresa su común filosofía.


Tlaxcala – le réseau des traducteurs pour la diversité linguistique – a été créé en décembre 2005 par un petit groupe de cyberactivistes qui, ayant lié connaissance grâce à Internet, en sont venus à penser qu’ils avaient en partage des intérêts, des aspirations et des problèmes communs. Ce Manifeste exprime leur philosophie commune.


Tlaxcala, das Netzwerk für sprachliche Vielfalt, wurde im Dezember 2005 von einer kleinen Gruppe von Cyberaktivisten gegründet, die sich im Internet zusammenfanden und entdeckten, dass sie gemeinsame Interessen und Träume teilen und auch gemeinsame Probleme haben. Dieses Manifest drückt ihre gemeinsame Philosophie.


Tlaxcala, a rede de tradutores para a diversidade lingüística, nasceu em dezembro de 2005, criada por um pequeno grupo de ciberativistas que se conheciam através da internet e descobriram que compartilhavam interesses e problemas comuns. O presente Manifesto expressa a sua filosofia comum.


Tlaxcala, la rete di traduttori per la diversità linguistica, è stata fondata nel dicembre del 2005 da un piccolo gruppo di cyber-attivisti che, dopo essersi conosciuti su Internet, hanno scoperto di avere interessi, sogni e problemi in comune. Questo Manifesto, approvato da tutti loro, rappresenta la loro visione comune.


Tlaxcala, la xarxa de traductors per la diversitat lingüística, va néixer al desembre del 2005, creada per un petit grup de ciberactivistes que es coneixien a través d’internet i van descobrir que compartien interessos comuns, somnis comuns i problemes comuns. Aquest Manifest, aprovat per tots ells, expressa la seva filosofia comú.


Tlaxcala, nätverket för språklig mångfald, grundades i december 2005 av en liten grupp cyberaktivister som kände varandra genom Internet och upptäckte att de delar samma intressen, samma drömmar och samma problem. Detta Manifest, som skrivits under av de alla, uttrycker deras gemensamma filosofi.


تلاکسکالا، شبکه ايست که بخاطر حفظ تنوع گويش در ماه دسامبر سال 2005 توسط جمع کوچکي از فعالين محيط اطلاعات الکترونيکي که با يکديگر از طريق اينترنت آشنا شده و بخاطر داشتن علائق و مسائل مشترک به هم پيوستند، تأسيس گشت. اين شبکه به سرعت رشد نمود و اکنون به بيش ار 10 گويش ترجمه مي کند. اين مانيفست، بيانيه فلسفه کار مشترک آنهاست.
MANIFEST


Το δίκτυο των μεταφραστών για την γλωσσική ποικιλία Τλαξκάλα γεννήθηκε το Δεκέμβρη του 2005 από μια μικρή ομάδα ακτιβιστών του διαδικτύου που γνωρίστηκαν μέσω του ίντερνετ και ανακάλυψαν πως συμμερίζονται κοινά ενδιαφέροντα, κοινά όνειρα και κοινά προβλήματα. Αυτό το Μανιφέστο εκφράζει την κοινή τους φιλοσοφία.

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http://anti-occupation.org/tlaxcala/TLAXCALA++%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%83%D8%B3%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7++%CE%A4%CE%9B%CE%91%CE%9E%CE%9A%CE%91%CE%9B%CE%91 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:25:12 GMT Manuel Talens tag:anti-occupation.org,2008-09-18:f43a2c577b69db44c74662cf65b1cf3a/3aaaa35c187fec15dc4fbfdac2728e3c
Le Feyt Declaration - Peace in Iraq is an option The undersigned, friends of Iraq from France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United States of America, Egypt, Sweden and Iraq, organized in the International Anti-Occupation Network (IAON) and gathered in Le Feyt, France, from 25 to 27 August 2008, have adopted the following position and declaration reflecting our commitment to a true end to the occupation and to a lasting, sustainable peace in Iraq.

27 August 2008, Le Feyt, France

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The US occupation of Iraq is illegal and cannot be made legal. All that has derived from the occupation is illegal and illegitimate and cannot gain legitimacy. These facts are incontrovertible. What are their consequences?

Peace, stability and democracy in Iraq are impossible under occupation. Foreign occupation is opposed by nature to the interests of the occupied people, as proven by the six million Iraqis displaced both inside and outside Iraq, the planned assassination of Iraqi academics and professionals and the destruction of their culture, and the more than one million killed.

Propaganda in the West tries to make palatable the absurdity that the invader and destroyer of Iraq can play the role of Iraq’s protector. The convenient fear of a “security vacuum” — used to perpetuate the occupation — ignores the fact that the Iraqi army never capitulated and forms the backbone of the Iraqi armed resistance. That backbone is concerned only with defending the Iraqi people and Iraq’s sovereignty. Similarly, projections of civil war ignore the reality that the Iraqi population overwhelmingly, by number and by interest, rejects the occupation and will continue to do so.

In Iraq, the Iraqi people resist the occupation by all means, in accordance with international law1. Only the popular resistance can be recognized to express and defend the Iraqi people’s interests and will. Until now the United States is blind to this reality, hoping that a “diplomatic surge”, following the military surge of effective ethnic cleansing, will secure a government it imposes on Iraq. Regardless of who wins the upcoming US presidential election, the US can never achieve its imperial goals and the forces it imposes on Iraq are opposed to the interests of the Iraqi people.

Some in the West continue to justify the negation of popular sovereignty under the rubric of the “war on terror”, criminalizing not only resistance2, but also humanitarian assistance to a besieged people. Under international law the Iraqi resistance constitutes a national liberation movement. Recognition of the Iraqi resistance is consequently a right, not an option3. The international community has the right to withdraw recognition from the US-imposed government in Iraq and recognize the Iraqi resistance.

It is evident that Iraq cannot recover lasting stability, unity and territorial integrity until its sovereignty is guaranteed. It is also evident that the US occupation cannot avoid accountability by trying to switch responsibility to Iraq’s neighbors. A pact of non-aggression, development and cooperation between a liberated Iraq and its immediate neighbors is the obvious means by which to achieve this stability4. In its median geopolitical position, and given its natural resources, a liberated, peaceful and democratic Iraq is central to the welfare and development of its neighbors. All of Iraq’s neighbors should recognize that stability in Iraq serves their own interests and commit to not interfering in its internal affairs.

If the international community and the United States are interested in peace, stability and democracy in Iraq they should accept that only the Iraqi resistance — armed, civil and political — can achieve these by securing the interests of the Iraqi people. The first demand of the Iraqi resistance is the unconditional withdrawal of all foreign forces illegally occupying Iraq — including private contractors — and disbanding all armed forces established by the occupation.

The Iraqi anti-occupation movement — in all its expressions — in defending the Iraqi people is the only force empowered to ensure democracy in Iraq. Across the spectrum of this movement it is agreed that upon US withdrawal a temporary administrative government would be charged with two tasks: preparing the ground for democratic elections and reconstituting the national army. Upon completion of these tasks the administrative government would disband, leaving decisions regarding reparations, development and reconstruction to a sovereign and freely elected Iraqi government in a state of all its citizens without religious, ethnic, confessional or gender discrimination.

All laws, contracts, treaties and agreements signed under occupation are unequivocally null and void. According to international law and the will of the Iraqi people, total sovereignty of Iraqi oil and all natural, cultural and material resources rests in the hands of the Iraqi people, in all its generations, past, present and future. Across the spectrum of the Iraqi anti-occupation movement all agree that Iraq should sell its oil on the international market to all states not at war with Iraq, and in line with Iraq’s obligations as a member of OPEC.

The 2003 US invasion was and remains illegal and the law of state responsibility demands that states refuse to recognize the consequences of illegal state acts5. State responsibility also includes a duty to restore. Compensation should be paid by all state and non-state actors that profited from the destruction and plundering of Iraq.

The Iraqi people are longing for long-term peace. On the basis of the 2005 Istanbul conclusions of the World Tribunal on Iraq6, and in recognition of the tremendous suffering of the aggressed Iraqi people, the signatories to this declaration endorse the abovementioned principles for peace, stability and democracy in Iraq.

The sovereignty of Iraq rests in the hands of its people in resistance. Peace in Iraq is simple to attain: unconditional US withdrawal and recognition of the Iraqi resistance that by definition represents the will of the Iraqi people.

We appeal to all peace loving people in the world to work to support the Iraqi people and its resistance. The future of peace, democracy and progress in Iraq, the region and the world depends on this.

Please circulate this statement widely

Members of the International Anti-Occupation Network7:

Abdul Ilah Albayaty, member of the BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee, France – Iraq
Hana Al Bayaty, Coordinator of the Iraqi International Initiative on refugees, France – Egypt
Dirk Adriaensens, member of the BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee, Belgium
John Catalinotto, International Action Center, USA
Ian Douglas, Coordinator of the International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq, UK – Egypt
Max Fuller, Author of For Iraq, the Salvador Option Become Reality and Crying Wolf, death squads in Iraq, UK – Crying Wolf
Paola Manduca, Scientist, New Weapons Committee, Italy
Sigyn Meder, member of the Iraq Solidarity Association in Stockholm, Sweden
Cristina Meneses, member of the Portuguese session of the World Tribunal on Iraq, Portugal
Mike Powers, member of the Iraq Solidarity Association in Stockholm, Sweden
Manuel Raposo, member of the Portuguese session of the World Tribunal on Iraq, Portugal
Manuel Talens, writer, member of Cubadebate, Rebelión and Tlaxcala, Spain
Paloma Valverde, member of the Spanish Campaign Against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq (CEOSI), Spain

Translations by www.tlaxcala.es (The Translator’s Network For Linguistic Diversity). Tlaxcala is a member organization of the International Anti-Occupation Network

Persons or organizations who wish to express their solidarity with this campaign have the possibility to do so. Please visit Tlaxcala . People who prefer to contact the IAON directly about this declaration: mail@anti-occupation.org

International figures who join us in our commitment to a true end to the occupation and to a lasting, sustainable peace in Iraq

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, international human rights activist, founder of the International Action Center – USA
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former Chief of Naval Staff — India
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party US Presidential CandidateUSA
Denis Halliday, Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1997-98 – Ireland
Hans von Sponeck, Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1998-2000 – Germany
François Houtart, Director of the Tricontinental Center (Cetri), spiritual father and member of the International Committee of the World Social Forum of Porto Alegre, Executive Secretary of the Alternative World Forum, President of the International League for rights and liberation of people and president of the BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
Socorro Gomes, Chairwoman of WPC – World Peace Council and of Cebrapaz – Brazilian Center of Solidarity with Peoples and Struggle for Peace – Brazil
José Francisco Gallardo Rodríguez, General Major and PhD. in Public Administration – Mexico
Manik Mukherjee, Deputy, International Affairs, Socialist Unity Center of India, General Secretary, International Anti-imperialist and People’s Solidarity Coordinating Committee – India
Eduardo Galeano, Essayist, journalist, historian, and activist – Uruguay
Harold Pinter, Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 – UK
James Petras, Author – USA
Jan Myrdal, Author – Sweden
Michael Parenti, Author – USA
Peter Curman, Author – Sweden
Rosa Regàs, Author – Spain
Santiago Alba Rico, Author, philosopher, member of Rebelion, Spain – Tunisia
William Blum, Author, USA
Issam Chalabi, former Iraqi Oil Minister, Iraq/Jordan
Dr. Omar Al Kubaisy, senior iraqi cardiologist, anti occupation politician and activist on iraq health & medical situation
Dr. Saeed H. Hasan, Former Iraqi Permanent Representative to the United Nations – Iraq
Dr. Saadallah Al-Fathi, former head of the Energy Studies Department at OPEC – Iraq
Salah Omar Al Ali, ex iraqi minister/ex Iraq’s ambassador to UN
Faruq Ziada, Former Iraqi Ambassador
Majid Al Samarai, former Iraqi ambassador
Wajdi A. Mardan, writer and Iraqi Diplomat
Naji Haraj, former Iraqi diplomat, human rights activist
Ridha Al Ridha, President of Iraqi Ja’fari shiits association: Al Ja’faria
Hassan T. Walli Aydinli, President of the Committee for the Defence of the Iraqi Turkmens’ Rights – Belgium-Iraq
Saif Al din Al Douri, Iraqi writer and researcher
Sabah Al-Mukhtar, President of the Arab Lawyers Association – Iraq / UK
Mohammed Younis Alobaidi, Oil Expert, Petroleum Consultancy Group (PCG) Board Member
Prof. Dr. Zuhair Al Sharook, Former President of Mosul University, Iraq
Dr. Abdul Razaq M. Al Dulaimi, Dean of college of communication in Baghdad before the invasion
“Hana Ibrahim”, Chair of Women’s Will Organisation – Iraq
Mohammed Aref, Science writer – Iraq / UK
Muhamad Tareq Al-Deraji, Director of Monitoring net of human rights in Iraq – President of CCERF – Fallujah
Dr. Mousa Al-Hussaini, Iraqi Writer
Buthaina al Nasiri, author and activist, iraq-egypt
Dr. Souad Naji Al-Azzawi, Asst. Prof. Env. Eng. – University of Baghdad – Iraq
Dr. Fadhil .M. Albadrani, Professor in media, journalist. baghdad – Iraq
Mundher Al-Adhami, Research Fellow at Kings College London – Iraq / UK
Nermeen Al-Mufti, Former co-director of Occupation Watch – Journalist – Iraq
Salam Musafir, Iraqi author and journalist based in Russia
Wafaa’ Al-Natheema, independent journalist, activist, founder of the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS), filmmaker, author of “Untamed Nostalgia – Wild Poems”
Hisham Bustani, Writer and Activist, Secretary – Socialist Thought Forum, Jordan
Nada Kassass, activist, Egypt
Arab Lotfy, artist and activist, Resistance Alliance, Lebanon- Egypt
Dr Sahera Al Abta, Academic,Doctor in biology,Faculty of Sience,Iraq/Amman
Sabah Al-Khozai, Academic & Politician
Yihia Abu Safi, searcher and activist, committies RIGHT TO RETURN palestinian, member of Resistance Alliance-Cairo
Dr. Mahmoud Khalid Almsafir, Ass. Prof. International Economics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ghali Hassan, Independent writer living in Syndey, Australia
Yasar Mohammed Salman Hasan, computer science and business management – UK
Abdul Wahab Hamid Rashid, Iraq/Sweden
Asma Darwish Al-Haidari, Economist and Activist – Amman
Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler, International Human Rights Lawyer – USA
Karen Parker, Attorney , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, partners of the BRussells Tribunal – USA
Niloufer Bhagwat, Vice President of Indian Lawyers Association – Mumbai / India
Amy Bartholomew, Law professor – Canada
Jennifer Van Bergen, journalist, author writing about civil liberties, human rights and international law, law lecturer at the Anglo-American University in Prague
Ana Esther Ceceña, Researcher/professor in geopolitics, National Autonomous University of México, Director of the Geopolitics Latinamerican Observatory – Mexico
Ángel Guerra Cabrera, journalist and professor – Cuba
April Hurley, MD, Iraq Peace Team, Baghdad 2003 – California, USA
Azildin Bin Hussain Al Qutamil, Arab Avant Guard-blog – Tunis
Dr. Bert De Belder, Coordinator Intal & Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium
Carlos Fazio, journalist and academic – Mexico
Carlos Taibo, professor of Political Sciences, Madrid Autonomous University – Spain
Carmen Bohorquez, philosopher, Coordinator of the network of networks In Defense of Humanity – Venezuela
Prof. Chaman Lal, Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Bhagat Singh Study – India
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of JUST International – Malaysia
Claudio Moffa, Professor of History – Italy
Corinne Kumar, Secretary General of El Taller International – Tunesia / India
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist, author: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq – USA
David Hungerford, antiwar activist – USA
David Miller, Professor of Sociology at Strathclyde University, co-founder of Spinwatch – UK
Dirk Tuypens, Actor – Belgium
Elias Davidsson, composer, international law scholar and activist for 9/11 truth – Germany
Eric Goeman, coordinator ATTAC – Belgium
Fausto Giudice, Writer, translator, activist, member of Tlaxcala – Italy/France
Felicity Arbuthnot, Journalist – UK
Frank Vercruyssen, Actor, TG Stan – Belgium
Dr. Gideon Polya, scientist, author of Body Count, Global avoidable mortality since 1950, Australia
Gie van den Berghe, professor University of Ghent – Belgium
Gilad Atzmon, Musician, writer, pro-Palestinian activist – UK
Gilberto López y Rivas, anthropologist – Mexico
Prof. Hedvig Ekerwald, Dept of Sociology, Uppsala University – Sweden
Prof. Em. Herman De Ley, Em. Prof. Ghent University, Ex-director of Centre for Islam in Europe – Belgium
Isaac Rosa, Writer – Spain
James E. Jennings, PH.D., President , Conscience International, Inc., a humanitarian aid and human rights organization working primarily in the Middle East; and Executive Director, US Academics for Peace, a group of university professors dedicated to dialogue among civilizations – USA
Jean Pestieau, Professor Emeritus, Catholic Univercity of Louvain (UCL), Belgium
Joachim Guilliard, Journalist, Anti-war movement – Germany
John Saxe-Fernández, Professor of political science, National Autonomous University – México
Jos Hennes, Publisher EPO – Edition House – Belgium
José Reinaldo Carvalho, Journalist, politologue, Relations Internationales, Cebrapaz – Centre Brésilien Pour la Solidarité avec les Peuples et la Lutte pour la Paix – Brazil
Kris Smet, Former Journalist – Belgium
Larry Holmes, Troops Out Now Coalition – USA
LeiLani Dowell, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together – USA
Prof. Dr. Lieven De Cauter, philosopher, K.U. Leuven / Rits, initiator of the BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
Lolo Rico, screenwriter – Spain
Ludo De brabander, Vrede, Peace Organisation – Belgium
Luz Gomez Garcia, Lecturer. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid – Spain
Manlio Dinucci, journalist Il Manifesto – Italy
Marc Vandepitte, philosopher – Belgium
Maria McGavigan, Institute for Marxist Studies, Brussels
Dr Mario Novelli, Lecturer in International Development, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maruja Torres, writer and journalist – Spain
Mary Rizzo, Writer, translator, pro-Palestinian activist, member of Tlaxcala – USA/Italy
Mathias Cederholm, historian University of Lund, member in the Iraq Committe in Malmö, Sweden
Merry Fitzgerald, Europe-Turkmens of Iraq Friendships – Belgium
Michel Chossudovsky, economics professor and director, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) – Canada
Michel Collon, author, journalist – Belgium
Miguel Álvarez Gándara, member of SERAPAZ – Mexico
Mohamed Larbi Benotmane, law professor, Mohamed V University (Rabat).
Dr. Nayar López Castellanos, National Autonomous University of México – Mexico
Pascual Serrano, journalist, member of Rebelion – Spain
Paul Vanden Bavière, Former journalist De Standaard, publicist and editor of webzine Uitpers – Belgium
Pedro Monzón, Professor, Coordinator of the Cuban Chapter In Defense of Humanity – Cuba
Dr. Pol De Vos, Public Health Researcher – Peace movement, Belgium
René Naba, journalist, writer – France
Robin Eastman-Abaya, physician and human rights activist – USA
Prof. Rudi Laermans, sociologist, Catholic University of Leuven – Belgium
Sasha Crow, founder, co-directer of Collateral Repair Project
Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center
Sarah Meyer, Independent researcher living in Sussex – UK
Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues, fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies – USA.
Sköld Peter Matthis, ophthalmologist – Sweden
Stephan Galon, ABVV Trade-Union Secretary / Permanent Syndical Centrale Générale FGTB – Belgium
Stéphane Lathion, swiss scholar (Fribourg University) – President of the GRIS (Research Group on Islam in Switzerland).
Stephen Eric Bronner, Professor of political science, Rutgers University – USA
Stevan Kirschbaum, Chair Grievance Committee United Steel Workers 8751 – USA
Steve Gillis, Vice President, United Steel Workers Local 8751 – USA
Teresa Gutierrez, May 1st Coalition for Immigrant and Worker Rights Co-Coordinator and Deputy Secretary General International Migrant Alliance (organizations for ID only) – USA
Dr. Thomas M. Fasy, MD PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine – USA
Víctor Flores Olea, writer and political scientist – Mexico

Endorsing Organisations

All India Anti-imperialist Forum – India
BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
CEOSI – Spain
Conscience InternationalUSA
El Taller International – Tunesia
INTAL – Belgium
International Action CenterUSA
International Anti-imperialist and People’s Solidarity Coordinating Committee
The Iraq Solidarity Association in Stockholm (IrakSolidaritet) – Sweden
Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium
Muslim Peacemaker Teams – Iraq
Palestine Think Tank (Free Minds for a Free Palestine)
Tlaxcala, The Translators’ (Global) Network for Linguistic Diversity
US Academics for PeaceUSA
World Courts of Women
Collateral Repair Project (www.collateralrepairproject.org)

We encourage the international peace movement, civil society and politicians to follow their example

1 The right to self-determination, national independence, territorial integrity, national unity, and sovereignty without external interference has been affirmed numerous times by a number of UN bodies, including the UN Security Council, UN General Assembly, UN Commission on Human Rights, the International Law Commission and the International Court of Justice. The principle of self-determination provides that where forcible action has been taken to suppress this right, force may be used in order to counter this and achieve self-determination.
The Commission on Human Rights has routinely reaffirmed the legitimacy of struggling against occupation by all available means, including armed struggle (CHR Resolution No. 3 XXXV, 21 February 1979 and CHR Resolution No. 1989/19, 6 March 1989). Explicitly, UN General Assembly Resolution 37/43, adopted 3 December 1982: “Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle.” (See also UN General Assembly Resolutions 1514, 3070, 3103, 3246, 3328, 3382, 3421, 3481, 31/91, 32/42 and 32/154).

2 Article 1(4) of the 1st Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions, 1977, considers self-determination struggles as international armed conflict situations. The Geneva Declaration on Terrorism states: “As repeatedly recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, peoples who are fighting against colonial domination and alien occupation and against racist regimes in the exercise of their right of self-determination have the right to use force to accomplish their objectives within the framework of international humanitarian law. Such lawful uses of force must not be confused with acts of international terrorism.”

3 National liberation movements are recognized as the consequence of the right of self-determination. In the exercise of their right to self-determination, peoples under colonial and alien domination have the right “to struggle … and to seek and receive support, in accordance with the principles of the Charter” and in conformity with the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States. It is in these terms that Article 7 of the Definition of Aggression (General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974) recognizes the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples under colonial or alien domination. Recognition by the UN of the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples under colonial and alien domination or occupation is in line with the general prohibition of the use of force enshrined in the UN Charter as a state that forcibly subjugates a people to colonial or alien domination is committing an unlawful act as defined by international law, and the subject people, in the exercise of its inherent right of self-defence, may fight to defend and attain its right to self-determination.

4 The Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States (General Assembly Resolution 2625 (XXV)) cites the principle that, “States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.” Individually and collectively, Iraq and its neighbors would commit to refrain from the use of force or threat of the use of force, facilitating the use of force or threat of use of force by other actors, and refraining from all forms of interference in the affairs of other states. Individually and collectively, Iraq and its neighbors would also commit to cooperation and development on the basis of negotiation, arbitrage and mutual advantage.

5 Article 41(2) of the United Nations International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on State Responsibility, representing the rule of customary international law (adopted in UN General Assembly Resolution 56/83 of 28 January 2002, “Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts”), prevents states from benefiting from their own illegal acts: “No State shall recognize as lawful a situation created by a serious breach [of an obligation arising under a peremptory norm of general international law]”; Section III, UN General Assembly Resolution 36/103 of 14 December 1962, “Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States”.

6 Declaration of the Jury of Conscience, World Tribunal on Iraq, Istanbul, 23-27 June 2005.

7 The International Anti-occupation Network is a coalition of groups that stand in solidarity with the Iraqi people and for Iraqi sovereignty and against the US-led occupation of Iraq. It was established in April 2006 at the Madrid International Seminar on the Assassination of Iraqi Academics and Health Professionals, the final resolution of which can be read here.

Original and official text of “Le Feyt Declaration: Peace in Iraq is an option”. This text cannot be altered. If copied in its entirety, or in parts, the original source should always be mentioned: http://anti-occupation.org

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http://anti-occupation.org/home/le-feyt-declaration-peace-in-iraq-is-an-option Wed, 17 Sep 2008 20:37:03 GMT Hana Al Bayaty tag:anti-occupation.org,2008-09-14:f43a2c577b69db44c74662cf65b1cf3a/6f98344467fe0534019540e2283156d7
Declaració de Le Feyt: La pau a l’Iraq és una opció Els sotasignants, amics de l’Iraq des de França, Bèlgica,, el Regne Unit, Itàlia, Espanya, Portugal, els Estats Units d’Amèrica, Egipte, Suècia i l’Iraq, organitzats a la Xarxa Internacional Anti-Ocupació (IAON) i reunits a Le Feyt (França) del 25 al 27 d’agost de 2008, hem adoptat la següent posició i declaració que reflecteix el nostre compromís amb el veritable fi envers l’ocupació i amb una pau duradora i sostenible a l’Iraq.

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L’ocupació dels Estats Units a l’Iraq és il·legal i no pot legalitzar-se. Tot allò que ha derivat de l’ocupació és il·legal i il·legítim i no pot obtenir legitimitat. Aquests fets són incontrovertibles. Quines són les seves conseqüències?

La pau, l’estabilitat i la democràcia a l’Iraq són impossibles sota l’ocupació. L’ocupació estrangera s’oposa per naturalesa als interessos de la gent ocupada, com ho evidencien els sis milions d’iraquians desplaçats tant a l’interior com a l’exterior del país, l’assassinat planificat d’acadèmics i professionals iraquians i la destrucció de la seva cultura, a part de més d’un milió de persones assassinades.

La propaganda a l’Occident intenta tornar quelcom acceptable l’absurditat de que l’invasor i el destructor de l’Iraq pot jugar el paper de protector de l’Iraq. La convenient por a un “buit a la seguretat” —utilitzat per a perpetuar l’ocupació— ignora el fet que l’exèrcit iraquià mai es va rendir i ara forma la columna vertebral de la resistència armada iraquiana. Aquesta columna vertebral només té la preocupació de defensar els iraquians i la sobirania de l’Iraq. A la vegada, els pronòstics de guerra civil ignoren la realitat que la població iraquiana rebutja de forma aclaparadora l’ocupació i ho continuarà rebutjant, per nombre i per interessos.

A l’Iraq, els iraquians resisteixen a l’ocupació amb tots els mitjans, d’acord amb el Dret internacional1. Només la resistència del poble pot ser reconeguda per expressar i defensar els interessos dels iraquians, i ho farà. Fins ara, els Estats Units tanca els ulls davant la realitat, amb l’esperança de que “l’onada diplomàtica” —posterior a l’onada militar que va aconseguir una eficaç neteja ètnica— salvaguardi el govern que ha imposat a l’Iraq. Independentment de qui sigui el vencedor a les pròximes eleccions presidencials als Estats Units, aquests mai podran aconseguir els seus objectius imperials i les forces que imposen a l’Iraq s’oposen als interessos del poble iraquià.

A l’Occident, alguns continuen justificant la negació de la sobirania popular amb l’excusa de la “guerra contra el terrorisme”, criminalitzant no només la resistència2, sinó també l’assistència humanitària concedida a un poble assetjat. D’acord amb el Dret internacional, la resistència iraquiana constitueix un moviment d’alliberament nacional. En conseqüència, el reconeixement de la resistència iraquiana és un deure i no una opció3. La comunitat internacional té el dret de retirar el reconeixement del govern imposat pels Estats Units a l’Iraq i de reorganitzar la resistència iraquiana.

És evident que l’Iraq no podrà recuperar l’anterior estabilitat, unitat i integritat territorial fins que la sobirania no estigui garantida. També és evident que l’ocupació dels Estats Units no pot ometre la seva responsabilitat intentant culpar als veïns de l’Iraq. La forma més obvia d’arribar a l’estabilitat és un pacte de no agressió, desenvolupament i cooperació entre un Iraq alliberat i els seus veïns més propers4. En la seva situació geopolítica central, i en virtut dels seus recursos naturals, un Iraq alliberat, pacífic i democràtic és fonamental per al benestar i el desenvolupament dels seus veïns. Tots els veïns de l’Iraq haurien de reconèixer que l’estabilitat a l’Iraq és necessària per als seus propis interessos i haurien de comprometre’s a no interferir en els seus assumptes interns.

Si la comunitat internacional i els Estats Units estiguessin interessats en la pau, en l’estabilitat i la democràcia a l’Iraq, haurien d’acceptar que únicament la resistència iraquiana —armada, civil i política— pot assolir-la garantint els interessos del poble iraquià. La primera exigència de la resistència iraquiana és la retirada incondicional de totes les forces estrangeres que ocupen il·legalment l’Iraq —la qual cosa inclou als contractistes privats— i el desmantellament de totes les forces armades establertes per l’ocupació.

El moviment contra l’ocupació de l’Iraq —en totes les seves expressions—, en la seva defensa del poble iraquià, és l’única força capacitada per assegurar la democràcia a l’Iraq. Tots els membres d’aquest moviment estan d’acord amb què, després de la retirada dels Estats Units, un govern administratiu temporal s’encarregaria de dues tasques: preparar el terreny per unes eleccions democràtiques i reconstruir l’exèrcit nacional. Un cop complertes ambdues tasques, el govern administratiu es dissoldria i deixaria les decisions relatives a les indemnitzacions, el desenvolupament i la reconstrucció en les mans d’un govern iraquià sobirà i escollit lliurement, en un Estat de tots els seus ciutadans, sense discriminació religiosa, ètnica, confessional o basada en el sexe.

Totes les lleis, contractes, tractats i acords signats sota l’ocupació són inequívocament nuls de ple dret. Segons el Dret internacional i el desig del poble iraquià, la sobirania sobre el petroli iraquià i sobre tots els recursos naturals, culturals i materials del país recau en el poble iraquià, en totes les seves generacions, passades, presents i futures. Tots el components del moviment iraquià contra l’ocupació han acordat que l’Iraq vendrà el seu petroli al mercat internacional a tots els Estats que no estiguin en guerra amb l’Iraq i que segueixin la línia de les obligacions de l’Iraq com a membre de l’OPEP.

La invasió dels Estats Units al 2003 va ser i segueix sent il·legal i la llei de responsabilitat estatal exigeix que els Estats es neguin a reconèixer les conseqüències d’actes il·legals estatals5. La responsabilitat estatal també inclou l’obligació d’indemnitzar. Tots els Estats i agents no estatals que han tret profit de la destrucció i el saqueig de l’Iraq hauran d’indemnitzar el país econòmicament.

El poble iraquià anhela la pau duradora. D’acord amb les conclusions assolides pel Tribunal Internacional sobre l’Iraq, celebrat a Istanbul a l’any 20056 i en reconeixement de l’incalculable patiment de l’agredit poble iraquià, els signataris d’aquesta declaració subscriuen els principis esmentats al damunt per aconseguir la pau, l’estabilitat i la democràcia a l’Iraq.

La sobirania de l’Iraq està en mans del seu poble alçat en resistència. La pau a l’Iraq és fàcil d’assolir: només cal la retirada incondicional dels Estats Units i el reconeixement de la resistència iraquiana, que per definició representa la voluntat del poble iraquià.

Apel·lem a tot aquell que estimi la pau al món per a que recolzi el poble i la resistència de l’Iraq. El futur de pau, democràcia i progrés a l’Iraq, a la regió i al món sencer depèn d’això.

Membres signataris de la Xarxa Internacional Anti-Ocupació7:

Abdul Ilah Albayaty, membre del Comitè Executiu del BRusells Tribunal, www.brusselstribunal.org, França – Iraq
Hana Al Bayaty, coordinadora de la Iniciativa Internacional Iraquiana per als refugiats, www.3iii.org, França – Egipte
Dirk Adriaensens, membre del Comitè Executiu del BRusells Tribunal, www.brusselstribunal.org, Bèlgica
John Catalinotto, International Action Center, www.iac.org, Estats Units
Ian Douglas, coordinador de la Iniciativa Internacional per a demandar als Estats Units per genocidi a l’Iraq, www.USgenocide.org, Regne Unit – Egipte
Max Fuller, autor de For Iraq, the Salvador Option Become Reality i de Crying Wolf, death squads in Iraq – www.cryingwolf.deconstructingiraq.org.uk, Regne Unit
Paola Manduca, científica, New Weapons Committee, www.newweapons.org, Itàlia
Sigyn Meder, membre de l’Associació de Solidaritat amb l’Iraq a Estocolm, www.iraksolidaritet.se, Suècia
Cristina Meneses, membre de la sessió portuguesa del Tribunal Internacional sobre l’Iraq, www.tribunaliraque.info/pagina/inicio.html, Portugal
Mike Powers, membre de l’Associació de Solidaritat amb l’Iraq a Estocolm, www.iraksolidaritet.se, Suècia
Manuel Raposo, membre de la sessió portuguesa del Tribunal Internacional sobre l’Iraq, www.tribunaliraque.info/pagina/inicio.html, Portugal
Manuel Talens, escriptor, membre de Cubadebate, Rebelión i Tlaxcala, Espanya
Paloma Valverde, membre de la Campanya Estatal contra l’Ocupació i per la Sobirania de l’Iraq (CEOSI), www.iraqsolidaridad.org, Espanya

27 d’agost de 2008

Le Feyt, França

International figures who join us in our commitment to a true end to the occupation and to a lasting, sustainable peace in Iraq

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, international human rights activist, founder of the International Action Center – USA
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, former Chief of Naval Staff — India
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party US Presidential CandidateUSA
Denis Halliday, Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1997-98 – Ireland
Hans von Sponeck, Former UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1998-2000 – Germany
François Houtart, Director of the Tricontinental Center (Cetri), spiritual father and member of the International Committee of the World Social Forum of Porto Alegre, Executive Secretary of the Alternative World Forum, President of the International League for rights and liberation of people and president of the BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
Socorro Gomes, Chairwoman of WPC – World Peace Council and of Cebrapaz – Brazilian Center of Solidarity with Peoples and Struggle for Peace – Brazil
José Francisco Gallardo Rodríguez, General Major and PhD. in Public Administration – Mexico
Manik Mukherjee, Deputy, International Affairs, Socialist Unity Center of India, General Secretary, International Anti-imperialist and People’s Solidarity Coordinating Committee – India
Eduardo Galeano, Essayist, journalist, historian, and activist – Uruguay
Harold Pinter, Author, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 – UK
James Petras, Author – USA
Jan Myrdal, Author – Sweden
Michael Parenti, Author – USA
Peter Curman, Author – Sweden
Rosa Regàs, Author – Spain
Santiago Alba Rico, Author, philosopher, member of Rebelion, Spain – Tunisia
William Blum, Author, USA
Issam Chalabi, former Iraqi Oil Minister, Iraq/Jordan
Dr. Omar Al Kubaisy, senior iraqi cardiologist, anti occupation politician and activist on iraq health & medical situation
Dr. Saeed H. Hasan, Former Iraqi Permanent Representative to the United Nations – Iraq
Dr. Saadallah Al-Fathi, former head of the Energy Studies Department at OPEC – Iraq
Salah Omar Al Ali, ex iraqi minister/ex Iraq’s ambassador to UN
Faruq Ziada, Former Iraqi Ambassador
Majid Al Samarai, former Iraqi ambassador
Wajdi A. Mardan, writer and Iraqi Diplomat
Naji Haraj, former Iraqi diplomat, human rights activist
Ridha Al Ridha, President of Iraqi Ja’fari shiits association: Al Ja’faria
Hassan T. Walli Aydinli, President of the Committee for the Defence of the Iraqi Turkmens’ Rights – Belgium-Iraq
Saif Al din Al Douri, Iraqi writer and researcher
Sabah Al-Mukhtar, President of the Arab Lawyers Association – Iraq / UK
Mohammed Younis Alobaidi, Oil Expert, Petroleum Consultancy Group (PCG) Board Member
Prof. Dr. Zuhair Al Sharook, Former President of Mosul University, Iraq
Dr. Abdul Razaq M. Al Dulaimi, Dean of college of communication in Baghdad before the invasion
“Hana Ibrahim”, Chair of Women’s Will Organisation – Iraq
Mohammed Aref, Science writer – Iraq / UK
Muhamad Tareq Al-Deraji, Director of Monitoring net of human rights in Iraq – President of CCERF – Fallujah
Dr. Mousa Al-Hussaini, Iraqi Writer
Buthaina al Nasiri, author and activist, iraq-egypt
Dr. Souad Naji Al-Azzawi, Asst. Prof. Env. Eng. – University of Baghdad – Iraq
Mundher Al-Adhami, Research Fellow at Kings College London – Iraq / UK
Nermeen Al-Mufti, Former co-director of Occupation Watch – Journalist – Iraq
Salam Musafir, Iraqi author and journalist based in Russia
Wafaa’ Al-Natheema, independent journalist, activist, founder of the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS), filmmaker, author of “Untamed Nostalgia – Wild Poems”
Hisham Bustani, Writer and Activist, Secretary – Socialist Thought Forum, Jordan
Nada Kassass, activist, Egypt
Arab Lotfy, artist and activist, Resistance Alliance, Lebanon- Egypt
Dr Sahera Al Abta, Academic,Doctor in biology,Faculty of Sience,Iraq/Amman
Sabah Al-Khozai, Academic & Politician
Yihia Abu Safi, searcher and activist, committies RIGHT TO RETURN palestinian, member of Resistance Alliance-Cairo
Dr. Mahmoud Khalid Almsafir, Ass. Prof. International Economics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ghali Hassan, Independent writer living in Syndey, Australia
Yasar Mohammed Salman Hasan, computer science and business management – UK
Abdul Wahab Hamid Rashid, Iraq/Sweden
Asma Darwish Al-Haidari, Economist and Activist – Amman
Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler, International Human Rights Lawyer – USA
Karen Parker, Attorney , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, partners of the BRussells Tribunal – USA
Niloufer Bhagwat, Vice President of Indian Lawyers Association – Mumbai / India
Amy Bartholomew, Law professor – Canada
Jennifer Van Bergen, journalist, author writing about civil liberties, human rights and international law, law lecturer at the Anglo-American University in Prague
Ana Esther Ceceña, Researcher/professor in geopolitics, National Autonomous University of México, Director of the Geopolitics Latinamerican Observatory – Mexico
Ángel Guerra Cabrera, journalist and professor – Cuba
April Hurley, MD, Iraq Peace Team, Baghdad 2003 – California, USA
Azildin Bin Hussain Al Qutamil, Arab Avant Guard-blog – Tunis
Dr. Bert De Belder, Coordinator Intal & Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium
Carlos Fazio, journalist and academic – Mexico
Carlos Taibo, professor of Political Sciences, Madrid Autonomous University – Spain
Carmen Bohorquez, philosopher, Coordinator of the network of networks In Defense of Humanity – Venezuela
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of JUST International – Malaysia
Claudio Moffa, Professor of History – Italy
Corinne Kumar, Secretary General of El Taller International – Tunesia / India
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist, author: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq – USA
David Miller, Professor of Sociology at Strathclyde University, co-founder of Spinwatch – UK
Dirk Tuypens, Actor – Belgium
Elias Davidsson, composer, international law scholar and activist for 9/11 truth – Germany
Eric Goeman, coordinator ATTAC – Belgium
Fausto Giudice, Writer, translator, activist, member of Tlaxcala – Italy/France
Felicity Arbuthnot, Journalist – UK
Frank Vercruyssen, Actor, TG Stan – Belgium
Dr. Gideon Polya, scientist, author of Body Count, Global avoidable mortality since 1950, Australia
Gie van den Berghe, professor University of Ghent – Belgium
Gilad Atzmon, Musician, writer, pro-Palestinian activist – UK
Gilberto López y Rivas, anthropologist – Mexico
Prof. Hedvig Ekerwald, Dept of Sociology, Uppsala University – Sweden
Prof. Em. Herman De Ley, Em. Prof. Ghent University, Ex-director of Centre for Islam in Europe – Belgium
Isaac Rosa, Writer – Spain
James E. Jennings, PH.D., President , Conscience International, Inc., a humanitarian aid and human rights organization working primarily in the Middle East; and Executive Director, US Academics for Peace, a group of university professors dedicated to dialogue among civilizations – USA
Jean Pestieau, Professor Emeritus, Catholic Univercity of Louvain (UCL), Belgium
Joachim Guilliard, Journalist, Anti-war movement – Germany
John Saxe-Fernández, Professor of political science, National Autonomous University – México
Jos Hennes, Publisher EPO – Edition House – Belgium
José Reinaldo Carvalho, Journalist, politologue, Relations Internationales, Cebrapaz – Centre Brésilien Pour la Solidarité avec les Peuples et la Lutte pour la Paix – Brazil
Kris Smet, Former Journalist – Belgium
Larry Holmes, Troops Out Now Coalition – USA
LeiLani Dowell, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together – USA
Prof. Dr. Lieven De Cauter, philosopher, K.U. Leuven / Rits, initiator of the BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
Lolo Rico, screenwriter – Spain
Ludo De brabander, Vrede, Peace Organisation – Belgium
Luz Gomez Garcia, Lecturer. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid – Spain
Manlio Dinucci, journalist Il Manifesto – Italy
Marc Vandepitte, philosopher – Belgium
Maria McGavigan, Institute for Marxist Studies, Brussels
Dr Mario Novelli, Lecturer in International Development, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maruja Torres, writer and journalist – Spain
Mary Rizzo, Writer, translator, pro-Palestinian activist, member of Tlaxcala – USA/Italy
Mathias Cederholm, historian University of Lund, member in the Iraq Committe in Malmö, Sweden
Merry Fitzgerald, Europe-Turkmens of Iraq Friendships – Belgium
Michel Chossudovsky, economics professor and director, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) – Canada
Michel Collon, author, journalist – Belgium
Miguel Álvarez Gándara, member of SERAPAZ – Mexico
Mohamed Larbi Benotmane, law professor, Mohamed V University (Rabat).
Dr. Nayar López Castellanos, National Autonomous University of México – Mexico
Pascual Serrano, journalist, member of Rebelion – Spain
Paul Vanden Bavière, Former journalist De Standaard, publicist and editor of webzine Uitpers – Belgium
Pedro Monzón, Professor, Coordinator of the Cuban Chapter In Defense of Humanity – Cuba
Dr. Pol De Vos, Public Health Researcher – Peace movement, Belgium
René Naba, journalist, writer – France
Robin Eastman-Abaya, physician and human rights activist – USA
Prof. Rudi Laermans, sociologist, Catholic University of Leuven – Belgium
Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center
Sarah Meyer, Independent researcher living in Sussex – UK
Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues, fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies – USA.
Sköld Peter Matthis, ophthalmologist – Sweden
Stephan Galon, ABVV Trade-Union Secretary / Permanent Syndical Centrale Générale FGTB – Belgium
Stéphane Lathion, swiss scholar (Fribourg University) – President of the GRIS (Research Group on Islam in Switzerland).
Stephen Eric Bronner, Professor of political science, Rutgers University – USA
Stevan Kirschbaum, Chair Grievance Committee United Steel Workers 8751 – USA
Steve Gillis, Vice President, United Steel Workers Local 8751 – USA
Teresa Gutierrez, May 1st Coalition for Immigrant and Worker Rights Co-Coordinator and Deputy Secretary General International Migrant Alliance (organizations for ID only) – USA
Dr. Thomas M. Fasy, MD PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine – USA
Víctor Flores Olea, writer and political scientist – Mexico

Endorsing Organisations

All India Anti-imperialist Forum – India
BRussells Tribunal – Belgium
CEOSI – Spain
Conscience InternationalUSA
El Taller International – Tunesia
INTAL – Belgium
International Action CenterUSA
International Anti-imperialist and People’s Solidarity Coordinating Committee
The Iraq Solidarity Association in Stockholm (IrakSolidaritet) – Sweden
Medical Aid For The Third World – Belgium
Muslim Peacemaker Teams – Iraq
Palestine Think Tank (Free Minds for a Free Palestine)
Tlaxcala, The Translators’ (Global) Network for Linguistic Diversity
US Academics for PeaceUSA
World Courts of Women

We encourage the international peace movement, civil society and politicians to follow their example

Notes:

1 El dret a l’autodeterminació, la independència nacional, la integritat territorial, la unitat nacional i la sobirania sense interferències externes ha estat reafirmat en nombroses ocasions per una sèrie d’organismes de les Nacions Unides, entre els quals hi ha el Consell de Seguretat de les Nacions Unides, l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides, la Comissió de Drets Humans de Nacions Unides, la Comissió de Legalitat Internacional i el Tribunal Penal Internacional. El principi d’autodeterminació estableix que allà on s’hagi produït una acció que hagi suprimit per la força aquest dret, es pot utilitzar la força per contrarestar aquesta acció i assolir l’autodeterminació. La Comissió de Drets Humans ha reafirmat de manera sistemàtica la legalitat de la lluita contra l’ocupació per tots els mitjans disponibles, inclosa la lluita armada (resolució de la Comissió de Drets Humans, Núm. 3 XXXV, de 21 de febrer de 1979 i la Núm. 1989/19, de 6 de març de 1989). De forma explícita, la resolució 37/43 de l’Assemblea General de les Nacions unides, adoptada el 3 de desembre de 1982, estableix: “reafirma la legitimitat de la lluita dels pobles per la independència, la integritat territorial, la unitat nacional i l’alliberament de la dominació colonial i estrangera i de l’ocupació estrangera per tots els mitjans disponibles, inclosa la lluita armada” (vegis també les resolucions de l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides números 1514, 3070, 3103, 3246, 3328, 3382, 3421, 3481, 31/91, 32/42 and 32/154).

2 L’article 1 (4) Primer protocol addicional a les Convencions de Ginebra (1977) considera les lluites per l’autodeterminació com a situacions de conflictes armats. la declaració de Ginebra sobre terrorisme estableix: “Com ha reconegut de forma reiterada l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides, els pobles que lluiten contra la dominació colonial, l’ocupació estrangera i contra els règims racistes en l’exercici del seu dret a l’autodeterminació, tenen el dret a l’ús de la força per aconseguir els seus objectius dins del marc de la llei internacional humanitària- Aquest ús legítim de la força no s’ha de confondre amb actes de terrorisme internacional”.

3 Els moviments d’alliberament nacional es reconeixen com a conseqüència del dret a l’autodeterminació. A l’exercici del seu dret a l’autodeterminació, els pobles sota dominació colonial i estrangera tenen el dret de “lluitar (…) i de buscar i rebre recolzament, d’acord amb els principis de la Carta” i en conformitat amb la Declaración de principios de la legalidad internacional respecto a las relaciones de amistad y de cooperación entre los Estados. En aquests termes l’article 7 de la Definició d’agressió (Resolució 3314 (XXIX) de l’Assemblea General, de 14 de desembre de 1974) reconeix la legitimitat de la lluita dels pobles sotmesos a la dominació colonial o estrangera. El reconeixement per part de les Nacions Unides de la legitimitat de la lluita dels pobles sotmesos a la dominació colonial i estrangera sota ocupació és conseqüent amb la prohibició general de l’ús de la força consagrat a la Carta de les Nacions Unides, ja que un Estat que subjuga per la força a un poble mitjançant la dominació colonial o estrangera comet un acte il·legal tal i com queda definit a la legislació internacional i el poble sotmès, en l’exercici del seu dret inherent d’autodefensa, pot lluitar per a defensar i assolir el seu dret a l’autodeterminació.

4 La Declaración de principios de la legislación internacional respecto a las relaciones de amistad y de cooperación entre los Estados (Resolució de l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides, Núm. 2625 [XXV]) cita el principi de què “Tot Estat té el deure d’abstenir-se a recórrer a l’amenaça o a l’ús de la força contra la integritat territorial o independència política de qualsevol Estat, o a qualsevol altra forma d’actuació incompatible amb els principis de les Nacions unides”. Tan individual com col·lectivament, l’Iraq i els seus països veïns es comprometien a abstenir-se de la utilització de la força o l’amenaça de l’ús de la força així com de qualsevol mètode d’interferència en els assumptes de altres Estats. De la mateixa manera, l’Iraq i els seus països veïns també es comprometien a la cooperació i el desenvolupament basats en la negociació, l’arbitratge i el benefici mutu.

5 L’article 41(2) dels artículos preliminares sobre la Responsabilidad Estatal de la Comissió de Dret Internacional de les Nacions Unides (recollit en la Resolució 56/83 de 28 de gener de 2002 de l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides, “La responsabilitat de l’Estat davant de fets internacionalment il·lícits”) impedeix els Estats beneficiar-se de les seves pròpies actuacions il·legals: “cap Estat reconeixerà com a legal una situació originada per una violació greu (d’una obligació derivada d’una norma obligatòria del Dret Internacional general)”; Secció III (e), Resolució 36/103, de 14 de desembre de 1962, de l’Assemblea General de les Nacions Unides, “Declaració sobre la inadmissibilitat de la intervenció i la interferència en els assumptes interns dels Estats”.

6 Declaración del Tribunal Internacional sobre Iraq, sessió final, Istanbul 23-27 de juny de 2005.

7 La Xarxa Internacional contra l’Ocupació és una coalició d’organitzacions que treballen per la solidaritat amb el poble iraquià, per la sobirania de l’Iraq i contra l’ocupació de l’Iraq. Es va crear a l’abril del 2006 amb motiu del Seminari Internacional sobre l’assassinat de docents i personal sanitari a l’Iraq, la resolució del qual es pot llegir aquí.

Es prega difondre àmpliament aquesta declaració

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http://anti-occupation.org/home/declaracio-de-le-feyt-la-pau-a-liraq-es-una-opcio Wed, 17 Sep 2008 20:20:53 GMT Hana Al Bayaty tag:anti-occupation.org,2008-09-17:f43a2c577b69db44c74662cf65b1cf3a/141b77a2de9c0697478f0dfabaeae596