October 5th, 2009

Weltweiter Marsch für den Frieden 2009/2010


Die Weltlage ist gekennzeichnet durch die erhöhte Gefahr eines atomaren Konflikts,
wachsende Aufrüstung und durch gewalttätige militärische Besetzungen von fremden Territorien.



1) Weltweite atomare Abrüstung
2) Sofortiger Rückzug aus den besetzten Gebieten
3) Progressive u. proportionale Abrüstung konventioneller Waffen
4) Nichtangriffspakten zwischen den Ländern
5) Verzicht auf den Einsatz von Krieg als Mittel zur Konfliktlösung


1) nuclear disarmament at a global level
2) immediate withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories
3) progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapons
4) signing of non-aggression treaties between countries
5) renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts

US Organizations and Universities that have endorsed the World March for Peace and Nonviolence:


Jimmy Carter

is a former US President (1977-81), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2002), an founder of The Carter Center, which works to advance human rights. “I am pleased to enthusiastically endorse this initiative along with so may distinguished and talented people.” (03/19) 


Noam Chomsky

is a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, activist, author and lecturer. In the academic and scientific community he is recognized as the father of modern linguistics. He is an Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

jane fonda

Jane Fonda new
"As a person who has written, protested and acted against wars and violence of all kinds for a great deal of my life, I add my endorsement to the growing list of those who recognize the need to end wars and occupations, and to end all forms of violence against people no matter what their age, gender, sexual preference or religion, and the further need to learn to help and heal rather than hurt our fellow human beings and this planet we live upon."

yoko ono

Yoko Ono

is an artist, singer,songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City. 

martin sheen

Martin Sheen new

one of the busiest, most conscientious actors who ever worked in Hollywood, is best known for his performances as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and President Josiah Bartlet on the television series The West Wing. As well as the critical acclaim he has received as an actor, he is an activist and supporter of social justice.


Viggo Mortensen

is a theater and film actor, poet, musician, photographer, and painter. Best known for his roles in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "A History of Violence," and "Eastern Promises." 

michael nouri

Michael Nouri new

American television and film actor best known for his role in the 1983 film Flashdance and on The O.C.

"I believe that now more than ever before, mankind is aware that we have been cutting the branch that we are sitting on, and that it is past time to stop! In this awareness, it is not only a privilege but a moral imperative to support the world march for peace and nonviolence."

ed asner

Ed Asner new

An American film and television actor and former President of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. He has won 5 Golden Globes & is a tireless advocate for peace and justice.

maxine waters

Maxine Waters new

has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing California's 35th congressional district. She is the most senior of the twelve African American women currently serving in the United States Congress and one of it's most progressive members.

blase bonpane

Blase Bonpane new

Ph.D Is a former Maryknoll priest, received a Ph.D. in Latin American studies from UC-Irvine, and is presently the director and chief executive officer of the Office of the Americas. He has published a number of books on Latin American politics, is a scholar on liberation theology, and has a radio program WORLD FOCUS which can be heard on KPFK, 90.7 Los Angeles, 98.7 Santa Barbara, on Sundays at 10:00 AM..
jim papoulis

Jim Papoulis new

An internationallly known composer, orchestrator and conductor whose work has been performed and televised in more than 60 countries with orchestra and choirs and at venues including the United Nations, Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall. His recent works include "Give Us Hope," which was featured at the Obama inauguration and performed on national television by the San Francisco girl's choir.

elaine page

International musical theater star

“I support The World March for Peace and Nonviolence and its aims to bring their goals to the attention of everyone in the world. Wars and violence must be stopped and replaced with the needs of people worldwide such as food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and above all love” 

dennis dalton

Dennis Dalton is a widely respected academic and expert on Mahatma Gandhi. A Former Professor at Barnard College in the Department of Politics, he taught in many areas including Political theory, Political thought in South Asia, Nonviolence and Violence in society and researched Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Dennis has written many books including, 'Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action' and 'Indian Idea of Freedom'. In 1995 Dennis received the Senior Fulbright Scholarship for Research and Teaching in Nepal. new

jody williams

Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Laureate, endorses the World March
Ms. Jody Williams is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was formally launched by six nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in October of 1992.
Ms. Williams has overseen the growth of the ICBL to more than 1,000 NGOs in more than sixty countries.

mark kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky

is a highly-acclaimed journalist whose work has appeared a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, and New York Times Sunday Magazine.

kitty piercy

Kitty Piercy, Mayor of Eugene, OR 

"If there is one thing we have learned through the last election here in the USA, change can happen and what seemed impossible yesterday can become a reality when people are mobilized." 

cornell west Dr. Cornel West
One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. He burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his bestselling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in America, and is the author of 18 other books. West has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris, and is currently on the faculty of Princeton.
ocean robbins Ocean Robbins
Founder, YES!, Author, Choices For Our Future and The Power of Partnership
"The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is proof that thriving, vibrant movements for peace and transformation are alive, mobilized, and global."
ornette coleman

Ornette Coleman

American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer, Pulitizer Prize winner, and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

daniel ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg new

A former US military analyst who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.

Dennis Kucinich

Democratic Party Member of the US House of Representatives for the 10th District of Ohio since 1996. Presidential Candidate in 2004 and 2008.


Paul Hawken

is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.  

cindy sheehan Cindy Sheehan, is an author, peace activist, former candidate for the United States Congress, Nobel Peace nominee and the mother of Casey, a son who died in the Iraq War. Known as the 'Peace Mom' Cindy Sheehan became the iconic international symbol of protest against the Iraq War and\ continues her activism through writing, speaking engagements and her radio show 'Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox'.
pete seeger

Pete Seeger

folk singer, political activist, and a pioneer of protest music in support of disarmament, civil rights and environmental causes. Author/co-author of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?," "If I Had a Hammer," and one of the singers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome."

medea benjamin

Medea Benjamin

is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been a tireless advocate for social justice for more than 20 years. 

marjorie hill

Dr. Marjorie J. Hill

is the Chief Executive Officer of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service and advocacy organization. GMHC provides a continuum of services to 15,000 men, women and children annually and a world renowned legacy of health care advocacy, promoting social justice and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

ed j olmos

Edward James Olmos

is a Mexican-American actor and director, who has appeared in such movies as “Blade Runner” and “Stand and Deliver” (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and in the TV series “Miami Vice” and “Battlestar Galactica.”  

lou reed

Lou Reed

is an American rock musician best known as the guitarist, vocalist from The Velvet Underground. Reed has also had an extremely influential and successful solo career which has spanned four decades. Some of his signature songs include: 'Walk on the Wild Side', 'Sweet Jane', and 'Heroin.' 

judith hand

Judith Hand

Evolutionary biologist, peace ethologist, novelist, founder of the website AFutureWithoutWar.org, and author of "Women, Power, and the Biology of Peace."


Howard Zinn

is a professor, political scientist, historian, social critic, democratic socialist, political activist and playwright, best known as author of the "A People's History of the United States."

Philip Glass

considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century, having written internationally-acclaimed operas, symphonies, concertos, solo works, string quartets, and film scores (nominated for three Academy Awards). Glass's operas include "Einstein on the Beach," "Akhenaton," and "Satyagraha," themed on the early life of Mahatma Gandhi.

robert wilson

Robert Wilson

avant-garde stage director, playwright and visual artist, considered one of the world's foremost vanguard theater artists. 

naomi wolf

Naomi Wolf

author New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, The End of America and Give Me Liberty. She travels throughout America and the world speaking to audiences from all walks of life about gender equality, social justice, and, most recently, the defense of liberty in America and internationally.  

Daniel Berrigan

Jesuit priest, poet, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he calls "American military imperialism;" helped launch the international anti-nuclear Plowshares movement. "Count me IN on this admirable and daring Worldwide March. It heartens in a dark time.

art garfunkel

Art Garfunkel

is an American singer, poet, and actor, best known as half of the Grammy-winning duo Simon & Garfunkel. (03/17) 

margaret cho Margaret Cho is a recipient of the ACLU's First Amendment Award, honored by GLAAD as well as American Women in Radio and Television, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and PFLAG for "making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity." 

Ed Pawloski

is the mayor of Allentown, PA

Michael Lerner

Revolutionary politician, humanitarian, political activist, spiritual mentor, psychologist, and editor of Tikkun, a progressive interfaith Jewish magazine based in Berkeley, California, rabbi of the Beyt Tikkun synagogue in San Francisco. 

carolyn carlson

Carolyn Carlson

contemporary dance choreographer and performer, director of the 'Centre Chorégraphique National' in Roubaix, France.

Richard Stallman,

Programmer and most relevant figure in the international Free Software Movement.


Takashi Tanemori

is one of the few survivors of the August 6th, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. “As a survivor of Hiroshima, my firm belief is in a clear and simple message—we can settle individual human conflicts and differences of national enmity, ethnic hatred, and cultural divisiveness without resorting to violence or war.” 

Ricardo Lemvo

singer/composer whose innovative music combines Latin and African elements from salsa to soukous.


Sgt. Matthis Chiroux

served in the US Army for five years and publicly refused to deploy to Iraq in 2008, leader of the “Hempstead 15.” 


Lobsang Nyandak

the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, a former Cabinet Member of the Central Tibetan Administration. overseeing the Department of Information and International Relations, Department of Finance and Department of Health, and a former member of the Tibetan parliament. 

Adam Hochschild

Writer/Reporter, author of numerous books including “King Leopold's Ghost: a Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa,” writer/editor for the leftist magazine Ramparts and co-founder of Mother Jones magazine.

marshall arismann  

Marshall Arisman

one of the world's top illustrators and a legend in the field, including Time magazine covers, jackets of best selling novels, etc. "The first sound man ever made was the war drum. It is time to stop drumming."

johnathan granoff

Jonathan Granoff

is an author, attorney, international peace activist, and president of the Global Security Institute.

elise boulding

Elise Boulding

former President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, served on the World Peace Council with the Dalai Lama, Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association, and known to be, with her husband Phillip, the founder of Peace Studies. “One of the most influential peace researchers and activists of the 20th century.” (wikipedia) (statement) 



Hawaiian singer-songwriter-musician who fuses slack key guitar virtuosity with elements of cultural music, classical, alternative, rock, folk, bluegrass, blues and jazz. 

peter geffen  

Peter A. Geffen Founder of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City, has worked with The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education since its inception, and designed the first programs to bring Jewish youth into the Arab and the Islamic world (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, (pre-revolutionary Iran and Turkey).


Alice Slater

New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a founder of Abolition 2000 and convenor of its Sustainable Energy Working Group 

 chris wells

Chris Wells

activist, Spokesperson for New Humanism in North America. 

norman solomon

Norman Solomon

journalist, media critic. antiwar activist, longtime FAIR associate, and founder/executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. His weekly column, Media Beat, has been in national syndication since 1992. 

Bruce Gagnon

activist, organizer, Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

virginia sawain

Virginia Swain

Founder and Director of the Center for Global Community and World Law, and Director of The Institute for Global Leadership, author of “A Mantle of Roses: A Woman's Journey Home to Peace.” 

john dear

John Dear

Jesuit priest, peace activist, lecturer, and writer of approximately twenty books on nonviolence. 2008 Noble Peace Prize nominee. In the course of his civil disobedience as protester of war and violence, he has been arrested more than 75 times. 

Richard Zimmler

a best-selling author of fiction, winner of the 1994 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and the 1998 Herodotus Award.


900 architects demand new investigations of September 11

  907  architectural and engineering professionals

and  5039  other supporters including A&E students
have signed the petition demanding of Congress
a truly independent investigation.


Über 900 Architekten und Ingenieure haben eine Petition unterzeichnet,
in der der US-Kongress auffordert wird, eine unabhängige
Untersuchungskommission zum 11. September einzusetzen.

Dr. Richard Gage ist Begründer der Association of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Dr. Gage ist ein erfahrener Architekt, sein Spezialgebiet sind Hochhausbauten und Stahlkonstruktionen. Als Mitglied der US-amerikanischen Architektenkammer hat er immer wieder selbst an der Konstruktion derartiger Hochhäuser mitgearbeitet.

190+ Piloten und Luftfahrtspezialisten
370+ Professoren
230+ Überlebende des 11. September und Familienmitglieder
200+ Künstler, Persönlichkeiten in den Medien und Journalisten

Sie alle hinterfragen ernsthaft die offizielle Version des 11. September
und/oder fordern eine neue unabhängige Untersuchung.
hier ein Teil in deutscher Fassung LINK

Über 200  Antikriegsorganisationen und soziale Netzwerke in den USA fordern
die Aufnahme von Untersuchungen und Anklageerhebung gegen jeden
und alle Regierungsbeamten, die in Kriegverbrechen verwickelt sind.

Die Petition richtet sich an Generalstaatsanwalt Eric Holder und
verlangt die Einsetzung eines Sonderanklägers.

Die Forderungen werden von zahlreichen Kongressmitgliedern unterstützt.



“Politische Führungspersönlichkeiten für die Aufklärung des 11. September”

56 Politiker haben die Petition bislang unterzeichnet. (Stand Ende Sept. 2009)


Taliban-Kämpfer und deutsche Soldaten im Feuergefecht?


Am Bundeswehr-Standort Kundus lieferten sich nach afghanischen Angaben Taliban-Kämpfer und deutsche Soldaten ein Feuergefecht. Wie der Gouverneur des Unruhe-Distrikts Char Darah, Abdul Wahid Omarkhel, am Sonntag mitteilte, griffen die Aufständischen am Vorabend einen Konvoi der Bundeswehr an, woraufhin die Soldaten das Feuer erwidert hätten. Das Einsatzführungskommando der Bundeswehr in Potsdam wies die Darstellung zurück und erklärte, deutsche Soldaten seien am Samstag in Kundus nicht in Gefechte verwickelt gewesen.

Bereits am Freitag habe es in der Region aber einen Angriff auf einen zivilen Versorgungskonvoi der ISAF gegeben, hieß es. Dabei seien zwei Tanklastwagen ausgebrannt. Deutsche Soldaten seien allerdings nicht am Tatort gewesen. Nach Angaben der Provinzregierung waren die Fahrzeuge mit Brennstoff für die NATO-Truppen auf dem Weg nach Kabul, als sie am Rand von Kundus-Stadt in einen Hinterhalt der Taliban gerieten. Den Fahrern sei unverletzt die Flucht gelungen.

Ebenfalls in der Provinz Kundus starben am Samstag vier Zivilisten bei einem Selbstmordanschlag. Wie die Provinzregierung mitteilte, wurden 20 Menschen verletzt, als sich der Attentäter auf einem Basar in die Luft sprengte. In der Region Kundus hat sich die Sicherheitslage in den vergangenen Monaten erheblich verschärft.


Uribes Killer unter Spaniens Flagge am Hindukusch

Aus „Rebelión“ | Rotfuchs

Übersetzung: Isolda Bohler

Die spanische Verteidigungsministerin Isolda Bohler bestätigte unlängst, daß ungefähr 150 Soldaten der kolumbianischen Armee von den USA nach Afghanistan verlegt werden, um sich in das dort operierende spanische Kontingent einzureihen.


Die Tatsache, daß kolumbianische Militärs unter spanischem Kommando in Afghanistan eingesetzt werden, gelangte nach dem Treffen Chacóns mit US-Verteidigungsminister Gates an die Öffentlichkeit. Einige Tage zuvor hatten Kolumbiens Präsident Alvaro Uribe und USPräsident Barack Obama bei einem Treffen die militärische Zusammenarbeit beider Staaten erörtert.

In einem Kommuniqué des kolumbianischen Präsidialamtes hieß es, die Soldaten würden „durch Unterstützung der NATO und Vermittlung der spanischen Streitkräfte“ nach Afghanistan in Marsch gesetzt.

Auf diese Weise ist Spanien die Militärallianz mit einer Armee eingegangen, die schwerster Menschenrechtsverletzungen angeklagt ist. Philip Alston, UNO-Sonderberichterstatter über willkürliche Hinrichtungen, erklärte nach seiner Mission in Kolumbien die Version dortiger Regierungsmitglieder, die außergerichtliche Hinrichtungen einigen „faulen Äpfeln“ innerhalb der Armee zugeschrieben hätten, sei unhaltbar.

Schon die Häufigkeit der Fälle, ihre geographische Verteilung über das Land und die Vielzahl darin verwickelter Militäreinheiten ließen darauf schließen, „daß diese Operationen auf eine mehr oder weniger systematische Weise von etlichen Elementen innerhalb der kolumbianischen Armee durchgeführt wurden“.

Der UNO-Berichterstatter beschreibt detailliert, wie Angehörige der Armee eine Person ermorden. Danach wird der Tatort manipuliert, damit es so aussieht, als ob der Betreffende gewissermaßen im Verlauf eines Gefechts gefallen wäre. Oft macht man ein Foto, auf dem die Person in der Uniform der Guerilla und mit einem Gewehr oder einer Granate in der Hand zu sehen ist. Die Opfer werden gewöhnlich anonym in Massengräbern verscharrt und die Mörder für die erzielten Ergebnisse „im Kampf gegen die Guerilla“ ausgezeichnet.

Für Philip Alston stellen die gefälschten Aufnahmen in Wirklichkeit „brutale und vorsätzliche Morde an unschuldigen Zivilisten dar, die mit dem Ziel persönlicher Bereicherung begangen wurden“. Der UNO-Berichterstatter weist darauf hin, daß die Militärs die Überlebenden systematisch quälen („dies ist ein durchgängiges Muster“), daß es trotz der durch die Regierung in Angriff genommenen Maßnahmen, um solche Tötungsdelikte zu stoppen, eine beunruhigende Kluft zwischen Politik und Praxis gibt. Die Zahl von Verfahren wegen außergerichtlicher Hinrichtungen ist weiterhin sehr gering, und in einigen Gebieten „beachten die Militärrichter entsprechende Urteile des Verfassungsgerichtshofes überhaupt nicht“.

Die „Plattform für Gerechtigkeit in Kolumbien“ bedauert, daß die Aufnahme von Soldaten Uribes in das spanische Afghanistankontingent die Antwort der Madrider Regierung auf die Art und Anzahl der Beweise für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit ist, die durch die regulären kolumbianischen Streitkräften begangen worden sind.

Angesichts des UNO-Berichts und der Beweisführung unzähliger internationaler und nationaler Beobachter, die solche Untaten bestätigt haben, kann die Reaktion der Regierung Spaniens nur die sofortige Aussetzung jeglicher militärischer Absprachen mit Kolumbien sein.

Andernfalls wäre die Botschaft, welche von Ministerpräsident Isolda Bohler der Welt übermittelt wird, daß die Folterungen, die Verschleppungen, das Massentöten, der Paramilitarismus, die außergerichtlichen Hinrichtungen und die Straflosigkeit legitime Voraussetzungen zur Aufnahme in die internationale Gemeinschaft sind.

Kein Menschenrechtsdiskurs wäre mehr glaubwürdig, wenn die Abkommen über die Kooperation mit militärischen Strukturen, welche für Tausende von Verbrechen verantwortlich sind, weiterhin das ethische Bewußtsein der Menschheit dadurch beleidigen, daß die Zusammenarbeit sogar noch erweitert wird.