The Florence Declaration produced by CNGNN and Global Research is one of the inspiring step for the Campaign “NATO out – out of NATO” to the 3rd International Conference “No to Military Bases & Wars”, Ramstein, 28.6.2019. CNGNN Italy and Global Research wishes our friends in Ramstein a great success



The 3rd International Conference “No to Military Bases & Wars” (1) takes place in a country where the legal situation allows to eliminate all military facilities of USA and NATO, namely by terminating the “Convention on the Presence of Foreign Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany” (in short: troop deployment treaty) and withdrawing from NATO, namely with a period of notice of only two years or one year (2)(3). In May 2019, the IPPNW accordingly demanded by an overwhelming majority at its general meeting in Stuttgart that the troop deployment treaty be terminated (4). In April 2019, a conference in Florence called for an “international NATO withdrawal front” (5). In October 2018, a unanimous decision was taken in Frankfurt to make the demand to terminate the troop deployment treaty a central demand of the “Stop Air Base Ramstein” campaign (6). These are encouraging, groundbreaking steps.

With great expectations, the signatories – even if they cannot all be on site – are now looking forward to the results of the 3rd International Conference “No to Military Bases & Wars” at Ramstein. This conference offers the opportunity to reaffirm and further internationalise the groundbreaking steps taken by Stuttgart, Florence and Frankfurt. According to the conference programme, the aim is to discuss what we can do against the military bases. And proposals for further action are needed. Agreements are to be reached in this regard. We therefore propose that the following agreement be adopted.

The conference “No to Military Bases & Wars” states: we support the demand of Florence for the formation of an “international NATO withdrawal front” and call on peace initiatives in all NATO countries to make this demand their own. According to the NATO Treaty, the withdrawal from NATO is possible with one year’s notice. We also support the demand made for Germany to terminate the troop deployment treaty with the consequence that all US and NATO military bases, including nuclear weapons, must disappear from Germany within only two years. We call on peace initiatives in other countries to clarify the legal situation in their country and on this basis to make demands with the appropriate objective – with the consequence that all these countries will be freed from US and NATO military bases.

26 Signers for the campaign “NATO out – out of NATO”


Internationale UnterstützerInnen (International Supporters) [Stand: 13.6.2019]:

  • Prof. Michel Chossudovsky (Kanada/Canada; Director of Centre for Research on Globalization)
  • Tom Crilly (Ireland; Peace and Neutrality Alliance)
  • Manlio Dinucci (Italy/Italien; Journalist, No War No NATO Committee)
  • Dr. Daniele Ganser (Switzerland/Schweiz; Historiker und Friedensforscher)
  • Fulvio Grimaldi (Italy/Italien; Journalist, Filmemacher und Antikriegsaktivist)
  • Eva Heizmann (Switzerland/Schweiz; Bündnis gegen den imperialistischen Krieg, Basel)
  • Markus Heizmann (Switzerland/Schweiz; Bündnis gegen den imperialistischen Krieg, Basel)
  • Diana Johnstone (USA, France/Frankreich; Journalistin und Autorin , u.a. von “Fools’ Crusade”)
  • Zivadin Jovanovic (Serbia/Serbien; President of Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals)
  • June Kelly (Ireland; Peace and Neutrality Alliance)
  • Andrea Martocchia (Italien/Italy; Jugocoord – Coordinamento Nazionale per la Jugoslavia / Nationale Koordination für Jugoslawien)
  • Milica Radojkovic-Hänsel, M.A. (Serbia/Serbien; ehemalige serbische Diplomatin)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia von Werlhof (Austria/Österreich; Gründerin der Planetaren Bewegung für Mutter Erde, PBME, und des Forschungsinstituts für Patriarchatskritik und Alternative Zivilisationen, FIPAZ)
  • Colonel Ann Wright (USA; retired US Army)

Internationale unterstützende Organisationen (International supporting organizations) [Stand: 13.6.2019]:

  • Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals (Serbia/Serbien; Belgrad Forum für eine Welt der Gleichen)
  • Centre for Research on Globalization (Kanada/Canada; Zentrum für Globalisierungsforschung)
  • Codepink (USA; women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism)
  • Comitato No Guerra No NATO (Italy/Italien; No War No NATO Committee)
  • Jugocoord – Coordinamento Nazionale per la Jugoslavia,  (Italien/Italy; Nationale Koordination für Jugoslawien)
  • Peace and Neutrality Alliance (Ireland)
  • World BEYOND War (USA; a global movement to end all wars)

Footnotes:

1 Dritte Internationale Konferenz “No to Military Bases & Wars”, Ramstein, 28.06.2019
https://www.ramstein-kampagne.eu/no-to-military-bases/

2 Im Zuge des “Vertrags über die abschließende Regelung in Bezug auf Deutschland” (2+4-Vertrag) vollzogener Notenwechsel zum Vertrag über den Aufenthalt ausländischer Streitkräfte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland vom 25.9.1990 (Bundesgesetzblatt 1990, Teil II, S. 1390-1393)
http://www.arbeiterfotografie.com/galerie/kein-krieg/hintergrund/bgbl290042_99955.pdf

3 NATO-Vertrag, Artikel 13 (Kündigung)
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_17120.htm?selectedLocale=de
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_17120.htm

4 IPPNW-Beschluss zur Kündigung des Truppenstationierungsvertrags, Stuttgart, 03.-05.05.2019
http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=25888 (NRhZ 704 vom 08.05.2019)
https://www.ippnw.de/commonFiles/pdfs/Verein/MV/Beschluesse_Jahrestreffen_2019.pdf

5 Abschlusserklärung des Komitees “NO GUERRA NO NATO/GLOBAL RESEARCH” “Für eine internationale NATO-Austrittsfront”, Florenz, 08.04.2019
http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=25835 (NRhZ 702 vom 24.04.2019)
https://nowarnonato.blogspot.com/2019/04/deutsch.html
https://nowarnonato.blogspot.com/2019/04/english-declaration-of-florence-for.html

6 Beschluss der Kampagne “Stopp Air Base Ramstein” zur Kündigung des Truppenstationierungsvertrags, Frankfurt, 28.10.2018
http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=25339 (NRhZ 680 vom 31.10.2018)

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