An Urgent Appeal to the World Public Opinion: Stop the war before it is too late!

(appeal open to co-signature at https://forms.gle/9nR8cXuxiKEKBEDc6 )

 

Pour la version française : https://bandungspirit.org/IMG/html/appel_urgent_-_arretez_la_guerre.html

Espagnol : https://bandungspirit.org/IMG/html/llamamiento_espanol.html

Portugaise : https://bandungspirit.org/IMG/html/apelo_portuges.html

 

The war in Ukraine is continuing, unabated for four months now, causing vast destruction of life and property of the people of Ukraine and enormous damage to the global economy affecting the lives of millions of people the world over due to rising prices and energy crisis, and above all steadily increasing global tensions pushing humanity to the brink of a nuclear war.

 

The Russian military intervention in Ukraine was an evident response to the measures taken by the Kyiv regime and its armed far-right militias against Russians, Russian speaking population and other citizens of Ukraine, to the non-implementation of the Minsk agreements and to the continuous aggressive expansion of the NATO alliance inside the former USSR.

 

But even if we dismiss altogether the Russian arguments and if we accept fully the US and NATO’s arguments regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the Western response to the Russian intervention by arming Ukraine massively and by imposing unprecedented sanctions against Russia, is totally disproportionate. This policy, while not helping the peoples of Ukraine, is comporting very high risk of nuclear, ecological and socio-economic global disasters.

 

The prolongation of the Ukrainian conflict is increasing the risk of a nuclear world war by accident, by miscalculation or by provocation and the subsequent annihilation of humanity.

 

It is clearly impossible to tackle the burning challenges of our time such as climate change, hunger, and other existential threats to humanity in an atmosphere of international hostility. All the gains achieved since the end of the Second World War seem to be at stake today and the level of cooperation among nations and peoples has reached a stunning low at this moment. The continuation of this conflict gets us closer to the point of a collapse of human civilisation as the recent UN report warned us about (GAR2022: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction).

 

The sanctions and counter-sanctions have already had devastating social and economic effects on the majority of the countries of the world.

 

By now it is clear that all those measures cannot help Ukraine to win a war impossible to win from its very beginning. They are contributing to the killing and migration of the Ukrainian youth and to the destruction of its country.

 

This is why we consider of utmost urgency to call for immediate ceasefire and start of negotiations accompanied by the lifting of sanctions and a halt to the arming of Ukraine.

 

We call on the world's public opinion, all social movements, intellectuals, trade unions, religious communities and governments to act firmly in this direction and to coordinate their efforts.

 

There is no more important task for humanity now than to stop our descent into open world war and the collapse of Civilisation!

 

For Bandung Spirit Collective and Delphi Initiative for the Defence of Democracy

https://bandungspirit.org/ and http://www.defenddemocracy.press/

 

Working group:

Isaac Bazié, Burkina Faso/Canada (Professor, Comparative Literature, African Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)

Beatriz Bissio, Brazil/Uruguay (Professor, History, Political Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Bruno Drweski, France/Poland (Professor, Geopolitics, Central and Eastern European Studies, INALCO National Institute of Languages and Civilisations, France)

Darwis Khudori, Indonesia/France (Professor, History, Oriental/Asian Studies, Université Le Havre Normandie, France)

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Greece (Journalist and writer, Defend Democracy Press, Athens, Greece)

Manoranjan Mohanty, India (Former Professor, Political Sciences, Chinese Studies, University of Delhi, India)

Yin Zhiguang, China/UK (Professor, Political Sciences, International Relations, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

 

Co-signed by:

Asvi Warman Adam, Indonesia (Professor, BRIN Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, Jakarta)

Philomila Akepsimas, Greece (Retired, Collectif Grece, Athens)

Shirin Akhter, India (Associate Professor, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, Delhi)

Sayf Alaydrus, Indonesia (Student, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya)

Florence Alicot, France (Retraité)

Annamaria Artner, Hungary (Habilitated College Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Milton Friedman University and Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics, Budapest)

Francis Arzalier, France (Historien, President Collectif Communiste Polex, Saint-Denis)

Ellen Elizabeth Barfield, USA (Full-time Volunteer Justice and Peace Activist, Veterans For Peace, War Resisters League, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Baltimore, Maryland)

David Barkin, Mexico (Professor, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco, Ciudad de México)

Fikret Başkaya, Turkiye (Prof. President de l’Universite Libre, Free University, Istanbul)

Anice Benjelloun, Switzerland (Business Professional, EPFL, Lausanne)

Matyas Benyik, Hungary (Social Scientist and Activist, ATTAC Hungary Association, Budapest)

Georges Beriachvili, Georgia/France (Professor, Stanislas High School, Paris)

Yves Bernard-Jouvenel, France (Retraité Psycho-pédagogue, St Jean de Luz)

Jean-Louis Bertrand, France (Informaticien, Editeur, Casalabriva)

Jean-Claude Bidaux, France (Formateur Techniciens, Formation Professionnelle des Adultes, Grenoble)

Olivier Bodenmann, Switzerland (EPFL Electrical Engineer, Stop5G, Echallens)

Reiner Braun, Germany (Executive Director, IPB/International Peace Bureau)

Marie-Claude Bretagnolle, France (Professeur à la retraite, Avignon)

Azzah Kania Budianto, Indonesia (Student, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya)

Jean-Marc Buge, France (Terre d’Échanges, Quillan)

E Bus, France (Retired, Education Nationale, Aude)

Heriberto Cairo, Spain (Professor, former Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Yücel Candemir, Turkiye (Emeritus Professor of Economics, Istanbul Technical University)

Russel Caplan, UK (UCU Trade Union and Labour Party, London)

Françoise Chateau, France (Yoga Teacher, Paris)

Suchetana Chattopadhyay, India (Professor, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Dimitris Chatzinikólas/Δημήτρης Χατζηνικόλας, Greece (Journalist, ΕΣΗΕΑ, Athena)

Sudha Chauhan, India (Retired Senior Scientist, ICMR, New Delhi)

Jacques Cheminade, France (Président, Solidarité et Progrès, Clichy-la-Garenne)

Anuradha Chenoy, India (Writer, Professor, former Dean of the School of International Studies, former Chairperson and Director, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies)

Yveline Choffat, France (Enseignante Arts Énergétiques)

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Greece (Ambassador ad honorem, Former Secretary General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation, Athens)

Marie-France Cohen-Solal, France (Professeur à la retraite, Association France Palestine Solidarité, Paris)

Clare Daly, Ireland (Member, European Parliament)

Dieudonné Dard, France (Retired Airline Pilot, Air France, Paris)

Mary-Ellen Darmon, France (Enseignante de la Conduite et de la Sécurité Routière, LFI, Marseille)

János Debreceni, Magyarország/Hungary (Activist, Organisers for Left, Budapest)

James De Burghe, Great Britain/China (Author, Member, SACU/Society for Anglo-China Understanding)

Anne Demichelis, France

Philippe Derudder, France/Canada (Consultant, L’Homme en Devenir sarl, Cahors)

Radhika Desai, Canada (Professor, Department of Political Studies, Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba)

Régine Devaux, France (Retired, Secours Populaire, La Rochelle)

Ousmane Diakité, Mali (Gestionnaire du Sport, Centre d'Appui à la Scolarisation des filles, Caracas)

Pascal Diard, France (Enseignant Militant Pédagogique, GFEN/Groupe Français d’Education Nouvelle, Saint-Ouen)

Bartłomiej Jarosław Doborzyński, Poland (Worker, Bookmark, Gdańsk)

Klaus Dräger, Germany (Former policy advisor on employment & social affairs, GUE/NGL)

Jean-François Drouet, France (Retraité, Centre de Réflexion Jeandaix, Cannes la Bocca)

Panayiotis Economides, Greece (Civil Engineer, Protester, Technological Institution of Athens, Petroupoli, Attica)

José Antonio Egido, Spain/Guipuzcoa (Retired Professor, Researcher, Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomáticos “Pedro Gual”, Caracas)

Ali El Baz, Morocco/France (Retraité, ATMF, Clichy)

Amr El Shafie, Egypt (Engineer, Egyptian Socialist Party, Cairo)

Olivier Estran, France (Retraité Directeur Courtage Assurance & Gestion de Risques, LSN Assurances et Militant Associatif, Marseille)

Aziz Fall, Sénégal/Canada (Professor, GRILA, Montreal)

Pascale Forlay, France (Enseignante, Romans sur Isère)

Alan Freeman, Canada/UK (University of Manitoba)

Leo Gabriel, Austria (Journalist, Anthropologist, Member, International Council of the World Social Forum)

Katerina Galimpekova, Greece (Secretary, Technical Vocational Training School, Official Financial Services, Alexandroupoli)

Rosemary Galli, USA/UK (Retired Professor, Researcher, Observatório das Nacionalidades, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil)

Maria Gardner, UK (Retired Art Lecturer)

Julie Garnier, France (Musicienne, Les Souricieuses, Bourg en Bresse)

Marion Garnier, France (Professor, Centre Français de Sociocratie, Epinal)

Florence Gauthier, France (Historienne Honoraire, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris)

Michele Gauthier, France (Cestas)

Philippe Gendrault, France/USA (Independent Health Professional, San Francisco)

Fengzhan Geng, Germany/China (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kassel)

Dimosthenis Georgopoulos, Greece (Economist, Sociologist, Statistician)

Manas Ghosh, India (Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Hall Greenland, Australia (Writer, Political Activist)

Harald Grünberg, Germany (Activist, Marxistisches Forum Partei Die Linke, Berlin)

Lena Grigoriadou, France (Retired Teacher, Montreuil)

Mamdouh Habashi, Egypt (Socialist People's Alliance Party, Polit-Bureau & Head of International Office, World Forum for Alternatives, Vice President)

Asha Hans, India (Chairperson, Development Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)

Christon Hansma, France (Livres, Pauvre, Paris)

Frances Hasso, USA (Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

Margaret Heale, USA (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heale Wound Care, Saxtons River)

Odile Hélier, France (Anthropologist/Anthropologue de la France d’en bas)

Karin Hopfmann, Germany (Philosopher, Writer, Consultant, Berlin)

Victor Hugo, Equador (CDDH/Comisión por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos)

Abdou Ibro, Niger (Directeur, ISEP/Institut de Stratégie, d'Evaluation et de Prospective, Niamey)

Magdy Imam, Egypt/Germany (Former Professor/Associate, Technical University Berlin, Berlin)

Costas Isychos, Greece (Former alt. Minister of Defense, Member, Network for the Defense of Humanity)

Earl Jackson, USA/Taiwan (Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, California)

Marie Eve Josselin, France (Architecte Intérieur, Gérante association La Croisée des Chemins, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc)

Genevieve Jullien-Ortega, France (En Libéral, Beaumont-de-Pertuis)

Dimitrios Katsarelias, Greece/Sweden (Senior Consultant Surgeon, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg)

Alexandra Kefala, Greece (Decorator, Athens)

Kwon Keumsang, South Korea (Family & Women, Suwon Family & Women Center, Suwon)

Hiiock Kim, Republic of Korea (Activist, The Alternative Culture, Seoul)

Soyoung Kim, South Korea (Professor, Korea National University of Arts, Trans: Asia Screen Culture, Seoul)

Peter Koenig, Switzerland (Former Senior Economist, World Bank, World Health Organization)

Paraskevi Konstantinidou/Παρασκευή Κωνσταντινίδου, Greece (Citizen, Thessaloniki)

Tony Kopera, France (SSIAP, Association Ouverture du Cœur et Citoyen du Monde, Paris)

Kyriakos Koravos, Greece/UK (Civil Engineer, City University London, London)

Sanoop Sajan Koshy, India (Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai)

Dmitriy Kovalevitch, Ukraine (Marxist group ‘Borotba’/Struggle)

Tamás Krausz, Hungary (Head of the Department of Eastern European Studies, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Budapest)

Marios Kritikos, Greece (Member, General Council of ADEDY, Trade Union of Greek Public Servants)

José Kwiatkowski, France (Retraité, Citoyen du monde, Chambéry)

Andros Kyprianou, Cyprus (Deputy, Former General Secretary, AKEL Party)

Annie Lacroix-Riz, France (Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History, Université Paris VII-Denis Diderot)

Dimitri Lascaris, Canada (Lawyer, Journalist, Montreal)

Serge Lapisse, France (Writer, Société des gens de lettres de France, Pessac)

Eleonora Lavrentiadou, Greece (Professor in Secondary Education, 8th Highschool, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki)

Pierre LeBlanc, Canada (Journalist, Activist)

Michèle Leclerc-Olive, France (Honorary Researcher HDR CNRS, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux Sociaux/IRIS, President of CORENS/Collectif Régional pour la Coopération Nord-Sud – Hauts de France and of CIBELE/Collectif Régional pour la Coopération Nord-Sud – Ile de France)

Angela Lee, South Korea (Festival Director, Producer, Film Critic, The Chuncheon SF Film Festival/CCFF, Chuncheon City)

Mi-Jeong Lee, Korea/Canada (Lecturer and Artist, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)

Denis Lemercier, France (Maître de conférences retraité, Université de Caen, Caen)

Jeffrey Lever, UK (Visiting Fellow, Law Department, London South Bank University)

Nadine L’henoret, France (Agricultrice, AIRE, Saint Ferriol)

Tina Liakopoulos, Canada (Citizen, Dollard des Ormeaux)

Lin Chun, China/UK (Professor, London School of Economics, London)

Kevin Lindemann, USA (Retired, Education Sector)

María Lois, Spain (Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,

Spain)

Marie Lynam, UK (GMB Trade Union and Labour Party, London)

Rasigan Maharajh, South Africa (Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane)

Birgit Mahnkopf, Germany (Retired Professor of European Politics, Institute of

Political Economy/IPE at Berlin School of Economy and Law, Berlin)

William Mallinson, Greece/UK (Writer, Former British Diplomat, Professor of

Political Ideas and Institutions, Universita degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi,

London, Rome)

Thomas Marshall, France (Trainer, Institut de Recherche et d’Intervention en Santé Sociale, Nuits-Saint-Georges)

Michel Marti, France (Retired Railway Worker, CGT Trade Unionist, Yellow Vest since the beginning)

Mônica Dias Martins, Brazil (Professor, UECE, Fortaleza)

Petros Mastoris, Greece (Sound Engineer, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Rethymnon)

Jane Matheson, Canada (Citizen, West Dover)

Raymond McGovern, USA (Journalist, Veterans For Peace, Washington, DC)

Charles McKelvey, USA/France (Substack Writer)

Mohamed Mounir Megahed, Egypt (Retired Engineer, NPPA, Giza)

Guy Mettan, Switzerland/Suisse (Journalist & Deputy, Grand Conseil, Geneva)

Michel Michon, France (Retraité Libertarien, Saint-Martial-de-Vitaterne (17500))

Dragana Mitrovic, Serbia (Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade)

Odile Mojon-Cheminade, France (Former legislative candidate, Editor in Chief, Institut Schiller, Paris)

Compagnie Jolie Môme, France (Troupe de Théâtre, Chanson, Saint-Denis)

Jules Franck Mondoloni, France (Retraité, secteur de l'éducation)

Paolo Motta, Italy/Spain (Architect, Territorial Planner, Private expert & researcher, IASQ International Association Social Quality, Amsterdam)

Noëlle Naudet, France (Retraité, Si les Femmes Comptaient, Nemours)

Francisco Nemenzo, Philippines (Professor Emeritus and former President, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Metro Manila)

Gerardo Otero, Canada (Professor, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University)

Seema Mehra Parihar, India (Professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi)

Mausoléo Pascal, France (Retired Nurse)

Claude Perigaud, France (SARL Les Fractales, Chatenay Malabry)

Sylvie Périou, France (Retraité, Association Sportive, Cestas)

Liliane Perrey, France (Citoyenne du Monde, IBU, ValGelon La Rochette)

John Philpot, Canada (Senior Criminal Litigation Attorney, specialised in International Criminal Law)

Jean Louis Pigeon, France (Agriculteur, Association la Belle Terre, Saint-Romain-de-Lerps)

Ifigenia Pottakis, Greece (Activist, Athens)

Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestine (Professor, Bethlehem University)

Jean-Luc Rallo, France (Maître de Conférence Senior, Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice)

Kostas Raptis, Greece (Linguist, Journalist)

Magda Refaa, Egypt/France (Researcher and Activist, University Paris 8, Paris)

Marta Restivo, Italy (Front Office, Un’altra storia, Florence)

Lee Rhiannon, Australia (Former Senator)

Marco Ricceri, Italia (Professor, EURISPES/Instituto di Studi Politici, Economici e Sociali, Roma)

John Riddell, Canada (Essayist, Historian, Editor, Translator, and Activist)

Pamela Richard, USA (Office Manager, Peace Action WI, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Martine Rimsky-Korsakoff, France (Retired Nurse, Sainte-Anne d’Auray)

Jean-Pierre Rimsky-Korsakoff, France (Architecte, Héliophoros, Sainte-Anne d’Auray)

Giorgio Riolo, Italy (Journalist, Rete delle Alternative, Milan)

Danielle Riva, France (Utopie Critique)

Jordan Rivera, UK (Health Worker, NHS, London)

Florien Rochat, Switzerland (Former Director, Centre d’étude, de recherche et d’information sur les mécanismes à l’origine du maldéveloppement/CETIM)

Nicole Roger, France (Retired, ATTAC N91, Paris)

Louis Roussel, USA (Psychoanalyst, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, California)

Barbara Sabitzer, Austria (Writer, INST, Jura Soyfer Gesellschaft, Polylogzentrum, Vienna)

Magdy Said, Egypt (Business Professional, HGC, Cairo)

Masaki Sakiyama, Japan (Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)

C Saratchand, India (Professor, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, Delhi)

Vishwas Satgar, South Africa (Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Larisa Schippel, Germany (Professor at rest, University of Vienna, Vienna)

Ulrich Schneider, Germany (Secretary General, International Federation of Resistance Fighters /FIR)

Marion Schneider, Germany (President, Ourchild e.V., Bad Sulza)

Eddy Sebahi, France (Teacher, UDL, Lyon)

Jean-Pierre Seignon, France (Journaliste Indépendant, CAN-SE, Vaucluse)

Filio Sereti, Greece (Working for the shipping sector, Marketing Studies, Athens)

John Sharkey, UK/Canada (Retired Worker, Activist, Member, Bain Apartments Housing Co-operative, Inc., Toronto)

Helena Sheehan, Ireland (Emeritus Professor, Dublin City University, Dublin)

Andrea Shkreli, Belgium (Photographer, Brugge)

Mahendra Singh, India (Associate Professor, University of Delhi, Delhi)

Stéphane Soejoso, Indonesia/France (Retired Manager, Indonesian Restaurant, Paris)

Yunus Soner, Turkiye (Political Scientist, Political Journalist)

Rodolfo Milhomem de Sousa, Brazil (Lawyer, Researcher, Universidade Autonóma de Lisboa, Ministério da Economia, Brasília)

Jeffrey Surovell, USA (Writer, Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute)

Eka Swadiansa, Indonesia (Architect, Practitioner & Researcher, Office of Strategic Architecture/OSA, Surabaya)

Yanuardi Syukur, Indonesia (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Universitas Khairun, Ternate, and President of Rumah Produktif Indonesia, Depok)

Lunven Tanguy, France (Business Professional, ELO, Thonon)

Riaz Tayob, South Africa (Writer, SEATINI-SA)

Narender Thakur, India (Associate Professor, University of Delhi, North East Delhi)

Rityusha Mani Tiwary, India (Assistant Professor, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi)

Konstantinos Trantos, Greece (Freelance Civil Engineer, Trikala, Thessaly)

Oscar Ugarteche, Mexico (SNI III/CONACYT, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Unam, México DF)

Nisar Ul-Haq, India (Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

Evaggelos Valliantos, Greece/USA (Historian, Environmental Strategist, US Environmental Protection Agency)

Jean-Paul Vanhoove, France (Activist, Agenda des Actions Africaines, Courbevoie)

Mélanie Vay, France (Responsable de Suivi Scientifique, Institut des études et de la recherche sur le droit et la justice, Paris)

Vasiliki Veloula/Βασιλική Βελούλα, Greece (Middle School Teacher, 4th High School of Larissa/4ο Γυμνάσιο Λάρισας, Larissa)

Bruno Vitale, Italy (Former research fellow at Cern and at the Princeton Advanced Studies, former Professor of Quantum Mechanics at the University of Naples)

George Vithoulkas, Greece (Homeopath, Researcher, Director, Honorary Professor, International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, University of the Aegean, Greece; Honorary Professor of the State University of Chuvash Republic, Russia; of the Kyiv Medical University, Ukraine; of the Pontifical Javeriana Medical University, Colombia; of the Kyiv Medical Academy, Ukraine; of the Dnipro Medical Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ukraine; of the National Educational Centre for Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Russia; of the All-Russia Scientific Research Center for Restorative and Resort Medicine, Russia; Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award)

Mick Wallace, Ireland (Member, European Parliament)

Wang Hui, China (Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing)

Marguerite Warner, Canada (Member, Peace Alliance Winnipeg)

John Webster, UK (Member, Labour Party)

Pierre Wittmann, Switzerland/Thailand (Independent Artist, Chiang Mai)

Fernando Ximenes, Timor Leste (Editor, Member, Delinking Magazine, Komite Esperansa)

Benedict Young, UK (Editor, Newcastle upon Tyne)

Jocelyn Young, UK (Retired)

Alfred de Zayas, Switzerland (Professor, former UN Rapporteur on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order)

Tatjiana Zdanoka, Latvia (Member, European Parliament)

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Germany (Economist, Schiller Institute, Wiesbaden)

Fabien Zettel, France (Dental Surgeon, Dental Clinic Zetel, Saint-Malon-sur-Mel)

Xueping Zhong, USA (Professor, Tufts University, Medford)

Siphamandla Zondi, South Africa (Director, Professor, Co-Director, Institute for Pan-African Thought & Conversation, Institute for Global African Affairs, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg)

 

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