RAGA DECLARATION: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION OR IMPRIALIST WAR
Istanbul 8 July 2012
It is a shameful hypocrisy to call bombing people a “humanitarian” act.
In particular we are alarmed at NATO’s strategy of escalation of tensions with Syria.
The purpose of these interventions is mainly the appropriation of resources (oil, water, etc) and of new markets.
Chemical, biological and nuclear weapons are a threat to humankind. They must be destroyed under international supervision.
Governments must respect peoples’ identities, demands and self government to achieve internal peace. Ethnic or national difference should not be a reason for repression by the state.
Dictatorships and totalitarian regimes do not allow democracy and stability. However, we do not accept a choice between supporting dictators or military intervention.
Peace requires solidarity not weapons.