We, World Citizens, meeting in the Assembly on November 22, 2015 in Ungersheim (France), strongly moved by the attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, express our solidarity with the families mourning the loss of one of their own, and with all those who are wounded in their body or in their relationships. Our solidarity extends to all victims of similar events that have recently taken place in Brussels, Tunis, Beirut, Bamako or in the sky of Sinai and are still taking place in many countries where populations are subject to terror, plunder, and contempt.
We denounce all forms of fundamentalism, and any act of violence whatsoever committed against persons or their property.
We are surprised by some reactions where it is only a question of war, security, emergency, bombing, loss of nationality , "barbarians" of "impure blood [that] water our furrows ».
We regret the absence of discussion on the economic interests with countries on oil, arms sales, control of water, or other issues.
We denounce the seeds of violence that is in the misery of the greatest number next to the abundance enjoyed by a minority of people on Earth, pollution of the atmosphere, the water, grabbing and wasting fossil energy resources and rare commodities, the demographic explosion, monetary disorder.
We recall the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: "it is essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law so that man is not forced, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression."
We declare that peace and freedom are fundamental rights.
We urge women and men of good will from all backgrounds to act for the fundamental rights of human beings to respected all over the world, and not to give in to the manipulations and provocations of power devices pursuing goals against their interests.
We ask the politicians, heads of states and governments to implement the necessary structural reforms on the social and international level so that people are protected and defended in their rights and freedoms.
In the absence of democratic institutions able to live up to the problems encountered, we invite different stakeholders to meet and promote dialogue, conduct discussions and to take concrete actions against war and for peace, to seek peaceful solutions to conflict situations that otherwise might lead to a chain of disasters of which nobody can predict the consequences.
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