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24/5/12

CONVOCATION 27 MAY 2012: COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FOR PEACE AND DISARMAMENT


The last Sunday of the month 27 MAY 2012
in the Plaza Mayor (next to the horse statue) at 12:00 noon
Women in Black
invite you
to a vigil in black and in silence.

Commemorating 24th May International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament

Confronting
“peace” based on the interests of the powerful classes and not on the interests of the civil population.


WOMEN IN BLACK OF MADRID AGAINST WAR

Denounce:

The regression in human rights and the rights of women.

The fear policies that criminalize social movements.

The existence of the big businesses that are not in crisis, among which are those involved with commerce in weapons.

Our admiration, solidarity and support for the women who:

Defend the idea that feminine resistance in the face of war and destruction is a struggle for life and survival.

In war situations, transform indignation into nonviolent resistance; despair, into public acts of civil disobedience.

Let us expel war and violence
from history and from our lives

C/ San Cosme y San Damián, Nº 24, 2º
28012 - Madrid
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24th May International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament

Confronting “peace” based on the interests of the powerful classes and not on the interests of the civil population

The policies being utilized in this crisis are harmful to the people, especially women: scarcity of resources; loss of rights; excess load of cares and concerns… while wars and militarization are supported and the war economy is maintained and linked to finances.

International domination is reinforced through NATO, traffic in weapons and control of information. This crisis is developing like a psychological war that is gripping the civil population.

Women in Black of Madrid against War denounce:

“Peace” based on the interests of the more powerful classes and not on the interests of the civil population, even less on human rights and the rights of women.

Increase in the number of people who have no possibility of controlling their own lives: the power of decision is held by the few.

Growing fear because of unemployment, poverty and insecurity, fear that is being used as a political tool.

Consequences of the politics of fear that lead to criminalization of social movements. Those who protest are found guilty. Nonviolent attitudes, actions and protests are considered crimes.

The difficulties that the crisis has thrust upon families fall mainly on women. To get ahead in life, she will lower her expectations, her health will suffer and it will oblige them to remain in the house, with fewer opportunities, denying them a public, social, work and political life.

Existence of big businesses that are not in crisis, among them commerce in arms and financial participation in the military industry.

The financial system, which receives the most support and resources, and also permits harmful and evil acts to remain in impunity.

Our admiration, solidarity and support to the women who:

Actively resist the loss of all that has been won up until now.

Believe that the root of violence is in the power structure, among which militarism is one of the major players, and denounce these policies.

Realize that fear is the fruit of unemployment, poverty and insecurity… and is conquered through friendship, mutual support and solidarity.

Know that women’s resistance to war and destruction is the struggle for life and survival.

In war situations, by their attitude and position transform indignation into nonviolent resistance; despair into public acts of civil disobedience, and sadness and impotence into solidarity among

This 24th day of May we affirm our confidence in dialogue, justice and nonviolence as a path to understanding among peoples.

Translation: Trisha Novak, USA

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