ACTION ALERT: The Global Ceasefire Petition
World BEYOND War
(May 23, 2022) — The Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres has proposed a ceasefire, urged a negotiated settlement, and met with the President of Russia despite opposition in the West to doing so.
Pope Francis has urged a ceasefire and negotiations, declared that no war can be justified, and encouraged workers to block weapons shipments.
The President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, speaking to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has urged pursuit of a ceasefire and negotiated settlement. Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio have even proposed a draft agreement.
The President of France Emanuel Macron has proposed a ceasefire, negotiations, and the creation of new non-military alliances.
The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Olaf Scholz have urged a ceasefire and negotiations.
We must appeal to all of the governments of the world to back this call for peace.
A war must eventually be ended, either through negotiation or by putting an end to us all through nuclear apocalypse.
The belief by both sides that ending it later will be better is almost always catastrophically wrong. The unwillingness to end wars is driven largely by hatred, resentment, and the corrupt influences that create wars in the first place.
A negotiated settlement must come, and the sooner the better.
A ceasefire need not wait for a resolution of all issues, only for a credible commitment to negotiate by all sides.
Prepare to Jump on the Global
24-Hour Peace Wave: June 25
The G7 will be meeting near Munich June 26-28. NATO will be meeting in Madrid on June 28-30.
Our goal is to speak up for peace and cooperation, the scaling back and dismantling of military alliances, the disarmament of governments, and the democratization and strengthening of international institutions of nonviolent cooperation and the rule of law.
It is beyond time to address the unavoidable crises of nuclear risk, climate collapse, hunger, and homelessness, rather than manufacturing crises for the benefit of weapons dealers.
Our plan is to hold a non-stop 24-hour rolling rally live streaming on a Zoom channel from 2 p.m. in Iceland on June 25 to 4 p.m. in Ukraine on June 26. There will be video from protests, demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins, and speakers at their desks. There will be music and art.
A detailed agenda will be posted sent to those who’ve signed up to attend. You can of course drop in and out at any time during the 24 hours.