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A majority in Israel sees itself as a chosen nation. They therefore believe they can do anything they want & organise "one of the most intensive civilian punishment campaigns in history".

And the politicians of the other nation that sees itself as a special and privileged nation, the United States, make sure that they can continue to do so by vetoing the UN from stopping the killing. In both states, children are brought up in schools and then through the media to have this arrogant attitude towards other people. It was similar in the colonial era in Europe. These ideas are still in effect in Europe today and the ruling powers in the USA and Israel have taken this idea of superiority from Europe with them. And military and economic superiority seemed to confirm this superiority time and again. Slowly, however, forces have emerged in our one human family that no longer accept this. This also includes minorities in the imperial states. But they are finding it difficult to win majorities: The people in their states have the highest material prosperity in the world, above all because they have benefited from the exploitation of other regions of the world for centuries. But even in the Global South, not everyone wants a world of equal rights. There, a minority benefits from the country's integration into the global system and defends its privileges against the majority. In all our personal and political networks in the various nations, ethnic groups and religious communities, we minorities face the task of making our idea of building a common human family of people with equal rights capable of winning a majority in practical decisions. Will the anti-imperial forces in the world now form a global coalition that can enforce what is written in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in which the lessons of the catastrophe of the Second World War were learnt on paper)?

Article 1


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should treat one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.


Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether independent, trusteeship, non-self-governing or otherwise limited in its sovereignty.


Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights - United Nations - Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (unric.org)

The idea also corresponds to the basic convictions of all major religions, Confucianism and the humanism of the Enlightenment and, in its tradition, Marxism. Even if the forces that stand for the realisation of these ideas, in reference to them, practice or have practised exactly the opposite. It depends on at least an influential critical "mass" that monitors the decision-makers and is committed to ensuring that their concrete decisions really are in line with the principles. Wolfgang Lieberknecht (IFFW)


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