WATCH: Jeremy Corbyn, Ece Temelkuran and Yanis Varoufakis present the Athens Declaration

Peace & Justice Project founder Jeremy Corbyn has joined DiEM25 co-founder and MeRA25 leader Yanis Varoufakis and Ece Temelkuran during the MeRA25 Congress in Athens to present The Athens Declaration: a call for support for victims of war and a new non-aligned movement.

Watch the full press conference here:

 

Read the full Athens Declaration text here:

The War on Ukraine calls for support for victims of war and a New Non-Aligned Movement

 

  • We stand with the people of Ukraine, as we stand with every people suffering invasion, displacement and occupation.
  • We demand an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian forces and a comprehensive peace treaty guaranteed by the European Union, the United States and Russia.
  • We urge respect for international law and all refugees, who must have their rights protected and offered a place of safety.
  • We oppose the division of the world in competing blocs that invest in rampant militarism, hyper-modern weapons of mass destruction and a New Cold War.
  • We believe that lasting peace can be achieved only by replacing all military blocs with an inclusive international security framework that de-escalates tensions, expands freedoms, fights poverty, limits exploitation, pursues social and environmental justice and terminates the domination of one country by another.

 

With these thoughts in mind, we call upon democrats across the world to join forces in a New Non-Aligned Movement. In this context, we view non-aligned, democratic and sovereign nations working together as the route to lasting peace and a world that can avert climate catastrophe and bequeath to the next generation a decent chance at creating the conditions for globally shared prosperity.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

Ece Temelkuran

Yanis Varoufakis