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WiB-Madrid knited wool against weapons

Women in Black Madrid has contributed to the proposal of Wool Against Weapons (see pictures here)

This is the beautiful answer of an Englis sister:

Dear Women in Black,

THANK YOU to all who made it to the Wool against weapons peace scarf link-up on Saturday. It was a brilliant day – and we also made connections with the protests against crimes against humanity in Gaza, joining in spirit with those of you who joined the Gaza demos around the world.

Here’s the link to Friday’s openDemocracy article from Jaine (Wool Against Weapons founder) and me in advance of Saturday’s Action:
Guerilla woolfare: against madness of mutually assured destruction

I am attaching photos from the August 9th Nagasaki Day’s peace scarf demo, with Women in Black and Raised Voices singing and ‘our’ part of the scarf – including from WiBs from several countries (THANK YOU all who knitted, as well as those who participated). Also a photo of our London vigil on Hiroshima Day, 6th August.

and you can see Youtube video of Saturday’s Wool Against Weapons online at: http://youtu.be/HE98FYNsd2A

aas well as BBC coverage: http://vimeo.com/103128783

There are lots more photos from the day online at Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/67400030@N04/sets/72157645899290337/

sisterhood and love,
rebecca j, WiB London

To see more:
http://actionawe.org/6-videos-wool-against-weapons-7-mile-long-scarf-9th-august-2014/


JULIO y AGOSTO 2014

Mujeres de Negro contra la guerra – Madrid
no estaremos en la Plaza Mayor los últimos domingos de julio y agosto.

Volveremos en septiembre

y mientras os dejamos una propuesta y un poema

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Lana contra las armas

Wool against weapons

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Fin y principio – Poemas de Wislawa Szymborska

Fin y principio
Poema publicado el 10 de Noviembre de 2008

Después de cada guerra
alguien tiene que limpiar.
No se van a ordenar solas las cosas,
digo yo.

Alguien debe echar los escombros
a la cuneta
para que puedan pasar
los carros llenos de cadáveres.

Alguien debe meterse
entre el barro, las cenizas,
los muelles de los sofás,
las astillas de cristal
y los trapos sangrientos.

Alguien tiene que arrastrar una viga
para apuntalar un muro,
alguien poner un vidrio en la ventana
y la puerta en sus goznes.

Eso de fotogénico tiene poco
y requiere años.
Todas las cámaras se han ido ya
a otra guerra.

A reconstruir puentes
y estaciones de nuevo.
Las mangas quedarán hechas jirones
de tanto arremangarse.

Alguien con la escoba en las manos
recordará todavía cómo fue.
Alguien escuchará
asintiendo con la cabeza en su sitio.
Pero a su alrededor
empezará a haber algunos
a quienes les aburra.

Todavía habrá quien a veces
encuentre entre hierbajos
argumentos mordidos por la herrumbre,
y los lleve al montón de la basura.

Aquellos que sabían
de qué iba aquí la cosa
tendrán que dejar su lugar
a los que saben poco.
Y menos que poco.
E incluso prácticamente nada.

En la hierba que cubra
causas y consecuencias
seguro que habrá alguien tumbado,
con una espiga entre los dientes,
mirando las nubes.

De “Fin y principio” 1993 Versión de Abel A. Murcia
www.poesiaspoemas.com/wislawa-szymborska/fin-y-principio


UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION 1325: WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

On 31 October 2000 the Security Council of the United Nations indicated preoccupation regarding the fact that civilians, especially women and children, constitute the vast majority of those who are harmed in armed conflicts.


The patriarchal and militaristic character of Resolution 1325 is reflected in the fact that it deals almost exclusively with the theme of war and military conflict as a permanent state of affairs, natural and inevitable, which is contradictory with the role of the UN to maintain peace and security in the world. We believe that with this Resolution, the UN is attempting to glamorize war and at the same time offers war as an alternative for the resolution of conflicts and wars, in short, perpetuating them. We maintain that war and the militarism that it generates are the main enemy of civil society, of women and children, with the result that war will always be their principal enemy.

After cease fire in a war, the UN sends in the Blue Berets, humanitarian armies, to the conflict zones. Instead of protecting the women, in many parts of the world these forces abuse women and young girls sexually, taking advantage of the prostitution to which they feel doomed by the extreme poverty in which they live, or by taking advantage of female sex slaves forcibly retained by mafias that exploit them; sometimes raping them, which the women on only rare occasion dare to denounce, rapes that remain in impunity because of the protection afforded to the soldiers.
Human security goes beyond military intervention. As recognized by the UN itself, speaking about security one must also speak about security regarding food, the environment, community, economy, etc.

In family and work environments, women also live an existence conditioned by the violence exercised on them. A woman is killed or mistreated for not fulfilling the results expected of her. While governments consider that this sort of violence belongs to the private sector, it will always be present in our societies. Security is absence of violence against women, equality of access to power (political, economic and social). The struggle against violence towards women must be incorporated into the national security strategies.
Women in Black against War of Madrid, on the 13th anniversary of Resolution 1325, consider that all wars are illegal and illegitimate and we ask the United Nations:
  • To consider that wars are a burden for the entire ecosystem and demand that governments demilitarize their respective countries.
  • To abolish the impunity of the members of UN missions for peace, as well as sanction sexual and other offenses, putting an end to impunity.
  • To consider violence against women as a security problem of the States and to demand that the governments pass legislation that will ensure the women will one day be able to live in security.
  • To designate military expenditures instead for social, expenditures, education, health, culture, cooperation and the security of women. The military expenditure of Spain for 2014, distributed in various entries, is 14.513 million euros and the budget for gender violence is 23 million euros.


Translation: Trisha Novak, USA

Bienvenidas y bienvenidos 1

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