In Europe, Ukraine, Russia and all over the world, people want peace while governments demand more and more weapons and human resources for war. We demand the right to health, education, work and a liveable planet, but governments are dragging us into all-out war.
The only chance to avoid the worst lies in the awakening of human beings and the ability of people to organise themselves.
Let us take the future into our own hands: on 2 April, let us gather in Europe and all over the world for a day dedicated to peace and active non-violence. Let’s turn off the TV and all social media, let’s switch off war propaganda and filtered and manipulated information. Instead, let us engage in direct communication with the people around us and organise peace activities: a meeting, a demonstration, a flash mob, a peace flag on the balcony or in the car, a meditation or a prayer according to our religion or atheism, and any other activity aimed at peace.
Everyone will do it with their own ideas, beliefs and slogans, but all together we will turn off the television and social networks. Thus we will converge on the same day with all the richness and force of diversity. It will be a great experiment in non-centralised international self-organisation.
Only we can make a difference: we, the invisible, the voiceless. No institution or celebrity will do it for us. And if anyone has great social influence, they will have to use it to amplify the voice of those who urgently need a future for themselves and their children.
We will continue with nonviolent protest (boycott, civil disobedience, sit-ins…) until those who today have the power to decide listen to the voice of the majority of the population who simply demand peace and a dignified life.
Already on 3 April we will flood the social networks with the story of our initiatives: our demands, photos, messages and videos.
Our future depends on the decisions we make today.
Europe for Peace