Petition addressed to the government of the Czech Republic
from Hungarian civil advocacy organizations:
We the undersigned Hungarian non-profit organizations and independent citizens congratulate the people of the Czech Republic on the 18th anniversary of the non-violent Velvet Revolution, which accelerated the movements for democracy and independence throughout Europe.
Now as fellow Europeans, in the name of protecting this independence, we ask the following of the government of the Czech Republic: do not agree to the establishment of an United States missile defense system in your country, which will again place the region within the sphere of influence of a violent superpower, relegating the fully grown Czech democracy to a position of servitude.
In the hope of protecting this democracy, we add our voices to those of the Czech citizens who oppose the establishment of a missile defense system, and who reaffirm, after 18 years, the belief in self-determination and true democracy by demanding a referendum so that others may not decide in their place.
We support the Ne Zakladnam movement, and its fight against foreign military bases. Peace does not need missiles! We support all those non-violent movements which are paving the road for democracy instead of that of the arrogance of power.
November 16, 2007
Civilek a Mecsekért Mozgalom (Civil Movement for the Mecsek)
Istenkúti Közönségért Egyesület (Association for the Community of Istenkút)
Humanista Mozgalom (Humanist Movement)
ATTAC Magyarország Egyesület
Közép- és Kelet-Európai Szolidaritási Szövetség a Szaharai Néppel
Magyar Szociális Fórummozgalmakért Alapítvány
Tamás Gáspár Miklós, filozófus
Simó Endre, a Magyar Szociális Fórum – Szociális Kerekasztal szervezője