Our Rights, for which many people had died in the Atlantic-Charter, the UN-Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! We – every citizen of each country of the world – have the rights of its implementation!

Here the fundament in political decisions, which brought the world together, to win against the German effort to conquer the whole world and exploit ressources and people around the globe for an elite of the “Arier” the German ethnicitym how Hitlers party described them! These fundaments made the victory against Germany possible, but the promises were not kept to those who fought the war.

Soldiers of the colonies fought against Germany, because in the Atlantik-Chartet the US-President Roosevelt forced the President of the Britisch-Emire, who still had occupied and was exploting large parts of the world, to exept the selfdetermination of people. First time the industrilised states, which had conquered big parts of the world in this document acepted, that they have no rigt, to do so:

Four of the eight principal points of the Charter, which we refer mainly to  were:

Printed copy of Atlantic Charter distributed as propaganda

  1. (..)
  2. all people had a right to self-determination;
  3. there was to be global economic cooperation and advancement of social welfare;
  4. the participants would work for a world free of want and fear;
  5.  and a post-war common disarmament.
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Charter
  7. The Charter had a base on national level in the US. President Roosvelt tried to convince the Americans, who did not want to participate in the war with the promise to develope an Ameerica and a world with these four freedoms for all:

FDR 1944 Color Portrait.tif

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (/ˈrzəvəlt/, his own pronunciation,[2] or /ˈrzəvɛlt/; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. His program for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, involved a great expansion of the role of the federal government in the economy. As a dominant leader of the Democratic Party, he built the New Deal Coalition that brought together and united labor unions, big city machines, white ethnics, African Americans, and rural white Southerners in support of the party.

  1. The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:
    1. Freedom of speech
    2. Freedom of worship
    3. Freedom from want
    4. Freedom from fear
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms

Even more clear was the US-Vice-President at this time, Henry Wallace:

Head and shoulders of man about fifty with upswept hair, wearing a gray suit and dark tie

The Century of the Common Man

Men and women can not be really free until they have plenty to eat, and time and ability to read and think and talk things over. Down the years, the people of the United States have moved steadily forward in the practice of democracy. Through universal education, they now can read and write and form opinions of their own. They have learned, and are still learning, the art of production — that is, how to make a living. They have learned, and are still learning, the art of self-government.

If we were to measure freedom by standards of nutrition, education and self-government, we might rank the United States and certain nations of Western Europe very high. But this would not be fair to other nations where education had become widespread only in the last twenty years. In many nations, a generation ago, nine out of ten of the people could not read or write. Russia, for example, was changed from an illiterate to a literate nation within one generation and, in the process, Russia’s appreciation of freedom was enormously enhanced. In China, the increase during the past thirty years in the ability of the people to read and write has been matched by their increased interest in real liberty.

Everywhere, reading and writing are accompanied by industrial progress sooner or later inevitably brings a strong labor movement. From a long-time and fundamental point of view, there are no backward peoples which are lacking in mechanical sense. Russians, Chinese, and the Indians both of India and the Americas all learn to read and write and operate machines just as well as your children and my children. Everywhere the common people are on the march. Thousands of them are learning to read and write, learning to think together, learning to use tools. These people are learning to think and work together in labor movements, some of which may be extreme or impractical at first, but which eventually will settle down to serve effectively the interests of the common man.

The march of freedom of the past one hundred and fifty years has been a long-drawn-out people’s revolution. In this Great Revolution of the people, there were the American Revolution of 1775, The French Revolution of 1792, The Latin-American revolutions of the Bolivarian era, The German Revolution of 1848, and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Each spoke for the common man in terms of blood on the battlefield. Some went to excess. But the significant thing is that the people groped their way to the light. More of them learned to think and work together.
The people, in their millennial and revolutionary march toward manifesting here on earth the dignity that is in every human soul, hold as their credo the Four Freedoms enunciated by President Roosevelt in his message to Congress on January 6, 1941. These four freedoms are the very core of the revolution for which the United Nations have taken their stand. We who live in the United States may think there is nothing very revolutionary about freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom from the fear of secret police. But when we begin to think about the significance of freedom from want for the average man, then we know that the revolution of the past one hundred and fifty years has not been completed, either here in the United States or in any other nation in the world. We know that this revolution can not stop until freedom from want has actually been attained.

Modern science, which is a by-product and an essential part of the people’s revolution, has made it technologically possible to see that all of the people of the world get enough to eat. Half in fun and half seriously, I said the other day to Madame Litvinov: “The object of this war is to make sure that everybody in the world has the privilege of drinking a quart of milk a day.” She replied: “Yes, even half a pint.” The peace must mean a better standard of living for the common man, not merely in the United States and England, but also in India, Russia, China and Latin America — not merely in the United Nations, but also in Germany and Italy and Japan.

Some have spoken of the “American Century.” I say that the century on which we are entering — The century which will come out of this war — can be and must be the century of the common man. Perhaps it will be America’s opportunity to suggest that Freedoms and duties by which the common man must live. Everywhere the common man must learn to build his own industries with his own hands is a practical fashion. Everywhere the common man must learn to increase his productivity so that he and his children can eventually pay to the world community all that they have received. No nation will have the God-given right to exploit other nations. Older nations will have the privilege to help younger nations get started on the path to industrialization, but there must be neither military nor economic imperialism. The methods of the nineteenth century will not work in the people’s century which is now about to begin. India, China, and Latin America have a tremendous stake in the people’s century. As their masses learn to read and write, and as they become productive mechanics, their standard of living will double and treble. Modern science, when devoted whole-heartedly to the general welfare, has in it potentialities of which we do not yet dream.

Yes, and when the time of peace comes, The citizen will again have a duty, The supreme duty of sacrificing the lesser interest for the greater interest of the general welfare. Those who write the peace must think of the whole world. There can be no privileged peoples. We ourselves in the United States are no more a master race than the Nazis. And we can not perpetuate economic warfare without planting the seeds of military warfare. We must use our power at the peace table to build an economic peace that is just, charitable and enduring. (….) 

all: http://www1.american.edu/epiphany/CCM.htm

Many Africans were mobilzed for these goals and fought in the British and French Army against Germany!

World map of colonization at the end of the Second World War in 1945

In 1945 50 states the UN-Charter in the sense of the Atlantik-Charter, here the präambel, which we refer to:


  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
  • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
  • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
  • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,


  • to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
  • to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
  • to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
  • to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,


Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.

more, especially chapter 1+2, you find here:


But after Germany was beaten and even after signing this UN-Charter the colonialpowers France and Britain did not keep their promises of the Atlantik-Charter and the UN-Charter and did not give selfdetermination to their colonies. Very brutally they repressed demonstrations for self-independence, sometimes with massacers.

A demonstration for the Independence for the French Colony Algeria answered France with The Setif Massacre
Algerian Genocide: The Setif Massacre

On 8 May 1945, French army troops with machines guns opened fire on a crowd, killing hundreds of people.


similar actions – even wars – took part in many parts of the colonial world: The Colonisers used all kind of repression, violence and wars, to hinder the selfdetermination of their colonies, all against the sense of the UN-Charter.

Only when they were militarily beaten, they were ready to leave, but tried in a new hidden system of Ne-Colonialism to keep their domination of their former colonies, even after independence, the first Ghanian President, Kwame Nkrume described it in his book about Neo-Colonialism.

The United Nation as an independent body as a poer above the states was by the big powers weakened, where they could.

But in 1948 they were forced by action of people and by the public opinion to pass through goals in the spirit of the Atlantik-Charter and the UN-Charter.

The Declaration was commissioned in 1946 and was drafted over two years by the Commission on Human Rights. The Commission consisted of 18 members from various nationalities and political backgrounds. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Drafting Committee was chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, who was known for her human rights advocacy.

Canadian John Peters Humphrey was called upon by the United Nations Secretary-General to work on the project and became the Declaration’s principal drafter


The British government did all, that this declaration should only be an appeal, but Eleonor Roosevelt made it clear before the voting, it is a global constitution:



Here the preambel, in which the spirit of the declaration ist clearified and some general chapters, but all articles are very important:


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1.All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards 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 o 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 it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. (that means also all people in the at time still colonised countries hat even these rights)

Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.


Article 21. (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 28. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29. (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.




Objectives of the International Democratic Workshop (IDW)



Proposal for discussion:

Objectives of the International Democratic Workshop (IDW)

What  I.D.W wants – brief 

We look for people who want to form with us for the here mangened goals an International Democratic Workshop (IDW), with local groups and on the Internet nationally and internationally. The IDW and the members of the IDW will bei active for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their own country, in ist foreign policy  and in all other countries. We criticize a policy and economy, which only serve the interests of rich and privileged minorities and want an economy and policies which serves for the needs of all.

We will  research to what extent human rights are being violated and what the reasons are. We are looking for people to mobilize to work for the respect of human rights, for themselves, for all others in their own country, in foreign policy and worldwide. This is only possible with many together and in the division of labor.

We try to make us and others  competent for it. We want to create through our activities the political will and the political power in our countries and the world to secure peace, justice and dignified life for all. We discuss implementation steps and exchange our experiences in different countries among ourselves and want to start actions and campaigns.

What does the I.D.W want – long

In forming the International Democratic Workshop we want to start to complain about the violation of the rights of the people and contribute, that the dignity of all people is respected, that all people can live in peace, with the fundamental human rights and in a just world.

Today, many people are threatened in their existence, firstly in the war zones, by climate change-induced disasters, by unjust economic relations, by dictatorships and military interventions. Wars and armaments devour more and more of the resources that are needed for the development of the world and the survival of mankind. The States and the world have been built primarily through violence and war and securing privileges for minorities. We stand for our right as citizens of our countries and the world to define ourselves by contract as constitution the goals and the structure of our political community.

We want to form a network of people who see themselves as members of a global humanity. Of people who ascribe all other the same rights that they themselves claim to get: The same rights for men and women, people of all religions, skin-colors and countries.

We advocate that each and everyone has a human right to life, for food-security, health care, housing, clothing, education and training, work, social security, democratic freedom, peace and justice. These rights are the basis on which we all can develop our personality full and free and can have happiness. They are only permanently safe for all of us, if all have .these rights.

These are not unworldly dreams. These are rights that are already entitled to every one of us towards our states and the international state-community! Members of the United Nations have promised us with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to establish an international and social order that ensures all people worldwide the full human rights. We stand by this agreement, which the members of the United Nations – under the political pressure of demonstrations from citizens and the international public opinion – have concluded. The Successors for World-War II, the Anti-Hitler-Coalation had mobilized for he War against Nazi-Germany people around the world with the promise, to create a common world without fear and suffering, with peace and seldetermination of alle states and people and with more rights fort he working people. After the end oft he war – after millions hat fought and died for these goals – people asked to keep the promises. They never wanted to relive the suffering of the world economic crisis, dictatorship, colonialism and World War II and asked therefore for a newstart in the international cooperation: The UN-Charta and in ist concretisation the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were ment as its base and in fact we see in it a good base.

We propose to the citizens of our countries and the world to take these goals really for the foundation of politics in our states and societies, in the foreign-policies and the global community.

We stand further for ensuring that all conflicts in the states and between states be solved only by peaceful means and that violence and war will be banned. We stand for the establishment of a common global security system of humanity that all people in the states and the states ensure equal rights to self-determination. We advocate parallel tot he implementation of such a security-system to disarm. We propose to use our public money  instead for  weapons, soldiers and wars, for the realization of the social human rights .

Die UN Charter was adopted by the founding members of the UN; any subsequent UN members are with their membership committed to these goals. War banish, resolve conflicts peacefully and to provide agreed global institutions, to establish a common security system that assures all, regardless of their military strength – to self-determination, for those contractually in the UN Charter specified objectives we advocate.  Even this human right to life and peace and self-determination, we have since 1945, since the adoption of the UN Charter.

We  propose all citizens of the world to take these goals oft he UN-Charter  together with the Universal Declaration of human rights as  the basis of national and international politics. Even if some chapters especially about the Security council have tob e democratizised ans some other changes have tob e discussed.

What about the realization of these our rights? How can we enforce the implementation of these rights, we are entitled to: In our countries, in the external relations to other countries and worldwide?

People who ask these questions and seek out answers, we invite to create with us this International Democratic Workshop.
We call the International Democratic Workshop ( IDW ) , ” workshop ” to make it clear that we are yet not sure about the ways and means to implement our rights. But – learning by doing – we want to search and find them  together. Where we want to use all the experiences and thoughts of the people who have been active in our countries and in the history for these goals and want to make available these thoughts and experiences available  to all interested, so that we can competently and equally participate in the search of solutions .

We call the International Democratic Workshop ( IDW ), „Democratic“, because we as citizens take us in this form  our right to self-determination, our right of participation in public affairs and want to do that in a democratic way of equal discussion .

We call it International Democratic Workshop (IDW), „International“,  because we want to work with people of many countries, religions, skin-colors. We see a future of everyone of us and of mankind only in as a  worldwide community.
We jointly assess the situation of human beeings according to the standards that we take from the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration. And we share our knowledge , why and how far human rights in our countries, the external relations in other countries are realized or not be realized . We want to be a voice for those people, whos reights are not respected. We share our experiences about how we and others are working on the implementation of human rights in our countries and in foreign policy .


We are looking for answers as I.D.W. fort he following questions:

How we activie the “common  people” to get political active to create a world with peace, justice and human rights in their own country, in foreign policy and worldwide

How can we strengthen the competence of us “common people”?

How can we unite, independent parties we might belong to, so that we get an effective factor in the creation oft he public opinion?

How do we do the human rights violations known?

How we organize solidarity among us “common people” in the country and internationally?

How can we bring our rights through?

How can we organize solidarity among the common people in our countries and internationally?

How do we bring people of different ethnicities, religions, skin colors, inhabitants and migrants, women and men together for the enforcement of peace and human rights?

How can we overcome prejudices about each other and the many times one sided picture people have about other religions, people and states. How can we contribute that people learn from the justified critics others have in our or their culture?

How can we develop competent implementation programs for the human rights declaration and make a majority?

How can we influence national politics and also politics on the continental and global level?



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

in 370 other languages: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/SearchByLang.aspx

The UN-Charter: http://www.un.org/en/charter-united-nations/

The Atlantik-Charter:

The Speech for the four freedoms by US-President Roosevelt:


The Speech for a “Century of the common man” by US-Vice-President, Henry Wallace:




Was will die IDW, die Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt? Erster Vorschlag zur Diskussion!

Vorschlag zur Diskussion:

Ziele der Internationalen Demokratischen Werkstatt (IDW)

Was will der I.D.W-kurz

Wir suchen Menschen, die mit uns für die hier  beschriebenen Ziele gemeinsam eine Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt (IDW) bilden wollen, mit lokalen Gruppen und im Internet überregional und international. Der IDW und seine Mitglieder werden eintreten treten ein für die Umsetzung der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte im eigenen Land, in dessen Außenpolitik und in allen anderen Ländern. Wir kritisieren eine Politik und Wirtschaft, die nur den Interessen von reichen und privilegierten Minderheiten dient und wollen eine Politik und Wirtschaft, die den Bedürfnissen aller dient.

Wir werden ermitteln, in wie weit die Menschenrechte verletzt werden und  was die Gründe dafür sind. Wir suchen Menschen zu mobilisieren, sich für die Menschenrechte einzusetzen, für sich, für alle anderen im eigenen Land, in der Außenpolitik und weltweit. Das geht nur mit Vielen gemeinsam und in Arbeitsteilung.

Wir versuchen uns und andere dazu kompetent zu machen. Wir wollen durch unsere Aktivitäten den politischen Willen und die politische Kraft in unseren Ländern und weltweit schaffen, Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und menschenwürdiges Leben für alle zu sichern. Wir diskutieren Umsetzungsschritte und tauschen unsere Erfahrungen in den verschiedenen Ländern untereinander aus, wollen auch gemeinsame Aktionen und Kampagnen starten.

Was will der I.D.W – ausführlichere Beschreibung

Wir wollen mit der Internationalen Demokratischen Werkstatt die Verletzung der Rechte der Menschen beklagen und dazu beitragen, dass die Würde aller Menschen weltweit geachtet wird, dass alle Menschen in Frieden, mit den fundamentalen Menschenrechten und in einer gerechten Welt leben.
Heute sind viele Menschen in ihrer Existenz bedroht, v.a. in den Kriegsgebieten, durch klimawandelbedingte Katastrophen, durch ungerechte Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, durch Diktaturen und Militärinterventionen.  Kriege und Rüstung verschlingen immer mehr der Mittel, die für den Aufbau der Welt und das Überleben der Menschheit benötigt werden. Die Staaten und die Welt sind bisher vor allem durch Gewalt und Krieg und die Sicherung von Privilegien für Minderheiten aufgebaut worden. Wir treten für unser Recht ein, als Bürgerinnen unserer Staaten und der Staatengemeinschaft selbst per Vertrag untereinander als Verfassung die Ziele und den Aufbau unseres politischen Gemeinwesens zu vereinbaren.

Wir wollen ein Netzwerk bilden von Menschen, die sich als Mitglieder der einen weltweiten Menschheit verstehen. Von Menschen, die allen anderen die gleichen Rechte zusprechen, die sie für sich selbst beanspruchen: Die gleichen Rechte für Männer und Frauen, Menschen aller Religionen, Hautfarben und Länder.
Wir treten dafür ein, dass jede und jeder ein Menschenrecht auf Leben, auf Ernährung, Gesundheitsversorgung, Wohnen, Kleidung, Bildung und Ausbildung, Arbeit, soziale Sicherheit, demokratische Freiheit und gleichberechtigte Mitgestaltung der öffentlichen Angelegenheiten, Frieden und Gerechtigkeit hat. Diese Rechte sind die Basis dafür, dass wir unser aller Persönlichkeit voll und frei entwickeln können und Lebensglück haben können. Sie sind für uns alle nur dauerhaft sicher, wenn alle diese Rechte haben.

Das sind keine weltfremden Wunschträume. Das sind alles Rechte, die jedem von uns bereits gegenüber unseren Staaten und der Staatengemeinschaft zustehen! Die Mitglieder der Vereinten Nationen haben – unter dem Druck von Demonstrationen und der internationalen Öffentlichkeit – uns mit der Verabschiedung der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte 1948 zugesichert, eine internationale und soziale Ordnung aufzubauen, die allen Menschen weltweit die vollen Menschenrechte sichert. Die Sieger des II. Weltkrieges hatten Menschen auf der ganzen Welt für den Krieg gegen Nazi-Deutschland mit dem Versprechen mobilisiert, eine Welt ohne Furcht und Not aufzubauen, mit Frieden, dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht für Völker und Staaten und mehr Rechten für die arbeitenden Menschen.  Nach dem Ende des Krieges – nachdem Millionen auch aus den Kolonien für diese Ziele gekämpft und gestorben waren – forderten die Menschen das ein.
Sie wollten nie wieder das Leid von Weltwirtschaftskrise, Diktatur, Kolonialismus und Weltkrieg erleben und forderten deshalb einen Neubeginn internationalen Zusammenarbeit: Die UN-Charta und ihre Konkretisierung, die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte war als Grundlage dafür gedacht, wir sehen in ihr tatsächlich ist eine gute Grundlage dafür.

Wir stehen zu diesem Vertrag, den die UNO-Mitglieder geschlossen haben und schlagen den Bürgern unserer und der anderen Staaten vor, diese Ziele wirklich zur Grundlage der Politik in unseren Staaten und Gesellschaften, in der Außenpolitik und der weltweiten Staaten-Gemeinschaft und der Weltgesellschaft zu machen.

Wir treten weiter dafür ein, dass alle Konflikte in den Staaten und zwischen den Staaten nur noch mit friedlichen Mitteln gelöst werden und Gewalt und Krieg von der Welt verbannt werden. Wir treten für den Aufbau eines gemeinsamen globalen Sicherheitssystems der Menschheit ein, dass allen Menschen in den Staaten und allen Staaten die gleichberechtigte Selbstbestimmung sichert. Wir treten dafür ein, parallel zum Aufbau dieses Sicherheitssystems weltweit abzurüsten. Wir treten dafür ein, unsere öffentlichen Mittel statt für Waffen, Soldaten und Kriege, für die Verwirklichung der sozialen Menschenrechte einzusetzen.

Die UNO-Charta wurde von den Gründungsmitgliedern der UNO beschlossen; alle späteren UNO-Mitglieder haben mit ihrer Mitgliedschaft sich zur Verwirklichung dieser Ziele verpflichtet: Krieg verbannen, Konflikte friedlich lösen und dafür globale Institutionen schaffen, ein gemeinsames Sicherheitssystem aufbauen, das allen unabhängig von ihrer militärischen Stärke Selbstbestimmung sichert. Für diese vertraglich in der UNO-Charta festgelegten Ziele treten wir ein. Auch diese Menschenrechte auf Leben und Frieden und Selbstbestimmung haben wir seit 1945, seit der Verabschiedung der UN-Charta.

Wir schlagen allen Bürgern der Welt vor, die UN-Charta gemeinsam mit der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte zur Grundlage nationaler und internationaler Politik zu machen. Wenn auch die Bestimmungen der UNO-Charta vor allem für den Sicherheitsrat noch zu demokratisieren sind und auch andere Veränderungen zu diskutieren sind.

Wie steht es um die Verwirklichung dieser unserer Rechte? Wie können wir die Verwirklichung dieser uns zustehenden Rechte, durchsetzen? In unseren Ländern, in den Außenbeziehungen zu anderen Ländern und weltweit?

Menschen die sich diese Fragen stellen und die darauf Antworten suchen, die laden wir ein, mit uns diese Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt  zu bilden.

Wir nennen die Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt (IDW), „Werkstatt“, um deutlich zu machen, dass wir die Mittel und Wege noch erarbeiten müssen, um unsere Rechte durchzusetzen. Durch „Learning by Doing“  wollen wir  sie gemeinsam suchen und finden . Wobei wir all die Erfahrungen und Gedanken der Menschen nutzen wollen, die sich in unseren Ländern und in der Geschichte für diese Ziele eingesetzt haben und sie allen Interessierten zur Verfügung stellen wollen, damit wir uns alle kompetent und gleichberechtigt an der Suche der Lösungen beteiligen können.

Wir nennen die Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt (IDW) „Demokratisch“, weil wir uns mit ihm  als Bürger unser Recht auf Selbstbestimmung nehmen, unser Recht auf die Mitgestaltung der öffentlichen Angelegenheiten und das in einer demokratischen Art und Weise der gleichberechtigten Diskussion tun wollen.

Wir nennen die Internationale Demokratische Werkstatt (IDW), „International“, weil wir dazu mit Menschen vieler Länder, Religionen, Hautfarben zusammenarbeiten wollen. Wir sehen eine Zukunft der Menschheit wie auch die Zukunft von jedem einzelnen von uns nur in einer weltweiten Gemeinschaft sehen.

Wir beurteilen gemeinsam die Lage der Menschen entsprechend der Maßstäben, die wir aus der UN-Charta und der Menschenrechtserklärung nehmen. Und wir teilen unser Wissen, warum und wie weit  Menschenrechte in unseren Ländern, den Außenbeziehungen und in anderen Ländern verwirklicht oder nicht verwirklicht werden. Wir wollen eine Stimme für die Menschen sein, deren Rechte nicht respektiert werde.
Wir teilen unsere Erfahrungen darüber, wie wir und andere an der Durchsetzung der Menschenrechte in unseren Ländern und in der Außenpolitik arbeiten.

Folgende Fragen stellen wir uns als I.D.W. und suchen Antworten darauf:

Wie gewinnen wir die „kleinen Leute“ dafür, sich politisch für Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und soziale, politische und kulturelle Menschenrechte im eigenen Land, in der Außenpolitik und weltweit einzusetzen?

Wie können wir die Kompetenz von uns  „Kleinen Leuten“ stärken ?

Wie können wir uns überparteilich so zusammenschließen, um ein wirksamer Faktor in der Bildung der öffentlichen Meinung zu werden?

Wie machen wir die Menschenrechtsverletzungen bekannt?

Wie können wir unsere Rechte durchsetzen?

Wie organisieren wir Solidarität unter uns „kleinen Leuten“, im Land und international?

Wie bringen wir die Menschen unterschiedlicher Ethnien, Religionen, Hautfarben, Einheimische und Migranten, Frauen und Männer zusammen für die Durchsetzung von Frieden und Menschenrechten?

Wie können wir Vorurteile übereinander überwinden und das häufig von einseitigen nationalen Interessen geprägte Bild über andere Völker, Religionen, Staaten korrigieren, Wie können wir beitragen, dass Menschen von berechtigter Kritik  Anderer an unserer und ihrer Kultur lernen?

Wie können wir kompetente Umsetzungsprogramme für die Menschenrechtserklärung mit erarbeiten und mehrheitsfähig machen?

Wie können wir Einfluss in der nationalen Politik bekommen, und auch auf der kontinentalen und globalen Ebene?

Links: Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte: http://www.un.org/depts/german/menschenrechte/aemr.pdf

UN-Charta: http://www.unric.org/de/charta

Die Basis dieser Verträge, die Prinzipienerklärung des Anti-Hitler-Bündnisses, die Atlantik-Charta: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantik-Charta

Deren Grundlage in den USA, die Erklärung der vier Freiheiten von Präsident Roosevelt:


Vier Freiheiten,  von Präsident F. D. Roosevelt 1941 verkündete Ziele, zu deren Verwirklichung in der ganzen Welt die US-amerikanische Politik beitragen sollte: Freiheit der Rede, Glaubensfreiheit, Freiheit von wirtschaftlicher Not, Freiheit von Kriegsfurcht.

wichtig auch die Rede des US-Vizepräsidenten, Henry Wallace: Wir kämpfen für die Schaffung des century of the common man, das Jahrhunderts der “Kleinen Leute”

Wolfgang Lieberknecht

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