General Motion

The General Council of the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, convened at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 7th and 8th December 2007 after the Conference “One revolution only: nonviolent, federalist, secular, liberal for Europe Middle East Mediterranean and … beyond” which was jointly promoted with the Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats for Europe;

Acknowledged the Report by Vice-president of the Senate of the Party on the situation of the Party;

Considered that last year, in 2006, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty launched a campaign for the “First World Satyagraha for Peace”, particularly through the “Manifesto for Peace, Freedom and Right” from the Synagogue of Florence, obtaining prestigious and important support;

Denounces the non-respect of the Law, of the declarations on human rights and of the principle of legality at the national and international level as the main problem of our era for the democratic world;

Recognises nonviolence as the only political instrument that is able to face structurally this systematic violation of the laws and to permit the assertion of individual rights;

Considered that the persistence of the absolute sovereignty of States, especially of those in the Middle East, endangers and damages the search for peace;

Recalling that the objective of the initiative of the First Great Satyagraha for Peace, with Gandhian and nonviolent inspiration is “the urgent political and institutional Reform of the structural features of the clashing policies within the Middle East and, from there, in the world”;

Re-stating thus that nonviolence is the only viable structural alternative to war and that it aims to oppose the endemic ongoing wars and the likelihood of new devastating and tragic world conflicts by proposing a structural democratic and federalist Reform of Territories, Regions, Nation States ravaged by war, famine and dictatorships.

Considered the other structurally critical areas where quite often natural hard-won, historically acquired human rights, namely Liberty, Justice, Peace and Democracy, are either violently denied or obstructed while the international community, which should have the duty to ensure those rights are protected, stands by doing nothing;

Mandates the Senate of the Party to define by the beginning of next year the objectives and modalities of the organization, for 2008, of the First World Satyagraha for Peace, whose peak will coincide with the Beijing Olympics on the 8th of August;

Mandates its leading bodies to table at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations the new denomination “Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty”, as deliberated by the Senate of the Party;

Welcomes with great satisfaction the proposal presented by the Presidency of the Senate of the Party to charge the friend and comrade Pandeli Majko, former Prime Minister of Albania, with assuring an attentive presence of radical policies in the Balkans that are adequate to the history of the Party and to the new challenges.