ON OCTOBER 27, “MEDITERRANEAN SEA OF PEACE”, THE MARITIME PATH OF THE 2ND WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE AND NOVIOLENCE, LEAVES GENOA (ITALY)
THE NOVEMBER 5 IN BARCELONA THE MEETING WITH THE PEACE BOAT BOAT
On October 27, 2019 from Genoa begins “MAR MEDITERRÁNEO DE PAZ”, the maritime route of the 2nd World March for Peace and Non-Violence, the pacifist event that began in Madrid on October 2 and will end in the Spanish capital on March 8, 2020.
“MEDITERRÁNEO DE LA PAZ” is an initiative of the Team Base de la Marcha, in collaboration with the Fundación Exodus of Don Antonio Mazzi, which has made available one of the two sailboats of the Community of Elba Island; the association for the promotion of marine culture La Nave di Carta and the Italian Union of Solidarity Sailing (Uvs).
The trip will depart from the pier in front of the Galata Mu.Ma, Museum of the Sea and Migrations of Genoa and will stage in Marseille and Barcelona, where it will arrive at the same time as the ship PEACE BOAT, from the Japanese NGO that has been sailing for thirty-five years worldwide for the promotion of the culture of peace, nuclear disarmament, protection of human rights, protection of the environment and sustainable development.
After the Catalan city the sailboat will stage in Tunisia, Palermo and Livorno, the last stage will be in Rome, by land, for the meeting with the Italian Geographical Society where the travel diary will be presented.
“Peace, nuclear disarmament, human rights and the environment: these are the themes of the 2nd World March that, ten years after the first, will cross a world in which there are thirty wars in progress and eighteen crisis zones. At the center of our action is the request to the States to ratify the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the commitment to a path of disarmament of conventional weapons. Concepts already contained in the 1995 Barcelona Declaration for the Mediterranean partnership of peace signed by 12 countries ”, explains Tiziana Volta Cormio, member of the International Team of the March. A statement remained on paper. What we see every day in the Mediterranean is intolerable: Europe, a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2012, is today the scene of great violence. Weapons leave Europe, but migrants cannot enter; there is a proliferation of events dedicated to weapons in which the entry of minors is also allowed. For this reason we have decided to "walk" by sea. We also want to bear witness to the need to say enough with words of hatred and violence that are opposed to different cultures, and also to denounce violence against the marine environment on which the climate depends. We want to do it with the powerful weapon of active Nonviolence ”.