Peace Activities Slam U.S. Militarist Hypocrisy

Peace Activities Slam U.S. Militarist HypocrisyGuantanamo, Cuba, May 6. -World peace activists condemned the great militarist hypocrisy by the United States, responsible for the death of thousands of people and considerable material damages in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With its so-called humanitarian interventions, that northern country has promoted aggressions mainly suffered by the civil population, states the final declarationâ�Ös bill of the 2nd Peace Seminar for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases.

Signers condemned the double standard applied by U.S. President Barack Obama by failing to comply with his electoral commitment to close the international torture center established in that countryâ�Ös naval base in the illegally occupied territory of Guantanamo.

They also criticized the presence of foreign military bases deployed worldwide, and interferences in the nationsâ�Ö internal affairs.

World Peace Council president Brazilian Maria Socorro Gomez criticized the presence of those military facilities in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Delegates demanded Washington the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. jails since 1998.

Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez are currently serving harsh sentences for gathering information on anti-Cuba plans by Miami-based terrorist groups.

They also repudiated the military invasion in Libya, which violates principles of international law.