GERMAN CONTRIBUTION / UDO LINDENBERG's SPEECH


Here is a transcription of Udo Lindenberg's speech.

Althought it is great that over 30 to 50 million dollars are being raised for Africa, it is but a small token of repayment for the years of colonial explotation.
The only real help will be the inmediate withdrawal of all military and economic interests on the part of Europe, Japan, USA and the East-Block.

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It is a perverse tragedy that we allow the spending of 1000 billion dollars for murderous weapons.

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With a small part of this amount we could feed the entire world.
We ask when will there be a rising up of global conscience.

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40 thousand children die every day at the hands of this military built-up.
It is a crime that this madeness has now moved into another dimension.
These governments in Washington and the Kremlin are sick in their heads.

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They are still walking in a dense fog.
We from this country which has instigated two terrible wars - appeal to all people who still close their eyes to this schizophrenic world :
stop the wars in the Thirld World.
Stop the crime of military built-up.

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We cannot forget the purpose behind this event.
If this should turn out to be only a huge Rock n Roll celebration carried out on the backs of dying children - we can forget it.
We see our song as a demonstration of those people who will no longer condone this insanity - we rise up against it.

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