Activities around NATO Summit 2014 in Wales

Link to the Stop the War Coalition UK

Link to the Campaign for Nuclear disarmament UK

Link to Newport anti-NATO camp

Link to Stop NATO Cymru

Newport peace camp for the upcoming NATO summit 29th August till 7th September 2014

No to war – no to NATO network: annual meeting Wales invitation to the annual meeting September 2nd 2014

No new wars – No to NATO: Counter Summit Program Sunday 31st August Cardiff / Monday 1st September Newport

Invitation to a preparatory meeting for the NPT conference 2015 in New York, August 31st Cardiff 7 pm – 9pm. Duchess of Delhi, 6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN

INVITATION: AUG 30 Intl. Drone Meeting in Wales

How to get to Cardiff and Newport / Accomodation

Nato summit: First protests in Newport and Cardiff

This clip includes interviews with Joseph Gerson and our friend Ludo de Brabander from Ghent who will be our host there.

1 September 2014 Last updated at 11:11 BST

There have been protests over the weekend by those opposed to the Nato summit in Newport. On Saturday, hundreds gathered in Newport city centre for an anti-Nato march.

And on Sunday in Cardiff, around 150 people came together at Cardiff’s county hall for what was described as a counter-summit.

Stephen Fairclough has been following developments for us over the weekend and has spoken to protesters who have travelled from Bridgend to Belgium.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-29009496

Some links to reports before the NATO summit

News Updates from CLG
29 August 2014
Lockdown in Cardiff: City turned into high security ‘prison’ with 10 mile ‘ring of steel’ ahead of Nato conference 27 Aug 2014 Cardiff city centre has been turned into a high security ‘prison’ with 10 miles of fencing – which is being dubbed the ‘ring of steel’ – ahead of the Nato conference next week. Police have erected the nine feet high security fencing around Celtic Manor resort in Newport where Barack Obama, David Cameron and other world leaders will meet in Wales on September 4 and 5, as well as the city centre. It comes as former foreign office minister, Kim Howells, issued fears that home grown Islamic State terrorists could be planning to attack the 2014 summit.

Workshop: women and war during Counter Summit NO NEW WARS – NO TO NATO

NATO talks about women rights but it destroys life’s!

A Workshop during the counter summit  (programm counter summit.pdf) in Wales,

Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 12:30-13:30 h, Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf Cardiff CF10 4UW

We should discuss, why with NATO no gender justice can be achieved, even if it implements UN Res 1325 and talks about women rights. NATO is a military organization, which need for its survive hierarchical structures, with commandingandobedience, creates and need concept of the enemy (Feindbilder). These are contradictions to a just, democratic, participative and inclusive policy need for women emancipation and gender justice. We should discuss how to overcome NATO and its inherent militarization of societies. How can we achieve, that no women is going to military due to social problems. What actions should be taken?

Speakers: Cynthia Cockburn (Women in Black, UK), Marlène Tuininga (Le Mouvement de la Paix, France), Kristine Karch (No to NATO)
Chair: Rae Street (CND, UK)
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The 2014 NATO Summit will intensify conflicts and arms build-ups – international peace movements protest and call for actions

Sign the appeal No to NATO

Heads of State and Foreign and Defense Ministers of the NATO member states will meet in early September at the 2014 NATO Summit. There, they want to decide to increase the military spending of member states to at least 2% of each country’s GDP. For Germany, this would mean a military budget of more than 56.5 billion Euros. NATO forces should be stationed directly at the Russian border in Poland and the Baltic states. Once again, NATO should expand; over time Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldavia should become NATO member states. The USA is determined to complete the “encirclement” of Russia at all costs.
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NATO-Gipfel verschärft Kriegskurs und Aufrüstung – Friedensbewegungen protestieren und rufen zu Aktionen auf

Unterschreiben Sie den Aufruf Nein zur NATO

Anfang September treffen sich die Regierungschef_innen, sowie die Außen- und Verteidigungsminister_innen der NATO-Staaten zu dem NATO-Gipfel 2014. Sie wollen dort vereinbaren, die Rüstungsetats der NATO-Mitglieder auf mindestens 2% des Bruttosozialprodukts der Länder hochzufahren. Für Deutschland hieße das Militärausgaben von über 56,5 Milliarden Euro. NATO-Verbände sollen direkt an der russischen Grenze, in Polen und in den baltischen Ländern stationiert werden. Erneut soll die NATO ausgeweitet werden, die Ukraine, Georgien und Moldawien sollen perspektivisch NATO-Mitglieder werden. Die USA wollen mit aller Macht die „Einkreisung“ Russlands vollenden. Weiterlesen

Ukrainische Extremisten stürzen Vizeminister

Rechter Sektor mit Ultimatum erfolgreich / Bundeskanzlerin bestätigt Lettland NATO-Beistandspflicht
Mit voller Härte wurde der ukrainische Konflikt am Montag an allen Fronten fortgesetzt. Innenpolitisch zeigten die Rechtsextremisten ihre Macht.
http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/942912.ukrainische-extremisten-stuerzen-vizeminister.html

NATO Gipfel in Wales: Auflösung ist die Alternative

ein Artikel von Reiner Braun
Am 4/5. September findet in dem eigentlich beschaulichen walisischen Städtchen Newport der nächste NATO-Gipfel statt, mehr als zwei Jahre nach dem Gipfel in Chicago im Mai 2012.
Wieder wird es die gleichen Bilder geben: weiträumige Absperrungen, Fahrverbote, no-fly zones, geschlossene Schulen und Geschäfte sowie umfassende Behinderungen von Demonstrationen und Protesten. Abgeschirmt im 5-Sterne Resort Celtic Manor Hotel werden die „alten und neuen Krieger“ nicht nur fern von den Realitäten der dort arbeitenden und lebenden Menschen, sondern auch fern von allen Protesten tagen. Ausnahmezustand ist das die Realität beschreibende Wort. Weiterlesen

Invisible Casualty of War

The “Invisible Casualty of War”: The Environmental Destruction of U.S. Militarism

Editors’ note:
Climate change heightens the imperative for thoughtful and strategic environmental activism. In this context, it is important to acknowledge the oversized responsibility of the U.S. military for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction more generally. In this DifferenTakes, H. Patricia Hynes exposes the toxic legacy of U.S. militarism, including the environmental impacts of waging war and the waste generated by building and maintaining military bases, weapons, and maneuvers. Tackling this toxic legacy and dismantling militarism provide an important opportunity for peace and environmental movements to work together.

http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/84

Newport peace camp for the upcoming NATO summit
29th August till 7th September 2014

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NATO überdenkt Kooperation mit Kabul

Auch an der jüngsten Insider-Attacke gegen ISAF-Offiziere zeigt sich die prekäre Sicherheitslage in Afghanistan
Die ISAF-Truppen in Afghanistan beraten über die Konsequenzen aus der jüngsten »Insider-Attacke« auf hohe NATO-Offiziere. US-Außenminister Kerry traf zu einem unangekündigten Besuch in Kabul ein.
http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/941647.nato-ueberdenkt-kooperation-mit-kabul.html

NATO bereitet Manöver in Ukraine vor

1300 Soldaten aus 16 Nationen beteiligt – Bundeswehr prüft Teilnahme »mit Einzelpersonal«
Ungeachtet der kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen in der Ostukraine wird die NATO vom 11. bis zum 28. September im Westteil des Landes die Übung »Rapid Trident« durchführen.
http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/940649.nato-bereitet-manoever-in-ukraine-vor.html

The U.S., NATO, and the Destruction of Libya

an article in the block of telesur from 31 July 2014 by Horace Campbell

Most western embassies evacuated their personnel from Tripoli over the past few weeks as the fighting between rival armed militias create a nightmare of violence, insecurity and death for millions of Libyans.

http://telesurtv.net/english/bloggers/The-U.S.-NATO-and-the-Destruction-of-Libya-20140731-0001.html

No to war – no to NATO network: annual meeting Wales
invitation to the annual meeting September 2nd 2014 – new time and location!

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