Einladung zur Aktionskonferenz für den Frieden

in Hannover, am Samstag, dem 11.10.2014, von 11 – 17 Uhr

Liebe FreundInnen und KollegInnen,

Die aktuelle politische Situation fordert dringend Aktionen für den Frieden. Viele Menschen sind bestürzt über die Konfrontations- und Kriegspolitik. Doch ohne  Mobilisierung, ohne Proteste auch auf den Straßen und Plätzen wird diese Politik nicht aufzuhalten sein. Die Beschlüsse des NATO-Gipfels von Wales sind ein erneutes alarmierendes Zeichen. Dabei sehen wir vor allem die deutsche Bundesregierung als Adressatin unseres Protestes. Weiterlesen

Join us! Oct. 4th – Drones Global Action Day

October 4, 2014, will be the first Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing.

Please take a look at the new Global Action Day website. Some actions are already listed, and we are posting more every day.

Attached is the call for Global Action Day in the languages we have so far: English, French and German. Weiterlesen

Report from NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, 4-5 Sept 2014

Disbanding NATO would be the alternative

On September 4-5 in the normally peaceful little Welsh city of Newport, the latest NATO Summit took place, more than two years after the last summit in Chicago in May 2012.

Once again we saw the same images: vast areas sealed off, no-traffic and no-fly zones, and schools and shops being forced to shut. Safely shielded in their 5-star Celtic Manor Hotel resort, the “old and new warriors” held their meetings in surroundings far removed from the living and working realities of the region’s inhabitants – and far removed from any protests, too. In fact, the reality was better described as a “state of emergency”, with security measures costing some 70 million euros. Weiterlesen

NATO AND ASIA

. Jenny Clegg, Morning Star Aug 23-24, 2014. @JennyClegg1

On May 6, NATO General Security Rasmussen and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe met at the NATO headquarters to sign a new agreement on cooperation. Both stated that NATO and Japan were ‘natural partners’; both drew parallels between the situations in the Ukraine and the East and South China Seas. Weiterlesen

THE FEMINIST CASE AGAINST NATO & EU MILITARIZATION

Materials from the Workshop in Strasbourg 2009

As added information to this crucial debate, you may be interested in the papers from a workshop coordinated with Cynthia Cockburn, members of WILPF, Women in Black and others at NATO’s 60th ‘birthday’ in Strasbourg in 2009.
A summary of the papers is here: THE FEMINIST CASE AGAINST NATO & EU MILITARIZATION
See reports of the workshop here:
http://wloe.org/The-workshop.555.0.html
And the papers here:
http://wloe.org/Workshop-papers.551.0.html

Report of the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the first nuclear bombs

World Conference against A and H Bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Reiner Braun, IPB Co-President

5th August, 2014, afternoon, Hiroshima in the rain. The city prepares for the commemoration of the victims: the Peace Park is ready for the great ceremony, the schools are festively decorated and the temples are preparing for the different services. A couple of minutes of silence in memory of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the first nuclear bomb during a wet but impressive event. But also, we hear more precise words than in the past, among others during the short speech of the conservative Mayor of Hiroshima, Mr Kazumi Matsui. Weiterlesen

Ukrainische Manöver

German Foreign Policy: Newsletter vom 10.09.2014 Ukrainische Manöver (MH17-Untersuchungsbericht, Manöver in der Ukraine)
KIEW/BERLIN (Eigener Bericht) – Nach der Publikation des vorläufigen Untersuchungsberichts zum Absturz der Boeing MH17 über der Ostukraine bleiben entscheidende Fragen ungeklärt. So gibt der Bericht beispielsweise keinerlei Hinweis darauf, welche Art Geschosse die Maschine getroffen haben; das wäre von Bedeutung, um zu rekonstruieren, ob die MH17 tatsächlich vom Boden aus abgeschossen worden ist. Weiterlesen

Women say no to NATO – Newport Thursday, September 4th, 2014

March from the city of Newport to the NATO Summit at Celtic Manor

pix © Lucas Wirl

Anti-NATO Activities 2015

The following proposals were agreed on the annual meeting of the international network “No to war – no to NATO” Newport, September 2nd, 2014

The No to war – No to NATO network will continue to work globally on the information and de-legitimization campaign against NATO with the aim of its dissolution.
We will contribute actively to a preparatory process for actions around the next NATO Summit (probably 2016). Weiterlesen