Aufruf aus Sarajevo des Netzwerks “No to War – No to NATO” – Proteste gegen den NATO- Gipfel in Wales

Auf der Konferenz „NATO 2014: Sie redet von Frieden und führt Krieg“ auf dem Peace Event Sarajevo 2014 richteten die TeilnehmerInnen ihre Aufmerksamkeit auf die Gefahren der kontinuierlichen Expansion der NATO, der Möglichkeit weiterer militärischer Interventionen und Aggressionen überall in der Welt. Ein Resultat der Diskussionen ist der Aufruf an die Menschen in Europa sich an der Aktionswoche zum NATO Gipfel in Newport, Wales vom 4.-5. September zu beteiligen. Weiterlesen

An appeal from Sarajevo by the “No to War – No to NATO” network – Protest against NATO, join us in Wales

A conference on “NATO 2014: It talks of peace but wages war” held last week at the Peace Event in Sarajevo, drew attention to the dangers presented by the continuing expansion of NATO and the possibility of further military intervention and aggression around the world. As a consequence of this discussion it was agreed that a call should be made to people of Europe and the world to join us in a week of activities focussing on the NATO Summit meeting in Newport, Wales 4-5 September 2014. Weiterlesen

The present ICC members

At the annual meeting in Gent, Belgium, March 10th 2013 a new ICC (International Coordinating Committee) was elected. Weiterlesen

No to Nato protests – latest plans

No to Nato protests – latest plans – information from

No to Nato protests – latest plansAs Nato member countries, including the UK, prepare for military exercises in the Ukraine next month as part of NATO’s Rapid Trident manoeuvres, the momentum for organised resistance to this year’s Nato summit in Newport has grown. The increasing sectarian violence in Iraq over the last few weeks has shown the invasion of Iraq has failed by every measure. Weiterlesen

Energie als Kampfmittel (II) (NATO-Generalsekretär: Fracking-Gegner als Einflussagenten Russlands)

German Foreign Policy

Newsletter vom 23.06.2014 - Energie als Kampfmittel (II)

BERLIN (Eigener Bericht) - Die "Fracking"-Lobby und die NATO erhöhen vor dem EU-Gipfel Ende der Woche ihren Druck zur Anwendung des
hochumstrittenen "Hydraulic Fracturing" in der EU. Hinweise auf eine beschleunigte Befassung des Bundestages mit einem entsprechenden
Gesetz über die gefährliche Erdgas-Fördertechnologie machen in Berlin die Runde. Der scheidende NATO-Generalsekretär Anders Fogh Rasmussen
unterstellt, Gegner des Fracking handelten gleichsam als Einflussagenten der russischen Regierung. Hintergrund dieses
bemerkenswerten Diffamierungsversuchs sind weltpolitische Strategien transatlantischen Ursprungs, die den jüngsten Fracking-Boom in den USA
und in anderen westlichen Staaten nutzen wollen, um die Erdgasmacht Russland deutlich zu schwächen oder gar auszuschalten: Könne Moskau
sein Gas nicht mehr in die EU verkaufen, werde es schmerzhafte Haushaltskürzungen kaum verhindern können - mit ernsten Folgen für
Putins Machtposition im Landesinneren wie auch in der Weltpolitik. Jenseits derartiger Kampagnen treiben in Europa Energiekonzerne das
Fracking voran, die gleichzeitig Geschäfte in Russland machen; es handelt sich dabei sowohl um deutsche als auch um US-Unternehmen.

mehr
http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/58895

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Ein weltpolitischer Lackmustest

Foreign Policy Newsletter vom 07.05.2014 – Ein weltpolitischer Lackmustest

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Eigener Bericht) – Transatlantisch orientierte Kreise warnen vor globalen Machteinbußen des westlichen
Kriegsbündnisses und dringen für den Kampf um die Ukraine auf einen engeren Schulterschluss der NATO-Staaten gegen Russland. Weiterlesen

Statement of Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific Conference

With President Obama about to leave for his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour, at the close of our Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific conference this past Saturday it was decided to develop a statement that reflected the priorities and which summarized the content of the conference. Joseph Gerson Weiterlesen

*ALBA-Kritik an “Doktrin des Regimewechsels”*

Bolivien, Ecuador, Kuba , Nicaragua und Venezuela warnen bei UN-Generalversammlung vor Gefahren für den Weltfrieden

New York. Die Länder der Bolivarischen Allianz für die Völker Unseres Amerika (ALBA) haben in der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen die USA und die NATO aufgefordert, die “Doktrin des Regimewechsels” aufzugeben, um Regierungen, die ihren Interessen entgegenstehen, zu stürzen. In der Debatte…

31.03.2014
https://amerika21.de/2014/03/98819/regimewechsel-gefahr-frieden

70 days before the Peace Event Sarajevo 2014…

Spirit of optimism and enthusiasm marked the international preparatory meeting of the Peace Event Sarajevo 2014, held in the City of Sarajevo on March 22/23.
More than 70 people from international, regional and local organizations and initiatives participated in the last preparatory meeting prior to the Peace Event Sarajevo 2014 from June 6-9. Among them were representatives of almost all former republics of Yugoslavia.

Protestmeeting: Obama will visit the European institutions on wednesday 26/03

Obama will visit the European institutions on wednesday 26/03. We organise a protestmeeting (see appeal below) asking for ‘desarmement for development’ at ‘place Luxembourg’, Brussels (at noon, 12.30)
Attached you’ll find banners and posters. Can you distribute it widely to your network (especially those who are living/working in Brussels) and on the websites? There is also a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/691080584269170/?fref=ts
You can also sign the appeal

A meeting between Nobel Peace Prize winners is not a common event.

Wednesday March 26, Barack Obama will visit the European institutions. Let us remind them of their responsibilities for peace and democracy that accompany their prize.

The peace movement invites you for a protest action at Place de Luxembourg, Brussels, Wednesday March 26 at noon, 12.30.

President Obama and The European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize but…
- The United States (685 billion dollar) and Europe (407 billion dollar) sign for 62 % of the global military expenditures
- Both Peace prize winners are responsible for two thirds of the world’s arms trade, even towards conflict sensitive or violent regions.
- these Nobel Peace Prize winners announce the modernization of the American nuclear arsenal in Europe.

The attacks on peace and democracy by both Nobel Peace Prize winners appear today still under a different form: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In the biggest discretion EU and USA are preparing a transatlantic market.

The objective? An increased liberalization of the financial and commercial relations, which go together with joint juridical and security policies.

Deadline: 2015… This project is a real threat for our democratic system in many fields: financial and public services are at stake; growing social inequality and environmental pollution; increasing power for transnational companies. And all this without really consulting the population that will appear to be the victim.

NO TO THE MILITARIZATION OF THE WORLD

FOR THE TRANSFER OF MILITARY BUDGETS TO PEOPLE’S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NO TO THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP.

More information: http://www.cnapd.be/26-03-Les-prix-Nobel-de-la-paix-se772.html & http://www.vrede.be/component/rseventspro/evenement/89-de-nobelprijzen-voor-de-vrede-ontmoeten-elkaar

Associations signataires / ondertekenende verenigingen / Signatory associations:

ABP, ACJJ, Agir pour la paix, AMDB, Arlac, CEPAG, CJP, CNAPD, COMAC, Conseil de la jeunesse CSO, Ecolo, Etopia, FGTB Wallonne, ICS, Intal, Jeunes-FGTB, Jeunes CSC, La Ligue des droits de l’homme, Latitude Jeunes, LeCoTo, LEF, MCP, MJS, MRAX, Pax Christi WB, ProjeuneS, PTB, Quinoa, Rencontres pour la paix, Vega, Vrede, Vredesactie.

Galway Peace Activist improsend by protest against the criminal misuse of the Shannon Airport

Events in Ireland have received widespread publicity following the imprisonment of Galway Peace Activist, Margaretta D’Arcy, well known Artist and Playwright for daring to trespass
on the runway at Shannon Airport in October 2013 in protest against the criminal misuse of the Airport for transport of personnel and materiel for US wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East (as I reported to the Gent meeting last year). More details and video links Weiterlesen

ICC strongly condemns the imprisonment of our colleague, Margaretta D’Arcy

Statement of the ICC :

Margaretta D’Arcy a 79 year old Irish peace activist on Wednesday 5th of Febuary will have served three weeks of a three month sentence in Limerick Prison, Co Clare, Ireland, for protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by US troops who use it to fly to and from their perpetual wars. Weiterlesen

Short reflection about WWI and the Asia region

by Joe Gerson

If we needed any incentives to focus more of our efforts to preventing a catastrophic great power war growing out of tensions in East Asia, this week’s reflections by Joseph Nye and Shinzo Abe (see below) – each of whom has made more than his share of contributions to the dangers we face – should more than suffice.  Take a look at the first two articles in this week’s posting. Weiterlesen