Protest in Brussels the 24th & 25th of May and in Carhaix the 28th
Defense policies have rarely been as much up for discussion as they are now.
D. Trump’s first trip abroad began with a visit to one of its main allies, Saudi Arabia, with several hundred billion dollars in contracts, mainly for military supplies. Then, Israel, whose military equipment is known to be largely financed by the US. To conclude with the NATO summit in Brussels. On its agenda, the acceleration of NATO’s expansion of its new headquarters will include strengthening its presence on the European borders of Russia and the conditions for an increased presence in the Mediterranean and the Near and the Middle East.
That means that the protest who are expected to protest against the US policy via NATO, as initiated by the fanciful D. Trump, will show their determination against this war policy and all the participants of the NATO’s against-summit of the 25th will be there to inquire into it, to analyze, to share all the aspects of the action of the octopus that is NATO. It will give new impetus to the claim against the arms trade, the eradication of nuclear weapons and the dissolution of NATO.
Many of us will be gathering in Carhaix (France, Finistère), on May 28th to protest against NATO air and naval maneuvers in Brittany (West French coast) and in the Southwest of France. More than 800 aircraft are expected, over 2000 flying hours. Many Meetings are already proposed in France in front of Mayors, Prefectures and sub-prefectures from the 24th to the 28th of May so all of our fellow citizens can express their disagreement.
We also have to give a strong signal to our new President of the Republic against the continuation of the military policy of his predecessor. For E. Macron, the change to 2% of GDP for the Defense budget or even more, the doubling of the nuclear weapons budget is not a problem. The transition from the former Minister of Defense to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs could be understood as a sign of the European Union’s relaunching efforts by means of a common defense policy, as proposed recently by F. Hollande and A. Merkel? An Europe of defense outside the UN would be just as illegal as NATO.
Our mobilization in the next two weeks will have to be extended in order to the military budgets are going to be redistributed largely to fulfil all social needs.
The 24th of May
Le Mouvement de la Paix