Appeal agreed to in Stuttgart, Germany, October 5th, 2008
No to War – No to NATO
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organization, we appeal to all people to come to Strasbourg and Baden-Baden 2009, to protest against NATO’s aggressive military and nuclear policies, and assert our vision of a just world free of war.
NATO is an increasing obstacle to achieving world peace. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has reinvented itself as a tool for military action by the “international community”, including the promotion of the so-called “war on terror”. In reality it is a vehicle for US-led use of force with military bases on all continents, bypassing the United Nations and the system of international law, accelerating militarization and escalating arms expenditure – NATO countries account for 75% of global military expenditure. Continue reading →