This weekend the NATO heads of state, including President Obama, will be meeting in Warsaw.
The summit comes as the U.S., NATO and Russia are ratcheting up military tensions with new deployments of troops and weapons (the U.S. is quadrupling its military spending in Europe,) dangerously provocative military exercises, and nuclear saber rattling reminiscent of the Cold War.
The NATO summit’s agenda will include increasing the U.S. and NATO presence across Eastern Europe, the Baltics and the Black Sea; Ukraine and Syria (where eight NATO nations are at war); NATO’s nuclear war fighting doctrines and increasing military spending at the cost of human needs.
There are, of course, alternatives, including those put forward by the trilateral Deep Cuts Commission.
I will be joining the NATO Counter-Summit conference and demonstration in Warsaw. Today, Common Dreams published an article based on the speech I will be giving there. It provides background about NATO’s history, imperial roles, nuclear foundation, current priorities and actions, as well as a host of Common Security alternatives.
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