Virtual action days July 8th – 11th 2020 Lectures + Action Conference + Benefit Concert
Ramstein Airbase Online days of action
Even in the Corona crisis, the military-industrial complex wants to inform the world that it is armed to the teeth. Germany has reported to NATO its 2020 defense spending of more than 50 billion euros (2015 figure: 35.5billion euros). This is money that is urgently needed for health care, education, social issues and nature conservation.
Several media sources report that Trump wants to withdraw a large proportion of the US soldiers stationed in Germany. We naturally welcome that. We hope that the US-soldiers can go home and not be used in other senseless conflicts and wars. In any case, relocating the troops to Poland or other European countries does not bring us closer to world peace.
All of this shows us that protest is more necessary than ever. We have long considered which forms of action would make sense within the scope of our possibilities. After much discussion, we are of the opinion that a peace camp and a demonstration with a limited number of participants in July under the current general conditions are of little use for the protest against the Ramstein Air Base.
However, we will not do without street protests in 2020 either. We are in Berlin from September 25th to 27th with street protests and other actions. But we did not want to keep you waiting until September and have there fore launched the online campaign days from July 8th to 11th.
With our online action days, we hope to reach all those who are interested in the topic of drone war, but who have so far been too far from Ramstein. We want to reach more people with our educational work!
Only enlightenment enables the necessary transparency for resistance against the current arms policy – this in turn puts pressure on our politicians when making their decisions!
To speak with Stéphane Hessel: We wish everyone, each one of you, a reason for outrage.