April 4th 2019 – 70 years of NATO
70 years of militarism, destruction and violence, misery, expulsion and death
International Network “No to war – no to NATO”
(March 30th till April 4th Washington DC and beyond)
This year we managed to use the No to NATO – T-Shirts on serveral events. First was a test a the Peace Festival Evening April 3rd 2019 Second was during the counter actions in front of the meeting place … Continue reading →
Protesting the NATO’s 70th anniversary: The peace movement’s counter-actions in Washington & the NATO’s Ministerial Summit by Reiner Braun & Kristine Karch, “No to war – no to NATO” International Network On the 30th of March 2019, with wonderful spring … Continue reading →
Report by David Swanson about an action. Wednesday (03.04.2019 Washington) morning an event was held in a building overlooking Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., at an organization called the Center for European Policy Analysis, which is funded by: FireEye, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bell Helicopters, BAE systems, the U.S. State Department, the Pentagon, National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Mission to NATO, and NATO’s own Public Diplomacy Division.
At 9:30, we’ll walk 15 minutes to the MLK Memorial for a rally there at 10 a.m. with speakers and musicians including: Graylan Hagler, Luci Murphy, Art Laffin, Jaribu Hill, Omali Yeshitela, Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Kevin Zeese, Ben Grosscup. (Full list of speakers and musicians)
Here a selection of some short video clips.
Ben Grosscup “We Say NATO’s Got to Go”
Luci Murphy & Ben Grosscup “We shall not be moved”
The foreign minister meeting took place at State Department / Harry S. Truman Building. At the beginning, when the foreign ministers arrived, we could demonstrate without barriers, later they put some between us and the entrence, because some of us … Continue reading →
We gathered at 7:30 a.m. at the Albert Einstein Memorial (2101 Constitution Ave NW) or across Constitution Ave if need be — very near where the NATO foreign ministers will be meeting. At 8:00 a.m. we heared from our speakers … Continue reading →
Mobilization to opose NATO, War and Rassism – Hands off Venezuela
Real Russia in the real world Myths, conflicts and provocations Anna Ochkina Western perception of Russia is distorted by propaganda, traditional myths and stereotypes. The same can be said about Russian perception of the West. The difference, however, is that … Continue reading →
EU militarization & NATO Ludo De Brabander (Vrede vzw) Washington, 2 april In June 2016, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, presented the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy. It … Continue reading →
Common Security Talk Joseph Gerson NATO Counter-Summit Conference – April 2, 2019 This is not going to be a traditional peace movement talk. I want to begin by naming a contradiction that I have long lived with. I am a … Continue reading →
A friend called an article in the Nation about the counter-NATO events to my attention. It’s based on a press release that David Swanson put out, and included a good quote from me that caught my friend’s attention. You’ll find it at: https://www.thenation.com/article/nato-turns-70/
FYI, The Nation is probably the most important and widely read left magazine in the country, with its hard copy probably reaching 100,000 subscribers or more. (It has 60,000 people who send donations to it, over and above their paid subscriptions.)
The report about the Anti-NATO Actions in Washington startet at ~ 4:10 min
On April 4 2019, Trump will gather the leaders of the NATO countries to Washington, DC to “celebrate” the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of NATO. April 4 is also the date of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., exactly one year after his famous antiwar speech at Riverside Church in New York City.
Black Alliance for Peace program at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N Capitol St., NE, Washington D.C. April 4, 2019 – 7 to 9 pm
No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight to End Militarism and War
Dear sisters and brothers, We’re two weeks away from April 4th, the anniversary of the awful murder of our brother Martin. We carry this man in our souls. We know his essence and we remember Beyond Vietnam at Riverside Church: … Continue reading →
Supported by the international network “No to war – no to NATO”
Thursday, April 4th
We learned yesterday (21.03.2019) that the NATO foreign ministers will be meeting at the State Department at 2201 C St. NW, Washington DC on the morning of Thursday, April 4th.
8:00 am- 9:30 am – We will come together at the Albert Einstein Memorial, (2101 Constitution Ave.), very close to the State Department where the NATO foreign ministers will be meeting.
At this point, we’ll decide on a potentially more suitable location to hear from speakers and musicians, protest NATO, and greet meeting attendees.
At 9:30, we’ll march 15 minutes to the MLK Memorial for a rally there at 10 a.m. with speakers and musicians.
At that point we’ll announce further arrangements. More: https://worldbeyondwar.org/notonato/
Don’t miss out during this fabulous time in our nation’s capital.
Supported by the international network “No to war – no to NATO”
Wednesday, April 3rd
8:00 am- 9:00 am – We will gather at the Shepherd Statue at 13th & Pennsylvania Ave. in Freedom Plaza (ext. link to google) to protest during a very special event. That’s all we can say at this point.
Afterward, we’ll walk 12 blocks down Pennsylvania Ave. to the Peace Monument on Capitol Hill.
10:00 am – 11:00 am – We will gather at the Peace Monument (ext. link Peace Monument) on Capitol Hill while NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg prepares to address a joint session of Congress beginning at 11:00 am.
Our European comrades Kristine Karch, Ludo De Brabander, and Reiner Braun will join others in addressing the rally.
Afterward, we’ll walk up 1st Street to Louisiana Ave to the Union Station Metro. Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove. Transfer to the Green Line at Gallery Place – to the Columbia Heights Station.
From there, we’ll walk to St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW for the Peace Festival from Noon to 10:00 pm.
No to NATO — Yes to Peace FESTIVAL — April 3-4, 2019, Washington, D.C. Supported by the international network “No to war – no to NATO” The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C., on April 4. … Continue reading →
+++ SAVE THE DATE +++ SAVE THE DATE +++ SAVE THE DATE +++ Annual Meeting of the international network “No to war – no to NATO”* in Washington DC 10am to 15am NEW: location: AFSC office, 1822 R St. Northwest, … Continue reading →
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