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 in Russia considerable section of society doesn’t take official propaganda seriously and stereotypes are very much undermined by practical experience given the fact that millions of Russians travel abroad, many lived abroad and many people have relatives living abroad. Moreover … 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 came thirteen years after the first European Security Strategy (2003) and is supposed to give direction to the EU foreign and security policy in the coming years. Absence of European responsibility Mogherini’s Global Strategy offers little room for self-criticism. The … 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 pacifist and anti-imperialist. I also think that we must walk and chew gum at the same time: pressing broad and urgent demands like ending the Yemen War, preventing war with Iran and Venezuela, and demanding nuclear weapons abolition and ending … 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.)
Pictures and materials from the 2019/04/07 Florence, Italy 70 YEARS OF NATO – international, about 600 people attended. NATO-Exit: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals by Prof Michel Chossudovsky April 04, 2019 DECLARATION OF FLORENCE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL FRONT NATO EXIT The book: BOOK 70 YEARS OF NATO.pdf jiContinue reading →
The risk of a vast war which, with the use of nuclear weapons, could mean the end of Humanity, is real and growing, even though it is not noticed by the general public, which is maintained in the ignorance of this imminent danger. A strong engagement to find a way out of the war system is of vital importance. This raises the question of the affiliation of Italy and other European countries with NATO. NATO is not an Alliance. It … Continue reading →
The report about the Anti-NATO Actions in Washington startet at ~ 4:10 min
Le 4 avril 1949 était créée par 12 pays l’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord, l’OTAN, donnant un contenu permanent au Traité unissant les vainqueurs occidentaux de la deuxième guerre mondiale. Cet anniversaire sera célébré à Washington D.C. La décision des Tchécoslovaques de se doter d’un gouvernement socialiste, le « coup de Prague », en a été un des déclencheurs. Il s’agit d’une alliance préventive à la fois militaire et politique. Composé de membres de l’OTAN, le G7 a des … Continue reading →
Ein Bericht über die 2019/04/07 Florence, Italy70 YEARS OF NATO – international von Leonhard Schaefer* (11.04.2019) NATO-Exit oder : NATO- Nobel War Price Der 70. Geburtstag der NATO wurde von 29 Außenministern gefeiert, die nicht im Hauptquartier der NATO in Brüssel, sondern im Außenministerium in Washington zusammentrafen. Zeremonienmeister war Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg, der aber lediglich die Eröffnungsrede des Aussenministers Michael Pompeo ankündigte. Es ist also das US-Außenministerium selbst, das uns klar zeigt, dass die NATO ein Instrument der Vereinigten Staaten … Continue reading →
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”
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 weather, about 1000 people demonstrated near the White House, in Washington DC, for the overcoming and dissolution of NATO. This was the prelude to several protest actions that would take place throughout the week, on the occasion of the NATO’s … Continue reading →
Internationalist Front (FAI) has organised a rally in front of the US embassy in Madrid, Spain. We are forwarding the report from the rally and the statement that was read. After an intense but brief hailstorm, some 50 people accompanied the representation of “the NATO clown”, with a satirical interpretation of the role in security and stability that politicians and the mass media try to convince us NATO plays and of the complicity of the Spanish state and the cession … Continue reading →
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 made a sit-in on the street. Here a selection of some short video clips.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 and musicians outside the State Department, protest NATO, and greet meeting attendees. Speakers and musicians will include: Ben Grosscup, Luci Murphy, Megaciph, Art Laffin, Ludo De Brabander, Kristine Karch, Phil Wilayto, Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright. ©Continue reading →
NATO-Exit: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky April 04, 2019
“This text prepared in the context of the April 7 2019 Florence International Conference: No War, No NATO will centre on the key relationship between US-NATO military operations directed against targeted countries and the imposition of far-reaching neoliberal economic reforms both before and in the wake of US-NATO military interventions. …”
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.
No to NATO – Yes to Peace Festival
April 3-4, 2019, Washington, D.C.
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 of NATOs foreign ministers (State Department / Harry S. Truman Building) Third we marched from there to the Lincoln Memorial and fourth we were part of the ralley on the Martin Luther King Memorial on April 4th, … Continue reading →
Mobilization to opose NATO, War and Rassism – Hands off Venezuela
April 4th Aarhus Rally: Stop Natos armament – invest in collective welfare Starting point Town Square at 5 pm Speakers: Birthe Sørensen, editor at Arbejderen (the worker), Bo Hamburger, Arbejderbevægelsens Internationale Forum, AIF (Workers Internat. Forum). Peace-Meeting Folkestedet, Carl Blochs Gade 28, Aarhus. Songs at 6:30 pm and debate at 7 pm. Panelists: Tine Spang Olsen, peaceactivist “Stop Terrorkrigen – Ud af NATO” (Stop ther terror-war – Out of Nato), speaking on Natos aggressive policy. Carsten Andersen, spokesperson for ”Aarhus … Continue reading →
April 4th Copenhagen Rally: Stop Natos armament – invest in collective welfare 5 pm – 6.30 pm at Nytorv, Copenhagen center. https://www.facebook.com/events/331797560802511/ Speakers: Claus Westergreen, chairman 3F BJMF (building workers union) Gerd Berlev, coordinating commitee TID TIL FRED – aktiv mod krig (Time for Peace – active against war) Anton Nielsen, Horserød-Stutthof foreningen (antifascist organisation) Spokesperson from 3F BJMF-youth Contact * No to a new worldwar – Drop the cold war retoric. Yes to negociations, relaxation and disarmament. * … Continue reading →
Nato 70 years – Protests and events in Denmark March 30 Copenhagen Street theatre / action: Skeletons out of the closet Its 70 years ago Nato was founded. It’s time to retire Nato. We do a street-theater-action 4 places in Copenhagen saturday march 30. 10am-3pm. We seek cool and nice people that wants to participate. Good voices, aktivists, artists, signkeepers, photographers. www.facebook.com/events/500111493852538/ Contact Nato claims to strive for collective defence and preserving peace and security. But Nato is the … Continue reading →
- No to NATO and War — Yes to Peace and Progress
- Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
- Cathedral Neighbourhood Center, 2900 13th Ave. (at Retallack St), Regina, SK
- At noon we walk to the Cenotaph in Victoria Park for an anti-NATO rally.
March, 30th 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 | US Consulate Toronto
Join us to oppose the 70th anniversary summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), being held this year in Washington, D.C. More: https://www.facebook.com/events/355805235025648/
March, 30th, 2019 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm EST
1241 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20018-3710, United StatesSaturday, March 30, 2019 | 7:30pm | 1241 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20018-3710, United States
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 the Military Alliance; Yes to Peace and Disarmament! Wednesday, March 27 from 12:00-1:00 pm | Outside the NATO Association of Canada Office, 60 Harbour St., Toronto (corner with Bay St. near the Queen’s Quay Ferry Docks Terminal) Every month this year, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) will be holding a peace vigil outside the NATO Association of Canada headquarters in downtown Toronto corner of Harbour St and Bay St. This year is the 70th anniversary … Continue reading →
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:00 PM
New Vision United Church, 24 Main West, Hamilton
Free, public lecture on the 70th anniversary of this dangerous military alliance. Canada out of NATO.
Speaker: Tamara Lorincz, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs, member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the No to NATO 2019 mobilization
Hosted by Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/392917724859213/
Sonntag, 24. März 2019 – 18:00
City: Wien | Treffpunkt: 18h Ballhausplatz Gedenkkundgebung: 19h Stock-im-Eisen-Platz
Keine Beteiligung an der EU-Militarisierung – raus aus der Ständigen Strukturierten Zusammenarbeit (SSZ-PESCO)! | Nein zur Erweiterung von Nato und EU! | Völkerrecht und UN-Resolution 1244 respektieren! | Frieden mit Russland! | Wiederbelebung der österreichischen Neutralität!
Veranstalter: Serbisch-Österreichische Solidaritätsbewegung, Gewerkschaftlicher Linksblock ÖGB, Solidarwerkstatt, Antiimperialistische Koordination, Dachverband für serbische Vereine in Wien, Prosvjeta, Komintern, Partei der Arbeit
20 godina od NATO-rata protiv Jugoslavije … ima li budućnosti na Balkanu?
Sonntag, 24. März 2019 – 13:00
City: Wien | ÖGB-Haus, Riverbox, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Wien ÖGB RIVERBOX 10. sprat / lift A 1020 Beč
Wien Wir wollen im historischen Abstand die offizielle Darstellung auf den Prüfstand stellen: Waren die westlichen Bomben tatsächlich die Garanten für eine demokratische Stabilisierung im ehemaligen Jugoslawien? Haben die wirtschaftsliberalen Verheißungen und die damit verbundene Westintegration Früchte getragen? Und: funktioniert das Zusammenleben der Nationalitäten heute besser?
Film & Diskusija sa Borisom Malagurskom (prevod srpski-nemački)
Sonntag, 23. März 2019 – 18:00
City: Wien | ÖGB RIVERBOX, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Wien, 10. Stockwerk / Lift A
Film & Diskussion: Das Gewicht der Ketten von und mit Boris Malagurski
Das Gewicht der Ketten (im engl. Original mit serbischer Untertitelung)
Anlässlich 20 Jahre Krieg gegen Jugoslawien | Gedenken an die Nato-Aggression
Nuclear-Armed Terrorist Organization creates enemies In April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will celebrate its 70th anniversary in Washington, D.C.* In view of the alliance’s war zone atrocities, attacks on civilians, civilian objects, and abuse of prisoners, anti-war demonstrations will greet what critics have dubbed this “Nuclear-Armed Terrorist Organization.” nukewatchinfo.org Read: WHATS NATO EVER DONE-Apr 2019.pdf Download: WHATS NATO EVER DONE-Apr 2019.pdfContinue reading →
BELGRADE FORUM FOR A WORLD OF EQUALS Belgrade, Sremska No. 6/IV, Serbia (), tel. +381 11 328 37 78 NOT TO FORGET – NATO AGGRESSION AGAINST SERBIA (FRY), 20 YEARS ON The Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, Generals and Admirals Club, Veterans Association SUBNOR and Serbian Host Society have prepared the program of commemoration on occasion of the 20th anniversary of NATO’s armed aggression against Serbia (FRY). To this end, the following events will take place: Thursday, 21st … Continue reading →
Break the Silence YES to Peace! NO to NATO! Join us to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. MN Capitol Steps (75 MLK Blvd. St. Paul MN) Thursday, April 4, 2019 Join us on the capitol steps at 12:15 for Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Bell Ringing and commemorative program, including a speaker from Communities United Against Police Brutality. At 1:30 we will meet in the capitol rotunda to hear excerpts from the “Beyond Vietnam” speech … Continue reading →
Fotos von der Alternativen / Auflösungs – Geburtstagsfeier am 18.03.2019 in Berlin aus Anlass von NATO 70 Jahre.Continue reading →
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: I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. For the sake … Continue reading →
We are protesting at the NATO Allied Maritime Command HQ in London on 2nd April at 11am.
Our some of our NATO coverage and actions here: https://cnduk.org/
TUSCANY TAKES PART TO GLOBAL MOBILIZATION FOR THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATO Every month ships of the Global Logistics, Liberty Promise, Liberty Passion, Liberty Pride and Liberty Peace arrive at the port of Livorno to load weapons coming from the largest US arsenal outside the United States, Camp Darby, located between Pisa and Livorno. The weapons are destined for the Middle East and Saudi Arabia. Since 1990, arms have been fired from Livorno for all the wars of NATO or … Continue reading →