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 ji …Continue 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 →
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 →
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 →
“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.
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 →
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 *protected email* * 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 *protected email**protected email* Nato claims to strive for collective defence and preserving peace and security. But Nato …Continue reading →
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