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.)
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
+++ 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, Washington DC, 10am – 15.30pm Agenda: Moderation: Ann Wright 10:00 Opening of the Annual Meeting Kristine Karch 10.15 information about the actions related to the NATO 70th anniversary Joseph Gerson 10:30 Discussion about the NATO summit in London per video …Continue reading →
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
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. We’re organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them. Wednesday, April 3 at St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Screenprinting for Justice Workshop with The Sanctuaries DC, and Nonviolent Action Prep with Nadine Bloch …Continue reading →