please find a piece of Bernd Hahnfeld on legality of nuclear sharing in Germany.
The text was written in German and we translated it into English:
pressenza.com 20.07.2020 – Boston, USA – Joseph Gerson
With our newspapers and press reports focused on the deadly explosion of covid-19 infections across the country and Trump inflating threats by posed China in his desperate effort to avoid defeat in November, the U.S/NATO nuclear weapons build up across Europe has gone unremarked. That too is dangerous. Tensions with Russia continue to build. NATO has been preparing for war with its “Defender” military exercises across Europe. And, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper participated in a war game exercise in which the U.S. “launched a simulated nuclear strike against Russia.”
Europe, Nonviolent Activism By World BEYOND War, September 9, 2020 The majority of this video is in Norwegian: Tid for forandring: Fra krise og militarisme til fred og velferd from Norges Sosiale Forum on Vimeo. The portion of the above video that is in English is also here: Share this…Continue reading →
Defund militarism and invest in peacemakers if conflict resolution is truly the objective.
As members of Veterans for Peace, an organization of U.S. military veterans and supporters who advocate for peace, we couldn’t disagree more with the Aug. 14 Civil Beat article “Why Militaries Should Play Games With Each Other” by a Department of Defense employee at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and a DoD RAND contractor.
We are pleased to inform you that the World Conference against A and H Bombs (online), held on August 2-9, 2020, made a big success. We express our heartfelt gratitude to you for your support and participation in the Conference marking the 75th year of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci (il Manifesto, 1 September 2020) In Europe civil air traffic is expected to drop by 60% this year compared to 2019, due to Covid-19 restrictions, putting more than 7 million jobs at risk. On the other hand, military air traffic is growing. On Friday, August 28, six US Air Force B-52 strategic bombers flew over the thirty NATO countries in North America and Europe in a single day, flanked by eighty fighter-bombers from allied countries in different … Continue reading →
Dear signatory of the Appeal to the left and progressive forces in the European Parliament, We thank you for signing the Appeal. Enclosed you find the Appeal (English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish) together with the final list of organisations and individuals supporting the initiative. We think it is a significant mixture of ngo’s, activists, academics and political actors, from Finland to Greece (and even from the USA and Canada), who express their worry about weakening alertness of left forces … Continue reading →
The 75 th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and
Nagasaki Days Commemorated with
Hundreds of Grass-roots Actions Worldwide,
Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
Peace Wave Swept around the World from
August 6 to 9, 2020
By Xanthe Hall
The writer belongs to IPPNW Germany. This article first appeared on IPPNW Peace & Health Blog. Please click here for the original link.
BERLIN (IDN) – You could be excused for having missed the fact that NATO is in the process of updating its nuclear strategy, including substantial and significant steps. These include technologically more ambitious weapons that can be used more easily. This is the implementation of a decision made at the NATO Warsaw Summit in 2016 to revise nuclear strategy. [2020–07-17]
Inextricably linked existential threats to humanity. by Pat Elder In Greek mythology, the tale of Daedalus and his son, Icarus provides a lesson that humanity has never learned. Daedalus created wings from feathers and wax. He warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun for fear that the wax would melt. Icarus took off, exhilarated with the invention, and soared exuberantly toward the sun. His wings fell apart, and Icarus fell to his death. Remarkable technologies may escape … Continue reading →
by Josef Gerson With our newspapers and press reports focused on the deadly explosion of covid-19 infections across the country and Trump inflating threats by posed China in his desperate effort to avoid defeat in November, the U.S/NATO nuclear weapons build up across Europe has gone unremarked. That too is dangerous. Tensions with Russia continue to build. NATO has been preparing for war with its “Defender” military exercises across Europe. And, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper participated in a war … Continue reading →
Deadline 25.08.2020 Dear friends, On 23 July, the vast majority of the Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament approved, together with the social democratic (S&D), Green and rightist (EPP, Renew) parties, a resolution which criticizes the ‘European deal’ of 21 July on the Recovery Fund and the multi-annual European budget. There are indeed plenty of reasons to criticize the proposal of the European Council, but the resolution of the European Parliament also contains elements which are unacceptable from a progressive point … Continue reading →
The US is incinerating is leftover stockpiles of the most lethal types of firefighting foams containing PFAS. The process is deadly to surrounding communities because the materials typically can’t be destroyed by incineration. I had a conversation with a retired Environmental Protection Agency official in New York last week and she told me there have been no shipments of retired PFAS foam from NATO bases in Europe to the U.S. for incineration. So, tens of thousands of the most … Continue reading →
Please sign this international statement in support of Black Live Matters protests in the US From the statement below “As we condemn the police brutality being unleashed against protesters against racism in the United States, we also recognize the brutality being carried out by the U.S. military against innocent people around the world, including but not limited to the U.S. wars in the Middle East and North Africa; the expansion of the U.S. military throughout the continent of Africa; the … Continue reading →
by Rae Street August 2020 NATO was once described as the ‘military arm of the US empire’. And one might add ‘nuclear empire’. As we remember Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, the horrendous suffering which was brought about on that day to the people of Japan and, later, on the 9th August, Nagasaki day, it is worth thinking about NATO’s policies and, in particular. Its nuclear policies. Since the end of totalitarian communism, unlike the Warsaw Pact which was disbanded, … Continue reading →
Berlin Germany and zoom conference
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A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity We note the increasingly aggressive statements and actions being taken by the US government in regard to China. These constitute a threat to world peace and are an obstacle to humanity successfully dealing with extremely serious common issues which confront it such as climate change, control of pandemics, racist discrimination and economic development. We therefore believe that any New Cold War would run entirely counter to the interests … Continue reading →
Note that the online meeting will take place in Norwegian, except for the post from David Swanson. Start: Sunday, 6 September 2020 2:30 PM – CEST. It is equal to Standard Time Zone: GMT / UTC + 02:00 hour End: Sunday, 6 September 2020 4:00 PM – CEST Location:Online, Webinar. Logininformation will be published on this site: https://stoppnato.no/2020/08/11/tid-for-forandring-fra-krise-og-militarisme-til-fred-og-velferd/ and on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608849553390027/ Among the speakers are: Ingunn Gjerstad (heads the largest trade union in Norway, the Oslo department), David … Continue reading →
The Art of War “Cohesive” Italian Parliament on neo-colonial missions by Manlio Dinucci Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini (Democratic Party) expressed great satisfaction with the “cohesive” vote of the Parliament on international missions. The majority and the opposition approved 40 Italian military missions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia in compact form, there were no votes against and few abstentions except some dissent in support of the Tripoli Coast Guard. The main “peacekeeping missions,” that have been underway … Continue reading →
On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a new campaign is being launched to make Europe a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. The campaign is being initiated by 8 campaigning organisations: the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation; Church and Peace; the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES); the International Peace Bureau (IPB); the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); the European section of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW); Pax … Continue reading →
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