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Organizing Notes Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America’s declining empire…. http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2021/04/history-lesson-in-pictures-nazis-inside.htmlContinue reading →
As much as any place around the world the current situation in Ukraine could be a trigger for nuclear war. With the recent construction of US Aegis-Ashore ‘missile defense’ (MD) bases in Romania and Poland (that could also fire nuclear-capable Tomahawk cruise missiles that could reach Moscow in 10 minutes) as well as current deployment in the Black Sea of Navy Aegis destroyers with MD systems on board, it seems crucial that world citizens should have a greater understanding of … Continue reading →
NATO press release from 23 March 2021 PR (2021) 043 Issued by the NATO Foreign Ministers Brussels, 23rd-24th March 2021 We are meeting in Brussels to reaffirm the enduring transatlantic bond between Europe and North America, with NATO at its heart. We are bound together by our shared democratic values, and by our adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter. NATO is the foundation of our collective defence: together we reaffirm our solemn commitment to the … Continue reading →
The Annual Report for 2020 covers NATO’s work and achievements throughout the year, including NATO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its efforts to ensure the health crisis did not become a security crisis, and the NATO 2030 initiative to future-proof the Alliance. …
The Annual Report includes the results of new polls on the public perception of the Alliance. These show that, in a year of upheaval, overall support for the NATO Alliance, the transatlantic bond and collective defence remains strong.
The Report also includes the details of estimated 2020 national defence expenditures for all 30 NATO Allies.
16 March 2021 PR (2021) 030 NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the … Continue reading →
Webinar during the War & Peace Day of the Virtual World Social Forum January 2021
More deadly equipment may be on its way to Donbass [likely drones, communications devices, ammunition]
Another U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster military transport aircraft has recently arrived in Kiev from the Ramstein airbase in Germany.
The nature of the cargo on board the American transporter is unknown. But there is no need to guess since the U.S. military authorities have more than once stated and proved support of the Ukrainian [Nazi] forces.
Donetsk International (https://www.facebook.com/DonetskInternational/?hc_ref=ARRikpZNhazUKSVJgpGbSZQgy0qsI47u__7HKpYoBQIDsvLdz2n3s3ZBPrNn_ARBPBA&fref=nf&__tn__=kC-R)
— Bruce K. Gagnon Coordinator Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
I certainly realize that there are more than a few neo-Nazis and fascists in the powerful and influential right-wing of Ukraine. As Faulkner wrote, the past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past. That said, as we prepare a webinar about Ukraine, we do need to take accounts like the one that follows here into consideration. Reality is rarely either/or or black and white. Joseph Gerson ‘Some stay, some die’: The horror of Ukraine’s war camps Survivors give grisly … Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci Joe Biden had announced it in his electoral program: “While President Trump has abandoned allies and partners, and abdicated American leadership, as president I will immediately take steps to renew the alliances of the United States, and ensure that America, one more time, lead the world “( il manifesto, 10 November 2020). He kept his promise. The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its battle group, made up of 5 missile launchers, “attacked Islamic State positions in … Continue reading →
Seit fast vier Jahren weigert sich die Bundesregierung, dem 2017 verabschiedeten UN-Vertrag über das Verbot von Atomwaffen beizutreten. Sie handelt damit permanent gegen den mehrheitlichen Willen der Menschen in Deutschland. Obwohl inzwischen mehr als 115 Städte, vier Bundesländer und mehr als 600 Landtags-, Bundestags- und Europa-Abgeordnete appellieren, das Atomwaffenverbot zu unterstützen, beharrt die Bundesregierung nach wie vor auf ihrer Blockadehaltung gegenüber diesem wegweisenden Vertrag. Wir haben eine Bundesregierung verdient, die den Einsatz der Zivilgesellschaft für eine atomwaffenfreie Welt unterstützt, nicht … Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, dozens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other means, has been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, resized due to Covid, but amplifies it. Why does the “Europe Defender” come from the other side of the Atlantic? The 30 … Continue reading →
For your interest this is the response to the UK’s Integrated Defence Review (IDR) written by Trident Ploughshares’ Dialogue and Negotiation Team. It has been sent to the Prime Minister and other parliamentarians in Scotland, England and Wales. In peace and love, Angie Zelter, Trident Ploughshares.Continue reading →
Common Road Map to End Nuclear Sharing in Europe With the entry into force of the TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) the governments in European nuclear sharing countries, i.e. Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, are confronted with a new reality: nuclear disarmament is now on the agenda in security politics. This gives the peace movement in Europe an important chance to shape a new strategy to put pressure on European governments and NATO countries to rethink … Continue reading →
“With the Hibakusha, Let us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World – For the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet.”
Meanwhile, others tried to delegitimize it and to minimize its success.
Webinar: “Path to Peace–The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War”
Friday March 19, 1am CET (Brussels) | 9 am Seoul Time
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eTohlkHJSRGsZxrZ84FzzA
by Manlio Dinucci Ten years ago, on March 19, 2011, US / NATO forces began the air-naval bombing of Libya. The war was directed by the United States, first through the Africa Command, then through NATO under US command. In seven months, the US / NATO air force carried out 30,000 missions, 10,000 were attack missions, with over 40,000 bombs and missiles. Italy – with Parliament multipartisan consent (Democratic Party, PD, in the front row) – participated in the war … Continue reading →
Witness For Peace Southwest, CODEPINK & Addicted To War invite you to join: THE COLD WAR TRUTH COMMISSION A Day of Education, Testimonials & Action Come spend the day with us while we put the COLD WAR on TRIAL! This Sunday, March 21st 3-10p CT (1-8p PT, 4-11p ET, 9pm-4am+1 CET ) FREE EVENT ON ZOOM Register Here:www.codepink.org/03212021 For More Information Contact Rachel: – 310-971-8280 or Frank at: – 310-838-8131 Register Here:www.codepink.org/03212021 For More Information Contact Rachel: … Continue reading →
First International Day of Action against Foreign Military Bases April 30th
with the support of GCOMs
Peace movement condemns Bloody Sunday in Myanmar. Military brutality is on the rise. (1 March 2021)
The military is targeting political parties, the trade union movement and civil society. The military is forcing people at gunpoint to return to work. They are in fundamental breach of ILO labour standards.
We make a call to action to the peace movements worldwide to take action. https://www.ipb.org/ipb-statements/ipb-calls-for-solidarity-with-the-people-of-myanmar/
Taps for America’s empire of bases? Reducing the U.S. global bootprint Mar 10, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) organized by the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft The panel will include David Vine, professor of political anthropology at American University and board member of the Costs of War Project; Christine Ahn, Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ; and John Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Quincy Institute President Andrew Bacevich will moderate. … Continue reading →
by Ludo De Brabander, March 2021 Last year a 10 member-group of “experts” published the report, ‘NATO 2030: United for a New Era’ on the request of NATO-Secretary-General Stoltenberg. He tasked them to reflect on NATO’s future and its challenges after French President Macron called the military alliance “brain dead” on the eve of the NATO summit in London (3 and 4 December 2019). The ‘experts’ put forward 138 recommendations on how NATO should adapt for the next decade. This … Continue reading →