By Ann Wright
During the COVID-19 pandemic, not only will the U.S. military have the largest maritime military maneuvers in the world, with Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) coming to the waters off Hawaii August 17-31, 2020 bringing 26 nations, 25,000 military personnel, up to 50 ships and submarines and hundreds of aircraft in midst of a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, but the U.S. Army is having a 6,000 person war game in June 2020 in Poland. The State of Hawaii has the most stringent measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all persons arriving in Hawaii — returning residents as well as visitors. This quarantine is required until at least June 30, 2020.
Website https://bikeforpeace.net/ (most in German language).
Weiterlesen / Read more in German: Friedensradfahrt-Paris-Hiroshima-Verschiebung_auf_2021.pdf
by Tamara Lorincz
To counter NATO’s 70th anniversary celebration, I launched a monthly protest outside the NATO Asso-ciation of Canada (NAOC) in Toronto in January 2019. I made a commitment to stand with my signs “No to NATO” and “Canada Out of NATO” for one hour once a month for twelve months to oppose this aggressive, nuclear-armed alliance.
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Below extremely useful and important information from Dr. Horst Leps Hamburg Characteristic of the current military and security situation in the Baltic Sea, is not only the fact that the opposing parties (east and west) hardly speak with each other anymore, but that there are also no initiatives in this direction. The German Foreign Office in Berlin has supported the American RAND Corporation in a study “A New Approach to Conventional Arms Control in Europe” which has now been … Continue reading →
Unbelievable video of US military poisoning in Okinawa today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNctNl4z2-o
Massive carcinogenic PFAS Foam release from the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.. There’s nothing the Okinawans can do to stop it. One teaspoon of this foam can poison a city’s drinking water reservoir. It genetically mutates living organisms and it never breaks down. It weakens immune systems during pandemics. For more: https://www.militarypoisons.org/okinawa.html
NATO WATCH NATO’S COVID-19 OBJECTIVES: IMPROVING AID ASSISTANCE, CONTINUING CORE SECURITY TASKS AND WINNING THE PROPAGANDA WAR Tue, 04/14/2020 – 08:46 | BY DR. IAN DAVIS AND JOE MALMKVIST COVID-19 has changed everything. Schools are closed, all public gatherings have been cancelled, hundreds of millions of people around the world are out of work and governments are introducing some of the largest economic stimulus packages in history. And the huge cost in lives lost continues to grow at an alarming … Continue reading →
The Norwegian government will now adopt a new “defense policy”. They have therefore ordered this report (https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR4381.html) It seems they will tighten a militaristic screw and continue the escalation in the Arctic north.
Solidarity greetings from Geir Hem, member of the national board “Stopp NATO” Norway
Webinar from Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space brought together key activists Dave Webb (UK), Lynda Williams (California) and Bruce Gagnon (Maine) to discuss the latest news and views on ‘star wars’, missile defence, space weapons, Space Force, mining the sky, and the on-going campaign to prevent a war in space. https://youtu.be/shoeFQZculM
There will inevitably be other global challenges that countries will face together over time. However, NATO at seventy is not the instrument to address them.
by Jan Schaake (translation Kees Kalkman) The Amsterdam seminar on Euromilitarism Starting from a basal criticism of American imperialism that absorbs the EU member states by way of NATO, or rather from a concern about the American Alleingang and the unreliability as an ally under Trump, there is more and more a louder call to set up a European army and a separate European arms industry, so that ‘Europe’ can take care for its own safety. That call is sometimes … Continue reading →
Tony Osborne April 06, 2020 Aviation Week https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/budget-policy-operations/nato-activates-air-mobility-initiative-fight-covid-19 – A NATO initiative to speed up military reinforcement by air has been activated to support Europe’s battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Rapid Air Mobility (RAM) initiative—declared operational in October 2019—is the result of a collaboration between NATO and air traffic management agency Eurocontrol to remove constraints to military airlift flights. RAM was originally developed as a means of getting equipment, supplies and personnel to the farthest reaches of the … Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci
The 30 NATO foreign ministers met on April 2 by videoconference, and instructed US general Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to “coordinate the necessary military support to fight the coronavirus crisis”.
Moin liebe Aktive/ Moin dear active (for the english translation please scroll down), Moin liebe Aktive/ Moin dear active (for the english translation please scroll down), der Friedenskanal Hamburg hat ein Video veröffentlicht, mit dem Titel „Solidarität mit Geflüchteten in Corona-Krise und Räumung des Lampedusa-Zelts in Hamburg“. the “Friedenskanal Hamburg” has published a video entitled “Solidarity with refugees in the corona crisis and evacuation of the Lampedusa tent in Hamburg”. Hier der Link:/ Here the link: https://youtu.be/LRkCf5_nrEA Hilfreich zur … Continue reading →
by Kate Hudson, March 27th, 2020 Last week the Pentagon pretty much called off the Defender-Europe 20 war games which involved 30,000 US troops landing in continental Europe – exercises which I described recently as the US practising an invasion of Europe. Covid-19 has forced the Pentagon to cut the exercises right back. As of March 13, they announced, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased, in the interests of the health and … Continue reading →
Defender 2020 war rehearsal has not been reduced, but with nuclear U.S. Air Force B-2A bombers implemented. General Tod D. Wolters, Head of the United States European Command confirmed that Defender 2020 is not an exercise of conventional Forces, but of Nuclear Forces. Read the following article by Manlio Dinucci published in Il Manifesto today March 24. Jeannie, CNGNN Italy The art of War Doctor Strangelove takes care of our health Manlio Dinucci (il manifesto, March 24, 2020) Faced with … Continue reading →
Collection by Ann Wright Excellent Oped by members of Hawaii Peace And Justice in today’s Honolulu Star Advertiser, the largest newspaper in Hawaii, on The need to cancel Rim of the Pacific military exercises. Thanks to Everyone who has signed our petition to cancel RIMPAC!! Lots of local national and international organizations have signed the petition As well as 1,100 signatures!! https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/help-hawaii-stop-the-largest-naval-war-practice-in-the-world Please send a comment on this article as most of them are pro-military … Continue reading →
Is the U.S. military an incubator for the coronavirus as it was for the Spanish flu in 1918? Check out the home page of the NATO base closest to you to discover the activities they haven’t cancelled.
U.S. Army Halts Training Over Coronavirus but Then Changes Its Mind
Campagne Stopp Air Base Ramstein !!! Cancellation of the action week in July !!! Ramstein Protest Days 2020 now from 25. to 27.09.2020 in Berlin !!! Dear colleagues and friends of peace also, in Rhineland-Palatinate and thus in Kaiserslautern and Ramstein-Miesenbach all events are cancelled at least until 10.07.2020. The knowledge that there is certainly no exception for us peace activists and the responsibility for the health of all of us and all of our fellow citizens with whom we … Continue reading →
Read more in English !!! Ramstein Protest Days 2020 now from 25. to 27.09.20 in Berlin !!!
Die Aktionswoche vom 5. bis 12. Juli ist abgesagt! Wir wollen die Situation nutzen, um uns mit ganzer Kraft und Entschlossenheit auf die Vorbereitung der Proteste in Berlin im September „zu stürzen“. Wir wollen die Aktivitäten in Berlin sogar zu einer umfassenden Protestbewegung, einem Protest-Wochenende ausbauen. Es sollen die „Stopp Ramstein Protestaktionen 2020 Berlin“ werden.
Action week against the US/NATO Air Base in Ramstein, Germany
So far last statement of EUCOM chief General Tod Wolters on the manoeuvre DEFENDER-Europe 20
Remarks by General Wolters in a Press Briefing via Teleconference on COVID-19 Response
by Ann Garrison
I spoke to Bruce Gagnon, coordinator and co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, about the NATO shutdown.
International Peace Bureau has launched this petition to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
We, the signatories, call on the world leaders meeting at the General Assembly of the United Nations*, to dramatically reduce military spending in favor of healthcare and all social and environmental needs.
*Signatures will be brought to the United Nations General Assembly on the 1st day of the next session opening on September 15th 2020
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The Pentagon’s Task Force Progress Report released on March 13, 2020 has the audacity to suggest that American military actions have satisfactorily addressed PFAS on military installations outside of the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth! The DOD has poisoned a variety of water sources in Germany, Japan, Guam, Diego Garcia, Honduras, and Belgium to name a few contaminated places.
Not a single major world media outlet reported on this outrageously false report. In classic form, the global warmakers published their long-awaited falsehoods when no one was paying attention.. The DOD announced that 250 new bases are poisoned, bringing the total to 651.
There are many lessons in my article below for people fighting American imperialism globally. The Pentagon is poisoning all of us while lying about it. Grab the low-lying poisonous fruit as an effective form of resistance.
We in Hawaii just created the campaign: Stop the Largest Naval War Practice in the World that with COVID19 Endangers Hawaii and the World
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Video by Kristine Karch, Germany, Co-Chiar of the international network “No to war – no to NATO” and member of the coordinating commmittee of the campaign “Stopp Air Base Ramstein” in Germany
This video was produced end of February for Pat Elder, USA for his “PFAS” tour through Californaia. He is a member of the internationanl coordinating commitee of the international network “No to war – no to NATO” and member of the international council of the campaign “Stopp Air Base Ramstein”.