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an article by Rae Street, published in http://www.spokesmanbooks.com/Spokesman/PDF/ENDINFO12.pdf Defender 2020 is described by the U.S.Army Europe as ‘the deployment of a division-size combat-credible force from the United States in Europe, the drawing of equipment and the movement of personnel and equipment across the theater to various training areas.’ Actually this will be the largest US military deployment in 25 years. There will some 36,000 personnel –including 25,000 from the U.S. and units from Britain – across Germany,Poland and the Baltic … Continue reading →
Dear peace friends all over the Baltic and elsewhere. This is a film you simply must see!
We have to do our best to stop this madness! Ulla Klötzer, Women for Peace – Finland
DGB resolution against the NATO “DEFENDER 2020″ exercise in Europe We say “No” to the NATO exercise and “Yes” to peace, détente and disarmament Branded “DEFENDER 2020”, NATO is planning one of the largest land forces exercises seen in Europe since the end of the Cold War. Scheduled for April and May, the exercise aims to demonstrate a) NATO’s strategic readiness, testing its ability to rapidly deploy armoured US brigades to the Russian border in an emergency; and b) NATO’s … Continue reading →
Hello! Here is my new article about U.S. Army presence in Europe and the threat which Defender Europe 2020 presents to Europe. Alvis Petus *Coronavirus is in Italy, Latvia is next* Coronavirus can be /transferred/to Latvia by the /U.S. Army paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade, stationed in Vicenza, northern Italy./ /It is known that Italy is trying to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 after the country saw a major uptick in cases of the coronavirus disease in northern Italy. Italy … Continue reading →
Concerning the military activity: Today (24.02.2020) arrived the Integrity in the port of Antwerp (https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:435941/mmsi:367063310/vessel:INTEGRITY – 2 days later than scheduled). This was the first ship with US military material for Defender 2020. Earlier this month a UK vessel has unloaded material. I noticed, after the Endurance which arrived Saturday, at least 2 ships under way for Bremerhaven from Savannah: the Green Bay (just arrived) en the Green Lake (ETA 2 March, but these times can change a lot): https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:440667/mmsi:338009000/vessel:GREEN%20BAY … Continue reading →
Read the newspaper: Web_Newspaper_Defender_2020.pdf
Downlaod the newspaper: Web_Newspaper_Defender_2020.pdf (500 k)
As far as I can see there is at the moment no action planning for Defender in the Netherlands.
I have asked Jan Schaake (Enschede) and Guido van Leemput (SP). Jan says that he gives priority to the action in Dülmen. He estimates that transports (by train) will cross the border at Venlo (so not Bentheim or Emmerich).
Guido says that they are monitoring developments intensively and that Ludo is involved.
I have further asked someone in Zeeland to be alert on developments in Vlissingen. Zeeland is by the way a bit of a vacuum for the peace movement here.
Under the circumstances, I think it is not useful to send someone to Duisburg as there is no action planned in the Netherlands. Rather sad, but that is the situation here at the moment.
I keep you posted on developments.
Friendly greetings, Kees
by Adam Kamiński, Poland The United States continues to emphasize that the relationship between the US and Poland is close. “Polish-American relations are better than ever” – said the United States Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher. According to her, it is because of “the honest and personal relations between Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and US leader Donald Trump“. It’s worth mentioning that although American politicians, who are singing the praises of love and friendship between Poland and United States, in … Continue reading →
By Lukas Ramonas, Author of the Baltic Word. As you know, large-scale NATO maneuvers Defender-Europe 20 will soon begin. Nearly 40 thousand troops will take part in the exercise. The exercise will be held in 10 European countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Germany. These maneuvers will be the largest transfer of troops directly from the United States to the European continent in more than 25 years. For the first time, an American division will be transported to Eastern … Continue reading →
Hello! I am an active supporter of your anty NATO position. I am strongly against military exercise Defender Europe 20 in Latvia and in any other country.
I also started petitions in English and Russian languages:
I am a blogger-beginner from Latvia. I want to suggest you kind of cooperation, namely, i would like to propose you some videos for your web-site and social networks. I like your policy and approach regarding the upcoming military exercise Defender Europe 20. I also act against Defender Europe 20. I am an independent blogger and act for anti-war and anti-NATO movements in Latvia and Europe in general. To my mind, the main goal of this maneuver is not to … Continue reading →
message from December 12, 2019 – link to an article in Dutch, maybe it has a connection with Defender Europe 2020 (kk) In the past week there have been some important developments around the Dutch nuclear base near Volkel. The local newspaper Brabants Nieuwsblad reported last Monday that two times in the week before a big military transport plane C-17 Globemaster III has landed there. Yesterday a C-17A belonging to US Air Mobility Command came directly from the US without … Continue reading →
UPDATE 15.03.2020 The International Conference on the 75th Anniversary of Italian Liberation and End of Second World War Let’s Break Free From War, was originally scheduled for April 25th 2020, in Florence, at the Odeon Theatre (Piazza degli Strozzi, 2). The Organizing committee, formed of Associazione Per un Mondo senza Guerre – CNGNN (Italy) –Global Research (Canada) and other associations, held an online meeting to discuss the current epidemic situation in Italy. They decided to postpone the organization of the Conference until April 3rd. On that day the Committee will decide depending … Continue reading →
Defender 2020 means Germany and other NATO states defend the right of American forces to poison drinking water, groundwater, rivers, soil, and air. There’s a new story from Wiesbaden today that reports the US has contaminated groundwater with 104,000 parts per trillion (ppt) of PFAS substances. Wiesbaden is contaminated forever. For comparison, Ramstein reported contamination of the carcinogenic substances at 264,000 ppt of PFAS while Spangdahlem Air Base found PFAS at concentrations of 1,935 ppt. In Bitburg, the groundwater was … Continue reading →
Kate Hudson latest blog on the Defender 20 theme for info
The Pentagon’s Hidden Contribution to Climate Change
The world’s single greatest institutional consumer of fossil fuels remains exempt from reporting its pollution
Hallo Comorade, we are orgonizing a symposium in Athenes. we are sending you our matterial by attachment . sorry that we let you know so late about the symposium. Nevertheless we would like to invite you to our symposium. Can you participate directly and if you cannot come we can video call eachother so that the other participants may also hear your voice so that it can serve our common struggle against imperialism. it starts at Feb 14. till 16. … Continue reading →
Bahri ships transport armaments and military vehicles from the United States, Canada, and Europe towards the Middle East, mainly for Saudi Arabia and UAE armies. It’s a well-known story that has been featured by newspapers and TV channels as well. Between May and June, Bahri’s shipments were blocked and/or protested against in Le Havre, Genoa, and Marseille, while on other occasions port workers blocked military vehicles from being loaded on board. As far as we know, since then, Bahri ships … Continue reading →
GDAMS 2020 will mark some extraordinary events and anniversaries, including: Continue reading →
Why We Need Decolonization in 2020
By William Blum
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)
The U.S. military is poisoning most of Europe. Your crops and fish – and your bodies are full of American carcinogens – and it’s getting worse. The article here shows how the U.S. military propaganda machine works. First they’re silent, then they lie to you, and then they’re silent and the issue goes away. If the issue doesn’t go away right quickly, they’ll gather several of you, make it seem official, lie to you, and then the issue goes away. … Continue reading →