Livorno, Italy May 2021by Jeannie Toschi Marazzani Visconti In recent days at the port of Livorno (Tuscany) the Liberty Pride ship of the US Army’s Maritime Security program has docked. The ship must load weapons and equipment from Camp Darby. Camp Darby is located between Pisa and Livorno and is the fourth largest US arsenal outside the United States. Liberty Pride will deliver its cargo to the port of the Romanian city of Constanta on the Black Sea on the … Continue reading →
Interpretation will be available in English, German, Italian, and Japanese.
May 26, 2021 09:00 AM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
by Pablo Ruiz* (Abr 15, 2021)
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Army, the DEA, the CIA, and other U.S. agencies have innumerable bases of operations, facilities, offices, as military agreements that allow them to operate at any time in our territories.
*Pablo Ruiz is a Journalist and part of the Observatory for the Closing of The School of the Americas (SOA Watch).
Voices for Peace – you !!! can protest against NATO
5pm to 7pm CEST | 5-7am PST | 11-1pm EDT | 4-6pm UK
Calling for 2 minutes “protest greetings against NATO”
2. Dissolution of NATO – for solidarity, sustainability and disarmament Monday June 14th: 1pm to 2.30pm CEST | 1am-2:30am PST | 7am-8:30am EDT | 12pm-1:30pm UK Interpretation: English, French and Spanish By diverting attention and resources to militarism, NATO will also make it difficult to achieve the urgent Paris Agreement climate targets and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Global solidarity and international cooperation is needed to solve common challenges: the pandemic, the climate emergency, and inequality. With … Continue reading →
1. Global NATO – the threat of war Sunday June 13: 3pm to 6:30pm CEST Interpretation: English, French and Spanish Introduction Heinz Bierbaum, Germany, President – European Left Part I NATO2030 – NATO’s new global vision: Ludo De Brabander, Belgium, vrede vzw Nuclear weapons – abolition or new arms race?: Kate Hudson, UK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) Military spending on the rise: Cloe Meulenwaeter, Barcelona, Centre Delàs d´Estudis per la Pau War on terror – 20 years on: Lindsey … Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci In 2020, people’ land mobility in the European Union was paralyzed by lockdowns, mainly following the tourism blockade. The same happened in air mobility: according to a study by the European Parliament (March 2021), it suffered a net loss of 56 billion Euros and 191,000 direct jobs, plus over a million in related industries. In 2021, the recovery is promising to be very problematic. Only one sector has greatly increased its mobility against the ongoing trend: … Continue reading →
African Liberation in the Americas: A Webinar on Haiti, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela
Official press statements on NATO summit issues and meetings in beforehand (nato.int) NATO Secretary General: Summit to future-proof Alliance 18 May. 2021 – Last updated: 18 May. 2021 13:58 https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_183706.htm NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday (18 May 2021) told allied defence chiefs that the NATO Summit in June ”will be a unique opportunity to future-proof our Alliance, reinvigorate the transatlantic bond and demonstrate our commitment to transatlantic solidarity. Not just in words, but in deeds”… Mr Stoltenberg set … Continue reading →
On 19th May at 6pm, Greater Manchester CND is hosting a briefing event on ‘Global Britain’ and the Integrated Review (here).
Following the publication of the UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy 2021, this event will introduce some of its implications. Continue reading →
You’re invited you to the AGM of Abolition 2000 Register here The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries and populations showing the complete uselessness of nuclear weapons when it comes to dealing with global security threats. On January 27, 2021, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept their Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest we’ve ever been to global oblivion.Continue reading →
Join us online as we celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday! BRUCE KENT and MAW Chairperson TIM DEVEREUX will be joined by expert guests, looking back briefly on our achievements and, more importantly, thinking about the future. PAUL INGRAM in conversation with MERERID HOPWOOD will consider: The challenges of war and peace in the 21st century Alternatives to war – including the UN, conflict transformation and international law The role of the armed forces and their carbon bootprint Come and join the … Continue reading →
Protest as the nuclear submaring enters Tromsø 10’th of May
Dear participants and registrants, with this email, we would like to give you a short overview of our German webinar “SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure – Developments in Germany and Worldwide”, which we held via Zoom on April 28. This event was one in a series leading up to the Second World Peace Congress in Barcelona being held from October 15-17, 2021, for which we have just published our second programme draft. Find more information about it here: https://www.ipb2021.barcelona/ We … Continue reading →
170 Civil Society Organizations from 33 different countries demand that governments around the world drastically reduce their military expenditures, which reached almost 2 trillion $ in 2020, a 2.6% increase over the previous year. World military expenditure amounted to $1981 billion in 2020, a 2.6% increase over the previous year. In 2020, the biggest spenders were the US, China, India, Russia, the UK and Saudi Arabia. Except for Saudi Arabia, they all increased their expenditure over 2019. Military expenditure … Continue reading →
by Manlio Dinucci The Afghanistan US and Allied Forces commander General Scott Miller announced on April 25 the beginning of foreign troops withdrawal that should be completed by September 11, according to President Biden’s decision. Is the US ending a war waged for almost twenty years? In order to understand this communication, it is first of all necessary to consider the results of the war. The toll in human lives is largely unquantifiable: the “direct deaths” among the US military would … Continue reading →
Alternative conference – tbc
Katharine AM Wright, Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK. (International Political Science Review 2016, 37(3), 350–361)
International security institutions play a pivotal role in the realisation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda through their adoption and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. This article examines NATO’s adoption of UNSCR 1325, drawing upon Cynthia Enloe’s conception of NATO as a ‘teaching machine’ disseminating lessons on gender. In doing so, it finds UNSCR 1325 has been understood to be of ‘added-value’ to the Alliance in two respects: first, to support NATO’s long-established agenda to increase the representation of women in NATO forces; second, as a tool to increase operational effectiveness. I find that NATO’s adoption of UNSCR 1325 emerged as part of a counter discourse. The fact that this counter discourse was put forward by partner states challenges dominant understandings of the direction of policy dissemination within NATO. This case provides salient lessons on the opportunities for – and hindrances to – change through the pursuit of a feminist agenda within an international security institution.
GNspace4peace : https://youtu.be/RmfP1YtU-BY
WORLD BEYOND WAR:
The government of Indonesia is planning to build a military base (KODIM 1810) in the rural area of Tambrauw West Papua without consultation or permission from the Indigenous landowners who call this land their home. To stop its development, local activists are launching a comprehensive advocacy campaign and they need our help. Continue reading →
by Yurii Sheliazhenko Transcript of a presentation delivered at the International Peace Bureau’s webinar on the dangerous US/NATO/Russia/Ukraine maneuvers 5 May 2021. (Video from the webinar: webinar-discussion-about-the-dangerous-us-nato-russia-ukraine-maneuvers-2021-05-05-video/) My main point is to urge you against seeing whole problem only in the Ukraine crisis. Let’s see the big picture. War in Ukraine started in the interests of superpowers. It is a war for status quo, for a cold-war-like world. United States and Russia treat Ukraine and European Union like a chessboard … Continue reading →