Since or foundation in 1996 the Peace & Neutrality Alliance has focused on opposing the process of the militarisation of the European Union and I have attached out latest document on the emerging EU Army.
Roger Cole, PANA www.pana.ie
Read the EU_Democracy_Empire_LR.pdf
edited by Roger Cole, PANA.
Friday, January 26, 2018 By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | News Analysis The Doomsday clock is seen after members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved it 30 seconds closer to the end of the world January 25, 2018, in Washington, DC. Mounting concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war along with Donald Trump’s “unpredictability” have pushed the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to two minutes before midnight, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said Thursday. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / … Continue reading →
by Joseph Gerson* The Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases was held in Baltimore (2018/01/12-14), convened by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. The conference, organized under the leadership of the U.S. Peace Council and UNAC (United Anti-War Coalition,) with the participation of Veterans for Peace, World Beyond War and other traditional peace movement organizations. It served to place foreign military bases back on the U.S. anti-war movement’s agenda. Roughly half of the panel presentations provided specific background about … Continue reading →
The militarization of NATO’s eastern flank is the most visible sign of a new phase of the military alliance. Our new brochure, “360°-NATO: Mobilization on all Fronts” shows the impact of recent NATO-missions in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya, NATOs involvement in the Ukraine and Syria and describes the new Strategies in times of Cyberwar and the dawn of a new cold war with russia. The German Information Center on Militarization has finalized a brochure that covers a broad range of … Continue reading →
Dear friends, What a day! Today, a group of states put forward a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly to start negotiations towards a new treaty that would prohibit nuclear weapons. What does that mean? It means our hard work is starting to pay off. The states leading this initiative are Mexico, Austria, Ireland, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa. While a majority of states have expressed support for developing a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, fierce opposition to this resolution … Continue reading →
As you know my country was partitioned by British Imperialism in the early 20th Century and the six counties of Northern Ireland has been part of NATO since its foundation which is one of the reasons why we strongly congratulate the N0-to NATO grouping in all its campaign activity.
However as you know since 2002 the Republic of Ireland ( the other 26 counties) has been a de facto US Airforce Base and has allowed well over 2.5 million US troops land in Shannon Airport as they take part in its Doctrine of Perpetual War.
PANA/IAWM/Shannonwatch has published a new pamphlet, ‘Shannon Airport and 21st Century War’.
Download the broschure shannon-airport-21st-century-war-2016.pdf
Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson Moscow solidified its hold on Crimea in April, outlawing the Tatar legislature that had opposed Russia’s annexation of the region since 2014. Together with Russian military provocations against NATO forces in and around the Baltic, this move seems to validate the observations of Western analysts who argue that under Vladimir Putin, an increasingly aggressive Russia is determined to dominate its neighbors and menace Europe. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-shifrinson-russia-us-nato-deal–20160530-snap-story.htmlContinue reading →
Friends, My friend Mary Popeo made a great 2 minute video in solidarity with the struggle in Japan to defend the country’s Peace Constitution against Prime Minister Abe’s campaign to turn the clock back to the 1930s. For friends in Japan, there are subtitles. Take a look and pass it along. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxTDldD1zzg[/embedyt] For peace, justice and solidarity, Joseph Gerson http://asiapacificinitiative.orgContinue reading →
Speech by Ingeborg Breines, Co-President International Peace Bureau, Helsinki 5.Sept.2015. How much I would have preferred to speak here in Helsinki on the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe 40 years after the signing of the forward-looking OSCE treaty in this city, instead of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which should since long have been a thing of the past! How much more would I have liked to speak about human security, so intensively important these days when … Continue reading →
07.09.2015 – Helsinki, Finland – Pressenza Budapest During the weekend conference on NATO and Russia in the Baltic Area organised by the No to War, No to NATO campaign, Reiner Brown, co-President of the International Peace Bureau participated in a panel meeting on the subject of Common Security gave a talk based on the following text which Pressenza publishes with permission of the author. “Basic Principles of Common Security Politics” by Reiner Braun … Continue reading →
During the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 the alliance will practice military interventions in North Africa.
An article by Andreas Speck
Spain as spearhead for military interventions in Africa by Andreas Speck
Andreas Speck is an activist with the Antimilitarist and Nonviolent Network of Andalucía (Red Antimilitarista y Noviolenta de Andalucía (RANA)). His website is http://andreasspeck.info.
August 27, 2015 By Marcus Weisgerber Like the US, the alliance as a whole is readying forces for a full range of combat scenarios — and planning a historically complex exercise. http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/08/now-natos-prepping-hybrid-war/119687/Continue reading →
Our friend and colleague David Vine, scored a very helpful op ed in the New York Times today, making a realpolitik call for the close of U.S. foreign military bases. The article comes in conjunction with the publication of his new book, Base Nation: How U.S. Milibary Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.” You’ll find his book at the url below, and you can ask your bookseller to stock his book! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/opinion/dont-just-close-bases-at-home-close-them-overseas.htmlContinue reading →
It was on Monday, April 27th 2015, 11-13 / Conference Room C, UN, New York Organized by IALANA and INES US nuclear weapons as well as British and French still remain on the European continent. How can these stockpiles be included in efforts of disarmament, how can Europe become a nuclear weapons free zone? Nuclear sharing, for example in Germany, contradicts the NPT, yet it is reality. Chair: Kristine Karch (No to War – No to NATO, Germany) Speakers: Ludo … Continue reading →
By Jenny Clegg Jenny Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has a special interest in the China/Asia Pacific region. A directly elected member of CND National Council, Labour CND Council and CND’s International Advisory Group, Jenny has vast expeContinue reading →
http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/953088.nato-400-jetstarts-als-warnung-an-russland.htmlContinue reading →
. Jenny Clegg, Morning Star Aug 23-24, 2014. @JennyClegg1 On May 6, NATO General Security Rasmussen and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe met at the NATO headquarters to sign a new agreement on cooperation. Both stated that NATO and Japan were ‘natural partners’; both drew parallels between the situations in the Ukraine and the East and South China Seas.Continue reading →
World Conference against A and H Bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Reiner Braun, IPB Co-President 5th August, 2014, afternoon, Hiroshima in the rain. The city prepares for the commemoration of the victims: the Peace Park is ready for the great ceremony, the schools are festively decorated and the temples are preparing for the different services. A couple of minutes of silence in memory of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the first nuclear bomb during a wet but impressive event. … Continue reading →
ein Artikel von Reiner Braun Am 4/5. September findet in dem eigentlich beschaulichen walisischen Städtchen Newport der nächste NATO-Gipfel statt, mehr als zwei Jahre nach dem Gipfel in Chicago im Mai 2012. Wieder wird es die gleichen Bilder geben: weiträumige Absperrungen, Fahrverbote, no-fly zones, geschlossene Schulen und Geschäfte sowie umfassende Behinderungen von Demonstrationen und Protesten. Abgeschirmt im 5-Sterne Resort Celtic Manor Hotel werden die „alten und neuen Krieger“ nicht nur fern von den Realitäten der dort arbeitenden und lebenden Menschen, … Continue reading →
The “Invisible Casualty of War”: The Environmental Destruction of U.S. Militarism Editors’ note: Climate change heightens the imperative for thoughtful and strategic environmental activism. In this context, it is important to acknowledge the oversized responsibility of the U.S. military for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction more generally. In this DiﬀerenTakes, H. Patricia Hynes exposes the toxic legacy of U.S. militarism, including the environmental impacts of waging war and the waste generated by building and maintaining military bases, weapons, and maneuvers. Tackling … Continue reading →
a report by telesur: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Latin-America-United-in-Support-for-Palestine-20140803-0002.htmlContinue reading →
an article in the block of telesur from 31 July 2014 by Horace Campbell Most western embassies evacuated their personnel from Tripoli over the past few weeks as the fighting between rival armed militias create a nightmare of violence, insecurity and death for millions of Libyans. http://telesurtv.net/english/bloggers/The-U.S.-NATO-and-the-Destruction-of-Libya-20140731-0001.htmlContinue reading →
an aricle from the European Social Forum Mailing Liste from Simon Endre <> The Hungarian Social Forum – Social Roundtable has asked on Wednesday the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán to give clear response whether he would authorize the entry into Hungary of NATO troops.Continue reading →
With President Obama about to leave for his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour, at the close of our Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific conference this past Saturday it was decided to develop a statement that reflected the priorities and which summarized the content of the conference. Joseph GersonContinue reading →
Peace Event 2014 Sarajevo, June 6 – 9, 2014 The biggest international peace event 2014 2014: 100 years after World War I Our new newspaper for the Peace Event Sarajevo 2014Continue reading →
a newspaper published in autom 2013 by the No to war – no to NATO netwrok with the support of IALANA, IPB, INES, GUEN/NGL,ROSA LUXEMBURG FOUNDATION and transform!
Obama will visit the European institutions on wednesday 26/03. We organise a protestmeeting (see appeal below) asking for ‘desarmement for development’ at ‘place Luxembourg’, Brussels (at noon, 12.30) Attached you’ll find banners and posters. Can you distribute it widely to your network (especially those who are living/working in Brussels) and on the websites? There is also a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/691080584269170/?fref=ts You can also sign the appealContinue reading →
please find here a English version of the statement the speakers of the Cooperation for Peace (a German umbrella organization consisting of more than 50 peace organizations) released on Monday (March, 3rd, 2014) on the Ucraine. Feel free to spread the document and to send your comments and thoughts.Continue reading →
Joseph Gerson:Friends, This week’s budget deal (think of the 1.3 million unemployed who are about to lose their benefits as the holidays approach) and the disturbing news from North Korea (for those who think more broadly about the world) have been the focus of our attention. But, for those of you who want to delve deeper, you may be interested in the following article which I published in Truthout last week. For peace, JosephContinue reading →
Dear all, please find an interesting article on military research in German universities funded by Pentagon. Maybe it is worth while to see if Pentagon funds your science too. http://www.thelocal.de/20131125/german-universities-take-us-military-research-cash Greetings, LucasContinue reading →
Joseph Gerson* The Obama Administration’s provocative decision to send a veiled nuclear threat to China with last week’s B-52 flights over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands grew out of a complicated set of issues with deep historic roots. Not the least of them being the Obama Administration’s campaign to preserve U.S. Asia-Pacific hegemony in the era of U.S. decline and China’s rise.Continue reading →
Elsa Rassbach wrote: How Europeans Are Opposing Drone and Robot Warfare: An Overview of the Anti-Drone Movement in EuropeContinue reading →
Peace and Neutrality Alliance PRESS RELEASE PANA-RED C OPINION POLL ON IRISH NEUTRALITY AND INTERNATIONAL SITUATION SEPTEMBER 2013: Irish people support a policy of neutrality and not sending military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria:Continue reading →
Nordic Defence Cooperation Arctic Challenge exercise will see dozens of fighters in the northern sky http://www.nordefco.org/Arctic-Challenge-exercise-will-see-dozens-of-fighters-in-the-northern-skyContinue reading →
13.10.2013 Efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction undoubtedly fall within the scope of the will of Alfred Nobel, whose commitment to disarmament is well established. Nobel was himself a chemist and before embracing the peace cause, held the view that his dynamite would become so powerful that states would no longer resort to war. He was of course quite wrong in that regard, and for that reason alone we have no doubt that the later Nobel … Continue reading →
Statement from the Triennial Conference of the International Peace Bureau September 13-15 Stockholm , Sweden “The World is Over-armed and Peace is Under-funded” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary GeneralContinue reading →
the German Section of IALANA and the Federation of German Scientists (FGS, the German Pugwash Group) biannually award the Whistleblower Award. This year the prize is also awarded by Transparency International, Germany. The award goes to … Edward Snowden. The reasoning for awarding Edward Snowden with the Whistleblower Award will soon be available in English on http://vdw-ev.de/index.php/de-DE/arbeitsfelder-der-vdw/informationen-zu-qwhistleblowernq/8-aktuelles-und-veranstaltungen-des-vdw/202-whistleblower-preistraeger-2013 and on www.ialana.deContinue reading →
Also, deeply disturbing, but I think true, former President Carter was quoted in Germany’s leading newspaper as saying that the U.S. is no longer a functioning democracy. A report from an international business journal that you’ll find below and attached carries that story. For peace and justice, Joseph Gerson http://www.salon.com/2013/07/18/jimmy_carter_us_has_no_functioning_democracy_partner/ Jimmy Carter: US “Has No Functioning Democracy” By Alberto Riva, International Business Times 19 July 13Continue reading →
Friends, Years ago, Sergey Rogov of the U.S.A and Canada Institute in Moscow spoke at a conference we organized. I found him to be very thoughtful, realistic, and seeking a way toward disarmament and greater peace. Over the weekend I came across a reprint of a brief and very thoughtful analysis published back in April and thought I should share it with you.Continue reading →
by Luis Gutierrez-Esparza On May 22, the Latin American Circle of International Studies (LACIS) announced that experts from the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) confirmed the existence of chemical weapons in Panama, left behind by the U. S. armed forces.Continue reading →
Dear friendes and colleagues please find an interesting article on killer robots by United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/A-View-from-the-United-Nations-/killer-robots-and-the-rul_b_3599657.html Greetings, LucasContinue reading →
This is the Statement approved by the High North International and Security Conference, last June 29th at Kiruna, Sweden. Several members of the ICC attended this reunion. THE KIRUNA STATEMENT PROTECTING THE HIGH NORTH, DEMILITARISING OUTER SPACE AND REMOVING THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION The International Conference on the High North and International Security was held in the city of Kiruna, Sweden, on 28-30th June 2013. Representatives from a wide spectrum of civil societies and public movements from a number … Continue reading →
President Obama’s speech last week in Berlin has understandably been overshadowed by Edward Snowden’s continuing NSA revelations (about which I’ll be sending you an article from today’s Times separately.) BUT, with much of the world anxious to learn how President Obama plans follow up his 2009 nuclear-free world speech in Prague, the his speech in Berlin was very important for what he did and did not say. Following is a critique of that speech and a listing of policy alternatives … Continue reading →
from Joe Gerson Shortly after the Marathon bombings lockdown of the Boston metropolitan area and siege of Watertown, I did an interview with Jessie Jackson and Professor Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School.Continue reading →
I am writing this from the Frankfurt, Germany airport where I have a three-hour layover on the way back to Boston. I flew early this morning from Kiruna to Stockholm and then Frankfurt.Continue reading →
We must be alert, looking at Latin America. The Mexico-U.S. border, that is, the Latin America-NATO border, could be the next battlefield for the criminal alliance… http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/us/us-military-firms-eye-border-security-contracts.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130607&_r=0 Best, Luis Gutierrez-EsparzaContinue reading →
by QYOZOU ENOLM <> Abstract 1 – A decadent Europe shows its decaying teeth 2 – A quick glance on the Pentagon/NATO’s last brave interventions 2.1 – Libya 2.2 – Iraq 2.3 – Afghanistan 2.4 – Syria 3 – What is left from tragedies and comedies of the recent past? 4 – Iran, the rich target of the Westerners 4.1 – Recent history of Western’s interventions in Iran 4.2 – The Iranian foreign relationships matrix 4.3 – The Iranian nuclear … Continue reading →
Last week, in my weekly column in Mexico City’s daily newspaper Excelsior, I (Luis Gutierrez-Esparza) wrote about a theme that should be of concern to every Latin American and to the peace and disarmament movement worldwide: the presence of active chemical weapons, abandoned by the U.S. in Panama, and the reluctance of Washington to recognize its responsibility and destroy and remove those weapons from Panama.Continue reading →