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 →
Tomorrow, December 10th, ICAN will receive the Peace Nobel Prize for their activities for a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty and tomorrow is the international day of Human Rights, a good possibility for us to congratulate ICAN and all its supporters. ICC* statement on Nuclear Disarmament We celebrate the adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty in the United Nations Conference by representatives of 122 governments, the majority of the world’s nations. The treaty further stigmatizes nuclear weapons and commits to … 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.html
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.org
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/
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.html
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 expe
. 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.
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.html
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.html
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 Gerson
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 2014
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 appeal