I ask all women reading these lines, please try to find the 2 missing T-Shirts.
Please send them back!!!
We need them for counter actions
against the “NATO security conference“
Please send them back to CND (Kate Hudson), 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ
The Middle East is on the verge of a new disastrous conflict. 17 years after the invasion of Iraq, the US seems to be heading for a war with Iran. The extrajudicial execution of Qasem Soleimani with drone rockets, whatever his crimes have been, is a provocative act of war and a violation of international law. US President Trump is undermining the international legal framework on a regular basis. We can not tolerate that laws of the jungle and the logic of war will rule the world.
War will further destabilize the Middle East and threaten stability in the world. Ordinary citizens will be the victims. War is only benefiting the war industry and militarism.
We say stop! We don’t want a war with Iran. Not in our name!
The international network ‘No to War – No to Nato’ encourages peace organizations and other social movements to take the streets in a worldwide movement with a strong anti-war message. It supports the call issued by our friends of the US peace movement for a “Global Day of Action” against a war with Iran on Saturday, January 25th.
CODEPINK asks: please list the upcoming events here so we can keep track. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckXL0YkNVWGSLsASxtFkY6P1Wvnv9mWfeJmWAxEtT4UP6DVA/viewform
With an information on it will be published here: www.no-to-nato.org/calender-of-peace-activities/
by Pat Elder
The U.S. military uses Restoration Advisory Boards to track and contain community resistance to deadly contamination while the Trump Administration claims “sovereign immunity” from prosecution in federal courts. This article provides further evidence of the Pentagon’s sophisticated psychological operations. https://worldbeyondwar.org/the-survey-monkey-and-the-dog-and-pony-show/
World Beyond War’s No Bases Campaign
By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 10, 2020
President Donald Trump now wants to rebrand NATO and possibly expand its purview to the Middle East. And he knows just what to call it. “’NATO’ right? And then you have ‘M.E.’ — Middle East. You’ll call it ‘NATO-ME,’” Trump said Thursday, adding: “What a beautiful name.”
kk: But in the article is not mentioned, that NATO is already active in Middle East with two formats ‘The Mediterranean Dialogue’ and ‘The Istanbul Cooperation’, see: Q&A about NATO: 9. Does NATO work with other States? Additional NATO and NATO member states have troops in the Middle East like Germany.
Twenty weeks for twenty bombs – starting again on March 26*, 2020 until August 9th, groups and individuals will hold vigils and other kinds of nonviolent direct action (blockades, trespassing, etc.) at the Büchel base to pressure the government, sending back the nucleat bombs. In July and August a peace camp take place.
Read the leaflet for 2020 (only in German language): Flyer_Buechel_2020.pdf
von Ilja Alexander Tüchter, Die Rheinpfalz, Mittwoch, 08. Januar 2020
Seit mindestens einem Jahrzehnt wird darüber gestritten, ob und wie die Air Base im westpfälzischen Ramstein Teil des Drohnenkriegs der USA ist. Auch nach der Tötung des iranischen Generals Ghassem Soleimani durch einen Drohnenschlag in Bagdad wird über eine Mitwirkung spekuliert.
https://www.rheinpfalz.de/nachrichten/politik/artikel/die-us-air-base-ramstein-und-der-drohnenkrieg-wenn-der-sensenmann-toetet/ (Leider ein Bezahl-Artikel 99ct.)
By IMMANUEL JOHNSON | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 8, 2020
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will take over NATO’s mission in northeastern Poland this month, in support of the alliance’s effort aimed at deterring Russian aggression.
The Vilseck, Germany-based unit will send one infantry squadron with elements from regimental engineering and support squadrons, 2nd Cavalry spokeswoman Capt. Ellen Brabo said.
Even though Trump is not striking back militarily, we are still on the brink and we must MOBILIZE QUICKLY to stop this war.
Tomorrow, on January 9, in over 100 cities across the U.S., people will be taking to the streets to say PEACE WITH IRAN!
The illegal assassination of Iranian General Soleimani was an act of war by the United States that must not be tolerated. Whatever the crimes of Soleimani have been, the United States has no legal or moral right to take such unilateral action or for the recent bombings of five Iranian related facilities in Iraq and Syria. Iraq, Syria and Iran are sovereign nations and these U.S. attacks have been gross violations of international law, which prohibits such aggression. They have … Continue reading →
What: Rally ‘GEEN OORLOG MET IRAN’ (NO WAR WITH IRAN)
Where: Spui – Amsterdam
When: January 11, 14:00 – 15.00
Spekers: Among others @SadetKarabulut (MP Socialist Party – SP), @femkeroosma (Green-Left Amsterdam Councillor – GroenLinks), Amsterdams Vredesinitiatief (Amsterdam Peace Initiative), Stop Wapenhandel @CTWnl (Stop Arms Trade)
More information, list of events in USA and Canada and the possibility to endorse are here: https://www.codepink.org/global_peace_activist_kit
by Pat Elder, December 26, 2019
Green X – Convoy Support centers in Garlstedt, Burg, and Oberlausitz
Blue – Parachute exercises: Headquarters: Ramstein, Germany; drops in Georgia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
Black – Command Post Grafenwoehr, Germany
Blue Line – River Crossing – 11,000 troops Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland
Yellow X – Joint Support and Enabling Command, (JSEC), Ulm
The German version will be found here: https://cooptv.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/grossmanoever-defender-europe-20/
Call for protests against the Munich Security Conference on 15 February 2020 International Support is welcome https://www.sicherheitskonferenz.de/en/Call-Protests-Against-SIKO-2020 Everything must change! No to war and destruction of the environment! The Munich Security Conference (‟Siko”) will be held from February 14th to 16th. Heads of state and government will be meeting with representatives of big business and the arms industry, with the military, intelligence agencies, and politicians. When they speak about ‛security’, it is not about ‟peaceful solution to conflicts”, as the … Continue reading →
The first action conference against the planned NATO war-manoeuvre Defender 2020 took place in Leipzig (Germany) on November 24th. With 100 participants, mostly from the East Germany, the hall in the St. Trinitatis church was overcrowded, participants had to sit in the hallway and on the floor. Invited were people from the DFG-VK Ost, attac Leipzig and Halle, Aufstehen Leipzig, der Naturwissenschaftler Friedensinitiative and the BI Offene Heide. Present were peace activists from almost all regions, towns and villages of … Continue reading →
an interesting article on www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/
WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Own report) – In the spring of 2020, the NATO power block will hold a war game to test its mobilization against the East, according to a letter from the German Ministry of Defense. With the “Defender 2020” military exercise, the USA and its European allies will be testing the military infrastructure, command structures and supply routes it has been building up over the past few years in Eastern Europe.
Enclosed you will find the answer of the Federal Government to the routes of the troop transfer within the war maneuver Defender 2020, which Alexander Neu received and made available to us. Here a translation with the support of deepl.com: Question To the knowledge of the Federal Government, which deployments of NATO forces are to be carried out in the context of the preparations for the NATO manoeuvre “Defender 2020” planned by or from Germany and how did the “Bundeswehr” … Continue reading →
Here’s my latest piece on US military propaganda and contamination. There are lessons here for folks fighting militarism. The United States military is lying to the world about contamination caused by carcinogens routinely used in firefighting exercises on bases. They’re fabricating stories to escape liability for poisoning millions. They’re pretending to conduct science when the science already exists. Meanwhile, the Naval Research Lab in Washington operates a “testing lab” on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay 35 miles to the … Continue reading →
Dark Waters is the most important American film in a decade, although it squanders an opportunity to fully portray PFAS contamination as the nationwide human health epidemic it has become. The film leaves out half of the story – and that involves the military. In any case, please see it and consider PFAS contamination and associated cancer clusters in your work to shut down US bases. https://worldbeyondwar.org/dark-waters-tells-half-the-story-of-pfas-contamination/?fbclid=IwAR0pFj-eqURqQIYILGEV4Hujq13xm-OWXzQgkfmmxP4Fs2zJ7a4YPfaPx5w
US agrees to immediately return 4 military bases to S. Korea http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/920639.html The deliberations about who should be responsible for dealing with the contamination aren’t going smoothly. To date, there are no examples of the US taking responsibility for contamination and covering the cost of decontamination at military bases it has handed over in other countries, such as Japan and Germany. While the US acknowledges that the four bases are polluted, it reportedly denies that the contamination poses a “known, … Continue reading →
Zombie NATO Is Obsolete; Militarists Try To Revive It Through Expanded Targets … Continue reading →
If you are interessed in official information abour Defender 2020, here the link to the website of the US Army Europe. https://www.eur.army.mil/DefenderEurope/
Here you can find the DEFENDER-Europe 20 Fact Sheet https://www.eur.army.mil/Portals/19/documents/DEFENDEREurope/DEFENDEREurope20Factsheet191216.pdf
Mouvement de la Paix / The Peace Movement (France) Communique 2019.12.11 Contrary to the media preparation cleverly orchestrated by President Macron, the NATO summit held in London on December 5 and 6, 2019 has not led to a questioning of this military alliance dating back to the Cold War. , on the contrary. After celebrating 70 years of NATO at Buckingham Palace, the Heads of State and Government unanimously adopted a final declaration stating that “terrorism in all its forms … Continue reading →
Here’s a follow up report from NBC News on PFAS that ran on U.S. nationwide TV last night and this morning. I featured in their first report. I told them about all of the dead dogs reported by people who live in communities near US military bases as a testament to the heavily contaminated surface water and suggested they go find that story. You know how dogs drink from puddles? I’m happy it came out in this report. I think … Continue reading →
The World Peace Council and the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases are jointly organizing a 2-day international conference titled “Confronting Imperialism’s War Machine — The Global Struggle for Peace, Social Justice, National Sovereignty and the Environment,” on March 28-29, 2020, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Conference is hosted by Cyprus Peace Council. https://antiimperialistconferencecyprus.org/
¡Todo debe cambiar!
¡No a la guerra y a la destrucción del medio ambiente!
Saturday, 15 February 2020 in Munich at 1 p.m. at the Stachus / Karlsplatz Continue reading →
all photos © … Continue reading →
Action in London on the ve of December 3rd, 2019, near Buckingham Palast.
Unfortunatly at the end of the demonstration I did not get back all 14 T-Shirts, the T-Shirts with the Number 6 and 7 are missing, please send them back to CND, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ. We need them for our next action the demonstration against the Munich Security Conference Februar 16th, 2020.