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NATO sees the future in new cold war thinking

Photo: NATO

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Last year a 10 member-group of "experts" published the report, ‘NATO 2030: United for a New Era’ at the request of NATO-Secretary-General Stoltenberg. He tasked them to reflect on NATO's future and its challenges after French President Macron called the military alliance "brain dead".

donderdag 04 maart 2021 - Ludo De Brabander
Nuclear arms central to NATO's identity

A U.S. nuclear weapon storage system at Volkel Air Base (photo: wikipedia)

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Only gradually, nuclear weapons became a central part of NATO's military post-cold war strategy. In 2010 NATO proclaimed itself a 'nuclear alliance'. Today, the military alliance is waging a disinformation campaign with the false claim that the new Ban Treaty (TPNW) undermines the nuclear disarmament regime.

maandag 22 februari 2021 - Ludo De Brabander
Global NATO

Canadian Air Task Force Lithuania at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, September 7, 2014 (photo: Robert Sullivan)

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In a multipolar world with several emerging superpowers, the military alliance seems determined to help maintain Western military, political and economic hegemony in the world.

maandag 22 februari 2021 - Ludo De Brabander
Statement of the No to war – no to NATO network on NATO2030

Protest at NATO-summit in Warsaw, 2016 (photo: LDB)

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The No to war – No to NATO Network condemns the proposals for a new NATO agenda, outlined in 'NATO 2030: United for a New Era'. The report presents a dangerous expansion plan that will increase tension and the risk of war.

zaterdag 20 februari 2021 - No to War - No to NATO Network
NATO must stop its obstruction of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Photo: ICAN

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The No to War - No to NATO Network denounces the North Atlantic Treaty Association’s (NATO) continuing efforts to obstruct the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that comes into force on January 22, 2021.

woensdag 20 januari 2021 - No to War - No to NATO Network
Save Sinjajevina: Herders and activists protect Montenegrin pastures from military occupation

Protest camp on Sinjajevina, November 2020 (Save Sinjajevina association)

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After a mobile blockade lasting almost two months, a small group of traditional herders and activists has successfully repelled NATO and the Montenegrin military’s efforts to occupy the territory of Sinjajevina in Montenegro – the largest mountain grassland in the Balkans and the second in Europe.

maandag 11 januari 2021 - Pablo Dominguez
Palestinian rights and the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Photo: Ludo De Brabander

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A group of 122 Palestinian and Arab academics, journalists and intellectuals express their concerns about the IHRA definition.

maandag 30 november 2020 - Palestinian & Arabian intellectuals
Turkey’s aggressive neo-Ottomanism

Illustration: geralt (pixabay.com)

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Erdoğan rules with an iron fist. Many opposing his authoritarian regime have been imprisoned or lost their jobs. His pan-turkism implies repression against the Kurdish people. Abroad, Erdogan is using military power to develop neo-Ottoman ambitions, at the expense of international law and Human rights

maandag 16 november 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
Open letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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On Monday 09 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted the NATO 2030 Youth Summit, to promote its militaristic views on security. In an open letter Young people asks NATO to be disbanded and to have a discussion in stead on how to build a more sustainable, more peaceful and fairer world.

Defending Democracy and Our Future: Biden’s Victory and the Struggles Ahead

Photo: Ted Eytan / Flickr

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Viewpoint by Joseph Gerson (*) about the US elections and opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.

dinsdag 10 november 2020 - Joseph Gerson
Save Sinjajevina Now!

Internationale NAVO militaire oefening in Sinjajevina in 2019 (foto: Dragana Scapenovic)

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Statement in solidarity with traditional communities and protection of nature in Sinjajevina, Montenegro who’s land is under threat from a Military Training Ground.

maandag 09 november 2020 - Land Rights Now
NATO countries spend record amount on their military despite of COVID-19

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NATO has released a new report showing that the military spending of the European member states + Canada increased by 4.3 percent this year.

vrijdag 23 oktober 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
Palestinian Solidarity Movement Responds Against PR of Israel Start-Up Nation
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French activists of the Palestinian solidarity movement could not bear to see an important sporting event being misused to do ‘sports washing’. They hoisted the Palestinian flag along the Tour de France 2020 route to protest against the first participation of Israel Start-Up Nation.

woensdag 14 oktober 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
International peace movements unite against the New Cold War
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On 26 September 2020, the No Cold War campaign held its second webinar: an international peace forum, bringing together peace movements from around the world.

vrijdag 02 oktober 2020 - Carlos Martinez
Declaration of the 4th International Congress against Military Bases and War
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The Congres was organized by the campaign Stop Air Base Ramstein, with the support of the international “No to War – no to NATO” network, the International Peace Bureau and the European Left on 25.09.2020, held both in-person (Berlin) and online (worldwide) as a hybrid event due to Corona.

maandag 28 september 2020 - Congres against military Bases - Berlin
Why we should oppose foreign military bases

Guam US military base (source: NASA's Earth Observatory)

Foreign military bases are neo-colonial outposts that promote war, violence, human rights violations, and environmental pollution. Opening lecture at the 4th International Congress against military bases.

vrijdag 25 september 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
Appeal to the left parties in the European Parliament: don't support militarization!

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Progressive parties in the European Parliament passed a resolution in response to the European long-term budget, rightly denouncing a number of austerity measures, but also demanding more money for the militarization of the EU. A call from peace forces not to agree.

vrijdag 04 september 2020 - Ander Europa & Vrede vzw
We are in this together, don’t violate human rights while responding to COVID-19
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Together with 620 other civil society organizations Vrede vzw endorsed this statement by CIVICUS. 

woensdag 22 april 2020 - CIVICUS

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