180 Civil Society Organizations demand that governments reduce their military expenditures

Illustration: GCOMS


180 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.

vrijdag 30 april 2021 - GCOMS
 Appeal: Reduce Military Spending, Defend People and the Planet

Illustration: GCAMS


The world spent $1.92 trillion on the military in 2019. Our governments' ever-growing military capacities, have proved themselves completely useless to defend people from the COVID-19 pandemic, nor can they keep us safe in the face of other global emergencies such as climate change.

dinsdag 20 april 2021 - GCAMS
Belgium and nuclear sharing

Belgium is one of the five European countries with US nuclear bombs on its soil. In today's light it might be interesting to briefly outline how those weapons of mass destruction got in my country and why it is so difficult to get rid of them.

vrijdag 16 april 2021 - Ludo De Brabander
Call for actions: A nuclear weapons free Europe!
Month of actions, September 2021 all over Europe
At Least 36% of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By the U.S. Military

foto: usarmyjrotc, National Drill Championships 2018


It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them.

maandag 29 maart 2021 - David Swanson
NATO sees the future in new cold war thinking

Photo: NATO


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)


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)


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 NATO 2030

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


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


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)


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


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 (


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

Photo: NATO


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


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)


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

Photo: NATO


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

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


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