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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of 122 Palestinian and Arab academics, journalists and intellectuals express their concerns about the IHRA definition.
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
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.
Viewpoint by Joseph Gerson (*) about the US elections and opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.
Statement in solidarity with traditional communities and protection of nature in Sinjajevina, Montenegro who’s land is under threat from a Military Training Ground.
NATO has released a new report showing that the military spending of the European member states + Canada increased by 4.3 percent this year.
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.