GCOMS Second Statement on the occasion of GDAMS 2017

According to the updated 2016 military spending data, published today by SIPRI, world military expenditure has increased in 2016 by 0.4% in real terms, and is now estimated at roughly $ 1686 billion.

woensdag 26 april 2017 - Yannick Beck
Belgium is at war, terrifyingly invisible

March 1: 50 people killed in Al Faruq, Mosul (Iraq); March 2: 20 people killed in Al Shafaa, Mosul; March 2: 14 killed in Nabi Sheet, Mosul; March 3: 5 to 12 women and children killed in Al Tabaqah (Syria); March 4: 36 to 40 people killed, mostly women and children in Al Matahin, Mosul....

woensdag 05 april 2017 - Ludo De Brabander
Call for international actions against the NATO Summit, Brussels May 24 – 25 2017
Put people first, not war

This years's NATO summit will be US President Donald Trump's first. It will be held in May at NATO’s brand new headquarters in Brussels, a city that hosts both NATO and the European Union - two institutions that co-operate closely on their military policies.

donderdag 23 februari 2017 - Laure
Open letter to Mr Donald Tusk, president of the European Council

I carefully read the public letter you wrote in the run up to the EU Malta summit. On the eve of the  60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome you warn the European leaders that the Union risks to perish due to external and internal threats.

maandag 20 februari 2017 - ludo Debrabander
NATO Summit 2017 in Brussels – a familiar but as yet undated affair

It is already clear that the next NATO Summit will be one of the most significant summits in the organisation’s long history – even if the exact date of the meeting in Brussels is not yet clear.

maandag 23 januari 2017 - Reiner Braun
The final resolution of the 13th annual EUTCC Conference

Declaration of the 13th International conference on the EU, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds

 Civil Society Movements Call for Immediate Action to Stop the Syrian War

The mass slaughter and war crimes we witness today in Syria merit the highest level of citizen engagement: they demand a worldwide commitment to achieving a ceasefire and opening a process to reach a political solution. The matter could not be more urgent.

dinsdag 25 oktober 2016 - International Peace Bureau
"We defend peace". Arms trade and the military industry

Text of lecture at the symposium 'Shadow World', the new film of Johan Grimonprez

vrijdag 21 oktober 2016 - Ludo De Brabander
5 Things You Need to Know About the Attacks.

The terrorist attack in Brussels is an unspeakable tragedy, and the victims should never be forgotten. However, seeking vengeance through a militarized response will only create more terrorists.

donderdag 24 maart 2016 - Frank Barat
A Call For Actions During the NATO Summit in Warsaw

The next NATO summit is planned to take place in Warsaw on 8-9 July. This summit will be held during a period of wars, heightened global instability and conflict.

The Delusional Defense Plan of the Belgian Minister of Defense

In the Christmas period of last year the Belgian federal government decided to invest 9,2 billion Euro in Defense by 2030. This ambitious en in times of austerity totally unrealistic plan should come into force by the beginning of the next legislative period.

vrijdag 26 februari 2016 - Soetkin Van Muylem
Statement On Common Security for the European Union and Russia

In Sweden before the Parliamentary elections in 2014, the Swedish Government signed the Host Nation Agreement with NATO. The implication of this signature was that NATO, in times of crisis and war, will be able to deploy military equipment and staff for training on Swedish soil.

woensdag 30 september 2015 - No to War - No to Nato
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