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!

Photo: Pixabay (CC)


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

Together with 620 other civil society organizations Vrede vzw endorsed this statement by CIVICUS. 

woensdag 22 april 2020 - CIVICUS
Petition: Invest in healthcare instead of militarization

International Peace Bureau started this petition to General Assembly of the United Nations

zaterdag 04 april 2020 - IPB
Yemen: unified movement against Corona pandemic is needed

Foto: Felton Davis


Statement by the Yemeni Youth Forum for Peace demanding unified movement against Corona pandemic.

maandag 30 maart 2020 - The Yemeni Youth Forum for Peace
Defender 2020 – NATO 's war maneuver against Russia

Shipment, Savannah, US for Defender 2020 (Photo: Pfc. Carlos Cuebas Fantauzzi)


"Defender 2020" is one of the biggest war maneuvers since the end of the Cold War.

vrijdag 28 februari 2020 - Kristine Karch, Reiner Braun & Lucas Wirl
“Belgium would better turn its back on NATO”

Protest in front of US embassy, Brussels (Photo: LDB)


Through NATO, our country is in constant danger of becoming involved in American war politics, according to various peace organizations. “We cannot tolerate US President Donald Trump constantly undermining the international legal order.”

zondag 12 januari 2020 - Vrede vzw, intal, CNAPD en Vredesactie
NATO is ‘brain death’? The sooner the better!

Foto: L. De Brabander


Speech at the peace movement's NATO counter-summit, 'The New World (dis)order', London 30 november.

maandag 02 december 2019 - Ludo De Brabander
A total ban on nuclear arms to save the planet

(c) Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office


As a peace movement, we have a major responsibility for making the fight against nuclear weapons a priority.

zaterdag 14 september 2019 - Ludo De Brabander
Ramstein Protests in 2019 - No to war and Military Bases

copyright Lucas Wirl


First thoughts after the succesful actions at the Ramstein Airbase in germany, June 29th  2019. More than 5000 participants took part in the demonstration.

vrijdag 12 juli 2019 - Reiner Braun
Why Yemen needs peace!

Hajar Aukaish, Yemen, in April 2015 (Photo: A. Mojalli/VOA)


Yemen is a country with a nation of 30.5 million people (52% are under poverty line) living the worst and largest humanitarian crisis ever.

woensdag 10 juli 2019 - Saif Al-Haddi
How the EU Militarisation and Arms Trade is Endangering Global Peace and Human Security

Protest against funding arms industry at EU parliament (Photo: L. De Brabander)


The EU pretends to develop a global and coherent security approach. In reality the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is about creating a military capacity for expeditionary forces, supporting Europe's arms industry and consequently contributing to destabilization and human rights violations.

woensdag 10 juli 2019 - Ludo De Brabander
Developments in NATO and Europe on nuclear arms and beyond

Action during NATO Summit Washington (Foto: L. De Brabander)


Militarism is on the rise. NATO is increasing its military spending. The EU is developing militarist structures and funding. Treaties and agreements have not prevented planned large scale investements in new nuclear arms. The international peace movement will have to deal with these dangerous developments.

dinsdag 23 april 2019 - Ludo De Brabander
NATO is celebrating, but there is little reason for it

Demonstration in Washington, 31 March 2019 (Photo: Ludo De Brabander)


NATO is celebrating its 70th anniversary!. There is little reason for it.

woensdag 03 april 2019 - Ludo De Brabander
Stop NATO wars and interventions!

German KFOR troops patrol southern Kosovo, 1999 (photo: Nick Macdonald)


On March 24th, 1999 the illegal war on Yugoslavia began.

donderdag 14 maart 2019 - No to war, no to NATO
70 years of NATO – 70 years of militarism, destruction and violence, misery, expulsion and death

Protest March, Brussels May, 24 2017 (Photo: Miguel Discart)


NATO turns 70 in 2019 and will celebrate its anniversary on 4th April 2019 in Washington DC. The international network No to War – No to NATO calls for broad, creative and peaceful actions against NATO in Washington DC and worldwide. NATO is obsolete, it belongs in the dustbin of history!

zondag 24 februari 2019 - No to war – no to NATO
Nuclear weapons : Belgium must act urgently in the UN

On October 20th 2018, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Call for protests against the Munich Security Conference

Illustration: SIKO


From the 15th to the 17th of February, 2019, the next Security Conference (“SiKo”) will be held in Munich.

maandag 14 januari 2019 - Campaign alliance against the NATO “Security” Conference


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