Sarajevo Peace Event: More peace actions are needed

Beeld: Sarajevo Peace Event


We have to counter the threat of war in the world more intensely and commonly and we have to interfere in the mankind question about “war and peace” with much more energy and more international actions.

maandag 09 juni 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
How NATO and its member states destabilize the world

Foto: Jos van Zetten


After the Cold War NATO evolved into a global player. In this presentation I would like to emphasize that NATO is not what it pretends to be: an organization that promotes democracy and contributes to stabilization in the world. The reality is quite different.

donderdag 17 april 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
The peace movement and the First World War

George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress.


The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip triggered a terrible war which was to be waged on an unprecedented scale and to drag on for more than four years

woensdag 12 maart 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
New planes for the Belgian Air Force? Who got 6 billion Euro?

Foto: Brigadier General Charles R.Davis, USAF on wikipedia


Belgium bought its F16 jet fighters in the seventies of last century. So, these planes are nearing their expiry date. The Belgian Minister of Defense, christian-democrat Pieter De Crem, announced now he wants them to be replaced by 40 new jet fighters.

dinsdag 24 december 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
'In world politics, there's a constant dynamic of cooperation and confrontation'

Foto: Rik Coolsaet

woensdag 04 december 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
'Sustainable bank' KBC invests in nuclear weapons

Foto: Manfreeed

According to a new report of the peace organization 'IKV Pax Christi Nederland', the major Belgian bank KBC invests 72,5 million dollar in a loan to Serco, a British company that produces nuclear weapons.

donderdag 10 oktober 2013 - Soetkin Van Muylem
Belgium and the bomb

Foto: Luc Barbe


This fall Vrede vzw, together with Pax Christi, CNAPD and Vredesactie, is setting up a collective campaign advocating for the removal of US nuclear weapons from Kleine Brogel.

dinsdag 13 augustus 2013 - Pieter Teirlinck
International solidarity with French BDS activists facing repression

une 26 2013 – As more than 150 Palestine solidarity and social justice organizations from across the world, we stand in solidarity with all of the French campaigners for Palestinian rights facing legal action and repression for participating in demonstrations calling for a boycott of Israel.

donderdag 27 juni 2013 - More than 150 solidarity Organisations
 European Commission confirms: Millions of EU-Research Money flows to Israeli Arms Industry

Foto: European Parliament on Flickr


The European Union provides generous research and development funds to Israeli companies and institutions in the military sector.

maandag 03 juni 2013 - Vrede vzw

Report and Appeal to the International community to support a process of dialogue and reconciliation in Syria between its people and Syrian government and reject outside intervention and war.


dinsdag 28 mei 2013 - Mairead Maguire

The economic crisis causes defence-budgets to decrease which brings some circles in alert modus. It is a subject that is dealt with in many speeches of NATO secretary-general Rasmussen who is talking about a growing and dangerous gap both inside NATO and with the rest of the world.

zondag 26 mei 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
Stop EU funding of the Israeli military industry

Foto: Militair Embargo


Action by Belgian Peace organisations at DG Enterprise in Brussels

woensdag 15 mei 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
Global Nato

Foto: Jos van Zetten via Wikipedia


(Contribution to the Conference 'Quo Vadis NATO?' in Bremen, 27 April 2013)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded in 1949. Its supporters claim that this military alliance succeeded in building a dam against the aggressive expansionist communist system that threatened to wage war over Europe.

zaterdag 27 april 2013 - Ludo De Brabander

Mouna Ghanem is a Syrian woman, she lives in Damascus, although the civil war is causing a climate of violence even in everyday life. It is becoming more insecure and brutal. A couple of months ago Mouna took the initiative gather women for a peace-building process. 44 women from Syria met in November 2012 in Cairo to find out if and how they can cooperate.

maandag 22 april 2013 - Christiane Reymann

Impoverishment of millions of people, mass unemployment, the collapse of public social regulations and programmes, people driven out of their houses : the crisis is taking deep roots in many regions of the world. It is slowing the rise of emerging economies. The collapse of the financial markets caused a deep economic crisis.

zaterdag 20 april 2013 - Georges Spriet

Brief skype address by Angie Zelter (*) to the International Network No to War - No to NATO

Annual Meeting on 8th March in Gent, Belgium.

zaterdag 09 maart 2013 - Angie Zelter
Civil society organisations demand that the EU scrap its emissions trading scheme

Beeld: Scrap EU ETS


Vrede vzw has joined over 100 organisations and movements in calling on the EU to scrap its failed Emissions Trading System (ETS) and implement urgent effective measures to reduce greenhouse gas emisions. After seven years of failure, the EU’s claims that it can ‘fix’ its collapsing Emissions Trading Scheme no longer have any credibility.

woensdag 06 maart 2013 - Ludo De Brabander

The letter below has been sent to the Ambassador of Switzerland to Belgium concerning the refusal of 66 applications for visas by those wishing to attend the Syrian International Conference that was held in Geneva 28-29 January 2013

donderdag 31 januari 2013 - Ludo De Brabander


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