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
Against US/NATO Foreign Military Bases

Photo: HaL


The first International Conference against US/NATO Military Bases was held on November 16-18, at the Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland. The conference was attended by close to 300 participants from over thirty-five countries from around the world.

The risks of the new EU Defence Fund

Action at EDA conference, Brussels (foto: Vrede)


Vrede vzw is one of 42 European civil society organisations warning of major risks caused by the creation of a huge new EU Defence Fund. These risks include accelerating an international arms race and increasing the likelihood that 'killer robots' will be developed.

woensdag 21 november 2018 - International peace movement
Down with war, let’s build peace!

Illustratie: anoniem CC


We, women and men from all continents of the world want to develop a culture of peace on a global level, and know that for the future of humanity the only route is peace.

maandag 12 november 2018 - Mouvement de la Paix
150 Belgian mayors want their government to sign the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty

On the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018, Greenpeace Belgium, CNAPD, Fairfin and Vrede vzw are jointly launching a Belgian peace flag campaign to boost the debate on the necessary nuclear disarmament.

donderdag 20 september 2018 - Pieter Teirlinck
End impunity and open investigation on Palestine

Protest in Brussels (photo: Ludo De Brabander)


Joint open letter to the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation into the situation in Palestine. Vrede vzw co-signed the letter

Nuclear weapons and the gap between citizens and politics



The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) organised a poll in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy about the position of their citizens on nuclear weapons. The results are very clear.

woensdag 18 juli 2018 - Pieter Teirlinck

Photo: Adrian Cadiz (US Dep of Defense)


The purpose of this Q&A is to provide information and highlight the major aspects of NATO.

woensdag 20 juni 2018 - Dave Webb


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