Speech at the peace movement's NATO counter-summit, 'The New World (dis)order', London 30 november.
As a peace movement, we have a major responsibility for making the fight against nuclear weapons a priority.
First thoughts after the succesful actions at the Ramstein Airbase in germany, June 29th 2019. More than 5000 participants took part in the demonstration.
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.
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.
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.
NATO is celebrating its 70th anniversary!. There is little reason for it.
On March 24th, 1999 the illegal war on Yugoslavia began.
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 NATO is obsolete, it belongs in the dustbin of history!
On October 20th 2018, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
From the 15th to the 17th of February, 2019, the next Security Conference (“SiKo”) will be held in Munich.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joint open letter to the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation into the situation in Palestine. Vrede vzw co-signed the letter
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.
The purpose of this Q&A is to provide information and highlight the major aspects of NATO.