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
Iran: danger of war – with unforeseeable military consequences

The withdrawal from the Iran deal by US president Trump has not only exacerbated international politics, it will lead to further armament and confrontation. First attacks between Iran and Israel underline the dangers of the actual situation.

dinsdag 15 mei 2018 - No-to-War No-to-Nato
GCOMS Final Statement on the occasion of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending

Action against buying new fighterjets, Brussels (Photo: Jonas Boussifet)


World military expenditure has increased in 2017 by 1.1% in real terms, and is now estimated at roughly $ 1739 billion. This reflects a constant increase over the last five consecutive years. We must stop this, by growing a global movement against military spending!

woensdag 02 mei 2018 - GCOMS
Eye On Palestine statement in support of Ken Loach

Picture: Ruben Ortega


The Eye On Palestine Collective would like to express its full endorsement for the decision of the ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles to grant a Doctor Honoris Causa to Kenneth (Ken) Loach.

donderdag 26 april 2018 - Eye On Palestine
PESCO, or how European member states force themselves into the line

The militarization of Europe has been gaining momentum for almost two years, but the political and social debate about it is as good as absent.

dinsdag 17 april 2018 - Ludo De Brabander
Call to our politicians: break the silence around Afrin abroad

Photo: Ludo De Brabander


The Turkish  war against Afrin, an enclave with a large majority of Kurds, has been going on for almost two months now. About 140 academics, artists, writers and people from the civil society launch a call to break the silence about the Turkish violations of international (humanitarian) law.

Call for international actions against the NATO Summit, Brussels July 11+12, 2018
Make Peace Great Again!

As the world becomes more dangerous by the day, the need for action for peace has never been more vital.  With militarism on the rise, the need for a global people’s alternative – of justice, sustainability and peace – has never been more urgent.

vrijdag 09 maart 2018 - No To NATO
Stop the Turkish aggression war against Afrin!

The Turkish AKP regime started a war on 20 January against Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Several dozen organizations and individuals have signed a call to stop these hostilities immediately.

donderdag 25 januari 2018 - Vrede vzw
Europe's complicity in Libyan abuses

Photo: Irish Defence Forces


Angry reactions followed the mid-November 2017 CNN-report on slave trade in Libya. Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU commissioner for Migration, said he was shocked by the images. The European crocodile tears came a bit late as the hypocritical Union is co-responsible for abuses in Libya.

maandag 08 januari 2018 - Ludo De Brabander
ICC* statement on Nuclear Disarmament

Foto: Ludo De Brabander


We celebrate the adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty in the United Nations Conference by representatives of 122 governments, the majority of the world’s nations. A step clearly supported by the Nobel Peace Prize committee.

zaterdag 09 december 2017 - No to war - no to NATO
North Korea and the Failure of U.S. Nuclear Policy

cartoon by Latuff


The crisis in North Korea has turned northeast Asia into the most volatile nuclear flashpoint in the world today—and exposed the bankruptcy of U.S. nuclear policy.

woensdag 09 augustus 2017 - Ira Helfand
NATO's dead end street

Foto: Miguel Discart


The May 25 NATO summit in Brussels ended low profile, politically it kept all its importance, though. Three C-words characterized this transatlantic gathering: cash, capabilities, contributions.


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