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.

NATO Summit in Brussels: Armament and war but also „we will not be silent!“

Foto: Vrede vzw


At the NATO Summit in Brussels US President Trump wants to collect imaginary debts and the European heads of state reiterate their willingness to spend 2% of GDP on armament.

vrijdag 16 juni 2017 - Reiner Braun, Kristine Karch and Lucas Wirl
NATO Counter Summit: 'Invest in Peace, Not in War!'

Illustration: Vrede vzw


On the 25th of May, NATO leaders will come to Brussels for an important summit and for the inauguration of the new NATO headquarters. The international peace movement is organising a counter summit.

zaterdag 20 mei 2017 - Ludo De Brabander
GCOMS Second Statement on the occasion of GDAMS 2017

Foto: Khalil Bendib


According to the updated 2016 military spending data, published today by SIPRI, world military expenditure has increased in 2016 by 0.4% in real terms, and is now estimated at roughly $ 1686 billion.

woensdag 26 april 2017 - Yannick Beck
Belgium is at war, terrifyingly invisible

Voice of America News, photo Bobb Scott


March 1: 50 people killed in Al Faruq, Mosul (Iraq); March 2: 20 people killed in Al Shafaa, Mosul; March 2: 14 killed in Nabi Sheet, Mosul; March 3: 5 to 12 women and children killed in Al Tabaqah (Syria); March 4: 36 to 40 people killed, mostly women and children in Al Matahin, Mosul....

woensdag 05 april 2017 - Ludo De Brabander
Call for international actions against the NATO Summit, Brussels May 24 – 25 2017

Foto: Vrede vzw

Put people first, not war

This years's NATO summit will be US President Donald Trump's first. It will be held in May at NATO’s brand new headquarters in Brussels, a city that hosts both NATO and the European Union - two institutions that co-operate closely on their military policies.

donderdag 23 februari 2017 - Laure
Open letter to Mr Donald Tusk, president of the European Council

Foto: European People's Party


I carefully read the public letter you wrote in the run up to the EU Malta summit. On the eve of the  60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome you warn the European leaders that the Union risks to perish due to external and internal threats.

maandag 20 februari 2017 - ludo Debrabander
NATO Summit 2017 in Brussels – a familiar but as yet undated affair

Foto: NAVO


It is already clear that the next NATO Summit will be one of the most significant summits in the organisation’s long history – even if the exact date of the meeting in Brussels is not yet clear.

maandag 23 januari 2017 - Reiner Braun


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