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

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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
The final resolution of the 13th annual EUTCC Conference

Foto: Ludo De Brabander


Declaration of the 13th International conference on the EU, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds


The mass slaughter and war crimes we witness today in Syria merit the highest level of citizen engagement: they demand a worldwide commitment to achieving a ceasefire and opening a process to reach a political solution. The matter could not be more urgent.

dinsdag 25 oktober 2016 - International Peace Bureau
"We defend peace". Arms trade and the military industry

Foto: Ronald Reagan presidential library


Text of lecture at the symposium 'Shadow World', the new film of Johan Grimonprez

vrijdag 21 oktober 2016 - Ludo De Brabander
5 Things You Need to Know About the Attacks.

Foto: glasseyes view


The terrorist attack in Brussels is an unspeakable tragedy, and the victims should never be forgotten. However, seeking vengeance through a militarized response will only create more terrorists.

donderdag 24 maart 2016 - Frank Barat
A Call For Actions During the NATO Summit in Warsaw

Foto: No to nato


The next NATO summit is planned to take place in Warsaw on 8-9 July. This summit will be held during a period of wars, heightened global instability and conflict.

The Delusional Defense Plan of the Belgian Minister of Defense

Beeld: Redwasp Korneel


In the Christmas period of last year the Belgian federal government decided to invest 9,2 billion Euro in Defense by 2030. This ambitious en in times of austerity totally unrealistic plan should come into force by the beginning of the next legislative period.

vrijdag 26 februari 2016 - Soetkin Van Muylem
Statement On Common Security for the European Union and Russia

Foto: DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison


In Sweden before the Parliamentary elections in 2014, the Swedish Government signed the Host Nation Agreement with NATO. The implication of this signature was that NATO, in times of crisis and war, will be able to deploy military equipment and staff for training on Swedish soil.

woensdag 30 september 2015 - No to War - No to Nato
135 Belgian cities and municipalities hang the peace flag for a nuclear free world on September 21, 2015.

Foto: Gemeente Ruiselede


September 21 is the United Nations' International Day of Peace devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Vrede vzw calls all citizens and Belgian cities and municipalities which are member of the Mayors for Peace network, to bring this day under active public attention.

donderdag 17 september 2015 - Pieter Teirlinck
Yes to Peace! No to NATO!

Foto: Jos van Zetten


NATO has announced it will undertake large scale military manoeuvres in Spain, Italy and Portugal, from the beginning of October until the beginning of November 2015.

maandag 14 september 2015 - Vrede vzw
Report from NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, 4-5 sept 2014

Foto: Nigel Pugh


On September 4-5 in the normally peaceful little Welsh city of Newport, the latest NATO Summit took place, more than two years after the last summit in Chicago in May 2012.

zaterdag 06 september 2014 - Nick Van Lombergen
Statement of the annual meeting of the international network No to War - No to NATO

Afbeelding via Stop the War Coalition UK


Statement of the annual meeting of the international network No to War – No to NATO The annual meeting of the international network „No to War – No to NATO” releases the following statement on the NATO Summit in Newport / Cardiff in Wales

woensdag 03 september 2014 - Nick Van Lombergen


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