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
Sarajevo Peace Event: More peace actions are needed

Beeld: Sarajevo Peace Event


We have to counter the threat of war in the world more intensely and commonly and we have to interfere in the mankind question about “war and peace” with much more energy and more international actions.

maandag 09 juni 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
How NATO and its member states destabilize the world

Foto: Jos van Zetten


After the Cold War NATO evolved into a global player. In this presentation I would like to emphasize that NATO is not what it pretends to be: an organization that promotes democracy and contributes to stabilization in the world. The reality is quite different.

donderdag 17 april 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
The peace movement and the First World War

George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress.


The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip triggered a terrible war which was to be waged on an unprecedented scale and to drag on for more than four years

woensdag 12 maart 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
New planes for the Belgian Air Force? Who got 6 billion Euro?

Foto: Brigadier General Charles R.Davis, USAF on wikipedia


Belgium bought its F16 jet fighters in the seventies of last century. So, these planes are nearing their expiry date. The Belgian Minister of Defense, christian-democrat Pieter De Crem, announced now he wants them to be replaced by 40 new jet fighters.

dinsdag 24 december 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
'In world politics, there's a constant dynamic of cooperation and confrontation'

Foto: Rik Coolsaet

woensdag 04 december 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
'Sustainable bank' KBC invests in nuclear weapons

Foto: Manfreeed

According to a new report of the peace organization 'IKV Pax Christi Nederland', the major Belgian bank KBC invests 72,5 million dollar in a loan to Serco, a British company that produces nuclear weapons.

donderdag 10 oktober 2013 - Soetkin Van Muylem
Belgium and the bomb

Foto: Luc Barbe


This fall Vrede vzw, together with Pax Christi, CNAPD and Vredesactie, is setting up a collective campaign advocating for the removal of US nuclear weapons from Kleine Brogel.

dinsdag 13 augustus 2013 - Pieter Teirlinck


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