Osama Bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Beeld: Latuff

The war against Afghanistan started as a reprisal for the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of New York in 2001. The main aim of this American revenge against Al Qaeda and their Afghan protectors, the Taliban, was to 'get' Osama Bin Laden. Almost ten years later Washington succeeded.

dinsdag 03 mei 2011 - Georges Spriet

Press communiqué of Vrede vzw,

March 10, 2011

vrijdag 11 maart 2011 - Vrede vzw

With the violent developments around Libya's rebellion a familiar image is emerging. Western leaders and media join in a chorus of great moral indignation and calls are heard to protect the Libyan population from greater calamity. The déjà-vu level goes still up when we see where it all comes from.

woensdag 09 maart 2011 - Ludo De Brabander
Repression in the Arab world with 'our' weapons

Beeld: Latuff

The uprise against the dictatorial regime in Libya caused special commotion in Belgium. Was the Qadhafi government using Belgian arms and ammunition against demonstrators? Indeed, the regional government of Wallony issued in 2009 an export licence for a weapons deal with Libya for some 11.5 million euro.

maandag 28 februari 2011 - Ludo De Brabander

Democracy and waging war do not go together well. As the number of military operations abroad is increasing, democratic and public control is diminishing, dangerously diminishing. This is occurring in stages. International organisations like NATO are only equipped with a fake parliament that by far doesn't meet the standards of a normal democratic control structure.

vrijdag 07 januari 2011 - Ludo De Brabander
Climate change may spark conflict with Russia

Beeld: 475847394d347339 on Wikipedia Commons

Norway is strategically located. We are allies with the superpower USA and members of NATO, and we border to the former Soviet Union, today Russia. Therefore, Norway has always been an important bayonet against the socialist world.

zaterdag 27 november 2010 - Harald Reppsegard

The US phased adaptive approach for missile defense in Europe:

donderdag 25 november 2010 - Georges Spriet

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine this morning announced its verdict after weekend deliberations. The jury said it had been presented with "compelling evidence of corporate complicity in Israeli violations of international law".

maandag 22 november 2010 - Russell Tribunal Palestine
World Peace Council and CPPC
APPEAL against NATO towards its summit in Portugal 2010

The World Peace Council and the Portuguese Council for Peace and
Cooperation (CPPC) salute the peace loving people of the world and the peace
movements which stand up and continue denouncing imperialist wars, illegal

vrijdag 15 oktober 2010 - Georges Spriet

Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. War preparations to attack Iran are in "an advanced state of readiness". Hi tech weapons systems including nuclear warheads are fully deployed.

woensdag 18 augustus 2010 - Michel Chossudovsky

There is no World Social Forum in 2010. Instead, about 40 events are taking place all over the world in order to broaden the alterglobalist movement, to reflect on the crisis – whether it is called economic and social or ‘civilisational’ – and in order to prepare for the WSF in February 2011 in Dakar, Senegal.

zaterdag 14 augustus 2010 - Francine Mestrum
Ghent, Belgium, September 23: Manifestation to oppose war preparation

Beeld: Vrede

Protest against the informal EU Defence Summit 2010 (sept 23-24), Ghent, Belgium Stop the European militarisation
vrijdag 25 juni 2010 - Georges Spriet

More Peace Actions for the End of War in Afghanistan are needed

As we approach the ninth anniversary of the disastrous invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, we call for decentralized international days of action October 7-10 to bring U.S. and NATO troops home. We call for a ceasefire, negotiations and the withdrawal of foreign forces.

donderdag 17 juni 2010 - No to War – No to NATO

March 19, 2010 the Belgian government - which resigned in the meantime - decided to prolong the presence of Belgian soldiers in Afghanistan until the end of 2011. This decision wasn't discussed but ten days later in a joint session of the Parliamentary Commissions of External Affairs and Defence.

vrijdag 21 mei 2010 - Georges Spriet

In recent weeks, the subject of the boycott on the products of settlements has again become prominent on the Israeli public agenda. The Gush Shalom movement is calling such a boycott for a decade and more already.

zondag 16 mei 2010 - Gush Shalom

Let me be clear: NATO should be abolished. 
Because, first of all, it is a dinosaure – type natosaurus imperialis – that artificially survived the cold war.

dinsdag 11 mei 2010 - Georges Spriet

Extract from Hans Kristensen's blog article "new START treaty has new counting"

march 29 2010 on


The major provisions of the New START Treaty are:

vrijdag 02 april 2010 - Georges Spriet

The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

zaterdag 20 maart 2010 - Ben Hayes


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