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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extract from Hans Kristensen's blog article "new START treaty has new counting"
march 29 2010 on http://www.fas.org/blog
The major provisions of the New START Treaty are:
The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.
Most likely you think of Sweden as neutral and non-aligned, deeply committed to the UN, to peace and disarmament, and as the country that boasts of having kept itself out of war for almost 200 years. If so, here is how you can update your image of Sweden, outdated as it is by about 20 years.
By giving rein to its local feudal allies, the United States is pushing Iraq towards civil collapse and the potential of a regional war that could force its planned partition, write Abdul Ilah Albayaty and Hana Al Bayaty.
Mobilizing Call of the NPT Review 2010 International Planning Group – for Nuclear Abolition, Peace and Justice
In his acceptance speech of the Nobel peace prize president Barrack Obama insisted that 'his' Afghanistan war is a 'just' war. “I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world.”
Discussion paper at the occasion of 60 years peace movement in Belgium
introduced bij Jean Verstappen (Rencontres pour la Paix)
European Parliament november 17, 2009