Statement of the NATO and Militarization workshop at IPB Congress
The next NATO summit will take place in Brussels in 2017 and will also be used to inaugurate the new NATO HQ building.
NATO is now, more than ever, a destabilizing war machine threatening peace and security in the world, not least because it continues with its first strike nuclear policy. This war machine is plundering the treasuries of member states, and is jointly responsible for the fact that millions of people are fleeing from war. The lucky survivors arrive in Europe and succeed in their applications for asylum – but increasingly often they do not even survive the Mediterranean crossing. In addition, NATO must also bear responsibility for the destruction of ecosystems and threatening food security for entire populations.
The participants of the NATO and Militarization workshop at the international peace conference in Berlin ask the No-to-Nato network and all its local, regional and international members to prepare a mobilisation against the upcoming NATO Summit. We call for a global week of actions, with the involvement of the whole of civil society, to create spaces of protest and alternatives in Brussels and elsewhere in the world to tackle the murderous practices of NATO. The 2017 summit will be held in the facilities of the new NATO HQ in Brussels, which is also the center of the European Union institutions. More than ever we need to show a huge strong and united civil society movement that promotes peace, global justice and human security for people all over the world.
Together we will stop NATO!
If you want to join the preparatory meetings for the global anti-NATO actions, please send an email to Brussels2017@no-to-nato.org
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