NATO GAME OVER: nonviolent intervention teams from ten European countries close to NATO
Today some 500 steps peace activists from more than ten European countries to NATO headquarters in Evere. They intervene in violence in the areas of NATO and will try to close the NATO headquarters.
Where peace is at stake, nonviolent intervention is indeed necessary. A military alliance like NATO, a select club countries worldwide waging war, which possesses nuclear weapons and is prepared by being the first to use is a threat to world peace.
On 20 and 21 May, in Chicago, the Heads of State and Government of the NATO together. With the nonviolent intervention give peace activists a clear message: NATO creates more problems than it solves.
NATO GAME OVER is an action of civil disobedience. We commit an offense to stop a greater crime. We are supported by international law. Nonviolent Intervention to the NATO area and close windows and doors. The area around the NATO marked with red and white ribbon. Opposite the main entrance of NATO intervention to cheering supporters. Delegations from ten European countries participate in the action.
They all have a clear message to the Heads of State on May 20 and 21 converge at a NATO summit in Chicago: we want no missile defense, no NATO troops in Libya or Afghanistan, no useless and dangerous nuclear weapons in our country.
Stop military intervention policy
NATO chief Rasmussen in Chicago wants to capture the priorities for the further expansion of a military intervention device. The war in Afghanistan shows us the great failure of this thinking. In Libya, NATO used the “responsibility to protect ‘as an excuse for regime change. A year later let NATO a fragmented country where armed militias behind the slice swing.
Nuclear weapons away
A thorny issue on the agenda is the defense and deterrence policy of NATO. Under the title NATO Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, the alliance since the last major summit in November 2010, is looking for “the right mix of conventional and nuclear weapons.” The NATO Member States will meet in Chicago to agree on the future role of the estimated 200 tactical nuclear weapons still stationed in five European countries. The NATO bureaucracy seems to like everything the way it is. Nevertheless, the tactical nuclear weapons have no military utility, and wide public support is more for their disposal. In Chicago, they will show whether NATO can renounce it’s Cold War thinking. If NATO maintains its current nuclear strategy, this will block the next steps in global nuclear disarmament.
Operation NATO GAME OVER
NATO GAME OVER OPERATION of Peace Action and Action pour la paix.With this campaign, Peace Action tries to force a democratic debate about NATO and the positions that our government played on the NATO summit on May 20 and 21 in Chicago.
That debate is missing today. However, our NATO membership has a major impact. Our government enacts war in Afghanistan and Libya. The parliament gives green light without fundamental questions. The U.S. nuclear weapons at Kleine Brogel are useless and dangerous. Our government does not respond, even though most Belgians do not want the nuclear weapons path. Our representatives at NATO approve the missile shield and agree that the European member states pay for them, without any public debate.