Saying No to NATO

IssueAugust 2014
News by Jill Gough

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has become a vehicle for US-led use of force in the interests of the rich and powerful. It bypasses the United Nations and the system of international law, accelerates and promotes militarisation and escalates spending on armaments, with NATO countries accounting for 75% of global military expenditure.

Preparations are under way for a range of anti-NATO activities in late August and September as NATO holds its next summit meeting in Newport, 4 - 5 September.

An ad hoc alliance of peace activists has been meeting regularly to plan various demonstrations. An alliance of European anti-NATO campaigns is planning an ‘Alternative Summit Conference’ during the previous weekend.

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Topics: Anti-militarism