Programme of Events

This page lists upcoming events and past events, in reverse chronological order.

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We will discuss

  • UNSC resolution – how can it be enforced?
  • Stopping the weapons at source – getting an arms embargo
  • Trade union action to stop the Israeli war machine
  • Feeding the people – getting the aid into Gaza
  • Building the solidarity movement internationally
 
Speakers are:
  • Medea Benjamin, USA, co-founder of CODEPINK & the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, ACERE* and LetCubaLive.info
  • Anuradha Chenoy, India, Professor Emeritus at the Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies at the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
  • Andrew Feinstein, former South African MP, author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.
  • Ashok Kumar, Birkbeck University, UK

ModerationKate Hudson, UK, CND and Reiner Braun, Germany, IPB

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Life is changing within the broad “Global South”, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean with new revitalizing political determination for inclusive societies, changing from single focused private commerce and development, geared primarily for profitability and luxury living. Newly elected presidents in Latin America are seeking equity for their societies as demonstrated in Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Chile, Grenadines, Nicaragua, Mexico etc. Some of these nations such as Mexico have exceeded expectations and goals promised by their citizens, becoming a global model for developing land and water and public infrastructure resulting in higher employment and productivity with better benefits for the marginalized. A vital issue for Latin America and the Caribbean, discussed in the webinar tonight, is the looming threat of NATO bases and military intervention by the US and its Southern Command operation, or by expansion of another NATO country into Latin America.

Women united against NATO speak out from Latin America and Caribbean

 

Saturday, April 27, 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT (East Cost USA)

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Women united against NATO speak out from Latin America and Caribbean

with speakers from Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and Venezuela.

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English <-> Spanish simultaneous interpretation available.

Organiser: Global Women for Peace United Against NATO – GWUAN

Supported by: No to war – No to Nato network – MAPA (Massachusetts Peace Action) – UNAC – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Speakers are:

Juliette Tain, Cuba

 
Leonelis Diaz, Venezuela  
Rosy Elva Zuniga Lopez,  Mexico  

 

NATO and US-bases in UK and the Nordic countries

Mar 23, 2024 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Organiser: Global Women for Peace United Against NATO – GWUAN

Supported by: No to war no to Nato network – MAPA (Massachusetts Peace Action – IPB – Codepink – UNAC – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section – World Beyond War

Information:

Moderator Emily Molinari/IPB
Speakers 10 minutes/each:

– Opening/5 minutes: Sean Conner, Executive Director of IPB
– Sophie Bolt/UK – vice chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) – Here you can find the speech.
– Ingeborg Breines/Norway – Former Chair of IPB and UNESCO Director – Here you can find the speech
– Tove Jensen/Denmark – board member of the Peace Initiative in Denmark, and in the Campaign “No to US-Bases in Denmark – Here you can find the speech
– Karin Utas Carlsson/Sweden – active in Women for Peace/Sweden and in the organisation Folk och Fred/People and Peace – Here you can find the speech
– Ulla Klötzer/Finland – Women for Peace, long-time activist for peace, against nuclear power, for sustainable development – Here you can find the presentation
– Oleg Bodrov/Russia – engineer-physicist, environmentalist, chairman of the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia, IPB board member – NATO/US-bases effects on Russian foreign policy – Here you can find the speech.
– Discussion and summary (Emily and Sean/IPB)

Middle East, Cauldron of Conflict

9.03.2024 – 6.00pm London; 8.00pm Gaza; 1.00pm EST; 7.00pm Central European Time 
Since the end of the last century with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the Soviet Union, NATO is on the move. Its “out of area” military operation in Afghanistan in 2011, lasted for 20 years. Since 1994 the African counties Algeria, Egypt, Mauretania, Morocco and Tunisia are together with Israel and Jordan in the NATO partnership program Mediterranean Dialog (MD) NATO. Thus began a “Global NATO,” project to use the NATO military alliance beyond its own charter obligations from the South China Sea to the Caribbean Sea and on to Australia. The Middle East above all is suffering from a deathly mix of colonialism and racism. It hovers on the brink of regional war. The situation in Gaza is currently one of desperation as the population are starved whilst bombs drop and snipers shoot at food convoys. The zionist entity of Israel is breaking countless UN resolutions and is being prosecuted in the ICJ for genocide. War crimes are committed daily. This webinar aims to unpick the horrific legacy of colonialism and expose western NATO hypocrisy.
 
Marie Nassif (Lebanon) has a doctorate in French Language and Literature with a masters degree in Modern and Contemporary History. She is professor Emeritus at the faculty of Pedagogy of the Lebanese University and the “Egalité-Wardah Boutros pour l’action feminine” association for women’s rights within the International Democratic Women’s Federation. She is also a Member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Lebanon and author of several books on the situation of women in Lebanon and the Arab world. Marie Nassif was former general coordinator of the Arab Left Forum and activist against imperialism and its military bases in the Mediterranean.
 
Marwa Osman (Beirut since last days, before that Gaza ) is a mother of three with a PhD. She is Lecturer at the Faculty of Media and Communication at Maaref University and Lecturer at the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese International University. She is also a Producer/Presenter of *The MidEaStream* political show and *Exposé* social media show at Press TV, and International Affairs Advisor to the Secretary General of the Global Gathering in Support of the Choice of Resistance.
 
Aseel AlBajeh (Ramallah) completed her LL.M. in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Center for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In addition to her academic research, which focused on transitional justice and decolonisation in Palestine, she writes opinion articles for several media outlets.
 
 
 
Nazia Noory (Afghanistan)  Civil Society member, Gender Youth activist (UNWomen), Founder of Afghan Women Alliance for Peace and development (AWAPD) and member of WILPF.
 
 

Moderated by Pippa Bartolotti – UNAC & Global Women United for Peace Against NATO(GWUAN)

Fourth webinar: Global NATO and AUKUS – war policy in Southeast Asia

Presented by “No to war – no to NATO” and Global Women for Peace United Against NATO On February 13th 2024 From 15:00 CET (UTC+1) until 16:30 The webinar will focus on “Global NATO” and its influence not only on transatlantic relations, but also on the politics of Eurasia, Australia and Southeast Asia. The webinar will provide information on NATO’s current development, refute the alleged defensive character of the military alliance and illustrate its global dimension. The introductory remarks highlight this global dimension of NATO. The webinar serves to prepare the content and structure of the international protests on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO, which will be celebrated in Washington in July 2024. After the short introductory contributions, there will be an opportunity for questions, comments and discussion. Register in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdOuqrz4rGNXQKkDDzYunt0O2uJzBuBa3

THIRD Webinar

NATO/Militarism in Africa – Women Speak Out

Tuesday – Jan 23, 2024

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NATO expands into Africa as US bullies the continent into more militarism.

Since the end of the last century with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the Soviet Union, NATO is on the move. Its “out of area” military operation in Afghanistan in 2011, lasted for 20 years. Since 1994 the African counties Algeria, Egypt, Mauretania, Morocco and Tunisia are together with Israel and Jordan in the NATO partnership program Mediterranean Dialog (MD) NATO. Thus began a “Global NATO,” project to use the NATO military alliance beyond its own charter obligations from the South China Sea to the Caribbean Sea forwarded to Australia. Africa’s long anti-colonial  history with its giant leaps forward with infrastructure and development are now being challenged by the re-entry of NATO and its ensuing military infrastructure throughout the continent.  Global Women for Peace/ United Against NATO (GWUAN) and MAPA present the first in a series of webinars on the terrible cost of militarism around the world.  Women from Africa will share their experience and concerns about these military developments in their societies, countries and the continent.

events are open to all genders, individuals and organizations worldwide

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Thursday, July 6

12:45-14:00 CEST

European Parliament: the Women’s Declaration for Peace will be presented to Members of the European Parliament, followed by speeches and discussion

Friday, July 7

9.40 – 12.45 CEST

Welcome and hybrid seminar (min. 9:42- 49:11):

NATO/US threats and consequences

 

13.30 14.15 CEST

NATO headquarters (HQ)

The Women’s Declaration for Peace will be presented

13.30 15.30 CEST

NATO in Africa

17.30 CEST

 Protest action: Invest in Peace

*organised by Belgian peace organisations @ Albertina Square 

19.30 – 22.00 CEST:

Global NATO or Global Peace?

*Public panel discussion organized by the No to war – No to NATO Network and Belgian peace organizations

Saturday, July 8

10.00 – 12.30 CEST

NATO in the Asia Pacific

The webinar was recorded on July 1 as a part of the Pacific Peace Network series. Passcode: C^C*a34O.

13.30 – 15.30 CEST

NATO in Latin America (min. 5:08 – 1:21:45) & Greetings from Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan (min. 1:29:26 – 2:15:50) 

16.00 – 18.00 CEST

Stopping US and Canada’s Participation in NATO’s wars

18.00 – 18.30 CEST

Grande Finale: HOW TO MOVE ON – NATO SUMMIT/75 years – 2024

Committees for the following topics were set up:
  • Militarization of Schools: Cristina Roncieri/Italy, Patrizia Sterpetti/Italy, Dragana Zivancevic/Australia, Vera Zalka/Hungary,
  • Violence (NATO) against women & reclaiming UN 1325: Alessandra Mecozzi/Italy, Paola Melchiori/Italy, Ada Donno/Italy, Khadija Ryadi/Morocco
  • NATO – climate killer: Tamara Lorincz/Canada, Liisa Taskinen/Finland, Patrizia Sterpetti/Italy, Marinella Correggia/Italy
  • Relationships – Global South – non-aligned movements: Paola Melchiori/Italy, Patrizia Sterpetti/Italy, Franziska Kleiner/Germany, Claire Delstanche/Belgium, Dragana Zivancevic/Australia, Marinella Correggia/Italy + Global South women

Sunday, July 9

10.00 – 13.00 CEST

Global Women for Peace United against NATO future planning meeting 

We were also present during the second-annual 24-hour Peace Wave, an event organized by International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War on on July 8-9, 2023. You can find more information here.

(From min. 47:46 until min. 58:17)

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