Programme of Events

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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.

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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