Tuesday, October 30, 2018

International Conference against US-NATO bases to be held in Dublin on November

The First International Conference, organized by the Global Campaign Against US-NATO Military Bases, will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from November 16-18, 2018. 
It is organised by Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) of Ireland and Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, USA.
The increasingly aggressive actions of US-NATO forces, the raging wars in the Middle East, the burgeoning arms race devastating the national treasuries, the bellicose language replacing diplomatic negotiations, the economic crises facing country after country, the destruction of the global environment through war and unfettered exploitation, their impact on public health, have created crises that, unless checked by popular opposition, can lead to unimaginable catastrophe and war.
None of us can stop this madness alone. Global peace forces must come together, mobilizing the millions in our countries, and around the world, for peace. Based on this understanding, we have initiated the Global Campaign Against US-NATO Military Bases.
Keynote speakers of the conference include:
Thanassis Pafilis, General Secretary, World Peace Council; Member of Greek Parliament, Greece.
Dr. Zuhal Okuyan, Chairwoman, Peace Committee of Turkey.
Dr. Aleida Guevara, Member of Cuban National Assembly, Cuba.
Myriam Parada Avila, Executive Director, School of Peace Foundation, Colombia.
Silvio Platero, President, Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos (MOVPAZ), Cuba.
Aida Touma-Sliman, President, Peace and Solidarity Committee in Israel; Palestinian Member of Israeli Knesset, Israel.
Paola Renata Gallo Peláez, President, Movimiento Por la Paz, la Soberanía y Solidaridad entre los Pueblos (MOPASSOL), Argentina.
David Swanson, Director, World Beyond War; Campaign Coordinator for RootsAction.org, USA.
Iraklis Tsavdaridis, Executive Secretary, World Peace Council, Greece.
Dave Webb, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), UK.
Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat; Leading Member of Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK, USA.
Hiroji Yamashiro, Director, Okinawa Peace Action Center, Okinawa, Japan.
Hideki Yoshikawa, Director, Okinawa Environmental Justice Project, Okinawa, Japan.
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Northern Ireland.

Sponsoring organisations are:
United States: Alliance for Global Justice • BAYAN USA • Black Alliance for Peace • CODEPINK • Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space • International Action Center • Liberty Tree Foundation • MLK Justice Coalition • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation • Peace Action • Popular Resistance • United National Antiwar Coalition • U.S. Peace Council • Veterans For Peace • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom—US Section • World Beyond War
International: World Peace Council (WPC) • Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos (MOVPAZ) (Cuba) • Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos e Luta pela Paz (CEBRAPAZ)—(Brazil) • Stop the War Coalition (UK) • Okinawa Peace Action Center (Japan) • Japan Peace Committee • Gangjeong International Team (Jeju, Korea) • Conselho Português para a Paz e Cooperação (Portugal) • Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals (Serbia) • Peace Committee of Turkey • Cyprus Peace Council • Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) • Philippine Peace & Solidarity Council (PPSC) • Foro Contra la Guerra Imperialista y la OTAN (Spain) • Palestinian Committee for Peace and Solidarity • Canadian Peace Congress • Lebanese Peace Council • Peace and Solidarity Committee in Israel • Czech Peace Movement • South African Peace Initiative • German Peace Council • All India Peace and Solidarity Organization • Nepal Peace & Solidarity Council • Swiss Peace Movement • British Peace Assembly • International Action for Liberation (INTAL) (Belgium) • International League of Peoples Struggle (Netherlands) • Comitato Contro La Guerra Milano (CCLGM) (Italy)
For updated information about the conference and to join the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases go to www.NoUSNATOBases.org.