anti-imperialist, anti-war and peace movements all over the world are mobilizing against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it holds its Summit on 24 – 25 May 2017 at its new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The NATO is the biggest political-military alliance in history, with 28 member countries led by U.S. imperialism.
As in past summits, NATO leaders including US president Donald Trump
will be affirming and extending their policy of war through this
imperialist military machine. The NATO is already engaged in illegal
wars and military interventions, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan, Libya,
Iraq, Syria, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean; and escalating
tensions with Russia. NATO members have recently committed to increase
their military budgets to 2% of GDP and spend 20% of their defense
budgets on military equipment.
In the face of grave and mounting threats posed by imperialist wars,
militarization and neofascism , the ILPS recognizes the need to
strengthen peoples’ calls and actions to oppose imperialist wars of
aggression and intervention led by the United States and its allies in
the NATO. There is also an urgent need to foster and strengthen links
among progressive anti-war groups in different countries, and between
anti-war groups and resistance movements in oppressed countries.
Therefore the ILPS calls on its members and allies in all
countries to hold protest actions in front of US embassies, US bases or
other symbols of US imperialist power on 24 May 2017. ILPS members and allies in Europe will also be participating in the Peoples counter-NATO Summit actions on 24 and 25 May 2017 in Brussels.
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