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NATO is an aggressive alliance of 29 member countries which threatens the security and well-being of the entire world. Britain itself was a founder member in 1949, and up to now successive governments have been enthusiastic supporters of NATO, the Cold War and the use of force which NATO represents. Indeed, the forces of the establishment have been only too ready to allege that to oppose this aggressive institution and Britain's membership of it amounted to treason. Peace-loving and democratic people vigorously oppose this travesty. Among other events, two national actions are taking place in London demonstrating that the people demand that Britain get out of NATO, and that furthermore this force for war and aggression be dismantled.
These actions to condemn NATO, and further build and strengthen public opinion that an anti-war government is urgently needed in Britain, assume even greater importance in the context of the General Election campaign. Scores must be settled with Britain's warmongering role, and the people have put on the agenda to work for an end to pro-war governments. It is further important as the conception of an Anti-War Government is one where the people themselves are empowered to set the agenda for the direction of society, thus putting a nail in the coffin of British imperialism once and for all.
No to Trump - No to NATO: International Counter Summit
Saturday, November 30 | 10:30-17:30
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP
Free Entrance. Register Here.
Organised by: Stop the War, CND and No To NATO, No To War Network
The organisers write:
On December 3 and 4, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will mark its 70th anniversary with a Heads of State Summit in London. With Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Recep Tayyip Erdogan n set to attend this gathering of the world's largest nuclear-armed military alliance, it is vital that the peace and anti-war movements are mobilised to full capacity to oppose what John Pilger calls an "American invention designed to impose American power on Europe". In advance of the protests being organised around the Queen's reception for NATO leaders on December 3, we are hosting a counter-summit in Central London. The event will bring together anti-war voices from across Europe and beyond, to discuss NATO's nuclear warmongering, its interventionist wars, and set out how civil society can work to abolish NATO and create a more peaceful world.
NATO is by design a powerful arm of US foreign policy, and increasingly dangerous in the hands of the reckless Donald Trump. We must take action against NATO - Join us in saying "No to NATO" on November 30.
No to Trump - No to NATO Demonstration
December 3, 2019
Assemble: Trafalgar Sq, London - 4PM
March to Buckingham Palace
Facebook Event » https://www.facebook.com/events/2252408285016137/
Organised by: Stop the War Coalition & CND
The organisers write:
Donald Trump is coming to London in December for the NATO Heads of State summit. On Tuesday, December 3, the Queen will be hosting a reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace and it is crucial we raise our voices against the world's largest nuclear-armed military alliance which is overseen by one of the most reckless US Presidents in history.
Donald Trump is a racist, a misogynist and a climate change denier who threatens communities at home while destabilising the rest of the globe.
NATO, as an aggressive and expansionist nuclear and military alliance, plays a dangerous global role - it is still in Afghanistan 18 years on and is expanding further into Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
The summit is a crucial opportunity for our movement to oppose Trump, his nuclear warmongering, interventionism and destructive social and political agenda. Let's unite against war and military aggression and ensure President Trump's visit to Britain will be met with the response that it deserves.
Assemble at 4PM in Trafalgar Square on December 3 for music and speeches before we march to Buckingham Palace saying loud and clear: no to Trump, no to NATO!