Big pro-peace, anti-Trump demonstration, Brussels, 7 July


This 24 May 2017 video from Brussels, Belgium is called Thousands Protest Trump Before NATO Summit.

That 24 May 2017, there was a big demonstration against the militarism and other wrongs of Trump and NATO, organized by the Trump Not Welcome coalition in Belgium.

This year, on 7 July, they will have a similar demonstration, when Trump will probably be at a NATO conference again.

From their Internet site:

Protest March

Make Peace Great Again

7 July 3 PM – Brussels North Station

Trump will probably visit our country on 11 and 12 July for a NATO summit. On the agenda: more defence expenditure by all NATO countries, including Belgium. The Trump Not Welcome Platform calls on everyone to reclaim the streets on Saturday 7 July. We refuse to participate in this arms race at the expense of poverty reduction, social protection, the fight against climate change, humane refugee policies, and a diverse society based on solidarity. Will you join us?

Come to Brussels on Saturday 7 July, and say ‘No’ together with us to Trump, his politics, and that of his European counterparts. Let us jointly give a message:

For peace

Against the purchase of new fighter jets and the militarization that Trump and the NATO want to enforce. We want to invest our tax money in education, health care, the climate, and international solidarity! For a world without nuclear weapons!

For a liveable world

It’s outrageous: lignite plants are reopened, and iodine tablets are distributed to protect us against the cracks in the nuclear power plants. We want a solidarity-based and decisive climate policy for a sustainable future.

For a tolerant society based on solidarity

Racism, sexism, intimidation, criminalization of those who seek refuge from war and of people who open up their houses out of solidarityRights for which the struggle started long ago are under attack. We stand up for the rights of all people, based on the principles of equality and solidarity.

For social rights

For the interests of the 99%. No to the politics of self-enrichment of governments that are governed by and for the richest 1%. We’re fed up with austerity measures. Time to invest in our society.

Join us on Saturday 7 July and let your voice be heard. Let us show that we stand united for a peaceful and sustainable future based on solidarity. United we stand!

Speeches and program to be confirmed.

Meeting point: Railway Station Brussels North at 3 PM

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Trump’s Syria war, protest Brussels tomorrow


This CBS TV video from the USA says about itself:

Demonstrators Protest President Trump Dropping Bombs On Syria

14 April 2018

A coalition of peace activists, Arab-Americans and people who don’t like the president formed a protest rally they called “an emergency protest” in Downtown Los Angeles Saturday. Jeff Nguyen reports.

Translated from the Belgian peace movement:

The US, Great Britain and France launched dozens of missiles on Syrian targets in the night of April 14. This military operation is extremely worrying! It comes without waiting for research by the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). It is an act of war in violation of international law that adds fuel to the flames and brings an open confrontation between nuclear powers dangerously closer.

Did the Syrian population did not have enough war already?

We demand that Belgium condemn this illegal attack. Our government must make every effort to contribute to a diplomatic and negotiated resolution of the conflict and to receive and support the victims of the war.

Stop the military interference. Stop the bombs! Peace for Syria!

Protest action at the US embassy [in Brussels] on Monday, April 16 at 5:30 pm. Will you be there?

Global Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘Scorn for International Law’ As Haley Threatens More Possible Air Strikes. “You can’t combat the alleged violation of international law by violating international law”, by Julia Conley.

Trump’s Syria war, lies and censorship: here.

Trump to NATO summit, Brussels, 11/12 July?


This video from Brussels, Belgium is about the big demonstration there against the militarism of Donald Trump and NATO on 24 May 2017.

See also here.

Dutch NOS TV reported on 13 March 2018 that on 11/12 July this year there will be another NATO summit in Brussels, with Trump probably present.

One should hope that there will again be a big demonstration then, like the one in 2017.

Belgian right-wing minister of the interior Jambon wants to protect Trump and other NATO bigwigs from hearing demonstrators shout anti-war slogans and protect the warmongers from seeing pro-peace signs. So, Jambon wants 3500 police from all over the country to stop Trump and his ilk from being aware of opposition to them. However, local police are not keen of going to Brussels, so it is not certain yet whether Jambon will get his 3500 police.

Nuclear disarmament conference, Brussels, 10 January


Brussels nuclear disarmament cconference poster

From the peace movement intal Greater Middle East in Belgium (translated):

10/01/2018: Conference on nuclear disarmament: necessary step for peace?

On 7 July 2017, a historic moment took place: 122 countries signed a UN treaty that forbids nuclear weapons. Not just a piece of paper, but a binding treaty for the signatories. Historical and hopeful. Most countries in the world want to get rid of nuclear weapons.

Belgium, on the other hand, remains on the sidelines. The left progressive group [of European Parliament members] GUE-NGL will be discussing this with some guests on 10 January from 3 pm to 6 pm in the European Parliament. Will you be there? You can register via veronique.coteur@intal.be

Program:

15u-16u30: First panel:

Sabine Lösing, European Parliament member Die Linke – GUE/NGL
Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, ICAN (Nobel Peace Prize, 2017)
Maria do Socorro Gomes, president World Peace Council
Merja Kyllönen, GUE/NGL (video message)

Discussion and questions

16u30-18u: Panel Campaigns:

João Pimenta Lopes, PCP GUE/NGL MEP
Ilda Figueiredo, president Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC)
Regina Hagen, Board Member of Büchel ist überall! atomwaffenfrei.jetzt (Germany)
Laura Lodenius, Executive Director Peace Union of Finland

Interventions of the public and other movements:

Kate Hudson, British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmement (CND) General Secretary
Veronique Coteur, intal
Dennis Kyriakou, Cypriot Peace Movement
Samuel Legros, CNAPD [Belgium]

Final word by João Pimenta Lopes, GUE/NGL.

The ‘event’ in Hawaii only underlines the fallacy of believing that a nuclear conflagration is too horrific to ever be attempted. It is time we woke up to the reality of the threat, writes TOM UNTERRAINER, and acted decisively to eliminate it forever.

The media’s guilty silence on Hawaii nuclear war alert: here.

Catalan demonstration in Brussels, Belgium


This video is about a big demonstration for Catalan independence in Brussels, Belgium today. 20,000 demonstrators are expected.

Carles Puigdemont, president of Catalonia, exiled in Belgium, will address the demonstration.

UPDATE: police counted 45,000 demonstrators; organisers more.

See also here.

Donald Trump not welcome in Brussels, yet more videos


This 24 May 2017 video is called Thousands Protest Trump Before NATO Summit.

Another video used to say:

A diverse crowd of thousands of people demonstrated against United States president Donald Trump who came to Brussels, Belgium for the NATO Summit.

This 24 May 2017 video is about the BRUSSELS PROTEST: Trump not welcomed in Belgium.

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Trump not welcome in Brussels! (24/05/2017)

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Brussels: Trump Not Welcome March

A report with photos is here.

Trump not welcome in Brussels, more videos


This 24 May 2017 video is called Protest against NATO. “Trump Not Welcome” – Brussels 24.05.2017. This video starts before most demonstrators had arrived.

This 25 May 2017 video says about itself:

Protesters demonstrated against NATO and U.S. President Donald Trump outside of [NATO] new headquarters in Brussels.

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Brussels protest, stop Trump.

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Trump is clearly not welcome in Brussels

Belgians have dressed as Statues of Liberty to protest against Trump’s NATO visit and say his policies are racist and anti-environment.

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Anti Trump protest in Brussels – NATO summit

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