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


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! (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 says about itself:

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 says about itself:

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 video says about itself:

24 May 2017

Thousands of people gathered for an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in central Brussels.

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 video is also on the 24 May Brussels demonstration.

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

Colourful, Full of People, Hope, Feminism

Trump not welcome in Brussels, videos

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Protests in Brussels as Trump visits

24 May 2017

Donald Trump arrives in Belgium, a country he once called a ‘beautiful city’, for a NATO summit. Report by Ferdia Carr.

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Belgium: Anti-Trump protesters storm Brussels ahead of leader’s arrival for NATO summit

Thousands marched through the streets of Brussels, Wednesday, protesting the state visit of US President Donald Trump to Belgium. The march was held under the slogan ‘Trump not Welcome‘ and set off at 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT) from Brussels’ North Station. Protesters explained why they decided to attend the demo.

SOT, Protester (French): “I came here because what is happening in the USA is also happening here in Belgium: racism, xenophobia, discrimination and sexism are arriving, and it is symbolised not only by Trump but also in Europe by Marine Le Pen and [Belgian right-wing minister] Francken, and people like that. And therefore I would like to tell you, the people who think like that, that you are not welcome here and we will fight so that your ideas don’t win here.”

SOT, Protester (French): “I am demonstrating against the politics of war, anti-feminist policies, sexism, negation of the problem of climate change, the military supremacy of the western world, the position of military policy of the US and Europe, [INAUDIBLE], it is very global situation.”

SOT, Protester (French): “Therefore, absolutely yes the summit which is taking place tomorrow, so it is the time to protest against western imperialism and we must, as left and progressive and internationalists [do what we can] to denounce it.”

SOT, Protester (English): “He discriminates against women, handicapped people, veterans, refugees, and also he denies climate change, he’s such a moron, and he’s a danger for us all.”

This 24 May 2017 video says about itself:

Thousands march to protest Donald Trump’s arrival in Brussels

Protesters, ranging from rights activists to students, professionals and even teens, marched a 4km route on May 24, after U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels. An activist camp has been in place in Brussels since 21 May, as protesters slam Trump over his so-called Muslim ban and the planned Mexican wall. Trump is in the country to meet with NATO members and EU leaders, before heading to a G7 summit in Sicily.

This 24 May 2017 Voice of America video says about itself:

Protests Target Both NATO and Trump in Brussels

This 24 May 2017 video is called Brussels protest, stop Trump.

This 24 May 2017 video is called Thousands Protest Trump’s Visit in Brussels, Belgium. The people shout: ‘Donald Trump, go away’.

This 23 May 2017 video says about itself:

US expats stage anti-Trump protest in Rome

United States expats staged a protest in Rome on Tuesday, demonstrating against President Trump‘s visit to the Italian capital. Report by Hettie Maylam.

Pro-peace anti-NATO demonstrators arrested in Brussels

This Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video says about itself:

24 May 2017

Crowds gathered in Brussels to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump, as he arrived to attend meetings with NATO and European Union leaders. Last year Trump referred to the city as a “hellhole,” citing a lack of “assimilation” by Muslims living there.

See also report and photos here.

Before I continue with my blog posts on the big 24 March 2017 demonstration in Brussels, Belgium against Donald Trump and NATO militarism, first now to a day later, 25 May.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Pacifist protests in Brussels because of NATO summit

Today, 15:23

Hundreds of protesters blocked a crossroads in Brussels near the NATO headquarters. With a human chain, they demonstrated against NATO, which has a summit today, with US American President Trump also present.

The Flemish broadcaster VRT reports that all protesters who blocked the road were detained and led away by police.

The protesters of the pacifist movement Agir pour la paix had been near the NATO building since the beginning of the afternoon. According to a spokesperson, NATO is an “unnecessary war machine”.

The movement also demonstrated against the storage of nuclear weapons on Belgian territory.

This morning, Greenpeace activists raised a banner on a construction crane opposite the US embassy, ​​where Trump spent the night.

On the banner was ‘#Resist’.

Greenpeace resist banner in Brussels

Trump … believes that the European member states [oF NATO] must increase their financial contribution to NATO significantly.