From 18-27 October in Brussels, Belgium, there will be a so-called “Freedom Festival”, organized by the local government and NGOs.
At first sight, it looks promising:
Political and artistic, intercultural and creative, festive and subversive, Festival des Libertés returns each autumn to mobilise all forms of expression in order to offer an overview of the state of rights and freedoms around the world, to point out lurking dangers, to bring people together in a fun, relaxing atmosphere, to encourage resistance and to promote solidarity.
Resistance against what or against whom, one may ask?
This video from Britain is called Jamie Shea, NATO spin doctor.
As Belgian peace movement intal reports (translated from their Dutch):
The Freedom Festival on 22 October will give the floor to NATO spin doctor Jamie Shea. Title of the ‘debate’: «Should we intervene in Syria?». A strange ‘debate’, however, because in the panel there is no critical opponent of Shea. So Jamie Shea will get a platform without any speaker questioning NATO’s intervention policies.
We demand: there should be an opponent of Jamie Shea speaking, who should be able to criticize his views. The audience has a right to that.
For more information about Jamie Shea and how you can support this demand, please visit this link [in Dutch, but can be translated with Google Translate etc.]:
You may of course publish this open letter on Facebook and other social media.
Part of the info on the intal site, translated from Dutch:
Who is Jamie Shea?
The world knows Jamie Shea as the public relations face of the Kosovo war of 1999, when NATO for 78 days and nights bombed Yugoslavia. That was an illegal war waged in violation of international law and without a UN mandate.
During its aggression NATO was guilty of numerous violations of the laws of war, including the deliberate bombing of civilian targets. Today no one can deny that this “humanitarian war” was based on lies, deception and manipulation – with anything but altruistic goals at stake.
Jamie Shea is still at NATO today, as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.