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THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE – NO TO NATO

Event date: 02 Jun 16 – 03 Jun 16

GUE/NGL – Peace and ANTI – NATO – Conference 2 & 3 June 2016

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE – NO TO NATO

Date

02 Jun 16 – 03 Jun 16

Time

15:00 — 13:00

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE – NO TO NATO
GUE/NGL – Peace and ANTI – NATO – Conference

Date: 2nd & 3rd June 2016
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels
Room:  ASP 1 G2

Programme
Thursday, 02.06.2016 – 15:00h – 15:10h: Welcome and Introduction (MEPs GUE/NGL)
Thursday, 02.06.2016 – 15:10h – 18:30h
NATO – The geopolitical Background    
Russia Confrontation – new Cold War?

Speakers:
Agnieska Wolk-Laniewska – Journalist and Anti- NATO Activist – Warsaw/Poland
Maria Socorro Gomes – President of the World Peace Council
Andrej Hunko – Vice-Chair of the Unified European Left in the Parl. Ass. Council of Europe

EU – NATO cooperation – Brothers in Arms

Speakers:
Carlos González Villa – political scientist, researcher at University of Alcalá (on Kosovo)
Tobias Pflüger – Member of Information Centre on Militarisation e.V. and Vice- chair of DIE LINKE.

Revival and Reinforcement of NATO
New areas of NATO –Engagement  moderation Nikolaos CHOUNTIS MEP

Speakers:  
Michael Collon – Journalist, founder of Investig’Action
Claudia Haydt – Sociologist and board member of Information Centre on Militarisation e.V.
Ilda Figueiredo – President of the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC)
Costas Isychos – Member of Popular Unity and Former Greek Alternate Minister of National Defence

NATO – Expansion policy
EAST, NORTH, SOUTH

NATO – “Partnership for Peace”

Speakers:
Malin Nilsson – Sweden (North)
Daniela Rodríguez- Expert from Venezuela on the NATO – Latin America relations (South)
José Goulão – Journalist and Author – Middle East, Libya, Syria – (South)( tbc.)
Gojko Raicevic – President of the Peace movement in Montenegro (East)

Infrastructure of Western Warfare: NATO’s military infrastructure
European and International NATO bases and the threat of nuclear Weapons  moderation Takis HADJIGEORGIOU MEP

Speakers:
Jacqueline Andres – researcher on US- military bases around the Mediterranean
Rui Namorado Rosa – Researcher
Sylvia Tingerides – President Cyprus Peace Council

Friday, 03.06.2016 9:30h – 12:30h
International ANTI – NATO Protests (with all Participants of the Conference)

Preparing Actions

Stina Oscarson; Florencio Aoiz Monreal; Left Unity from UK – South Wales; Yanina  Huzouskaya “Fair World” Belarus; Gavin Rae – Sociologist and activist; Elias Demetriou  – Cyprus Peace Council, Member International Relations AKEL Bureau, Roger Cole PANA + all participants of the conference

Sending a message from NATO’s capital – Brussels
(Presentation of a 5- 10 point paper with demands/ calls/ message for the International protest movements and Counter Summit)

Friday, 03.06.2016 12:30h – 13:00h
Social media action – photo with Participants with posters + small demonstration outside the EP – Place Luxembourg  
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The Conference will be web-streamed
 Following Translation will be provided: FR, DE, IT, EN, EL, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS, NL, DA

For further information please contact: sabine.loesing@europarl.europa.eu

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