NO TO NATO: INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION
NATO conference, Strasburg. 4-5 April 2009
The eastwards push of NATO is the prime cause of the recent war in the Caucasus.
UK foreign secretary David Miliband is particularly keen to rush through
Georgia's membership of NATO. This is despite many commentators pointing out that,
if Georgia had been a NATO member when its invasion of South Ossetia provoked a Russian response, all the countries in the alliance would have been obligated to go to war with Russia -- in other words, it could have led to World War III.
Next year is the 60th anniversary of NATO's formation and it will be celebrated as an organisation founded to preserve peace. In reality it is engaged in spreading
conflict and war well beyond the countries of the north Atlantic. Antiwar
and peace movements across Europe are organising a call for an end to NATO expansion
and the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Further details of the NO TO NATO demonstration will be available shortly.
A briefing on NATO's expansion by Kate Hudson, the chair of CND, is available here: