No to War – No to NATO Annual Meeting, April 15th – 17th 2011

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“Foreign ministers have endorsed the basic outlines of an EU ‘military-humanitarian’ mission to Libya, amid concern about putting ground soldiers into a volatile situation.

The meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday (12 March) saw ministers approve the so-called concept of operations (Conops) for the Eufor Libya mission, the first step in the planning of any mission which involves military assets.”

EU Observer report, 12th of April

As the NATO/EU adventure in Libya enters a critical and bloody stage, we now hear that the EU threatens more war and more military intervention in other Arab countries convulsed by popular revolt and those opposing ‘ West – friendly’ dictatorial regimes.

40-50 peace and anti-war activists, members of the NO to War No to NATO network, from all over, the US, the UK, South America, Japan, Georgia and every country in Europe, will be gathering in Dublin for 3 days, from Friday April 15th to Sunday April 17th, to discuss and analyse these events, to work out a unified worldwide peace and anti-war strategy and to plan further actions against war.

The Conference is hosted by the IAWM and PANA.
Participation of all interested is welcome.

No to War – No to NATO

Program of the Annual Meeting, Dublin, April 15th – 17th 2011

Location:     Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (directions via google maps)

Friday 15th

11.00         Press conference in Dublin

13.00 – 15.30     Meeting of the International Coordinating Committee

15:30 – 17:30     Feminism against NATO

16.00 – 17.00     Common Lunch in Palestinian Restaurant

17.30 – 20:00     Meeting of the international Afghanistan Network

For example: Preparations of the 10th anniversary of Petersberg, Bonn
10 years anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan

There is a proposal to invite participants to a picket on Libya outside the European Union offices at 18.00

Saturday 16th

10.30         Opening of the Annual Meeting: Welcome
by Michael Youlton, Arielle Denis

10.40         Report of the work of the network
by Reiner Braun
Commentaries: NN Portugal, Andreas Speck, Tobias Pflüger

11.30 – 14.30     Discussion of the work of the past 18 months
main focus: lessons learn from Portugal summit

16.00 – 18.00    Public Event in Liberty Hall
with:Richard Boyd Barrett – recently elected to the Irish Parliament
Paul Murphy – MEP
John Lannon – Shannonwatch
Arielle Denis (ICC)
Kate Hudson (ICC)

Mod:    Patricia McKenna (PANA)

18.30 – 20:00     Future work of the network
Short introductions: Joseph Gerson (AFSC, USA), Hannelore Tölke (Germany), Arielle Denis (Mouvement de la Paix, France), Kate Hudson /Dave Webb (CND)

Working groups:
a. NATO summit Washington
b. Feminist aspects of militarization
c. Civil disobedience
d. Afghanistan
e. NATO and the South
f. Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Energy (IAWM moderator: Glenda Cimino)

20:30        Common dinner and party – Teachers Club

Sunday 17th

9.30 – 10.30     Arab Situation
Claudia (Palestine – Faheem – Libya – Abdullah – Egypt and Bahrein

Short reports of the working groups

10:30 – 11:30     Program of actions for 2011 and 2012
Report on the preparations of the counter activities around the NATO Summit 2012
by: Joseph Gerson

11:30 – 12:00 NATO and Latin America
by Luis Esperza

12:15 – 13.00    Election of the members of the new International Coordinating Committee

13.00         Final words
by Reiner Braun

13.30 – 14.30    First meeting of the new International Coordinating Committee

Organizational remarks:

Hostels, hotels and private accommodation is available. Please contact email for further information until April 5th
Please register for the conference at email:
Financial contribution:
We would like to ask you for a contribution to the conference: 25 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)
“Whisper corners” for Spanish and Portuguese will be available throughout the weekend.
Directions to the conference location:
Please visit The Ireland Institute for directions

Please feel free to send this invitation to colleagues, friends, and interested organizations.

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