Wednesday, 27 August 2014

National Protests at Nato Summit: No New Wars

National Protests at Nato Summit: 

No New Wars- No to Nato

Stop the War Coalition . Posted in Anti-war Events
No to Nato

60 world leaders, including Barack Obama, meet in the UK for 

the NATO Summit on 4-5 Septemberto plan their war on the 

world. From 30 August protesters will flock to South Wales for 

international actions including a national demonstration, counter 

summit, and week-long peace camp. Stop the War and CND 

have organised NO TO NATO - NO NEW WARS protests from 

30 August to 5 September. 

See the timetable of action and events below.

Transport to the national demonstration 30 August...

Saturday 30 August: Mass demonstration

March through central Newport. Assembles 1pm at the 

Civic Centre Car Park and marches around the town 

centre ending at Westgate Square for a rally.

Sunday 31 August: Counter Summit in Cardiff

County Hall, CF10 4UW View on map
Speakers include:
No to Nato speakers

Boris Kagarlitsky Russia • Joseph Gerson USA • 

Medea Benjamin Code Pink USA • Margaretta D'Arcy Ireland 

• Jeremy Corbyn MP • Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition.

Sessions and workshops: • NATO expansion • 

The drive to war and military spending • Ukraine and a new cold war 

• Afghanistan - the endless occupation • Women and War • 

Move the money • Disarmament for Development • Palestine •

 Middle East: Oil & Empire • The New Nuclear Arms Race 

• Militarisation & Science • Singing for Peace. 

Post-Counter Summit Social: A Fundraiser for Gaza
The Full Moon, Womanby Street, 

Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1BR, 

Upstairs - the Moon Club.
5pm - 8pm - snacks, stalls etc.Music from 8pm. 

Admission £5

Performers include: Stu and Reb from Dirty Revolution (Ska-Punk-Reggae)

Lynne Denman (unaccompanied Welsh singing), 

Salih Hassan (Palestinian Oud Player), Cosmo (Folk-punk), 

Novacoda (Dance), Flora Mackay (Acoustic), David Ambrose (Storytelling), 

Neta Hel (Poetry), Think Pretty (Acoustic), DJS - Love & 

Harmony Sounds, Shahid (Salsa Buena), Dave Grooveslave 

 All funds raised will go to Middle East Children's Alliance. 

Monday 1 September: Newport Alternative Summit

Newport Dolman Theatre, Emlyn Square, Newport NP20 1HY, 

10.00 - 5 pm.
Topics: Drones • Women and War • Iraq • Afghanistan • Ukraine 

• Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

Tuesday 2 September

Newport Alternative Summit continued
Dolman Theatre. 11am – 4pm - Sessions on Gaza • Peaceful co-existence 

• Victims of NATO

Wednesday 3 September

Artists and Musicians against War. All day at the Tredegar Park Peace Camp
• Kite making • anti-facial-recognition-software makeup • placard making 

• banner making • self-defence workshops • Urban Circle workshops •

 Singing peace and protest workshop • Fly Kites not Drones

Revolution Rock with Birmingham band Living Field. 

Open mic throughout the day until 8pm for poets and musicians.

Thursday 4 September

First day of NATO Summit. 

Newport Mass Action and March on the Celtic Manor where 

world leaders meet to present messages. 

Gather at 12.00, Cenotaph, Clarence Place

Cardiff No dinner of death. 

Protest World Leaders Castle banquet at 6pm 

to send a message from Wales and the world: 

Freedom for Palestine. No New Wars. 

Cardiff Stop the War Coalition and Cardiff Trades Council 

are calling for people to gather assemble Queen Street Cardiff  

Friday 5 September

Final day of NATO Summit.
Direct Actions. Street Theatre. 

Celebration party at the Pen and Wig in Newport from 6.00

Newport Peace Camp

A peace camp will be located in Tredegar Park, 

Newport, from Friday 29th August for people who wish 

to stay in Newport for the week. Basic facilities will be 

provided and the camp is recognised by the local council 

and police. Bring your own tents. The camp is asking for 

a donation of £2 per night per person. 

No to Nato - No New Wars

Wales could see its biggest protests in a generation as 

60 world leaders meet at the Celtic Manor in Newport for 

the NATO summit on 4-5 September to plan their war on the world.

Previous summits in Chicago and Strasbourg saw thousands 

protest war, austerity and global inequality. From 30 August 

people will flock to South Wales for international actions including 

a weekend march and Counter Summit, week-long peace camp, 

and protests on the summit's opening day.NATO expansion has 

created a dangerous crisis in Ukraine which threatens a regional war.

NATO's nuclear armed alliance binds Europe to US foreign policy, 

a foreign policy post-Iraq increasingly unpopular around the world. 

It is also the military alliance currently occupying Afghanistan.

War is the enemy of the poor. At this year's summit the US will 

be pressuring Western powers to increase their already huge military 

budgets at a time when poverty and inequality are soaring.The world's 

85 richest people have as much as poorest 3.5 billion. Money into war 

is money out of our communities.

In the UK, 500,000 people had to resort to food banks last year. None 

of the cuts would be necessary if the sums Britain spends on its military 

and armaments were invested in social need instead of the war machine.

This autumn the powerful will make their voices heard at the NATO summit. 

We must make sure that the voice of the millions around the world who 

need peace and justice is also heard.

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