Chicago – May 2012 – Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice
International Call to Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace
NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is holding a summit meeting in Chicago, May 2012. The NATO summit will be held at the same time that the Group of 8 (G8) meets at Camp David. We, peace and justice activists, will gather at a counter summit to voice a new vision of global security and peace. Join us in Chicago May 18 & 19 for a counter-summit to conceive and help build a more peaceful, economically secure,and environmentally sustainable world.
Having launched its Libyan regime change war to oust the Qaddafi dictatorship from the United States’ German-based Africa Command, the Obama administration this week arranged to continue its air war under cover of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance. Long understood to be a relatively benign and defensive alliance focused on European security needs, people across Europe and, increasingly, in the United States, are questioning how and why NATO is now focused on waging non-defensive wars beyond Europe.
Logistical information and other details for the Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice in Chicago Illinois, May 18-19, 2012.
In mid-May, the heads of state of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries and of the G-8 economic powers will hold a summit meeting in Chicago. With NATO at war in Afghanistan, with its new “Strategic Concept” that led to the war in Libya, and the urgent need to cut military spending to address pressing […]