AAW Calendar of Events

AAW Calendar of Events in PARIS in 2014
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AAW supports the following groups : 
The French BDS Campaign (Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions) against Israel  (www.bdsfrance.org)
 

                   President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned the U.S. about the "military-industrial complex" in his farewell address.



No to NATO SYRIA statement

AAW is a member of the international network 'No to War - No to NATO'.
Below is the statement issued by its coordinating committee on July 30, 2012.

 

No to War - No to NATO    Stop the War in Syria - No Intervention


The ominous signs of impending war with Syria are escalating. A nightmare is unfolding across the country and has now reached the streets of Damascus and Aleppo. As we write these lines, the Minister of Defence Dawoud Raha and Assad’s brother in-law Assef Shawkat have just been assassinated in a terrorist attack. And we all sense how the story will probably end: thousands of soldiers and civilians killed, towns and families destroyed, and President Assad and his family beaten to death in a ditch.

NATO and the EU are backing Turkish support to the opposition, along with Saudi Arabian and Qatari millions and arms flowing into Syria from every corner. The supply of weapons, by Western countries and their allies and by Russia, intensifies the conflict. Western media repeat arguments designed to justify foreign intervention.

The International Coordinating Committee of the network No to War – No to NATO opposes any military, economic, diplomatic, or covert intervention aimed at controlling the internal affairs of Syria or any other country:
  • Sanctions harm the people of Syria causing food shortages, power outages, and block the distribution of goods.
  • Foreign intervention from all sides is contributing to the escalation of violence, the possibility of an all-out civil war, and total destabilization. This includes any interventions under the cover of “securing” against the possible use of chemical weapons. The people who always suffer the most are the people not engaged in the armed conflict.
  • The world knows very well the results of ‘humanitarian’ U.S. wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the people, especially women and children, are in a far worse situation than before, with millions dead, injured or displaced, an infrastructure and economy in shambles, and certainly no peace.
  • Washington and NATO/EU goals in Syria are to impose their will and control a part of the world that holds the vast majority of the known oil reserves, and to gain strategic advantage as they seek to isolate and contain competitors like Russia and China. The U.S. and NATO/EU have no interest in democracy, social or economic justice for the peoples of the world, especially in areas where the Western powers have economic or strategic interests.
We in no way condone any kind of political repression, including the repression carried out by the Assad government. Freedom, democracy and people participation are a part of our peace movement's goals.

We may hold different views regarding Syria’s political system. We all agree that the western governments and their allies have no right to impose their will on other states, even if they choose different forms of government, appropriate to their culture and idiosyncracy. In all cases, we support the right of nations to self-determination – that is, to be able to decide on, and resolve internal conflicts free from any foreign intervention.

For all these reasons, the International Coordinating Committee of the network No to War - No to NATO demands:
  • No US or NATO/EU intervention in the internal affairs of Syria!
  • No war! No sanctions!
  • Self-determination for the Syrian people!

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AAW has signed this appeal


IRISH protest US ARMY

As American peace activists working to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, we support the efforts of our colleagues in the Irish peace movement to draw attention to and to oppose the use of Shannon Airport by the Pentagon as part of the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


In particular, we support the demonstration called by PANA & Shannonwatch for October 10, 2010, marking the ninth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan.


Nothing has "changed"

Nothing has "changed" and AAW has much to protest :
France's inclusion in NATO and it's loss of independence, police violence in Strasbourg, the continuation of 2 wars waged by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan, the escalation of the US military's intervention in Pakistan and the killing of innocent civilians in all three of these countries.


WIKILEAKS

WIKILEAKS : read report here
CIA report into shoring up Afghan war support in Western Europe

This classified CIA analysis from March outlines possible PR strategies to shore up public support in Germany and France for a continued war in Afghanistan. After the Dutch government fell on the issue of Dutch troops in Afghanistan last month, the CIA became worried that similar events could happen in the countries that post the third and fourth largest troop contingents to the ISAF mission. The proposed PR strategies focus on pressure points that have been identified within these countries. For France it is the sympathy of the public for Afghan refugees and women. For Germany it is the fear of the consequences of defeat (drugs, more refugees, terrorism) as well as for Germany's standing in NATO. The memo is a recipe for the targeted manipulation of public opinion in two NATO ally countries, written by the CIA. It is classified as Confidential/No Foreign Nationals.

The FBI Knocked on My Door!


" The FBI Knocked on my door ! "
Watch Video here
A must for all US activists !! Protect yourselves !

US Might 'Assassinate' Wikileaks Founder

Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act

Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act

Interview with Arundhati Roy

Interview with Arundhati Roy, words of wisdom explaining the complex issues facing indigenous peoples in opposition to corporate interests and the rise of the militarized state.