Say NO to NATO
  • Petitioned Ivo H. Daalder

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Ivo H. Daalder
NATO Secretary General
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Say NO to NATO

    1. Petition by

      Coalition Against NATO/G8

We oppose NATO and its transformation into a global military alliance designed to engage in aggressive invasions and pre-emptive wars—since 1999, NATO has waged wars in four countries on three continents.

The Bush administration transformed NATO the day after 9/11, leading to the use of NATO’s military forces against any threat of terrorist attacks.

There is abundant evidence of NATO’s collaboration with US CIA renditions (illegal detainee transfer operations) across Europe. And NATO retains hundreds of nuclear weapons in military facilities across Europe, an end-run around the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which forbids the transfer of nuclear weapons to non-nuclear countries.

The City of Chicago projects spending $55 million to host the NATO meeting on May 20 while defunding schools, community mental health clinics, public libraries and public transportation. The Secret Service has its own extensive shopping list including barriers and walls to separate the people from the visiting heads of state. Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city council have passed new restrictions on civil liberties to chill opposition to NATO and resistance to city cuts of essential services.

We support the marches, rallies, and peoples’ assembly in opposition to NATO and war scheduled in mid-May in Chicago.

signed:

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Anthony Arnove

Vijay Prashad

Angela Davis

Noam Chomsky

Michael Ratner

Rashid Khalidi

Tom Morello

Barbara Ransby

Jesse Jackson Sr. 

Bernardine Dohrn

Bill Ayers

Medea Benjamin


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    • Dianne Reisman CORTE MADERA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am sick and tired of the senseless killing of innocent people around the world. Atrocities are committed routinely under the guise of freedom and democracy.The invasion and destruction of a country and its people does nothing but incite fear and hatred towards the power-mongers that feel they have the right to decide the fate of others. I will never understand the need for some people to attain power over other peoples lives. It would be more satisfying to spend all this money and time providing and teaching others with the basic necessities to enable them to thrive instead of living a life consumed by fear and hatred. Violence is not the answer...LOVE is. Can't they see that? It's a choice...sad that greed takes over the minds of men.

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    • Barbara Sacco CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      No to war - no to NATO

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    • ANDREA CALIFANO ROME, ITALY, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      There is ONU, ok

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    • Dimitri Vouros NEW FINDLAND, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Down with imperialism!

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    • Tony Blair DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 2 years ago

      A force that was created to combat the Soviet Union is getting it's money's worth by bombing innocent people, along with some "bad guys" who may as well be a billion miles away from me. The leaders of our countries like to use war as a policy, that is a middle ages mentality. Not the mentality of a people in the 21st century.

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