NATO plans to meet in Chicago on May 20th to discuss an ongoing war in Afghanistan and a number of possible new wars.
Tell NATO it is not welcome.
NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was set up 63 years ago to "contain communism" in Europe. It's a cold war relic whose time has long past.
NATO was always an undemocratic institution, but it once claimed a defensive purpose. NATO has militarized the nations of Europe against the will of their people. NATO maintains hundreds of nuclear weapons in non-nuclear European nations, in blatant violation of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. NATO threatens Russia - no longer our communist "enemy" - with missile base construction on its borders.
Enough is enough. Tell NATO to end the wars.
NATO has fought aggressive wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and - ongoing - in Afghanistan. NATO provides the pretense of a coalition and of legality.
NATO does not bomb all nations abusing human rights; nor does NATO's bombing alleviate human suffering. The "pro-Western" oil dictators in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are not targets. Former dictators Ben Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt were not targets.
NATO's real motivations include a desire to control the global flow of oil and to support dictators who've supported U.S./NATO wars and prisons and torture operations.
NATO has lost its reason to exist if it ever had one.
Say No to NATO now.
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We hope to see you at the peace demonstrations in Chicago!
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team
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