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With the expectation that President Obama may take a clear position, there is an air of uncertainty regarding the materialisation of the so-called Space Shield in Europe.
Nevertheless, our protest continues, and this has allowed that until today the Czech Government has been unable to definitively ratify the agreement with the USA. We thank everyone for the support received.
In Brussels, on the 18th of February 2009, there will be a meeting in the European Parliament among various MEPs and 20 Mayors of the Czech Republic, members of the League against the Radar, Giorgio Schultze (Europe for Peace), Jan Tamas (Czech Humanists against the bases) and delegations from various European countries.
Mayors of various Belgian cities will participate as well in the initiative in Brussels and messages of support will be handed in from many Italian Mayors expressing their solidarity with the protests in the Czech Republic.
At 2 pm, a demonstration will start in front of the Parliament and throughout the same day similar demonstrations will be carried out in numerous European cities.
The demonstration will be called “the invisibles”, because the 70% of the Czech population that is against the US radar base are invisible for the media, as are the 95% of the world’s population that are against wars.
Video of the demonstration already held in Prague: http://www.europeforpeace.eu/news.php?id=1036&country=
But above all, we would like to inform you about the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the biggest march ever organised in human history.
It will start in New Zealand on the 2nd of October 2009, proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day of Nonviolence. It will pass through a hundred countries on five continents and will end in the Argentinean Andes on the 2nd of January 2010.
Hundreds of organisations and personalities have already endorsed the March, like Michelle Bachelet, Chilean President, the Dalai Lama, the Italian football club Inter Milan, the actor Viggo Mortensen (from “the Lord of the Rings”) and many others.
Participate and join us in this March to say “no” decisively to wars and any form of violence!
International conference against Missile Defence in Seoul, South Korea, between the 16th and 18th of April 2009. Information: http://www.space4peace.org/actions/gnconf_2009.htm
Video bulletin about the World March:
Brief presentation about the Space Shield, useful to inform institutions, friends and groups in a simple way:
Open letter to Mayors and organisations about the activity on the 18th of February:
Call of the Chilean President to participate in the World March and for a world without wars:
Video with Noam Chomsky about the Space Shield in Europe:
Video interview with Noam Chomsky about the possible role of Europe in order to avoid a nuclear catastrophe (in English):
Conference in the Czech Parliament with the MEP G. Chiesa: “The shield is dividing Europe”:
VIDEO: Interview of Russia Today with Jan Tamas - US Radar provokes wars: