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Pronounced and hidden aims of Trident Juncture 2015 
11:24am 06/10/2015
  Originally posted by wiktorkovalski at Pronounced and hidden aims of Trident Juncture 2015
NATO started the biggest and most ambitious exercise in more than a decade. The Trident Juncture 2015 exercise, which kicked off on September 28 to run until November 6 and involves 36,000 personnel from more than 30 Allied and Partner Nations, is taking place throughout Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and also Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The first stage of the exercise starts with the Command Post Exercise for Strategic and Operational level staff on Saturday 3 October in Zaragoza, Spain.
The pronounced aim of the Trident Juncture drills is to train and test the NATO Response Force, a technologically-advanced high-readiness unit comprising land, air, maritime forces. It is reported also, that TRJE15 has been designed to ensure that NATO concepts and procedures will work in the event of a real crisis.
NATO also claimed that its exercises are transparent, giving a link to what appears to be a partial list of exercises which are conducted by US and other NATO members. But on the official The Trident Juncture 2015 exercise Website there are no data about the involved units. So the transparency is only partial and such covering of the event arises a lot of questions.
Many European media outlets believe the large-scale drill is aimed against Russia. And they really have serious reasons for such point of view.
Though NATO is keen to emphasize that this exercise is defensive in nature, many experts consider it as a nonsense statement since the drills are conducted in Europe, at the Russian or proximity of the border. This would make sense if the military exercise was near, for example, US or Canada borders.
It should be said that not all of the participating countries share the organizers’ anti-Russian slant.
For example, Massimo Zuchhetti, a prominent Italian scientist and peace activist pointing to NATO’s ongoing Trident Juncture 2015 war games is sure, that “it is NATO, not Russia which poses the biggest threat to European peace.” “As a nuclear scientist, I think that Italy is violating the nuclear proliferation treaty by having 80 nuclear bombs stored at the Ghedi and Aviano airbases used by the Americans”, he said.
“What we see now is the militarization of Italian territory with military bases scattered all over the country and one-third of Sardinia set aside for military purposes… That’s why we believe that Italy should pull out of NATO. It’s not an equitable alliance, it’s all about making this country an underdog,” Massimo Zuchhetti, a Turin-based nuclear physicist and founder of the No War, No NATO movement added. Massimo Zuchhetti as many others scientists and activists fears that Italy could be drawn in NATO’s future military adventures, which are totally at variance with the country’s national interests.
In his turn Miguel Martinez Tomey, responsible for EU affairs in the Chunta Aragonesista political party, said, that “the deployment of the NATO troops in the Spanish city of Zaragoza entails risks for the local population and the environment, that is being concealed from the public.”
Obviously not all NATO members support such exercises but they just have no possibility to oppose US because it is US who mainly pays for collective defense and choose the common enemies.
Basil's Verse, War and Peace (Short Video) 
03:05pm 28/03/2009
  Many Blessings,
With the US going into Afghanistan the peace movement is far from quieted and disposed of, regardless of the historic election of President Barack Obama.

Many of us, because we are patriotic and wise enough to understand that you can't just stop policy on a whim, are giving him his hundred days.

Treasonous slime bags like Rush Limbaugh who wish the president to fail because he does not like his politics, regardless of how that failure would effect the citizens of this country are no better than the Nazi's of Germany of the 1920's before Hitler came to power in the 30's.

Peace Movement is a self-explanatory term. My spiritual principles dictate that life is sacred.

Please watch this short video and let people know how you feel, even if you disagree with me.


The Faery King

out of many, one 
01:12am 03/11/2008
  I've just created out_of_many -
A tolerant place - To talk about anything & everything in a friendly atmosphere.. [i'm now doing the difficult part of recruiting members]

If this isn't allowed, let me know and i'll delete the entry:)
Oppose Billions More for War! 
01:41pm 28/11/2006
  From Just Foreign Policy. Take action here: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/iraq.html

Some in Washington refuse to acknowledge that the majority of Americans, like the majority of Iraqis, want an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. USA Today and Congressional Quarterly report that the Bush administration will ask Congress for a record amount of war money in 2007 - perhaps as high as $160 billion. That would be in addition to the $435 billion in military spending Congress already authorized for 2007.

That would mean one out of every five of our taxpayer dollars next year would go to military spending, and that's not even counting $17 billion on US nuclear weapons.

Money spent on the military and war is money that will not be available for pressing domestic needs, like health care, schools and combating poverty. Senator Kent Conrad, the Democrat who will oversee the Senate budget next year, told USA Today the high military price tag "is going to increasingly become an issue." He said it could restrict the availability of money to expand Medicare's prescription drug coverage.

We set up a web page that makes it easy to write a letter to your senators and representatives asking them not to pour more money into a failed and destructive policy in Iraq. More money means more young American soldiers will die and be horribly injured in this needless war and more Iraqi civilians will die at the hands of our troops.

Our suggested talking points also ask senators and representatives to place conditions on any money that is appropriated, setting a firm deadline for the withdrawal of all troops and requiring the administration to directly engage Iraq's neighbors, especially Iran and Syria.
THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
07:04am 29/09/2006
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Please... sign this petition. 
12:39pm 22/08/2006
  I just ask that you take a moment to read this petition and consider adding your signature. Israel has become a military monstrosity without bounds and Lebanon desperately needs our help. Please, at least take the time to visit the web site.

Thank you for listening.

In love and peace,
David Filkins

x-posted to many communities
07:53am 13/02/2006
mood: cold
the people in this community are really kind and interesting so if you have spare time you should check it out. they need members and are worth the time.

10:42am 10/11/2005

“A dark winter has descended upon us in this country and it is not a crystal pure blanket of snow that covers the land but layers of the warm blood of our men and women in uniform, mixed with that of the Iraqi people.”

Yust (From An Anti-War Speech)



I met Carlos Arredondo, the father of Alexander Arredondo. He handed me a copy of the last letter that his child wrote him.


It took him ten months to get information from the United States Marine Corps on his son’s final hours and how he met his end in this life.
There is a place in my heart that will never be the same, following my moments with Carlos.



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No Shit 
08:13pm 10/06/2005

CNN is BLIND ...
12:20am 31/05/2005
  A news journal that is updated almost daily has been created. With news from international sources on many issues (though right now a lot is on the war in Iraq.) Please take a look at this journal, if you like it add it as a friend and spread the word, if you don't comment and tell me why or just don't worry and pretend it never existed.


Let me know what you think, I am going to play around with the format a little but nothing to fancy - the main goal is getting the news out there.
Speak Your Mind 
04:47pm 28/05/2005
  What do you think of public schools? Immigration? Environmental Policy? The War on drugs? The War in Iraq? Afghanistan? The Patriot Act?
America Today?

Take five minutes, twenty minutes, an hour, whatever you have time for and write your representative about any of the issues. Whether it is a sentence like “Keep up the good work” or a ten page letter on how you oppose the war let your representatives know how you feel and what you think. This government was created by the people, for the people. It is time to see democracy in action. Please use this envelope to write to your elected government official.



President George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, US 20500

“...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
12:36am 13/05/2005
NRA: Give the Teachers Guns! 
07:38pm 25/03/2005
  “I’m not saying that that means every teacher should have a gun or not, but what I am saying is we need to look at all the options at what will truly protect the students,” the NRA’s first vice president, Sandra S. Froman, told The Associated Press.

Gun-control restrictions would not have prevented Jeff Weise, 16, from killing nine people and himself Monday at Red Lake High School near Bemidji, Minn., said Froman, an attorney expected next month to be elected president of the NRA, which claims 4 million members.

The presence of an unarmed guard at the school failed to stop the siege, she noted.

“No gun law, no policy that you could implement now or that was already implemented, I think, could possibly prevent someone so intent on destruction,” she said. “I think everything’s on the table as far as looking at what we need to do to make our schools safe for our students.”

From MSNBC ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7297575/ )

Yup, there's no way to stop bringing firearms into schools than to bring firearms into school. Mmhmm.
( There's a current poll on this issue here, http://bb.nuvolab.com/viewtopic.php?p=1384 )
01:43pm 11/03/2005
  A Beacon of Hope, just for you.

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12:52am 05/03/2005
  Just wanted to let you know that this community was mentioned and supported here: http://bb.nuvolab.com/viewtopic.php?t=44

X-Posted to the other peace/equality communities mentioned.
02:47pm 04/03/2005

Issue 2 / Xi Magazine 
05:49pm 10/01/2005
  Issue 2 is here! The community is growing, and peace has a fighting fist ^_^
2005 Nuvolab / Xi Magazine 
01:48am 01/01/2005
  Xi Magazine, the first online, interactive, free magazine for peace and equality, was launched at midnight on New Years Eve by Nuvolab Atomika. http://nuvolab.com


Yay equal rights. Peace IS patriotic! ^_^