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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Monday, June 17, 2024

NATO in the Arctic webinar


Webinar organized by the Global Women for Peace - United Against NATO (GWUAN)

Event description:

Moderator: Pippa Bartolotti - author and politician working with United National Anti-war Coalition and Global Women United for Peace against NATO

Opening words: Sean Conner - Executive Director of IPB

1. US, Canada, Russia - 30 min

US: Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space - Breaking Russia up to get at Arctic resources - speaks at 11:08

Canada: Tamara Lorincz - Voice of Women for Peace, WILPF - The militarization of Canada’s Arctic

Russia: Oleg Bodrov – physicist, ecologist, board member of the International Peace Bureau, Chairman of the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia - Victory With Weapons is Impossible in the Atomic World

Discussion 20 min

2. Norway, Sweden, Denmark/Greenland, Finland - 40 min

Norway: Ingeborg Breines - Former Chair of IPB and UNESCO Director - The militarization especially in the Norwegian Arctic, new American bases and the Arctic Council

Sweden: Lars Drake - Environmental economist and former adjunct professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Natural resources in the Arctic - extraction, environment and international conflicts

Denmark/Greenland: Palle Bendsen – long time climate, environmental, anti-nuclear activist, involved in opposition to uranium mining plans in Southern Greenland. Engaged in the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Council for International Conflict Resolution, where he in 2019 authored an analysis of the “changing Arctic” - The Arctic is Changing - AGAIN

Finland: Teemu Matinpuro, executive director of the Finnish Peace Committee - Finland – NATO – DCA – the Arctic

Discussion 30 min

Supporters of the webinar:

- GWUAN (Global Women for Peace United Against NATO)
- IPB (International Peace Bureau)
- Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
- World BEYOND War

For more information you can visit:\

See the Global Network's Facebook page on the Arctic issue with many available resources at: Protect the Arctic Sea from militarization & war


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