First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from November 16-18, 2018. It is organised by Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) of Ireland and Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, USA.

The increasingly aggressive actions of US/NATO forces, the raging wars in the Middle East, the burgeoning arms race devastating the national treasuries, the bellicose language replacing diplomatic negotiations, the economic crises facing country after country, the destruction of the global environment through war and unfettered exploitation, their impact on public health, have created crises that, unless checked by popular opposition, can lead to unimaginable catastrophe and war.
None of us can stop this madness alone. Global peace forces must come together, mobilizing the millions in our countries, and around the world, for peace. Based on this understanding, we have initiated the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases.

Keynote speakers of the conference are:

Dr. Zuhal Okuyan
Chairwoman, Peace Committee of Turkey

Thanassis Pafilis
General Secretary, World Peace Council; Member of Greek Parliament, Greece

Myriam Parada Avila
Executive Director, School of Peace Foundation, Colombia

Silvio Platero
President, Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos (MOVPAZ), Cuba

Aida Touma-Sliman
President, Peace and Solidarity Committee in Israel; Palestinian Member of Israeli Knesset, Israel

Paola Renata Gallo Peláez
President, Movimiento Por la Paz, la Soberanía y Solidaridad entre los Pueblos (MOPASSOL), Argentina

David Swanson
Director, World Beyond War; Campaign Coordinator for, USA

Iraklis Tsavdaridis
Executive Secretary, World Peace Council, Greece

Dave Webb
Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), UK

Ann Wright
Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat; Leading Member of Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK, USA

Hiroji Yamashiro
Director, Okinawa Peace Action Center, Okinawa, Japan

Hideki Yoshikawa
Director, Okinawa Environmental Justice Project, Okinawa, Japan

Sponsoring organisations are:

United States: Alliance for Global Justice • BAYAN USA • Black Alliance for Peace • CODEPINK • Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space • International Action Center • Liberty Tree Foundation • MLK Justice Coalition • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation • Peace Action • Popular Resistance • United National Antiwar Coalition • U.S. Peace Council • Veterans For Peace • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom—US Section • World Beyond War

International: World Peace Council (WPC) • Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos (MOVPAZ) (Cuba) • Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos e Luta pela Paz (CEBRAPAZ)—(Brazil) • Stop the War Coalition (UK) • Okinawa Peace Action Center (Japan) • Japan Peace Committee • Gangjeong International Team (Jeju, Korea) • Conselho Português para a Paz e Cooperação (Portugal) • Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals (Serbia) • Peace Committee of Turkey • Cyprus Peace Council • Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) • Philippine Peace & Solidarity Council (PPSC) • Foro Contra la Guerra Imperialista y la OTAN (Spain) • Palestinian Committee for Peace and Solidarity • Canadian Peace Congress • Lebanese Peace Council • Peace and Solidarity Committee in Israel • Czech Peace Movement • South African Peace Initiative • German Peace Council • All India Peace and Solidarity Organization • Nepal Peace & Solidarity Council • Swiss Peace Movement • British Peace Assembly • International Action for Liberation (INTAL) (Belgium) • International League of Peoples Struggle (Netherlands) • Comitato Contro La Guerra Milano (CCLGM) (Italy)

For updated information about the conference and to join the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases go to