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ACTION ALERT: Say NO to US/NATO Military Transports Through Eastern Germany


May 28, 2018
Potsdam Peace Coordination & Jungwelt

Between May and June 2018, over 100 US military convoys are set to cross the eastern German state of Brandenburg and head toward Eastern Europe. The NATO exercise will take place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with 18,000 military personnel from 19 countries. According to NATO propaganda, US soldiers and NATO troops are training to protect the Baltic States from the "aggressor Russia." Join the international protest opposing this latest example of NATO's aggressive provocations.

https://friedenskoordination-potsdam.org

ACTION ALERT: NO to US Military Transports Through the Eastern German State of Brandenburg and Other Regions of Germany
Potsdam Peace Coordination

POTSDAM (May 27, 2018) -- Between May and June 2018, over 100 US military convoys are planned to cross the eastern German state of Brandenburg and other regions of Germany towards Eastern Europe. According to NATO propaganda, these US troops, as well as other NATO troops, will serve to protect the Baltic States from the "aggressor Russia."

However, large parts of the population in Brandenburg know that the aggressor is NATO. It is the United States, the leading NATO country, which has positioned nuclear weapons and a missile defense shield against Russia within Europe. It is NATO that has moved closer and closer to Russia's borders during the last two decades.

By acting in this way, the NATO states risk provoking war, which entails unforeseeable dangers not only for Germany and Europe, but for the entire world.

In this sense, the protest of the citizens of Brandenburg against the US military transport is a concrete contribution toward bringing together a common resistance -- in Germany, the United States, and the whole world - against US military bases worldwide, which form the backbone of NATO aggression.

Great hopes are to be put in the Coalition against US Foreign Military Bases and in forming a truly global coalition against U.S, and NATO military bases in the world.

This statement originated by Potsdam Peace Coordination.



Appeal: US Military Transports to Roll Through
Eastern Germany Towards Eastern Europe

Potsdam Peace Coordination

According to media reports, more than 100 US-military convoys will roll east through Germany beginning this week to mid-June. A large part of them will cross through the eastern German state of Brandenburg. In coordination with peace groups in both Berlin and Potsdam a short appeal has been set up.

We would appreciate if anti-war groups in the US could endorse and publish the appeal as a part of international initiatives in the framework of a Global Coalition against US and NATO military bases in the world.

The appeal (below) will be published on the website of the Potsdam-based Peace Coordination https://friedenskoordination-potsdam.org

NO to the NATO Aggression!
NO to US Military Transports through the Eastern German
State of Brandenburg and Other Regions of Germany

Potsdam Peace Coordination

Between May and June 2018, over 100 US military convoys will cross the eastern German state of Brandenburg and other regions of Germany towards Eastern Europe. According to NATO propaganda, these US troops, as well as other NATO troops, serve, to protect the Baltic States from the "aggressor Russia."

However, large parts of the population in Brandenburg know that the aggressor is the NATO. It is the United States, the leading NATO country, which has positioned nuclear weapons and a missile defense shield against Russia within Europe. As amatter of fact it is NATO that has moved closer and closer to Russia's borders during the last two decades.

By acting in this way, the NATO states provoke a threat of war, which entails unforeseeable dangers not only for Germany and Europe, but for the entire world.

In this sense, the protest of the citizens of Brandenburg against the US military transport is a concrete contribution to bring together the common resistance -- in Germany, the USA and the whole world -- against US military bases worldwide, which form the backbone of NATO aggression.

Great hopes are to be put in the Coalition against US Foreign Military Bases in the United States to succeed in organizing a World Conference of Peace Forces as it has set as its goal. And in this sense, we see ourselves as part of the Global Coalition against US and NATO military bases in the world.

In solidarity
Heinrich Becker


To endorse this appeal and learn about plans to organise a World Conference of Peace Forces,
Please contact: Coop Anti-War Cafe Berlin -- email@hbuecker.net


NATO Exercises: US-Military Convoys en Route to East.
Thousands of Soldiers, Vehicles Pass through Germany

Jungwelt

GERMANY (May 27, 2018) -- The trek has been on its way since Tuesday: Thousands of US-Army soldiers and vehicles are being transported from the port of Antwerp in Belgium through Germany to the Baltics. The reason: From June 3 to 15, the NATO exercise "Saber Strike 18" will take place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with 18,000 military personnel from 19 countries.

In addition, the contingents of the military alliance, which are already stationed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve Exercise on the border with Russia, are to be exchanged. The change of personnel takes place every nine months, in total there are more than 3,000 US soldiers and equipment deployed.

For this weekend motorists in East Germany were prepared by the regional media to expect traffic jams and detours. The convoys are traveling at speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour on highways. Currently no major protests are announced along the route.

The Brandenburg Left Party wants to protest on Monday evening at the Flaming barracks in Brück against the rising of the confrontation with Russia. A spokesman for the party Die Linke in Thüringen told the daily junge Welt that no action was planned against themilitary transports.

On Friday it was reported by the Saechsische Zeitung in its online edition, that the first 126 vehicles and 680 soldiers had arrived at the Wettiner barracks in Frankenberg near Chemnitz on Wednesday. According to a local press officer, the facility is primarily a rest area and responsible for checking „vehicle lamps, tire pressure and oil levels".

Michael Huth, press spokesman for the US Army Europe, told the newspaper that there are a total of 42 road convoys with a total of more than 3,000 troops planned to pass through the german states Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt to Saxony and from there on to Poland. Each column consists of a maximum of 20 vehicles.

A column can be up to two kilometers long. 13 further formations with altogether 800 soldiers pass through the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg to Poland and into the other Baltic states. Tanks and other heavy equipment are transported by train.

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