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Arnes mail 17.05.22 Zoom-moede-imod-NATO-optag-onsdag-18.maj-17,30 med tilmelding i dag tirsdag til

Hej Fredsaktivister
Jeg er blevet bekendt med at der i morgen onsdag bliver holdt et møde online om FInlands og Sveriges ansøgning om optagelse i NATO:
OBS frist for tilmelding i dag tirsdag d. 17. maj
KH Connie
Dear friends of peace all over the world
It is no completely clear that Finland and most likely also Sweden will apply for NATO-membership in an urgent manner.
Many prominent persons have warned that he enlargement of NATO might lead ta a major war - even a nuclear war;
Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeffrey Sachs, Scott Ritter, Raymond McGovern etc.
Can we still do something?
Zoom meeting about that Wednesday May 18 at 5.30 CEST - pls see below
- Introduction by Reiner Braun - IPB - 7 minutes
- Introduction by Ulla Klötzer Women for Peace - Finland - 3 minutes
- Then the floor is open for suggestions and ideas.
Pls let us know before tomorrow (Tuesday) 18.oo if you would like to join the meeting.
Re: Finland/Sweden NATO-membership - the risk of war increases significantly – invitation to zoom meeting – what can still be done?
Dear friends of peace
On April 22 a small group of peace advocates handed over to the Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (green party) a letter to the Finnish president, government and members of parliament asking the President to fulfill his earlier intention to host a new OSCE Summit in 2025. The letter also expressed the wish that Finland (and Sweden) should not apply for NATO membership before such a conference has taken place.
Russia would most certainly not attend a summit in Helsinki if Finland applies for NATO-membership.
After the audience it was clear to us that Finland does not intend to implement the plan for a new OSCE Summit. The following day, the Green delegation unanimously issued a positive statement on NATO membership and Minister Haavisto stated that Finland would work for peace and disarmament within NATO.
The same view – to influence NATO from the inside - was expressed May 3 by the minister for education,Li Andersson (Left Wing Alliance), the only party in the Finnish parliament that up till now has been at least somewhat skeptical to the membership.
It is quite obvious that Finland and Sweden will together apply for membership about mid May.
Many prominent persons from western countries have warned for the consequences – but their voices are not heard. The mainstream media fully supports the political elite. No democratic discussion is taken place.
We want to discuss the actual political situation and how we can enlarge our protests and opposition. We are facing the danger of a great war in Europe
Therefore we invite you to a zoom meeting May 18th at 5.30CEST.
Should we push for an urgency OSCE summit to be held in Austria or Switzerland? How can we develop a stronger support for a policy of common security? How can we mobilize the public and counter more actively the pro NATO mainstream propaganda?
Please let us know if you will participate in the meeting so we can send you the zoom link and a more detailed agenda. 
Please send the answer back to
Peace greetings
Reiner Braun – Executive Director of IPB:
Ulla Klötzer – Women for Peace, Finland:
 Videresendt af Arne Hansen 30420818

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