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Greece | Large anti-NATO rally to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 24th

ithin the framework of the Two-day Balkan Anti-War and Anti-Imperialist Action of Trade Unions, which will take place in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June 2017, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls for mass participation in a large anti-imperialist, anti-NATO rally that will be held in Greece’s second largest city on Saturday 24th June. Numerous labor centers, workers’ unions and branch trade unions from all over the country will gather in Thessaloniki, in order to participate in a demonstration outside the city’s NATO headquarters (NRDC-GR) on the 24th of June.
In a statement, PAME points out that “the people have not any (common) interest with their exploitants, neither in peace nor in their wars. We rise the flag of the workers’ interests! We have nothing to divide with the working class of other countries, with the other people. On the contrary, the common interest of the struggle for a life without exploitation and poverty, without bosses, with the people ripping the wealth they produce, unites us. This is the life that belong to us!”.
On Sunday 25th June, the Labour Center of Thessaloniki will host a meeting of Trade & Workers Unions from the Balkans and countries of the broader region. Among the confirmed participants are: Unione Sindicale di Base (USB-Italy), Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Cyprus), Cyprus Turkish Secondary Education Teacher’s Union (KTOEOS-Cyprus), Workers Union Coalition (Palestine), Nakliyat-Is (Turkey), Turkey’s Hotel Restaurant and Entertainment Workers Trade Union (TOLEYIS).

Greece | Greece on the front line

Could Donald Trump’s policies serve as an awakening for Europe and make the continent re-examine its security and defense policy?

The new American president has clearly shocked European leaders. During his recent speech at NATO’s new headquarters, he failed to mention Article 5 – the transatlantic alliance’s provision that binds all member-states to each other’s defense. Trump is doing everything he can to question alliances and shared values that have been in place for the past 70 years.

Poland | US Army planning to move European division HQ to Poland

The United States land forces are planning to move a division headquarters in Europe from Germany to Poland, the Defence24 website has reported.

The website said this is more “proof of Poland’s key role in the eastern flank [of NATO] and closer cooperation with the US”.

Montenegro MPs Back NATO Treaty Despite Protests

Eleven years after it gained independence, Montenegrin MPs voted to join the Western military alliance – much to the outrage of the large Serbian community in the country may of whose members demonstrated outside the assembly.

Members of Montenegro’s parliament on Friday ratified the country’s NATO membership treaty while thousands protested outside the old royal palace in the town of Cetinje where the ceremonial session took place.

Poland | La répression continue en Pologne

La répression contre les opposants supposés “pro russes” continue en Pologne: Mateusz Piskorski, militant anti-OTAN emprisonné sans jugement depuis 1 an et accusé “d’espionnage pro russe” pour avoir organisé des manifestation anti-OTAN a été violemment frappé par un policier lors d’un transfert.