George W. Bush will visit Brussels: demonstration at NATO headquaters, 13th June
Over the past months everybody has been shocked by the disastrous policy decisions of US President Bush. It is obvious by now he doesn't give a damn about international agreements, he only follows the dictates from the oil and weapon industry.
On Wednesday June 13th George Bush is visiting the NATO headquarters at Brussels, where he will meet the heads of state of the Western alliance. The development of Star Wars will be the major item on his agenda.
We cannot let this summit pass without making our feelings known. Under the common idea 'respect international agreements' a group of Belgian and international NGO's calls for a non-violent demonstration. At this moment the group consists of 11..11.11, Attac (against financial speculation), Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Flemish environmental umbrella organisation), War Resisters International, Greenpeace, Inter Environment Wallonie (Walloon environmental group), Oxfam Solidariteit and For Mother Earth.
We plan a short march to NATO headquarters with a clear message to the Heads of state and for President Bush. All organisations and participants are invited to make signs concerning the themes of the international agreements that Bush is violating (e.g. climate, disarmament, human rights). We also have a 'Wanted Poster" that reminds people of the international crimes against Humanity and the Planet that Bush is committing. This poster can be downloaded from the website http://www.geocities.com/bushwanted and adapted to suit your needs. We expect some counterdemonstrations of the financial world, the oil industry and the military industrial complex which will see their welcome party for the President disturbed.
The participants to the action will be invited to sign a "non-violence engagement declaration", and we expect everyone on the demonstration to take a non-violent attitude (verbal as well as physical). There will be legal support for anyone arrested.
The meeting point for the demonstration is 8:30 am at Metro Station "Bordet" in Brussels. The demonstration will leave for NATO headquaters at 9am promptly.
We hope to make a maximum use of the internet to make this action successful. Please spread this acton alert and the 'Wanted' poster as widely as possible.
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