The Florence Declaration: The Creation of a “NATO-Exit” International Front
Global Research, April 11, 2019
Text of The Florence Declaration adopted by more than 600 participants to the Florence No War No NATO Conference, April 7, 2019.
Original in Italian. Translations into English, French, Russian, Spanish. The debates and discussions were chaired by renowned author and geographer Manlio Dinucci.
The event was organized by Italy’s Comitato No Guerra, No NATO, in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). The Florence Declaration was drafted by Italy’s Comitato and the CRG.
“The war of aggression waged by NATO in 1999 against Yugoslavia paved the way for the globalization of military interventions, with wars against Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and other countries, in complete violation of international law.
These wars are financed by the member countries, whose military budgets are increasing continually to the detriment of social expenditure, in order to support colossal military programmes like that of the US nuclear programme which costs 1,200 billion dollars.
In violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the USA is deploying nuclear weapons in five non-nuclear NATO States, under the false pretext of the ”Russian menace”. By doing so, they are risking the security of Europe.”
To meet our climate commitments, Canada must join these countries–not only to reduce CO2 emissions, but the smoke, dust, and aerosol particulates that also cause global warming. With continuous US-NATO bombing approaching or exceeding the millions of tons of explosives detonated in WWII, carried out also by Canada (https://wordpress.com/page/action-on-military-climate-change.net/73) and the massive devastation of weather war, we must recognize and ameliorate these realities if we are to slow the climate crisis, and stop the death and suffering of millions around the world.