Florence Says No to the NATO Summit!
WDIE has received the following information on the NATO summit.
On May 24 and 25, NATO will hold a summit meeting in
Florence, a city declared to be an "Operator for Peace", with a gold
medal for its Resistance against the Nazi/Fascists in World War II.
In this highest-level meeting, the NATO Alliance intends to
further define its strategies with regards to various areas of the world (the
Balkans and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa), the reorganisation
in a more explicitly offensive way of its military apparatus, and its expansion
to the East.
The NATO military alliance which, as in the past, continues
to be an instrument of aggression against national sovereignty and of
interference in the internal political affairs of member states, as well as a
constant threat to peace, is today in a process of transformation of its role
and its military apparatus to adapt itself to the growing requirements of
capitalist dominion in its contemporary form: "the free market."
It is in this sense that the Treaty of Washington of April
1999, also signed by the Italian government, must be understood, in which NATO
formally arrogates to itself the right to intervene everywhere and anywhere in
support of the new world order, as demonstrated in the war against Yugoslavia.
War is thus established and increasingly reconfirmed as a
concrete possibility, practicable and in fact practised, as a major and
decisive instrument for the imposition of the "free market."
For this reason there is an evident connection between the
struggles against wars of aggression, against the presence of NATO's military
bases, against militarism, and against the embargoes, with the struggles in the
North and South of the world which are rising up against the sanctuaries of
capitalism (WTO, IMF, World Bank), against temporary labour and
"flexibility", against exploitation and poverty, for social and
citizenship rights, for the right to a decent life and future, for the
liberation of peoples.
The forces organising this mobilisation express their
opposition to the holding of the NATO summit in Florence and call on the entire
population to boycott and mobilise against this unacceptable provocation.
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY
DAY OF MOBILIZATION AGAINST NATO
concluding with a DEMONSTRATION
meeting point: PIAZZA SAN MARCO