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NATO spending pushes Europe from welfare to warfare

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Interview. After a recent anti-NATO conference in Florence, we spoke with Michel Chossudovsky about the alliance’s problems. ‘NATO’s unspoken aim has been to implement a de facto “military occupation” of Western Europe, in all but name.’

written by Manlio Dinucci

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April 20, 2019

On April 7, the Anti-NATO International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO was held in Florence, with more than 600 participants from Italy and Europe. The keynote speaker was Michel Chossudovsky, the director of Global Research, a Canadian research center on globalization, which co-sponsored the conference along with the No War No NATO Committee and other Italian NGOs. The website for Chossudovsky’s organization has been a clearinghouse for conspiracy theories, from anti-vaccination to calling Sept. 11 a CIA false flag. But Chossudovsky is also one of the leading international experts in economics and geopolitics, a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica and the author of 11 books published in over 20 languages.

What has been achieved at the Florence conference?

It was a very successful event, with the participation of highly qualified speakers from the US, Europe and Russia. There were presentations on NATO’s history. Its crimes against humanity were highlighted and carefully documented. At the end of the conference, we published the Florence Declaration, which calls for an exit from the war system.

In your introductory address, you said that the North Atlantic Alliance was not an alliance at all.


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