No To NATO Protest & Conference in Bonn on 3rd - 5th December

03/12/2011 - 00:00
05/12/2011 - 00:00

 The No-to-NATO Coalition and other Peace Associations, are organising a 3 days of Protests and meetings in Bonn on Decemeber 3rd-5th.

The occasion is to oppose the international NATO/US/EU gathering on Afghanistan that will take place during the same 3 days in the same city.

The programme of events is attached below.

You are warmly invited to join the (IAWM/PANA/Shannonwatch/CSE) Irish contingent participating in the conference and the protests in Bonn

(for more information see:

International Conference For a Self-Determined Afghanistan

Location: LVR State Museum Colmantstr. 14-16, Bonn Germony


  • Coalition of Protesters against Petersberg II
  • No to war no to Nato Network

Time Table:

8.30 to 10.00 Breakfast-discussions on current issues: Afghanistan-NATO-Justice

With activists of the German peace movement and international guests: Arielle Denis (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, F), Kate Hudson (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, GB), Christine Hoffmann (pax Christi, GER), Monty Schädel (DFG-VK, GER), Reiner Schmitdt (Interventionistische Linke, GER)


11.00 to 12.30 “International Solidarity is the Tenderness of the Peoples”: Abolish Wars – Shape the Future

With: Alexander Buzgalin (Rus), Joseph Gerson (American Friends Ser-vice Committee, USA), Malalai Joya (AF), Tomas Magnusson (International Peace Bureau, SWE), Alyn Ware (Right Livelihood Award Laureate, NZ)
Moderation: Arielle Denis (ICAN, F)


12.45 to 14.00 Working Groups I

  • Convenient Killing: Armed Drones and the ‘Playstation’ Mentality Coordination: Stijn Van Beve (pax christi, NL)
  • The Arab Spring and the Peace of the Region Coordination: Erhard Crome (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Ger) Speakers: Claudia Haydt (EL, Ger), Mamdooh Habashi (Eg)
  • The Comprehensive Approach: “Linked Security” - a new Strategy for Development? Coordination: Claire Chastain (Collectif National Unitaire OTAN-Afghanistan, FR) / Lucas Wirl (NatWiss, Ger)
  • Wars and international law using the Example of Afghanistan Coordination: Otto Jäckel (IALANA, Ger) Speaker: Karim Popal (AF/ GER)
  • Refugees from Afghanistan Coordination: Pro Asyl: Karl Kopp (Ger)
  • Perspectives for Peace from the Viewpoint of Resistance Coordination: Halim Karim (Committee for Peace and Freedom in Afghanistan)
  • Army, Education, Youth Coordniation: Kai-Uwe Dosch (DFG-VK, Ger)


14.00 to 15.00 Joint Action Lunch



16.45 to 18.00 Working Groups II

  • Liberation through self-liberation - left strategies against dicta-torship and occupation Coordination: Heike Hänsel (Die Linke, Ger) Speaker: Malalai Joya (AF)
  • NATO-Strategy for Afghanistan: Liberal Imperialism Coordination: Erhard Crome (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Ger) Speakers: Matin Baraki (AF /
  • Ger), Jürgen Wagner (IMI, Ger)
  • Feminism and Militarism Coordination: Kristine Karch (No to war no to Nato Women‘s Net-work, Ger)
  • Turkish Foreign Policy: Inbetween Shrewdness and Megalomania Coordination: Ulf Petersen (Kampagne TATORT Kurdistan, Ger)
  • Wars against Nature or Peace with Nature Coordination: Lucas Wirl (NatWiss, Ger) Speakers: Jürgen Schneider (Ger)
  • Arms deals Coordination: Monty Schädel (DFG-VK, Ger)


18.00 to 19.00 Final Panel: Gathering Results and Suggestions

Moderation: Christine Hoffmann, Monty Schädel


Information on the conference
Contact IALANA Office Berlin
Phone: +49 30 206 54 857 / Fax: +49 30 206 54 858 / Email:

Accomodation Overnight accomodation can be self-organised at
For private accommodation please contact:

Registration / Fax: +49 30 206 54 858

Information on actions

Saturday 3. December
Nationwide demonstrations against Petersberg II
11.30 Opening-demonstration on Kaiserplatz (Near by Central Station Bonn)

Monday 5. December
09:00 Protest actions at Petersberg and at the Conference Center
11.55 Protest demonstration near by the Conference Center

Further Information

AfghanistanConferenceProgram_English.pdf751.37 KB