Thank you for being at the manifestaton!
A lot of people were present in the streets of Brussels, saterday the 7th of july, to tell Trump and his European imitators that we won't accept their logic of a military build up, which takes away scarce recourses from measures for poverty reduction, social protection, combatting climate change, a humane refugee-policy and a society of solidarity and diversity in general. Thank you for being there!
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A list of all the media that covered our action:
"NATO summit is 'one of the biggest operations in years' for Brussels police" The Brussels Times
"The world in brief: Crowds protest Trumps visit to Brussels" Arkansas Online
"Belgians message: Trump not welcome" The Journal Gazette (Forth Wayne)
"European peace activists march against Trump’s NATO visit" Saint Louis News
"Environ 1400 personnes défilent contre Trump à Bruxelles" Journal de Quebec
"'Nein zur NATO - Nein zum Krieg' Massendemos in Brüssel gegen Allianz-Gipfel" Sputnik Deutschland
"Betoging tegen komst Trump" De Telegraaf
"Betoging tegen komst Trump in Brussel" panorama.nl
In other languages:
"Brusselos in corteo contro Donald Trump" euronews (Italian)
"Rechazo en Europa a visita de Donald Trump" El Universo (Spanish)
"Donald Trump, așteptat cu proteste la Bruxelles: 'Vrem pace, nu război!'" stiripesurse (Romanian)
"Manifestație anti-Trump la Bruxelles, înaintea summitului NATO" HotNews (Romanian)
"Bélgica: Ativistas protestam contra Trump antes de cúpula da Otan" Jornal Estados de Minas (Brazilian Portguese)
"TRAMP NIJE DOBRODOŠAO: Masovni protesti u Briselu protiv američkog predsednika" Republika (Kroatian)
"Aksi Protes di Brussels Menjelang Kehadiran Trump dalam KTT NATO" hidayatullah (Indonesian)
"Трамп не приветствуется»: в Брюсселе готовится акция против президента США" Riafan.ru (Russian)
"北約峰會將至 布魯塞爾千人上街反川普" We even made Chinese press!
Make Peace Great Again
7 july 3 PM - Brussels North Station
Trump will visit our country on 11 and 12 July for a NATO summit. On the agenda: more defence expenditure by all NATO countries, including Belgium. The Trump Not Welcome Platform calls on everyone to reclaim the streets on Saturday 7 July. We refuse to participate in this arms race at the expense of poverty reduction, social protection, the fight against climate change, humane refugee policies, and a diverse society based on solidarity. Will you join us?
Come to Brussels on Saturday 7 July, and say ‘No’ together with us to Trump, his politics, and that of his European counterparts. Let us jointly give a message:
Against the purchase of new fighter jets and the militarisation that Trump and the NATO want to enforce. We want to invest our tax money in education, health care, the climate, and international solidarity! For a world without nuclear weapons!
for a liveable world
It’s outrageous: brown coal plants are reopened, and iodine tablets are distributed to protect us against the cracks in the nuclear power plants. We want a solidarity-based and decisive climate policy for a sustainable future.
For a tolerant society based on solidarity
Racism, sexism, homo and transgenderphobia, intimidation, criminalisation of those who seek refuge from war and of people who open up their houses out of solidarity … Rights for which the struggle started long ago are under attack. We stand up for the rights of all people, based on the principles of equality and solidarity.
For social rights
For the interests of the 99%. No to the politics of self-enrichment of governments that are governed by and for the richest 1%. We’re fed up with austerity measures. Time to invest in our society.
Does your organisation want to sign this call? Contact us via email@example.com
Join us on Saturday 7 July and let your voice be heard. Let us show that we stand united for a peaceful and sustainable future based on solidarity. United we stand!
3 PM gathering at Brussels Nord
Speeches and program:
Isabelle en Leila (for the platform Trump not Welcome)
Paula Polanco (intal)
Ludo de Brabander (Vrede vzw)
Mounir (trade unionist, Globe Aroma)
Jagoda Munic (Friends of the Earth Europe)
Eva Brumagne (Femma)
Camille Prier (Rainbowhouse Brussel)
Sadet Karabulut (SP Netherlands)
Shabbir Lakha (Stop the War Coalition, organizers of UK Rally July 13th)
Iskra Soto (Mundubat)
Concerts of Stef Kamil Carlens & Matt Watts and Code Rouge
Meeting point Railway Station Brussels North at 3 PM. Itinerary : Boulevard Simon Bolivar - Quai de Willebroeck - Square Sainctelette - Boulevard du Neuvième de Ligne - Rue Antoine Dansaert - Rue Léon Lepage - Rue du Marché aux Porcs - Quai à la Houille - Quai à la Chaux - Place de l'Yser - Boulevard d'Anvers - Jacqmain - Boulevard du Roi Albert II 2 (à droite) - Boulevard Simon Bolivar
What to bring
Your good humor and some noise!
There are many ways to join us
- Support our initiative via our growfunding page. Every euro counts! Your support is welcome on BE61 7320 4547 0217 Globalize Solidarity asbl with mention ‘don TNW’.
- Spread the word! Invite family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, fellow students…
- Pimp your facebook profile
- Hang a poster at your window. You can get these posters soon. Or you can print the poster at home
- Distribute flyers in a railway station near you. Enlist via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Knit a pussy-cat hat in a colour of your choice. On www.pussyhatproject.com you’ll find a lot of inspiration
- Send us a video of one minute max stating why you will participate in the protest march. Tweet to @trumpnotwelcome
- Help us to organise an effective march and volunteer as a steward during the event. Enlist via email@example.com
- Help us with the preparations in one of the working groups. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org