For Mother Earth, den 13. juni 2001
Hundreds of protesters demonstrate at NATO HQ as George W. Bush meets
NATO Heads of State in Brussels
"GEORGE W. BUSH WANTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND THE PLANET"
Over 300 international protesters were demonstrating at the NATO
headquarters in Brussels, Belgium this morning. The demonstration
against the policies of President Bush on the fields of (nuclear)
disarmament, human rights, environment and globalisation of the
went on outside the main entrance of the NATO HQ where Bush is meeting
all NATO Heads of State and
The main point in the agenda of this meeting is the developement of
U.S. National Missile Defence system and Star Wars. These plans
are threatening to start a new round of nuclear arms race and are
violating several international treaties like the Anti-Ballistic
Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Outer Space Treaty.
The demonstration was organised by a coalition of 9 non-governmental
organisations who are shocked by Bush's lack of respect towards
international agreements. The protesters carried signs and banners
stating "George W. Bush, Wanted for crimes against humanity and
the planet". The wanted-poster has been spread widely through internet
the past weeks, and it can be downloaded at
www.geocities.com/bushwanted, a website set up specially for this
action. There was also an "international citizens arrest team" asking
the local police to give them a hand to arrest President Bush.
The organisers had asked for a meeting with Bush at NATO HQ to talk
about his disrespect for international agreements, but unfortunately
this request was refused. The huge amount of security around NATO HQ
showed clearly that the secretive military alliance didn't have
intentions of being accountable towards the public and allow
representatives of NGOs to approach President Bush.
Yesterday there was a demonstration against Bush's policies at the
U.S. Embassy in the centre of Brussels. Nearly 2000 people
participated in this demonstration which was organised by a coalition
of more than 20 NGOs.
More information and the Wanted-poster can be obtained at