Upcoming Events

International | Anti-Capitalism

no events match your query!

New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds



offsite link Sanctioned by PayPal Thu Aug 04, 2022 21:31 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Spain Limits Heating to 19ÂşC, Cooling t... Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:39 | Associated Press

offsite link WHO Declares Monkeypox a “Global Healt... Sat Jul 23, 2022 21:01 | Apoorva Mandavilli

offsite link Zelensky Says Ukrainian KIA Down From Pe... Sat Jul 23, 2022 18:13 | Anti-Empire

offsite link German Health Ministry: 1 Severe Adverse... Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 | Matthew Roscoe

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Putin?s Address to participants and guests of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security Wed Aug 17, 2022 02:40 | The Saker
source: http://en.kremlin.ru/events... President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ladies and gentlemen, Esteemed foreign guests, Let me welcome you to the anniversary 10th Moscow Conference on International Security. Over the past decade, your representative forum has become a significant

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/08/16 ? Open Thread Wed Aug 17, 2022 00:00 | herb
2022/08/16 23:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Will the Ukraine be partitioned next and, if so, how? Tue Aug 16, 2022 20:55 | The Saker
Interesting info today.  First, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has, through the statement of a Colonel General, made the following statement (translated by my friend Andrei Martyanov on his blog):

offsite link False System vs False System in the Netherlands Tue Aug 16, 2022 17:46 | The Saker
By Walt Garlington for The Saker blog Dixie has always had a heavily agricultural economy, so many here are able to sympathize with the farmers in the Netherlands, whose lands

offsite link Goodbye, Trafalgar Square: Celebrating Freedom in Europe Tue Aug 16, 2022 17:35 | The Saker
A Look Forward to 2035 by Batiushka for The Saker blog England Following the 2034 collapse of Britain and the popular overthrow of its millennial Establishment after nearly two decades

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link The Western strategy to dismantle the Russian Federation, by Thierry Meyssan Wed Aug 17, 2022 06:16 | en

offsite link Voltairenet.org is taking a hiatus Thu Jul 14, 2022 20:47 | en

offsite link Paradoxes of Russophobia Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:46 | en

offsite link EU-Russia agreement on supplying Kaliningrad Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 | en

offsite link Political destabilization plagues the West Thu Jul 14, 2022 05:40 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Czech Anti-Missile Defence Activists On 15th Day of Hunger Strike

category international | anti-capitalism | other press author Tuesday May 27, 2008 22:03author by Damien Moran Report this post to the editors

Czech Campaigners
Czech Campaigners

Two Czech humanists, leading voices in the campaign against the proposed US missile defence radar system in the Czech Republic, will tomorrow enter their 15th day of hunger strike.

They are appealing for international supporters to sign the following petition:

Updates on the hunger strike can be found here:

Below is the declaration released by the two hunger strikers 14 days ago:

On May 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m,. humanists Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar began a hunger strike in Prague against the installation of the Star Wars' radar in the Czech Republic. This is their declaration:

For nearly two years, members of the Humanist Movement have dedicated themselves to the nonviolent fight against the Star Wars project, and, specifically against the installation of the proposed US military base in the Czech Republic.

The online petition against the radar at www.nonviolence.cz has been signed by more than 78 000 people. According to the last official poll, published in mid-May, 65% of the Czech population is still opposed to the radar base.

Unfortunately, the Czech government ignores the opinion of the majority of its citizens. It continues its negotiations with the US, and the signing of treaties that will allow once again for the presence of foreign troops on Czech territory is right around the corner. All of this despite the fact that the US Star Wars project has critics not only outside of the US, but within the US as well, including members of the US Congress.

Participating in this dangerous project of the outgoing US administration would not only make the Czech Republic a target, it would also lead to an increase in international tensions within Europe and possibly to the creation of an international conflict with the Czech Republic in its center.

The voices of various international organizations are recognizing that the US will, in fact, be carrying out a military occupation of the Czech Republic.

The issue of the US military base is not only an issue of international security for us, but also an issue of democracy. It is about whether we will once again allow a small group of elite politicians to ignore the wishes of the majority of the population on an issue of great importance to their fate. These methods remind us of times before 1989 -- times we don't want to be repeated.

The plan to build a US military base on our territory and the dangers it poses for the future of democracy in our country have led us to begin an unlimited hunger strike. Our goal is to highlight the dangerous direction our country has been taking for the last two years and to stop a minority of politicians from carrying out their plans against the will of the majority of the people.

We will continue our hunger strike until we receive clear indications that negotiations will be stopped, a national referendum will take place, or a real, open and democratic discussion on this issue will be allowed to take place.

Who are the hunger strikers?

Jan Tamáš, 31 years old

Weight at the beginning of hunger strike: 56 Kg.
Jan Tamas has been active in the International Humanist Movement for 11 years. Two years ago he started participating in the campaign against the radar. He has been the spokesperson for the initiative “No to the bases” since it started. As from 2005 he has been the President of the Czech Humanist Party.
A MSc degree in informatics engineering, spec. automation, and a PhD in cybernetics from the Polytechnic University of Prague CVUT.
Currently working in IT consulting.

Jan Bednář, 29 years old

Weight at the beginning of hunger strike: 71 Kg.
Jan Bednář has been active in the International Humanist Movement for 11 years, currently working for the campaign ‘non-violence, peace and disarmament’. He launched the initiative “NO to the bases” two years ago.
High School Diploma, Site foreman. Works as independent graphic artist.

Related Link: http://www.nezakladnam.cz/en/
author by Peaceland Evictionpublication date Fri Jun 13, 2008 16:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2008
by The Prague Post Online

Activists Forced Out of 'Peaceland'

by Ondřej Bouda

© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy