Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Home - South Dakota Peace and Justice Center

Home - South Dakota Peace and Justice Center

You have all heard about the campaign in Vicenza, Italy, which is to become one of five "enduring US military communities" in the "Old Europe." In Vicenza, the US is trying to double the size of the base and has run into great opposition. The other four "enduring communities" are to remain in Germany, per US plans, and they are also being enlarged and will remain the biggest of all (Kaiserlautern/Landstuhl/Ramstein and Vilseck/Grafenwoehr and Ansbach). The US is also building "forward bases" in the "New Europe" and investing funds in these bases in Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, etc. The US is proposing a so-called "missile shield" in Poland and the Czech Republic, and opposition to this is building.

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