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US-NATO bloc controls Iceland’s air space

From the day of the Anti-NATO protests in Reykjavík. Police unleash tear gas against the people. On the west side of the House of the Althing. March 30th 1949 | Arnaldur Grétarsson & family, rights-holder to these photographs.

From the day of the Anti-NATO protests in Reykjavík. Police unleash tear gas against the people. On the west side of the House of the Althing. March 30th 1949 | Arnaldur Grétarsson & family, rights-holder to these photographs.

On May 10, 1940 Britain invaded neutral and sovereign Iceland, then in a union with Denmark which had been brutally invaded by Hitlerite Germany. The British occupation force of 25,000 troops was bolstered by troops from Canada, which in turn occupied Greenland, a source of minerals for the U.S.-owned Inco nickel monopoly. Iceland subsequently agreed in July 1941 to a tripartite treaty under which U.S. Marines – reaching as many as 50,000 – deployed to relieve the British garrison in Iceland on the condition that all military forces be withdrawn from Iceland immediately upon the conclusion of the war in Europe. The contribution of the Icelandic people, especially its fishermen, to the anti-fascist struggle, was second to none. On VE Day, thousands of U.S. soldiers and sailors went berserk in Reykjavík until pacified by Icelandic police and civilians. And, in fact, U.S. forces stayed until 2006 – at the military base Naval Station Keflavik. Continue reading

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The Viking at the Head of NATO

– Sven Tarp, International Secretary, Danish Communist Party

(November 14, 2009) – ON AUGUST 1st, the former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over his new job as Secretary General of NATO. The Danish people know him very well, but many international friends have asked us who he is and what they can expect from him.

The function as Secretary General of NATO is a political function that always and exclusively is offered to a person with a long and faithful career serving the most sinister imperialist interests. The Spanish people know the example of Javier Solana, and in this respect Fogh Rasmussen is no exception. He deserves more than anybody his new job and we should therefore not expect anything good from him. Continue reading

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Militarization of the Arctic – Canada: Battle line in East-West conflict

By RICK ROZOFF, Stop NATO

(June 3, 2009) – REFERRING to newly released documents, though not revealing what they were, a major Canadian press wire service reported on May 26 that the government plans to acquire a “family” of aerial drones over the next decade.[1] Continue reading

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