ACTION ALERT: No US Bases on Norwegian Soil

June 30th, 2022 - by World BEYOND War / ActionNetwork

ACTION ALERT: No US Bases on Norwegian Soil

To: The Norwegian and US Governments:
There must be no US bases or troops in Norway!

World BEYOND War / ActionNetwork

On June 3, 2022, a majority in the Norwegian Parliament approved a bilateral Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement (SDCA) with the US government, which the conservative Norwegian government had signed on April 16, 2021.

The SDCA allows the creation of four permanent US military bases on Norwegian soil: one in the southeast (Rygge), one in the southwest (Sola), one in the mid-north (Evenes), and one in the far north (Ramsund). That last one is the closest to Russia, the understood justification for the bases.

The SDCA allows immunity from Norwegian criminal prosecution for US troops, and allows US military activity beyond the locations of the bases. This means that US troops will be able to engage in activities anywhere within Norway that the Norwegian government approves, and that all US troops will be completely immune from accountability to Norwegian laws for any crimes they may commit. An extensive record of crimes by US military members at foreign bases has been documented by World BEYOND War and many other organizations.

Peace activists from various groups including Stop NATO, Antiwar-Initiative, and IKFF (Norwegian WILPF) have opposed this agreement through street demonstrations, newspaper articles, and social media campaigns.

We are launching this petition effort globally
in hopes of getting through to the
Norwegian and US governments.

This campaign is in collaboration with Kristin Jacobsen Leganger and Gitte Sætre from the Antiwar-Initiative in Bergen, Norway.

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