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Membership in the superpower blocs has become a threat to the countries themselves

ORIENTERING 22. APRIL 1969 / Today, it is clearer than ever that it is the power politics of the great powers that threaten the peace of the world.




(THIS ARTICLE IS MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

The 4. On April, NATO has been around for 20 long years, and NATO Norway believes this is the reason to celebrate. In this connection, the Socialist People's Party's Governing Council will state:

After 20 years, according to the Pact, member states can terminate their membership in the alliance with one year's notice. But at the recent meeting of the Supreme Court, Foreign Minister John Lyng stated that Norway's continued relationship with NATO was confirmed through the Storting's treatment and decision in June 1968. He argued that the basis for our security policy was thus set for considerable time to come.
As so many times before, NATO politicians seek to establish our country's security policy over the heads of the people. Our foreign and defense policy will be kept out of the election campaign, but after the election, they will claim that they have received a new mandate to subordinate our country under NATO.
This policy means that Norway will participate in the international armor race for years to come. From 1949 to 1969, defense spending has increased from 370 to 2400 million annually. The strong military charge, especially in Northern Norway, has made our country a target of attack in the event of war.
Through the comprehensive integration | NATO has given Norwegian authorities the right of our country to formulate its foreign and security policy not only in a crisis situation, but also in times of peace.

Membership in the superpower blocs has become a threat to the countries themselves. The United States and the Soviet Union stand for a power policy that both Greece and Czechoslovakia have fallen for. In Greece, on NATO's southern flank, a military dictatorship was introduced with US assistance and using NATO's contingency plan, which is unparalleled in all NATO countries.

Today, it is clearer than ever that it is the power politics of the great powers that threaten the peace of the world.

Through our membership in NATO, Norway is part of the military alliance of the rich countries. We are increasingly drawn into cooperation with fascist and authoritarian regimes that, with NATO support, fight liberation movements and expand their oppression and exploitation of other peoples.
The Socialist People's Government calls on all NATO opponents to become members of the NORWAY OUT OF NATO campaign and to strengthen their efforts to free our country from block politics.

(ORIENTERING April 22, 1969)

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