Next week, heads of governments from more than than 60 countries will descend on Newports Celtic Manor Park for NATO's latest gathering.
I will be heading down too, on Saturday to join a week long peace camp protesting against its plans. At the moment the two cities of Cardiff and Newport are in lock down to try to prevent people opposing NATO's presence and dubious agenda, at a cost of millions in this age of austerity.
A national demonstration will be held tomorrow Saturday 30th August http://bit.ly/1qhhA07
It is hoped that thousands of people from Wales and across the country will embark on a series of protests across the two cities, and attend an alternative counter summit that will be taking place. I have packed my tent to join others at this Peace Camp http://bit.ly/1libFb4
Hopefully NATO will receive a clear message of defiance to their plans, saying no to a summit that takes place only weeks after the centenary of World War 1, which forever serves as a reminder of the bloodshed and horror that empire,militarism, nationalism, and yes organisations like NATO help to perpetuate.
It is heartwarming to learn that a non religious/non partisan vigil for peace in support of the opposition to the NATO summit, will be taking place in my hometown of Aberteifi/Cardigan, West Wales from 11 a.m to 1.pm on the Guildhall steps.
An alternative message of peace must be delivered.