OUR EASTER message from the Welsh peace movement is – Stop the NATO warmongers from gathering in Newport in September.

NATO was formed after the Second World War, with purely defensive aims, but over the years it has grown out of all proportion.

It took on the offensive with the bombing of Libya and former Yugoslavia and drones in Pakistan, and now it is sending ships to the Black Sea region to threaten Russia over its stand in the Ukraine. Suddenly the world has become an even more dangerous place.

At the Celtic Manor, Newport, world leaders will meet to discuss plans to further commit our taxes to fund their wars. Meanwhile, we are witnessing the unthinkable – thousands relying on foodbanks for survival.

Ray Davies Pandy Road Caerphilly