THE COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ PARTIES CONDEMN NATO’S COLD WAR RHETORIC
The Communist and Worker’s Parties of the NATO member states wish to say in a loud and clear voice that we condemn the aggressive anti-communist rhetoric coming out of the latest meeting of NATO leadership. The US, the de-facto leader of the NATO alliance has made it clear that its interests lie in igniting a “new Cold War” centered around anti-Chinese and anti-communist propaganda. This is a threat to all workers around the world.
Since the infamous “Pivot to Asia” under President BarackObama, it has been clear that the US capitalist elite has seen the rising successes and power of the People’s Republic of China as a threat to itsunipolar, neoliberal world order. During the administration of Donald Trump, the US government became increasingly aggressive in its anti-China and anti-socialist policies and many began to talk about a “new Cold War”.
Some might have hoped that with the election of a new president, the US might become less hostile towards The People’s Republic of China (PRC), but they would now be greatly disappointed. In many ways, the foreign policy of the Biden presidency has amped up the hostility towards China and its largest strategic ally, Russia.
At the most recent meeting of the leaders of NATO alliance - an alliance’s that owes its whole existence to policies of anti-communist aggression – “new Cold War” rhetoric was abundant. NATO’s general secretary Jan Stoltenberg even said that “the rise of China” presents a security threat to NATO. Why does the world’s largest country lifting itself out of poverty constitute a security threat to the NATO powers? The answer is that it doesn’t. It does however constitute a threat to US hegemony and capitalist’s profits.
Both China and its strategic ally Russia, find themselves surrounded on all sides by hundreds of US and NATO military bases. Despite promises to not expand in to Eastern Europe, NATO has continuously expanded closer and closer to Russia’s borders and is aiding anti-Russian, fascist forces in Ukraine while using economic sanctions to punish the people of Russia.
The world cannot be allowed to descend into another anti-communist Cold War. Despite the name, the Cold War of the 20th Century was more often than not a hot war and cost the lives of millions of people around the globe. From South East Asia to Africa and Latin America, millions of workers, those seeking freedom and a better world for themselves and their families were slaughtered in the name of global capitalism.These wars did not spare the youth of the U.S. and its military allies
History cannot be allowed to repeat itself in an even more dangerous form.
No new Cold War!
We invite other Communist and Workers Parties to co-sign this joint statement. This statement is open for further endorsements
Solidnet Parties Signing
Communist Party of Albania
Communist Party of Australia
Democratic Progressive Tribune-Bahrain
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Brazilian Communist Party
Communist Party of Brazil
New Communist Party of Britain
Columbian Communist Party
Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party of Denmark
Communist Party of Finland
French Communist Party
German Communist Party
Hungarian Workers’ Party
Tudeh Party of Iran
Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
Communist Party of Ireland
Workers’ Party of Ireland
Communist Party of Italy
Party of the Communist Refoundation
Socialist Party of Lithuania
Communist Party of Norway
Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party USA
Other Parties Signing
Communist Party of Aotearoa
Galizan People's Union-UPG
Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic