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The Biden summit is not about democracy, it is about a new Cold War

It is clear that the ‘Summit for Democracy’ called by the Biden administration on 9-10th December is in reality just Washington’s latest Cold War provocation.

The truth is that the United States government has a long record of systematically violating both democratic and human rights across the world. Its record of invading other states, organising and supporting anti-democratic coups, and interfering in the affairs of other countries, is unequalled. The invasion of Iraq, bombing of Libya, attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government, and decades-long economic blockade against Cuba, in defiance of the international community, are just a handful of examples which clearly demonstrate that US foreign policy is not motivated by a commitment to ‘democracy’ or ‘human rights’.

In fact, US foreign policy is conducted on the basis of violating national sovereignty, dominating other countries, and forcing states to subordinate themselves to Washington. Countries which pursue their national interests in ways that the US opposes are attacked regardless of their form of government. Meanwhile, countries with no form of democracy whatsoever, such as Saudi Arabia, are embraced as close allies.

Other countries joining the Biden administration’s Summit, themselves have long histories of colonialism and foreign domination. These states have participated in anti-democratic actions which have contravened international law and were unilaterally taken outside of the framework of the United Nations, such as the invasion of Iraq.

In short, no credibility can be given to the claim that this meeting is about ‘democracy’. Instead, the Biden administration aims to draw false divisions within the international community in support of its Cold War agenda....

December 06, 2021

Say No To AUKUS: International Day of Action

No AUKUS Pact! No New Cold War!
International Day of Action – Saturday 11 December 2021

Peace movements in Britain, Australia and the US are organising an International Day of Action to draw public attention to the new AUKUS military pact between Britain, the US and Australia.

The deal will give Australia nuclear-powered submarines – the first non-nuclear state to get them. This is a dangerous escalation in the West’s on-going confrontation with China that risks nuclear proliferation and breaches the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The organisers of the International Day of Action are encouraging local actions to raise awareness about this new threat to world peace and would like to see activists across the globe condemn the anti-China military pact on social media using the hashtags #NoToAKUS and #StopAUKUS.

No Cold War is supporting the International Day of Action against AUKUS. For further details contact CND

November 26, 2021

Die Welt braucht Klimakooperation, keinen neuen kalten Krieg

Auf der Klimakonferenz COP26 ist es leider nicht gelungen, einen neuen Weg für die Menschheit einzuschlagen, um eine Klimakatastrophe zu vermeiden. Die UN-Wissenschaftler halten es für notwendig, die globale Erwärmung auf unter 1,5 Grad Celsius zu begrenzen – doch selbst wenn alle Zusagen der COP26 umgesetzt werden würden, wäre die Welt immer noch auf dem Weg zu einer Erwärmung von 2,4 Grad bis zum Ende des Jahrhunderts.

Die Premierministerin von Barbados, Mia Mottley, wies darauf hin, was für die Menschheit auf dem Spiel steht – insbesondere für den globalen Süden, in dem die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung lebt –, sollte sich der derzeitige Kurs der globalen Erwärmung fortsetzen:

“Für diejenigen, die Augen haben, um zu sehen, diejenigen, die Ohren haben, um zu hören, diejenigen, die ein Herz haben, um zu fühlen, sind 1,5 (Grad) das, was wir brauchen, um zu überleben (…), die Welt braucht unser Handeln jetzt, nicht im nächsten Jahr, nicht im nächsten Jahrzehnt.”

Die COP26 wurde weithin als »Greenwashingfestival des globalen Nordens« kritisiert, da die wohlhabenden, »entwickelten« Nationen versuchten, ihre Verantwortung für die Klimakrise auf den globalen Süden abzuwälzen, wobei insbesondere China und Indien im Visier standen. Dieser Versuch, die Schuld abzuschieben, ist nicht nur zynisch und beleidigend, sondern auch völlig falsch. Der globale Norden ist in überwältigender Weise für die Klimakrise verantwortlich, da er 92 Prozent der CO2-Emissionen, die die Aufnahmefähigkeit der Erde überschreiten, produziert hat....

November 26, 2021

Después de la COP26: El mundo necesita cooperación climática, no una nueva Guerra Fría

Lamentablemente, la COP26 no logró establecer una nueva ruta para la humanidad que evite una catástrofe climática. La comunidad científica de las Naciones Unidas considera necesario limitar el calentamiento global por debajo de 1,5 °C; sin embargo, incluso si se aplicaran todas las promesas de la COP 26, el mundo alcanzaría los 2,4 °C de calentamiento a finales de siglo. 

La Primera Ministra de Barbados, Mia Mottley, destacó lo que está en juego para la humanidad —en particular para el Sur Global, que alberga a la mayoría del mundo— si continúa la trayectoria actual del calentamiento global: 

Para quienes tienen ojos para ver, para quienes tienen oídos para escuchar, para quienes tienen corazón para sentir, 1,5 [°C] es lo que necesitamos para sobrevivir […] el mundo necesita nuestra acción ahora, no en el próximo año, no en la próxima década.

La COP26 ha sido ampliamente criticada como un “festival de greenwashing (maquillaje verde) del Norte Global”, ya que las naciones ricas y “desarrolladas” intentaron trasladar su responsabilidad sobre la crisis climática al Sur Global, apuntando a China e India en particular. Este esfuerzo por trasladar la culpa no sólo es cínico y ofensivo, sino totalmente falso. El Norte Global es el mayor responsable de la crisis climática, al haber producido el 92% de las emisiones de CO2 por encima de los límites planetarios seguros para la humanidad. ...

November 26, 2021

After COP26: The world needs climate cooperation, not a new Cold War

The COP26 regrettably failed to make the breakthrough towards establishing a new pathway for humanity that avoids a climate catastrophe. The UN scientific community considers it necessary to limit global warming below 1.5°C — however, even if all COP26 pledges were implemented, the world would still be on course for 2.4 °C of warming by the end of the century. 

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, outlined the stakes for humanity — particularly for the Global South, home to the world’s majority — should the current trajectory of global warming continue: 

For those who have eyes to see, those who have ears to listen, those who have a heart to feel, 1.5 [°C] is what we need to survive […] the world needs our action now, not in the next year, not in the next decade.

The COP26 has been widely criticised as a ‘Global North greenwashing festival,’ as wealthy, ‘developed’ nations attempted to offload their responsibility for the climate crisis onto the Global South, targeting China and India in particular. This effort to shift blame is not only cynical and offensive but wholly false. The Global North is overwhelmingly responsible for the climate crisis, having produced 92% of CO2 emissions above the safe planetary boundary. 

Meanwhile, the US attempted to use the COP26 to advance its new Cold War, with President Biden slamming China for ‘not showing up’ on the issue. In fact, the US has produced more CO2 emissions than any other country to date and continues to emit much more CO2 per person than any other major country. In 2020, the US emitted 14 tons of CO2 per person – nearly double the amount of China, which emitted 7.4 tons per person, and almost eight times the amount of India, which emitted 1.8 tons per person....

November 17, 2021

Evento online | Europa contra la guerra fría – ¡China no es nuestro enemigo! | 23 de Octubre

Únete al próximo evento online de No Cold War: Europa Contra la Guerra Fría – ¡China No es Nuestro Enemigo!

SÁBADO 23 de OCTUBRE

11h Londres | 12h Madrid | 13h Bucarest

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No Cold War reúne a 9 ponentes de distintos países para debatir por qué la nueva guerra fría liderada por EE.UU. contra China va en contra de los intereses de la humanidad y por qué Europa no debe secundar esta agresión.

Yanis Varoufakis (Grecia), ex ministro de Finanzas de Grecia

* Maite Mola (España), Vicepresidenta del Partido de la Izquierda Europea

* Vijay Prashad (India), Director del Instituto Tricontinental de Investigación Social

Kate Hudson (Gran Bretaña), Secretaria General del Campaña por el desarme nuclear (CND)

Victor Gao (China), Profesor de la Universidad de Soochow y antiguo intérprete de Deng Xiaoping

Madison Tang (EE.UU), CODEPINK coordinadora de campaña

Nabil Boukili (Bélgica), Diputado federal del Partido del Trabajo de Bélgica (PTB)

Cinzia Della Porta (Italia), Unione Sindacale Di Base (USB)

Maria Cernat (Rumanía), Editora de The Barricade

Sobre este evento

La administración estadounidense intenta atraer a Europa a su guerra fría contra China...

October 11, 2021

Online event | Europe against the Cold War – China is not our enemy! Online event | 23 October

Join No Cold War’s next online event Europe Against the Cold War – China is Not Our Enemy!

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER 2021

11h London | 12h Madrid | 13h Bucharest

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Confirmed speakers

No Cold War brings together 9 speakers from different countries to discuss why the new US-led cold war against China is against the interests of humanity and why Europe should not go along with this aggression.

Yanis Varoufakis (Greece), former Finance Minister of Greece

* Maite Mola (Spain), Vice-president of the European Left Party

* Vijay Prashad (India), Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

Kate Hudson (Britain), General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Victor Gao (China), Director of the China National Association of International Studies

Madison Tang (USA), CODEPINK campaign coordinator

Nabil Boukili (Belgium), Federal Deputy of the Workers’ Party of Belgium

Cinzia Della Porta (Italy), International Department of the USB (Unione Sindacale di Base) Trade Union

Maria Cernat (Romania), Journalist at Barricade Journal

About this event

The US administration is attempting to draw Europe into its cold war against China...

October 11, 2021

Jeremy Corbyn condemns AUKUS

Jeremy Corbyn MP, the former leader of the Labour Party, has put out a strong statement opposing AUKUS and the threat of a new cold war and danger to world peace that it represents. Reproduced from Labour Outlook.


Since its announcement last week, AUKUS has faced growing international opposition, including from Governments often closely allied with the US, UK and Australia on the global stage, with France ending its contract to supply submarines to Australia.

It has also been met with incredulity from peace and disarmament groups across the world.

This international opposition reflects an obvious truth that real security won’t come from starting a new nuclear arms race or new Cold War.

AUKUS is a major new military alliance that makes Australia the key US ally in the region.

The agreement includes cyber warfare, artificial intelligence, and underwater capabilities, as well as long-range strike capabilities. In terms of nuclear weapons, AUKUS includes plans to set up an Australian nuclear powered submarine fleet, brokered with the US and Britain.

This is a dangerous development. Australia’s neighbour, New Zealand, is not participating in the pact, but is also clear that its “no nuclear” policy means that any Australian nuclear-powered submarines will be barred from its ports and waters.

Clearly explaining the position, New Zealand’s Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “all partners are well versed and very clear on our position on nuclear powered vessels and also nuclear weapons. Our legislation means no vessels that are partially or fully powered by nuclear energy is able to enter our internal borders.”...

September 23, 2021

Urgent! AUKUS puts peace in peril: join Saturday’s Peace Forum on a multipolar world

The announcement last week, on Wednesday 15 September, of the formation of a new anti-China military alliance between Australia, Britain and the US – AUKUS – represents a serious escalation of the new cold war against China, threatening world peace and the development of a multipolar world.

The new alliance will see Britain and the US provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines. This is an aggressive move which therefore poses a serious threat to peace and stability in the Pacific region.

No Cold War’s International Peace Forum on Saturday 25 September will discuss and analyse this new phase of US-led aggression towards China and the need to build and strengthen the global anti-war majority.

As the US steps up its belligerence global opposition to this new cold war is growing. Crucially the emergence of a path towards multipolarity, including growing mutually-beneficial cooperation between countries in the Global South, the Global North and China to tackle the urgent common problems facing humanity, offers an alternative.

Register now for No Cold War’s International Peace Forum here on Eventbrite.

Please find full details of the event including our excellent line-up of speakers below.


Our next webinar brings together experts from Bolivia, China, Zambia, South Africa, India, the US and Britain to discuss the path towards multipolarity.

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021

9am US Eastern / 2pm Britain / 9pm China / 6am US Pacific

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September 22, 2021

No Cold War Britain online rally: Stop Asian Hate – rising racism and the new cold war (6 October)

Join No Cold War Britain’s online rally opposing the rise of racism that is being fuelled by the US-led cold war on China.

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2021

7pm Britain / 2pm US Eastern / 11am US Pacific

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About this event

Join a range of speakers from the Chinese, East Asian and South East Asian diaspora, prominent labour movement figures and representatives of from youth, anti-racist and anti-war organisations in Britain and the US to discuss why we must build the #StopAsianHate movement in Britain and internationally.

This event comes in the wake of an alarming rise of racist hate crime against people of East and South East Asian heritage in the US and Britain and at a time when the US and close allies including Britain are increasing aggression against China in pursuit of a new cold war.

Confirmed speakers

Murad Qureshi, former Stop the War Chair and London Assembly Member

* Jess Barnard, Chair of Young Labour

* Anna Chen, writer, poet and broadcaster

Sheila Xiao, co-founder of Pivot to Peace

Ping Hua, ex-chair of Chinese Association of Southampton

Suresh Grover, Director of the Monitoring Group

Madison Tang, CODEPINK

WahPiow Tan, Human Rights lawyer, Singapore exile and activist

Aidan from Stop Asian Hate UK

Mikaela Erskog, No Cold War...

September 22, 2021

No Cold War statement

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A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity

We note the increasingly aggressive statements and actions being taken by the US government in regard to China. These constitute a threat to world peace and are an obstacle to humanity successfully dealing with extremely serious common issues which confront it such as climate change, control of pandemics, racist discrimination and economic development.

We therefore believe that any New Cold War would run entirely counter to the interests of humanity. Instead we stand in favour of maximum global cooperation in order to tackle the enormous challenges we face as a species.

We therefore call upon the US to step back from this threat of a Cold War and also from other dangerous threats to world peace it is engaged in including: withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces agreement; withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Accords; and its increasing disengagement from UN bodies. The US should also stop pressuring other countries to adopt such dangerous positions.

We support China and the US basing their relations on mutual dialogue and centring on the common issues which unite humanity.

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