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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

Towards a multipolar world: An International Peace Forum (25 September)

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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The West has intensified a conflict against China, despite the need for cooperation to overcome the pandemic. Habits of unipolarity drive the United States – with its G7 allies along for the ride. The natural instinct for humankind, divided into nations and regions, is, however, for multipolarity. This is evident in Latin America, where the Bolivarian process continues to build regional platforms. It is also clear in the Belt and Road Initiative, developed by the People’s Republic of China. The Group of Friends in Defense of the UN Charter, set up in 2021, brings together these important currents....

September 07, 2021

International online meeting: Ending US aggression on Cuba is Key to World Peace

The International Manifesto Group, No Cold War, the Tricontinental Institute and Black Alliance For Peace are proudly co-hosting the following international online meeting.

Ending US aggression on Cuba is Key to World Peace
You can register your place for this zoom meeting here.
Sunday 29 August 2021
9AM Eastern Time/2PM British Summer Time 

This international meeting analyses why Ending US Aggression Against Cuba is Key to World Peace.

Speakers:

  • Iroel Sanchez, Cuban journalist and Director of La Pupila Asombrada
  • Carlos Ron, Venezuelan Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Chris Hazzard, Sinn Fein MP
  • Helen Yaffe, author of We Are Cuba!
  • Arnold August, journalist and author of three books on Cuba
  • Fiona Edwards, No Cold War, Stop the War Coalition National Officer and writer
  • Manolo De Los Santos, People’s Forum and Tricontinental Institute
  • Camila Escalante,  journalist reporting on the ground in Latin America with Kawsachun News
  • Moderator: Radhika Desai, Professor of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, Director of the Geopolitical Research Group and author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire

The Trump regime’s tightening of the US blockade on Cuba, with 243 new sanctions, has unfortunately been intensified by the Biden administration.

Despite the recent 184 to 2 vote in the UN General Assembly against the US economic blockade of Cuba, the new US Administration had imposed new sanctions going beyond even those of Trump....

August 12, 2021

Let Cuba Live! End the US cold war against Cuba

The No Cold War international campaign joins over 400 organisations and individuals in calling upon Biden’s US Administration to lift the 243 unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Cuba by former President Donald Trump.

No Cold War supports the open letter to US President Joe Biden below which was first published in the New York Times. The letter was organised by The People’s Forum, CODEPINK and the ANSWER Coalition.

You can add your name to the ‘Let Cuba Live’ letter here.


Dear President Joe Biden,

It is time to take a new path forward in U.S.-Cuban relations. We, the undersigned, are making this urgent, public appeal to you to reject the cruel policies put into place by the Trump White House that have created so much suffering among the Cuban people.

Cuba – a country of eleven million people – is living through a difficult crisis due to the growing scarcity of food and medicine. Recent protests have drawn the world’s attention to this. While the Covid-19 pandemic has proven challenging for all countries, it has been even more so for a small island under the heavy weight of an economic embargo.

We find it unconscionable, especially during a pandemic, to intentionally block remittances and Cuba’s use of global financial institutions, given that access to dollars is necessary for the importation of food and medicine.

As the pandemic struck the island, its people – and their government – lost billions in revenue from international tourism that would normally go to their public health care system, food distribution and economic relief....

August 05, 2021

Webinar: The Past 100 Years: China, the West and the World (21 July)

The last 100 years have seen dramatic changes in the relation between the West and China. From 1921-1945 China was chiefly seen by the West as an ally against Japan’s militarist aggression. Then from 1949-1972 the US launched cold, and hot (Vietnam, Korea), wars involving China. In 1972 Nixon made his dramatic trip to Beijing starting 40 years of overall US-China détente. Then, from 2012, the US launched the ‘Pivot to Asia’, a clearly aggressive policy against China. This was deepened under Trump and Biden by an open US new cold war against China.

What lies behind these dramatic shifts in US policy to China? How has China responded? What are the chances to end this cold war and return US-China relations to a path of cooperation?

These are among the questions that will be discussed by leading Chinese and Western experts on China and its international relations at a China-West webinar on 21 July at 9am US Eastern, 9pm China, 2pm Britain.

Speakers include:

  • Martin Jacques
  • Wang Wen
  • Vijay Prashad
  • Liu Xin
  • Margaret Kimberley
  • Radhika Desai
  • Jaya Josie
  • Yury Tavrovsky
  • John Ross

The event will be streamed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/nocoldwar and on Weibo, Bilibili and other internet channels in China.

The event is hosted by No Cold War and Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China.

July 12, 2021

Raoul Hedebouw: speech in Belgian parliament against the New Cold War

Raoul Hedebouw, Member of Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives, made a powerful speech on 8 July 2021 in opposition to Europe’s involvement in the New Cold War. Below we reproduce the video (in French and Dutch, with English subtitles) and the English transcript.


So what we have before us today, colleagues, is a resolution asking for the re-establishment of transatlantic relations after the US elections. 

The question at hand is therefore: is it in Belgium’s interest to tie up the strategic interests of our country and of Europe with the United States of America today?

Colleagues, I will try to explain to you today why I think it is a bad idea to conclude this strategic partnership with the political and economic power that during the last century has behaved most aggressively toward the nations of this world.

I think that, for the interests of the working people in Belgium, in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia, and of the working people in Europe and in the Global South, this strategic alliance between the US and Europe is a bad thing.  I think that Europe has no interest whatsoever in colluding with the US as one of the most dangerous world powers....

July 12, 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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