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NEXT EVENT: A dialogue between Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei

Press release: International relations experts Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei to discuss US-China ‘Cold War’

Tuesday 20 October 2020

For immediate release

This year has seen US-China relations deteriorate to their worst point since the early 1970s. The trade war continues unabated; the US administration has attempted to ban Tiktok and WeChat from US app stores; and secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been attempting to persuade US allies to remove Huawei from their 5G infrastructure.

The New Cold War is becoming entrenched, and there is even the possibility of a hot war. Meanwhile, humanity faces the twin threats of pandemics and climate change – threats which urgently require a coordinated global response, rather than a confrontation between the US and China. With the US presidential elections just around the corner, what path should the new administration chose?

The No Cold War campaign is hosting a dialogue between leading US and Chinese analysts Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei, in which they will discuss such questions as:

  • What should the US and Chinese governments do in order to shift from confrontation to cooperation and prevent a further deterioration in relations between the two countries?
  • How are humanity’s attempts to avoid climate catastrophe affected by the New Cold War?
  • What is the significance of the US presidential election for US-China relations?
  • How is the rest of the world affected by deteriorating US-China relations?

Jeffrey Sachs is a leading US analyst opposing a new cold war with China. He is an economist, academic, expert in sustainable development, and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, including the influential The End of Poverty....

October 20, 2020

No Cold War event: China and the US – dialogue between Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei (24 October, 2020)

The No Cold War campaign is hosting a dialogue between professors Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei, discussing relations between China and the US.

The event will take place on Saturday 24 October 2020, at 9am (US Eastern), 9pm (China), 2pm (UK), 6am (US Pacific). You can register free on Eventbrite here.

About this Event

Zhang Weiwei is professor of international relations at Fudan University, former interpreter to Deng Xiaoping, and author of several key books including the best-selling The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State....

September 26, 2020

Press Release: Peace Campaigns Unite for Forthcoming International Forum Amid Growing US Militarism and New Cold War Threats

Saturday 19 September 2020, 09:00
For immediate release

As US belligerence against China increases, the leading peace and anti-war organisations from the US and Europe will be joining speakers from India, China, Morocco, Bolivia and South Africa for an International Peace Forum to discuss how to build global opposition against the dangerous Cold War that the US has launched against China.

The Peace Forum, which is being organised by the No Cold War international campaign, will take place online on 26 September 2020 at 14:00 British Summer Time (09:00 US Eastern Standard Time, 06:00 US Pacific Time, 21:00 China Standard Time).

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), CODEPINK, Stop the War Coalition, Black Alliance for Peace, Pivot to Peace, Vrede vzw and the No to War – No to NATO Network will all address the question of how the peace and anti-war movements can organise to promote peace and cooperation at a time of growing US militarism. The US is increasing its military budget for 2021 to $740billion, is escalating its presence in the Pacific region to threaten China and is engaging in increasingly aggressive rhetoric.

The event will open with a panel analysing the global situation. This first panel will be chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, and features the following speakers: Victor Gao, Professor at Soochow University and former interpreter of Deng Xiaoping (China); Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK (US); Abdallah El-Harif, Founder of Democratic Way (Morocco); Ollie Vargas, Journalist for Kawsachun News (Bolivia); and Chris Matlhako, Second Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party....

September 23, 2020

The difference between the US and China’s response to COVID-19 is staggering

This article, by No Cold War organising committee members Vijay Prashad and John Ross, was originally published in Peoples Dispatch on 15 September.

In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with US President Donald Trump about the coronavirus. Trump admitted that the virus was virulent, but he decided to underplay its danger. “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said, “because I don’t want to create a panic.” Despite months of warnings from the Chinese authorities, Trump and his health secretary Alex Azar completely failed to prepare for the global pandemic.

The United States continues to have the largest total number of cases of COVID-19. The government continues to flounder as the number of cases escalates. Not one state in the country seems immune to the spread of the disease....

September 17, 2020

Webinar on 24 Septmber: Full Spectrum Dominance – From AFRICOM to Indo-Pacific Command

Black Alliance for Peace is hosting an important webinar on Thursday 24 September, 4pm US Eastern, on the growing US military presence in the Asia-Pacific.

Please register:

September 17, 2020

Online event on 19 September: A Dangerous World – The US, China & The Threat of War

The Stop the War Coalition is organising an unofficial Labour fringe event – A Dangerous World: The US, China & The Threat of War – on
Saturday 19 September, 3pm BST.

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy Corbyn MP
  • Diane Abbott MP
  • Claudia Webbe MP
  • Lindsey German, Stop the War Convenor
  • Salma Yaqoob, Stop the War Patron

You can register for free on Zoom.

September 17, 2020

No Cold War event: International Peace Forum (26 September, 2020)

For our second international webinar, we’re bringing together peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium to discuss how to oppose the US-led New Cold War.

The event will take place on Zoom, on Saturday 26 September, 2pm UK / 9pm China / 9am US Eastern / 6am US Pacific. To get a ticket to the Zoom event, register on Eventbrite. Registered users will receive a link within 24 hours of the event starting. The event will also be streamed to Youtube and Facebook....

September 07, 2020

Webinar on 20 September: Standing Against Racism & War – The Only Road to Peace

The second Pivot to Peace live webinar takes place on Sunday September 20th, 2020 at 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 8pm BST. You can find details on the Pivot to Peace website.

NB: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 19 September, but has been moved to the following day so as not to conflict with the memorial for peace activist, lawyer and co-director of Popular Resistance, Kevin Zeese.

People from all walks of life are coming together to fight another pandemic – racism. As the US prepares for confrontation and “major power conflict” with China, millions of Asian-American people are experiencing the racial effects of a new Cold War. We, people inside the United States from a diverse range of backgrounds, are standing together to say NO to racism....

September 07, 2020

Danny Haiphong interviewed on the US left’s response to the New Cold War

Anya Parampil from the Grayzone talks to Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report contributing editor and No Cold War organising group member, about why some US leftwing media outlets repeat State Department talking points when it comes to China.

September 07, 2020

Vijay Prashad: Imaginar que o imperialismo não existe é um luxo

NB. This interview with No Cold War organising group member Vijay Prashad was originally published in the Brazilian journal Revista Opera, with the title ‘To imagine that imperialism doesn’t exist is a luxury’.

Vijay Prashad acredita profundamente que o projeto destrutivo do neoliberalismo não é só econômico – é também cultural. Das estantes de sua casa em Deli, na Índia, saca “Operação Massacre”, de Rodolfo Walsh, “A House on the Heights”, de Truman Capote, e “Hiroshima”, de John Hersey, enquanto falo sobre a Revista Opera e conversamos sobre jornalismo e estilo. “Todo comunista é um jornalista”, diz. ...

August 29, 2020

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.