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Newsletter #3: 02 November 2020

Will the US Presidential Election Change the New Cold War? (Saturday 7 November)

Saturday 7 November
7am (US Eastern), 12pm (UK), 8pm (China).

 
US, Chinese and other experts opposing a New Cold War will analyse the consequences of the outcome of the US presidential election.

President Trump launched a New Cold War against China which has led to a dangerous rise in global tensions. It is a decisive part of an aggressive ‘America First’ foreign policy which has also involved an attack on the people of many other countries - including US support for coups in Latin American countries such as Bolivia.

At this webinar experts from the US, China, Britain, Bolivia, India and other countries will discuss whether the outcome of the US presidential election will end, continue or change the tactics of the US in the New Cold War.

The event will be broadcast in English and Chinese with simultaneous translation. It is jointly sponsored by No Cold War, the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, and Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China.

 

Tickets to the Zoom event are limited, so please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend.
We will also be live-streaming to our Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Speakers include:
  • Martin Jacques - Author of ‘When China Rules the World’
  • Vijay Prashad - Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
  • Margaret Kimberley - Black Agenda Report
  • Wang Wen - Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China
  • Ollie Vargas – Journalist on Bolivia’s Kawsachun News
  • John Foster - Emeritus Professor, University of the West of Scotland
  • Claudia De La Cruz - Executive Director of The People’s Forum
  • He Weiwen - Former Counsellor at Chinese Consulates General in New York and San Francisco
  • Radhika Desai – Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Qiao Collective - A diaspora Chinese media collective
  • John Ross – Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China

Uniting Against Racism and the New Cold War (Saturday 14 November)

Saturday 14 November
9am (US Eastern), 2pm (UK), 10pm (China).

 
A webinar on forging unity between the anti-racist and anti-war movements, building together towards a future of peaceful cooperation.

Neoliberal capitalism in crisis is simultaneously leading to a rise in racism and driving towards a potentially disastrous New Cold War on China. No Cold War is pleased to host a webinar on forging unity between the anti-racist and anti-war movements, building together towards a future of peaceful cooperation, free from racial or national oppression.
 


Tickets to the Zoom event are limited, so please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend.
We will also be live-streaming to our Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Speakers include:
  • Diane Abbott - Labour MP, former Labour Party Shadow Home Secretary (UK)
  • David West - Retired basketball player, 2x NBA All-Star, activist
  • Rania Khalek - Lebanese-American journalist
  • Lowkey - Rapper and activist (UK)
  • Jingjing Li - Journalist with CGTN (China)
  • Glen Ford - Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report (US)
  • Nick Estes - Author and co-founder of The Red Nation
  • Chris Matlhako - South African Communist Party
  • Qiao Collective - Diaspora Chinese media collective (US)
  • Siu Hin Lee - National Coordinator, China-US Solidarity Network (China)
  • Cale Holmes - US journalist based in Beijing
  • Sabby Dhalu - Co-Convenor, Stand Up to Racism (UK)
  • Danny Haiphong - Author, and No Cold War organising committee member

Successful dialogue between Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei

On 24 October, No Cold War hosted a very successful and interesting dialogue between Zhang Weiwei (professor of international relations at Fudan University, former interpreter to Deng Xiaoping, and author of several books including the best-selling The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State) and Jeffrey Sachs (a leading expert in sustainable development, former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and author of several books including the influential The End of Poverty). The online event was attended by over 400 people, with registrations from 62 countries.

You can view the event in full at YouTube and read the report by No Cold War convenor Carlos Martinez.

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

Our launch statement continues to pick up support. Click here to read it (translated in 17 languages) and to add your name.

Organisational supporters include:
  • Black Alliance for Peace (US)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)
  • CODEPINK (US)
  • No to War - No to NATO
  • Peace for Okinawa Coalition
  • Pivot to Peace (US)
  • Simon Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples
  • South African Peace Initiative
  • Stop the War (UK)
  • US Peace Council
Individual signatories include:
  • Diane Abbott - Labour MP, former Labour Party Shadow Home Secretary (UK)
  • Celso Amorim - Former Foreign Minister and Defence Minister of Brazil (Brazil)
  • Ajamu Baraka - Green Party candidate for US Vice-President in 2016, Black AgendaReport.com (US)
  • Medea Benjamin - Peace activist and cofounder Codepink (US)
  • Barbara Finamore - Author, 'Will China Save the Planet?' (US)
  • Gerald Horne - Chair of History and African American Studies, University of Houston (US)
  • Martin Jacques - Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University (UK)
  • Irvin Jim - General Secretary, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
  • Chris Matlhako - Second Deputy General Secretary, South African Communist Party
  • Maite Mola - Vice-President European Left Party (Spain)
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel - Nobel Peace Prize winner (Argentina)
  • John Pilger - Prize Winning Journalist, Director of ‘The Coming War on China’ (Australia)
  • N Ram - Former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu (India)
  • Carlos Ron - President, Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples (Venezuela)
  • João Pedro Stedile - MST (Brazil)
  • Jill Stein - Green Party candidate for President of the US in 2012 and 2016 (US)
  • Yanis Varoufakis - Economist, Member of Parliament, and former Finance Minister (Greece)
  • Wang Wen - Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Colonel Ann Wright - US Army (retired), Veterans for Peace (US)
  • Zhang Weiwei - Professor, Fudan University, author 'The China Wave’ (China)

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