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【2020-07-25】An International Meeting in Opposition to the US-led New Cold War on China

2020-07-20

This event will see some leading analysts from China, the US, Britain, India, Russia, Canada, Venezuela and Brazil come together to discuss how to counter the New Cold War.


Time: July 25th (Friday) | 2pm BST, 9pm CST, 9am ET, 6am PT


Language: English


SPEAKERS INCLUDE:


Medea Benjamin (Co-founder, CODEPINK)


Wang Wen (Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China)


Martin Jacques (Author: 'When China Rules the World')


Vijay Prashad (Executive Director, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research)


Carlos Ron (Vice-Minister for North America, Venezuela's Ministry for Foreign Relations)


Qiao Collective


Yury Tavrovksy (Author: 'America Against China: Cold War in Times of Coronavirus')


Yang Hanyi (Senior editor, Guancha.cn)


Ajamu Baraka (Black Agenda Report)


Margaret Kimberley (Black Agenda Report)


Kate Hudson (General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)


Radhika Desai (Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba)


John Ross (Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China)


Elias Jabbour (Associate Professor, Rio de Janeiro State University)


Jenny Clegg (Author: 'China's Global Strategy: Toward a Multipolar World')


Platform: Zoom


Register: Scan the Code or Click the Link (http://www.nocoldwar.org/)




Organising statement:


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.



Initial signatories - in personal capacity


(*indicates speaker at the meeting)


Ajamu Baraka – BlackAgendaReport.com (US) *


Brian Becker - National Director, ANSWER Coalition (US)


Medea Benjamin – Codepink.org (US) *


Max Blumental – Editor-in-chief, The Grayzone *


Ben Chacko - Editor, Morning Star (UK)


Jenny Clegg - Senior Lecturer in International Studies, University of Central Lancashire, author of China's Global Strategy (UK) *


Radhika Desai - Professor at Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba (Canada). *


Francisco Dominguez - Head of Latin America Studies Research Group, Middlesex University


Camila Escalante - Producer teleSUR English and Kawsachun News

Sara Flounders - Organiser, International Action Center


Lindsey German - Convenor Stop the War Coalition (UK)


Danny Haiphong - Author of ‘American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News – From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror’


Kate Hudson – General Secretary Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK) *


Elias Jabbour – Associate Professor at Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil) *


Martin Jacques - Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University (UK) *


Margaret Kimberley - BlackAgendaReport.com (US) *


Dan Kovalik - Adjunt Professor of International Human Rights, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Brian Mier - Co-editor Brasil Wire (Brazil)


Carlos Martinez - Author of 'The End of the Beginning: Lessons of the Soviet Collapse'


Maite Mola - Vice-President, European Left Party (Spain)


Dirk Nimmegeers - Editor ChinaSquare.be (Belgium)


Anya Parampil – Journalist and presenter, The Grayzone *


John Pilger – Prize-winning journalist, director of ‘The Coming War on China' (Australia)


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


Qiao Collective *


Carlos Ron – Vice Minister for North America (Venezuela) *


John Ross – Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China (UK) *


Ajit Singh – Journalist and China specialist


Yury Tavrovsky - author of 'America Against China: A Cold War in Times of Coronavirus', Izborsk Club (Russia) *


Yashpal Tandon - Professor, author and public intellectual (Uganda)


Ollie Vargas - Kawsachun News (Bolivia)


Yang Hanyi – Senior editor Guancha.cn (China) *


Wang Wen - Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (China) *


Colonel Ann Wright - US Army (retired), Veterans for Peace (US)


Peace organisations signing the statement


ANSWER coalition (US)


Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)


CODEPINK (US)


International Action Center (US)


Pivot to Peace (US)


Stop the War (UK)