Standing Against NATO and AUKUS a Key Issue for the Peace Movement

Dr Jenny Clegg On Saturday January 21, Britain’s Stop the War Coalition organised its first-ever trade union conference. Speakers included former Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP; President of the RMT rail workers union Alex Gordon; Deputy President of the PCS civil service union Martin Cavanagh; Alex Kenny from the National Education Union;…

7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality

Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

Lula Proposes BRICS Currency, but Makes Unfriendly Comments Towards Russia and China

Editorial Comment: The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) praised Lula’s public condemnation of Russia’s “invasion and occupation of Ukraine” – something they claim Jair Bolsonaro would not do.  Just prior to Lula’s trip to Argentina, “the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation (UBCR) appealed to the president to increase support for Ukraine in 2023.”…

Trials and Tribulations of the Collective West

Pepe Escobar Members & supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) burn the US flag during an anti-imperialist demonstration outside the US embassy in #Athens, 24/1/2019. One may be excused to imagine all sorts of amusement games unrolling at the HQ of the Russian General Staff as The Empire and NATO go literally bonkers….

Give Peace A Chance: China and the World Today

This presentation by Friends of Socialist China co-editor Carlos Martinez was given at a webinar organised by the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Education Commission on the theme ‘Give peace a chance – China and the world today.’ The webinar took place on 22 January 2023. Carlos discusses the current state…

Aleida Guevara: “Cuba will Continue to Resist Inhuman US Blockade”

Peoples DemocracyIN the last of the series of meetings as part of Aleida Guevara’s whirlwind tour in India organised by the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba held in Delhi, hundreds of young students and general public enthusiastically participated. The meeting was held to extend solidarity of the Indian people with Cuba and oppose the…

Dead on Arrival: The West’s B3W Initiative to Rival China’s BRI

F.M. Shakil While Washington is focused on establishing rival ‘global’ projects to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, most of these drive profits and benefits right back to the United States. The plan for a large infrastructure project by the US and G7 to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) appears to have died a…

Why is China’s Battle Against Corruption Grave and Complex?

General secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses the second plenary session of the 20th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing, capital of China, January 9, 2023. Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang…

China in the Year of the Rabbit

Pepe Escobar The New Silk Roads, or BRI, as well as the integration efforts of BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU will be on the forefront of Chinese policy. Liu He studied economics at Renmin University in China and got a Master’s from Harvard. Since 2018, he’s one of China’s Vice Premiers – along with…

The Ukraine Conflict as a World War

Henry Heller Members of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps fire artillery in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, March 2022. Photo courtesy the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine/Twitter. The war in Ukraine is surely not a localized conflict but part of a global imperialist war against Russia and China. Its purpose is to subordinate these two independent…

Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar

Pepe Escobar The adoption of commodity-backed currencies by the Global South could upend the US dollar’s dominance and level the playing field in international trade. Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts. First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan,…

China’s Economy is on a Rebound

M. K. Bhadrakumar China’s economic data for the year 2022 has been released in Beijing on Tuesday. The striking part is that China’s GDP growth slowed down to 3 percent. From an Indian perspective, it may seem momentarily that China’s economy is slowing while India’s expanded by nearly 7 percent (per World Bank predictions.) Can India catch…

US Escalates Military Tension with China

Valery Kulikov Tensions between the US and China, which have reached an intense level in recent decades, especially under Donald Trump, have continued to escalate with the arrival of the Joe Biden administration in the White House. At the same time, despite deep contradictions between Republicans and Democrats on most political and international issues (in…

The Chinese View of the World: Is a Non-Zero-Sum Game Possible?

Ivan Timofeev The People’s Republic of China has appointed a new foreign minister. Qin Gang, a career diplomat who went through all the key stages of the PRC’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has become the head of the Foreign Ministry. His predecessor Wang Yi was appointed head of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission…

Taiwan’s ‘Unofficial Foreign Ministry’: A US-Based Group Pushing Hard for its Independence

Bradley Blankenship The  Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) has made deep inroads in the Congress, seeking to push its agenda and upend Washington-Beijing relations US lawmakers’ support for Taiwan’s bid to become independent from mainland China would be non-existent without powerful lobbying and influence groups. One such group is the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington,…