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
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.
- Sacha Llorenti (Executive secretary, ALBA)
- Fred M’membe (Founder, Socialist Party, Zambia)
- Issa Shivji (Professor Emeritus of Public Law, University of Dar es Salaam)
- Li Bo (Professor, China Research Institute, Fudan University, China)
- Ajamu Baraka (National organiser, Black Alliance for Peace)
- Jenny Clegg (Author, China’s Global Strategy: Toward a Multipolar World)
- Radhika Desai (Professor of Political Studies, University of Manitoba)
- Madison Tang (Organizer, CODEPINK)
- Mikaela Erskog (No Cold War)
- Chair: Kate Hudson (General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Britain)
- Chair: Vijay Prashad (Executive Director, Tricontinental Institute)
The event will take place on Zoom. Registered users will receive a link within 24 hours of the event starting. The event will also be streamed to Youtube .