On September 10th/11th, a panel was held entitled “Marxists speak out: 200 Days of War. Stop the war of US/NATO imperialism against Russia! Stop the US preparations of war against China!” The panel was timed to coincide with the 200th day of the war in Ukraine. It is now clearer than ever that the conflict was provoked by US/NATO as part of its long held efforts to dominate the Eurasian landmass by finally subordinating Russia. It is also clear that the war of US/NATO imperialism against Russia is occurring simultaneously with US plans to ratchet up conflict with China as it prepares to potentially wage war on two fronts as part of a drive to World War 3.
The panel included Marxists from ten countries across five continents of Marxists who presented their assessments of how the war in Ukraine is progressing and what impact is this having on the class struggle internationally They also discussed how Marxists should be responding, organising and intervening in the response of US imperialism’s turn towards fascism and world war.
Groups and individuals presenting included:
κομμουνιστικη επαναστατικη δραση / Communist Revolutionary Action (Greece)
Consistent Democrats (LCFI Great Britain)
Socialist Fight (Great Britain)
Class Conscious (US/Australia)
Friends of the Soviet People (US)
Socialist Unity Party (US)
Partido Obrero Socialista CR/ Socialist Workers Party CR (Costa Rica)
Mike Gimbel (US)
Liga Communista / Communist League (LCFI – Brasil)
Partido Communist Do Povo Brasileiro/ Communist Party of the Brazilian People (Brasil)
Tendencia Militante Bolchevique/ Militant Bolshevik Tendency (LCFI – Argentina)
Bolshevik Group (South Korea)
South East Asia
Komite Esperansa (Timor Leste)
Anti-War West Sydney (AWWS)
The panel built on two previous panels that have been held since Russian launched its military intervention in Ukraine. The first was held one month into the conflict and perhaps at the height of the pro-imperialist war hysteria entitled “Marxists Speak Out: On the Conflict between Russia and Imperialism”. A second panel was held in August entitled “Marxists Speak Out : Victory Day, against Nazism and Imperialism, yesterday and today”. A May Day declaration against the imperialist war on Russia was also issued and signed by many of the groups involved today.
This was the first initiative though organised under the banner of the “WORLDONFIRE – Worldwide Organising Network Against Fascism Imperialism and Exploitation”. It is hoped that this becomes an ongoing network to organise internationally.
The panel was streamed live to the “A Call for Action: Stop US led imperialism’s war against Russia & China” Facebook Page but is also hosted on the a WORLDONFIRE Youtube page.