Basis Imperialist wars rage throughout the world. Thousands of people are dying, directly by armed attacks or due to the resulting famine, destruction of homes, and devastation of land, water and food systems. Millions of others are forced to flee their homelands. While using militarism and war to secure control over territory, natural resources, and markets in a multi-polar world, imperialist powers and their propaganda machines obscure the history of the roots of these conflicts and the competing economic and geo-political interests at stake.
But people’s movements to defend themselves and assert their collective democratic rights, self-determination, and social and national liberation continue to burn! As more wars break out and the people face intensified repression, it is more important now than ever to strengthen movements to fight against imperialist war and free the people!
Concept The International Coordinating Network will undertake a campaign of education and actions calling for an end to US-led war, the driving political forces of militarism and wars of aggression today, and their grave impacts on the people. Special emphasis will be given on clarifying the inter-imperialist nature of the current world system and the appropriate characterization of militaristic states in line with their place in this system.
A key component will focus on NATO, its role as a diplomatic and military arm of US imperialism (and therefore US-led war) in general and in provoking the war in Ukraine at present, and effective targets for organizing against it. The campaign will kick off in May with a global “telethon” of indignation actions on the war in Ukraine.
A major peak will take place in June targeting the NATO Summit in Madrid, with a Resist US-Led War tour through Belgium, France, Spain and the Netherlands, featuring anti-NATO actions, educational discussions, visit to a refugee camp, and anti-imperialist anti-war youth camp.
The global peak for the campaign will be International Peace Day in September 2022 with actions challenging the United Nations narrative on peace and promoting peoples’ resistance to war and struggles for just peace.
In between the launch and the peaks, we will employ a social media strategy to actively engage people, draw them into the campaign, and build momentum to each peak. We will also conduct educational webinars on food security/insecurity, refugees and forced displacement, and environmental destruction exacerbated by war and militarism. The webinars will help to deepen people’s understanding of the root causes of these problems and their connection to war, and draw into the campaign more people who may be working separately on these issues
Expose the current inter-imperialist world system and the class interests of militaristic states as the key drivers of militarism and wars of aggression. Clarify the correct characterization of states as related to their rule in the inter-imperialist system. Use the current Ukraine war as the prime example and demand an end to the war.
Oppose imperialist war with guidance and programs of peoples' organizations struggling for self-determination against war, occupation and other forms of foreign intervention.
Celebrate and advance the mass movement against war and militarism by showcasing alternatives to the current system and ways that it is being fought for. Engage people and organizations in globally coordinated actions.
Launch: Online “telethon” of indignation rallies against the war in Ukraine, acts of imperialist war
Political education webinars on the roots and current situation of war and militarism
Fight to end all wars of aggression! End Imperialist Wars! Free the people! Europe Tour
Fight for Just Peace! Global Day of Action on International Peace Day
Regular Social Media posting
Primers and other resources on war, militarism and anti-militarism
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