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ICOR call regarding Anti-War-Day 2014

ICOR-Resolution, 06 August 2014

 

100 years after the beginning of World War I and 75 years after the beginning of World War II with more than 60 million dead, mainly from the working masses, the general danger of war is again growing all over the world.

In order to spread their areas of influence, to transfer the intensifying burdens of crisis to the world proletariat and oppressed peoples, to prevent growing people's upsurges taking revolutionary path and as a reflection of the growing inter imperialist contradictions during the last seven decades after the Second World War numerous local wars are promoted around the world by the imperialist powers, especially by the US imperialists.

From the time of Korean War at the turn of 1950s till today, such wars have caused great havoc and horrific devastation to world people and nature repeatedly exposing the growing barbaric nature of imperialist system. August 6th marked the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the US atomic bomb on Hiroshima and on Nagasaki three days later. We commemorate the 265,000 victims who died a horrible death from exposure to heat or nuclear radiation and the 120,000 victims who survived suffering long-term effects or died lateron. The ICOR calls for observing the Anti-War Day 2014 as a day of solidarity with the victims of the local and regional wars promoted by the imperialists, especially US imperialists, and to intensify the resistance to this barbaric imperialist system and its lackeys.

The development of the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and in West and North Africa demonstrates the failure of the imperialist anti-terror policy. Nevertheless primarily the US as main warmonger and as self-appointed “global policeman” are unabatedly rearming. The imperialist powers are escalating their war industry. In 2013 the world armaments production reached the amount of 1.8 trillion dollars, including 640 billion to the US, followed by China and Russia. More than 4,400 atomic bombs and rockets, ready for immediate operation, have the potential to wipe out all human life several times. The EU which likes to present itself as peace power is actively participating in imperialist wars in many regions like Afghanistan, Libya, Mali and in the Middle East.

At the end of the deepest world economic and financial crisis up to now the battle for new markets has aggravated between the various imperialist powers. Especially the old imperialist centers are joining forces more closely with trade agreements like the planned American/European Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to temporary alliances and at the same time their competition is increasing. Together they still have the greatest economic, political and military influence in the world at their disposal. The western efforts are colliding with Russia's attempts to found a new cross-border market together with Kazakhstan and Belarus. The USA are asserting claims in the Pacific Ocean and Great Britain in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

The Ukraine crisis - like the earlier aggressions to dismantle Yugoslavia - is currently the most dangerous trouble spot of imperialist rivalry. The danger of its escalation taking protracted nature with US/EU/NATO intensifying efforts to further weaken Russian influence and with Russia for its part vehemently defending its imperialist spheres of influence. While NATO units are increasing their maneuvers in Poland, in the Baltic states, in the Baltic Sea, in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Black Sea., NATO assures the new president and multibillionaire Poroshenko “military support” in an event of war and deploys US-mercenaries operating undercover in East Ukraine. With the association agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia the EU is aggressively entering spheres of influence and markets being dominated by Russia until now.

Russia for its part is pursuing expansionist military-political tactics in the Crimea and in East Ukraine and is testing to invade Ukraine with secret maneuvers like Wostok-2014 with “redeployment of troops over far distances”. The ICOR organization KSRD, the Coordination Council of Working-class Movement of Ukraine, calls for active resistance against any kind of imperialist interference and does persuasion work for a basic solution through the struggle for a united socialist Ukraine.

The ICOR immediately took a stand against the imperialist aggression of Israel in Gaza: “Along with Ukraine, the Middle East is a bone of contention in the imperialist rivalry for the redistribution of the spheres of power and influence and has become a dangerous trouble spot of the increased general threat of war. (...)The International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) condemns the aggression of Zionist-imperialist Israel against Palestine and especially the Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. (…) Israel wants to obtain a strategic advantage from the crisis in the Middle East on the backs of the peoples. In violation of humanitarian law it is striving for a permanent occupation of the Gaza Strip. It needs territory and gas and for that purpose it is committing uninhibited war crimes of genocide against civilians. (…)

Stop the Israeli attacks upon the Gaza Strip!

For a democratic and just two-state solution on the way to a free democratic Palestine!”

Also in Africa we are currently observing a massive presence of Islamist-fascist forces having destabilized not only Somalia, but also Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya or Mali. The strengthening of these forces is a reflex to the aggressive anti-terror policy of imperialism. A highly armed Islamist-fascist army with the title “ISIS” (“Islamic State in Iraq and Levante”) mainly from Qatar and Saudi Arabia could conquer three big cities in Iraq – among them is Mossul, the second biggest city and the center of the Kurdish population. The struggle for the right of self-determination of peoples and nations has been supported by the ICOR especially with the Rojava campaign where an exemplary struggle for freedom and democracy is waged against all kinds of reactionary currents in Syria. It is a steadfast principle of the ICOR to act against any imperialist aggression and violation of the right of self-determination of nations and to organize the international working-class solidarity.

 

The ICOR calls to demonstrate for peace and friendship among peoples and against the imperialist warmongers on 6 August in Asia and on 1 September in Europe, the international day of struggle against fascism and war.

The rivalry of the imperialists, especially of the imperialist main powers, constantly fuels the danger of a world war and leads to regional armed conflicts in the struggle for a redivision of the world.” (Founding Resolution of the ICOR). However, in the face of the crisis-proneness of the imperialist world system, the proletarian revolution remains the main trend in the world. We are convinced that the most consequent struggle against the growing danger of escalating local and regional wars means to overcome imperialism in a revolutionary way and to establish socialism in the whole world.

 

On 6 August and on 1 September:

Take to the streets on the international day of struggle against fascism and imperialist promoted wars!

Fight for peace, friendship among the peoples – socialism!

Workers of all countries, unite!

Workers of all countries and oppressed peoples, unite!

 





Signatories (as of 12 August 2014, further signatories possible):

  1. ORC Organisation Révolutionnaire du Congo (Revolutionary Organization of Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo

  2. MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

  3. CPSA (ML) Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

  4. MLOA Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan

  5. CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

  6. PCC CPI (ML) Provisional Central Committee Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

  7. CPI (ML) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

  8. Ranjbaran Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)

  9. NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

  10. Krasnyj Klin Gruppa Kommunistov-Revoljucionerov „Krasnyj Klin“ (Group of Communist Revolutionaries “Krasnyj Klin” [Red Wedge]), Belarus

  11. БРП(к) Българска Работническа Партия (комунисти) (Bulgarian Workers Party (Communist))

  12. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  13. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  14. PR Partija Rada (Party of Labor), Yugoslavia (ex)

  15. MLKP Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kuzey Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / North Kurdistan)

  16. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  17. KSRD Koordinazionnyi Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija; Ukraina (Coordination Council of the Working-class Movement of Ukraine)

  18. KSC-CCSP Komunisticka Strana Cheskoslovenska – Cheskoslovenska Strana Prace (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia – Czechoslovakian Workers Party)

  19. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

  20. PC (ML) Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

  21. PC/ML Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of Panama)

  22. PCP(independiente) Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan Communist Party (independent)

  23. PML del Perú Partido Marxista Leninista del Perú (Marxist-Leninist Party of Peru)

  24. PPP Partido Proletario del Perú (Proletarian Party of Peru)

  25. MIKSZ Magyar Ifjúság Közösségi Szervezette (Organization of Hungarian Youth Community)

 Signed after the release date:

 26. CPN (Unified) Communist Party of Nepal (Unified)

27. NPCH (ML) Nouveau Parti Communiste Haϊtien (Marxiste-Léniniste) (New Communist Party of Haiti (Marxist-Leninist))

28. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)


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