Saturday 19 September 2020, 09:00
For immediate release
As US belligerence against China increases, the leading peace and anti-war organisations from the US and Europe will be joining speakers from India, China, Morocco, Bolivia and South Africa for an International Peace Forum to discuss how to build global opposition against the dangerous Cold War that the US has launched against China.
The Peace Forum, which is being organised by the No Cold War international campaign, will take place online on 26 September 2020 at 14:00 British Summer Time (09:00 US Eastern Standard Time, 06:00 US Pacific Time, 21:00 China Standard Time).
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), CODEPINK, Stop the War Coalition, Black Alliance for Peace, Pivot to Peace, Vrede vzw and the No to War – No to NATO Network will all address the question of how the peace and anti-war movements can organise to promote peace and cooperation at a time of growing US militarism. The US is increasing its military budget for 2021 to $740billion, is escalating its presence in the Pacific region to threaten China and is engaging in increasingly aggressive rhetoric.
The event will open with a panel analysing the global situation. This first panel will be chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, and features the following speakers: Victor Gao, Professor at Soochow University and former interpreter of Deng Xiaoping (China); Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK (US); Abdallah El-Harif, Founder of Democratic Way (Morocco); Ollie Vargas, Journalist for Kawsachun News (Bolivia); and Chris Matlhako, Second Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party....