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Newsletter #1: 09 September 2020

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Our next event: International Peace Forum (26 September)

We're very excited to annouce the second No Cold War webinar: an international peace forum supported by peace organisations from around the world, including CODEPINK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Black Alliance for Peace, Stop the War Coalition, No to War No to NATO, and more.

The event takes place on Saturday 26 September, 2pm UK, 9pm China, 9am US Eastern, 9pm US Pacific.

Tickets to the Zoom event are limited, so please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend.

We will also be live-streaming to our Youtube channel and Facebook page.

  • Victor Gao, Professor at Soochow University (China)
  • Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK (US)
  • Chris Matlhako, Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party
  • Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND
  • Margaret Kimberley, Coordinating Committee of Black Alliance for Peace
  • Vijay Prashad, Director of Tricontinental Institute (India)
  • Lindsey German, Convenor, Stop the War Coalition
  • Julie Tang, Pivot to Peace
  • Abdallah El-Harif, Founder of Democratic Way (Morocco)
  • Ollie Vargas, Journalist for Kawsachun News (Bolivia)
  • Ludo De Brabander, Vrede vzw and No to War – No to Nato Network

Videos of our inaugural event

You can see all the videos from our inaugural conference (which took place on Saturday 25 July 2020) on our Youtube channel.

Pivot to Peace webinar on 19 Sept: Standing Against Racism and War

The second Pivot to Peace live webinar takes place on September 19th, 2020 at 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 8pm BST. You can find details on the Pivot to Peace website.

CODEPINK 'China Is Not Our Enemy' campaign

Our friends at CODEPINK are developing a series of video interviews and articles on the theme 'China Is Not Our Enemy', including interviews with No Cold War organising committee members John Ross and Vijay Prashad. Find out more.

Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity

Our launch statement has already picked up significant support. Click here to read it (translated in 17 languages) and to add your name.

Organisational supporters include:
  • Black Alliance for Peace (US)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)
  • No to War - No to NATO
  • Peace for Okinawa Coalition
  • Pivot to Peace (US)
  • Stop the War (UK)
  • US Peace Council
Individual signatories include:
  • Diane Abbott - Labour MP, former Labour Party Shadow Home Secretary (UK)
  • Celso Amorim - Former Foreign Minister and Defence Minister of Brazil (Brazil)
  • Ajamu Baraka - Green Party candidate for US Vice-President in 2016, Black (US)
  • Medea Benjamin - Peace activist and cofounder Codepink (US)
  • Barbara Finamore - Author, 'Will China Save the Planet?' (US)
  • Gerald Horne - Chair of History and African American Studies, University of Houston (US)
  • Martin Jacques - Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University (UK)
  • Irvin Jim - General Secretary, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
  • Maite Mola - Vice-President European Left Party (Spain)
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel - Nobel Peace Prize winner (Argentina)
  • John Pilger - Prize Winning Journalist, Director of ‘The Coming War on China’ (Australia)
  • N Ram - Former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu (India)
  • Carlos Ron - President, Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples (Venezuela)
  • João Pedro Stedile - MST (Brazil)
  • Jill Stein - Green Party candidate for President of the US in 2012 and 2016 (US)
  • Yanis Varoufakis - Economist, Member of Parliament, and former Finance Minister (Greece)
  • Wang Wen - Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Colonel Ann Wright - US Army (retired), Veterans for Peace (US)
  • Zhang Weiwei - Professor, Fudan University, author 'The China Wave’ (China)