This is the anniversary of the “Emergency International Conference Against War” organized by the International Socialist Center Christian Rakovsky and RedMed, which was convened on 25-26 June 2022 and which brought together 45 speakers from 25 countries across 5 continents.
The current crisis in Russia, which at a certain point came close to the brink of a civil war, has shown that NATO’s imperialist drive for bringing the Russian and Chinese states to submission and servitude cannot be stopped by the ruling forces of the restorationist regimes. It is the forces of the Russian, Chinese and international proletariat, together with all laborers and the oppressed of the world that have to wage war against war!
This is what the “International Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Declaration issued by that conference said on these questions:
“Restorationist regimes and oligarchs are neither able nor even willing to defeat the imperialist offensive. They seek an improbable compromise and an impossible accommodation with the aggressor enemy of their peoples, in the name of “international cooperation”, “multipolarity”, a “win-win agreement” etc., all avatars of the old failed formulas of “peaceful coexistence” and of the bureaucratic “socialism in a single country”.
Without any support for restorationist regimes, oligarchs or Bonapartes, the international working class and its vanguard should not remain neutral in the face of imperialist aggression but to fight to defeat it. A military victory by US/NATO-led imperialism against Russia today (and China tomorrow) will be a catastrophe, not solely for the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and of the entire Eurasian region, reduced into fragmented semi-colonies, but for humanity as a whole. A decisive strategic defeat of world imperialism, on the contrary, not only will advance the world struggle against capitalism and imperialism but will create the best conditions for defeating capitalist restoration as well.
This is the anti-war, anti-imperialist revolutionary policy of the International Socialist Center “Christian Rakovsky”, which calls the international working class to act urgently on this general line.
It has to manifest solidarity in action supporting an independent political mobilization of the masses of Russia and Ukraine themselves to secure their future.
We are not pacifists. We should declare and wage by all means war against the imperialist war. But imperialism cannot be defeated only by the military means of a Bonapartist state. Despite huge problems, after the October Revolution, the Red Army defeated the invasion of 14 foreign imperialist armies and the White counter-revolution thanks to the revolutionary mobilization of the masses. And, despite the bureaucracy and its crimes, in the Great Anti-Nazi War, it was the initiative, courage, mobilization and enormous sacrifices of millions of Soviet people, inspired by the defense of the Land of Red October that gave the victory to the Red Soviet Army over Nazism and imperialism.”
We call on all the revolutionary forces of the international proletariat to step up the fight against the NATO proxy war in Ukraine.
Not a single penny, bullet or soldier for NATO’s war!
War on imperialist war! The enemy is at home!
Stop making the Ukrainian people cannon fodder for the interests of imperialism!
Fight the policy of imperialist countries to prolong the war for their own benefit!