The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of meetings throughout the US on the statement of the ICFI “Socialism and the Fight against War.”
Fifteen years after the US launched the “war on terror,” the entire world is being dragged into an ever-expanding maelstrom of imperialist violence. The invasions and interventions organized by the US have devastated Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. NATO is engaged in a massive rearmament program in preparation for war with Russia. In East Asia, the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” is embroiling the entire region in the United States’ confrontation with China.
Whatever the short-term outcome, the long-term implications of the agenda being pursued by the US and the European imperialist powers leads inexorably in the direction of world war with cataclysmic consequences. The greatest danger facing the working class is that decisions are being taken behind the scenes, with masses of people largely unaware of the risks facing the world’s population.
Among working people and youth throughout the world, there is an overwhelming desire for peace. There is, as yet, however, no organized international political movement opposing the reckless politics of the imperialist pyromaniacs.
These meetings, called by the SEP and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, will review the present state of the global war drive, examine its causes and implications, and outline a political strategy for the building of a new mass, anti-war movement.
Meetings have already been held in California, Illinois, Virginia, New York, Louisiana, Michigan and West Virginia. To organize a meeting in your area, contact the SEP here.