Monday, April 7, 2014

65 years of murder

     Ever since it was created sixty-five years ago, NATO has been an imperialist political-military bloc, a key element in its strategy of domination and exploitation and of confrontation with the then USSR and socialist countries.

     NATO is responsible for the unending arms race, and the USA and its allies are responsible for over two-thirds of the planet’s military expenditure.

     The USA and NATO countries promote the expansion of their worldwide network of military bases, and seek to extend their zones of influence.

     Proclaiming its overtly offensive strategic concept, NATO has extended the territorial scope of its actions of interference, aggression and occupation, thereby deepening its role as the armed wing of the big transnational monopolies.

     The USA and its NATO allies are responsible for numerous crimes and great destruction, for brutal aggression—as in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya—and interference (as carried out against Syria) or threats, as those against Iran.

     The USA, NATO and the European Union—its European pillar—are responsible for the growing militarisation of international relations and the promotion of an escalation of tension and war against the sovereignty of peoples and the independence of states, whether in the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, or Latin America.

     At a time when sixty-five years have elapsed since the creation of NATO, in a world situation marked by the crisis of capitalism, by imperialism’s exploitative, anti-democratic and aggressive offensive, by complex processes of realignment of forces on a world level, and by the resistance and struggle of the workers and the peoples:

     WE DEMAND the dissolution of NATO and support the sovereign right of all peoples to decide to disengage their countries from this aggressive alliance.

     WE REAFFIRM our opposition to the expansion of NATO, the militarisation of the European Union, and its militarist and interventionist policies.

     WE DEMAND an end to the arms race and to the deployment of the new US and NATO “anti-missile system” in Europe.

     WE DEMAND nuclear disarmament, the complete destruction of weapons of mass destruction, and an end to foreign military bases.

     WE DEMAND the immediate withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan and other countries under imperialist aggression.

     WE REAFFIRM our solidarity with the peoples who resist imperialism’s occupations, aggression, and interference.

     WE CALL UPON the workers and the peoples of the whole world to strengthen the struggle for peace, against war and NATO, for the construction of a future of peace, progress, and social justice, where each people may freely decide its own future.

Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Workers’ Party of Bangladesh
Workers’ Party of Belgium
Workers’ Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Canada
Party of Communists of Catalunya
Communist Party of Chile
Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
Party of the Progressive Working People
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia [Czech Republic]
Communist Party in Denmark
Danish Communist Party
Communist Party of Finland
Pole of Communist Renaissance in France
Union of the Galician People
Unified Communist Party of Georgia
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers’ Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Tudeh Party of Iran
Communist Party of Ireland
Party of Italian Communists
Lebanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Communist Party of Mexico
People’s Socialist Party
Palestinian Communist Party
Party of the People
Peruvian Communist Party
Communist Party of the Philippines (1930)
Portuguese Communist Party
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Sudanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Sweden
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Uruguay
Communist Party of the USA
Communist Party of Venezuela

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