TALK OF BILL DORES, IAC & ILPS
NO TO WORLD WAR!!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. It is 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall symbolized the end of the so-called "Cold War" and brought the false promise that massive military spending would be converted into a "peace dividend" for the people Today the United States today is waging war, directly or by proxy, against the entire world.
The media speak of a "new Cold War" or even a Third World War. Pope Francis has said World War III is already being waged "piecemeal."
In Ukraine, for the first time since World War II, missiles and artillery rain down on towns and cities, homes, schools and hospitals. The men behind the guns are the direct political descendants of Adolf Hitler's" Hilfwilliger (willing helpers), the so-called Ukrainian Patriotic Army who voluntarily fought for the Third Reich. This time the United States government and military are on their side.
In western Ukraine, elderly Soviet veterans the heroes who defeated Hitler, are attacked and beaten, in Odessa, protesters have been burned to death by Nazi mobs. The Cold War NATO alliance, far from dissolving, expands relentlessly onto the soil of the former Soviet Union, threatening Russia itself. The US Saudi condminium manipulates oil prices to disrupt the economies of Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador and the BRICS nations.
The CIA and Pentagon funnel arms and money to terrorists seeking to destroy Syria. Then they use those terrorists' existence as an excuse to drop more bombs and send more troops to a part of the world where they have already wrought so much destruction.
For 54 horrible days this summer, the "largest American aircraft carrier in the world," as Reagan's Secretary of State Alexander Haig called the racist state of Israel, rained US-made weapons-white phosphorous, flèchette bombs, cluster bombs, dense inert metal explosives, fuel-air explosives and more-on 1 and a half million children, women and men trapped inside the world's largest prison, the 26-mile long, 5-mile-wide Gaza Strip. Not a day goes by without a new Israeli atrocity against the Palestinian people, such as the assassination of Zia Abu Ein two days ago. And the endless flow of US arms and dollars to the Zionist State in the Levant continues.
From Iran to Venezuela to Zimbabwe, Washington wages both economic warfare and covert campaigns of terror and assassination against elected governments while it continues the decades-long siege of Cuba continues. Drones strike Somalia to Yemen to Pakistan. Afghanistan remains under military US occupation.
In Africa, while Cuba and China send doctors to fight Ebola, the U.S. sends troops with guns as it builds up the Pentagon's new Africa Command and its military presence on the continent.
The White House and Pentagon have announced a
"strategic shift" to Pacific Asia, beefing up the Seventh Fleet while
deliberately inflaming tension between the People's Republic of China and its
neighbors. More than 60 years after the Korean War ended, US troops keep the
Korean Peninsula divided, threatening the North, the Democratic People's
Republic, with another genocidal war.
Inside the United States an ever more militarized state apparatus wages what amounts to war against Black, Latino, Native and other oppressed people. Daily police killings and mass incarceration have made the so-called "land of the free" a nightmare police state.
WORLD WAR NO TRAGEDY FOR WALL STREET
For most of humanity, the world wars of the 20th century were a great tragedy. Nowhere more than in this great land of Russia and all the former Soviet republics, where so many many millions died, where so many cities and towns and villages were destroyed, but where Hitler and his Nazi legions were decisively defeated.
The world wars were not a tragedy for everyone. For Wall Street bankers and corporate CEOs, those now called the 1 percent, they were the best thing that ever happened.
Many on Wall Street supported the Nazis between the wars. General Electric, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, ITT, Harriman Brothers and National City Bank are among the US firms that enjoyed profitable relations with Hitler. They then made bigger profitsoff the war he launched.
World War I put the colonial empires of Europe in debt to US banks. World War II's massive destruction left US banks and corporations at the center of the world economy. It made the dollar the world's reserve currency. This position can only be preserved through force and violence. The U.S. ruling class has tried to preserve it that way ever since.
The war also gave birth to the profit-driven military-industrial complex that dominates U.S. economic and political life to this day, that launches war after war in order to justify its parasitic existence.
BLOOD WAS NOT DRY BEFORE COLD WAR BEGAN
The blood was not dry on Eurasia's battlefields before Washington launched the 45-year struggle known as the "Cold War. " It really began with the nuclear incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was not all that cold. Millions died in Korea, Vietnam, Southern Africa, Central America and elsewhere.
Neither was it cold in East Europe. Among the CIA's first covert operations was the support of UPA terrorist attacks in Ukraine and Poland in collaboration with the Nazi Gehlen Organization.
The Cold War
supposedly ended with the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union. But its end did not
bring peace-it brought over 20 years of war against Iraq, tearing that country
apart, the bombing of Yugoslavia, the invasion of Afghanistan. Like th destruction of World War II,
the economic disaster that swept the former Soviet bloc enriched Corporate
WALL STREET NEEDS WAR
Today the politicians in Washington, the generals at the Pentagon, the bankers and money managers of Wall Street, the torturers at the CIA, are turning the entire world into a killing field. Because only war and destruction can maintain the obsolete position of Wall Street banks at the center of the world economy, can keep the wealth of the world flowing into their coffers, their stocks and bonds
They are at war against economic growth and development in the rest of the world, against the growth of productive forces, against the possibility of abundance. They want to destroy the Eurasian Union, the Shanghai Organization for Cooperation, the rising bloc of BRICS nations, the African Union, the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America. They hate the pipelines being built from Russia to China.
They have no use for the labor power, the minds and capabilities of hundreds of millions of people around the world, including in the United States. In the ancient Roman Empire, all roads led to Rome. U.S. imperialism needs all avenues of economic life on this planet to lead to Wall Street.
Example: In the late 19th century, John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil monopoly by destroying other producers. Rockefeller hired goons to burn his competitors' rigs and refineries and used predatory pricing to ruin them. The U.S. military's destruction of the nationalized energy sectors in Iraq and Libya gave Standard Oil's descendants ExxonMobil and Chevron their most profitable years ever.
The profits of those wars gave birth to the fracking industry that is poisoning land and water across the United States. Billions have been invested in hopes of trillions of dollars in profit. But to realize those profits, U.S. firms need monopoly. Now Wall Street and Washington use predatory pricing to try and ruin Russia, Iran and Venezuela's energy industries and disrupt their economies.
Imperialism is monopoly capitalism, and war is its lifeblood. But endless war is not in the interest of most people in the United States,whose communities are being looted by the warfare state. Not of the people of Detroit who have their water cut off, the millions who have lost their homes through foreclosure and evictions, the sons and daughters of union steel and auto workers slaving at minimum wage jobs, the millions denied the means of livelihood, who live one paycheck from homelessness, who fill the monstrous US prison system, of the immigrant workers forced to leave their homelands, of those who are rebelling against police terror from Ferguson to LA to Chicago and New York.
It is in our interest to stand in solidarity with the people of the world who are resisting imperialism. And we call upon people around the world to stand in solidarity with the national uprising now raging in the United States against police terror and mass incarceration. The US police state and prison-industrial complex be part and parcel of the global US war machine, and the freedom struggle of Black, Latino, Native and other people of color against racist oppression is its Achilles heel.
We stand with those around the world who are standing up to imperialism, with the freedom fighters of Novorossiya and Palestine, with all those who seek to build a different world, from Africa, Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East and here in Russia in the heartland of Eurasia. We say no to war, no to sanctions! No to imperialism, yes to a multipolar world, yes to global equality, yes to international solidarity! Together we will win!