In advance of the Stand Up To Racism International Conference 2020, the organisers explain why this is a crucial moment for the movement to come together.
For the left to be neutral in the face of the US’s cold war against China, to present the US and China as twin evils and therefore adopt the slogan of “neither Washington nor Beijing” is completely absurd and bares no relation to the reality. It is the US, not China, which represents a threat to all humanity.
While the outcome of the presidential election may make a significant difference to US tactics against China nevertheless whoever is elected president will continue an aggressive policy against China. Therefore, both China and the international community must prepare for this.
U.S. President Donald Trump—supported by most of the U.S. establishment—deepened the U.S. government’s assault on the Chinese economy.
This has not worked very well, and the U.S. economy has slipped into negative territory.
Reactions to the Breonna Taylor murder, settlement and verdict all have one thing in common: Black people’s inability to protect their lives.
This is an important conference, addressing the key issues in the international struggle against racism. It is a valuable event for progressive people to build and participate in.