Imperialism’s interest in overturning the rule of the CPC in China, under the euphemistic rubric of “security”, “democratic values” and “rules based order”, was codified in the week of summitry comprising the meetings of the G7, NATO and the Biden-Putin summit.
The Progressive International (PI) are hosting a virtual summit (18 to 21 June) – of government ministers, opposition leaders, vaccine manufacturers, healthcare workers and public policymakers to speed up the production, distribution, and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to the world.
The central aim for the ruling classes of the main imperialist powers in the current crisis is not simply that public health cannot be the priority, but the crisis itself must be used as an opportunity to increase the rate of exploitation.
Whilst daily deaths and new coronavirus cases are rapidly rising across Latin America, Cuba has managed to reduce them down to very low numbers. Cuba’s socialist government has mobilised society to fight against the virus on the island and sent specialist health workers to other countries. Cuba is now in a position to gradually reduce its lockdown measures.
A number of recent events highlight important new initiatives in the international Marxist movement which are undoubtedly connected to recent international political developments.
The following article on ‘The New Shape of World Politics – Disorder in the West, Stability in the East’ analyses the reasons for the Trump administration introducing tariffs against China and the background to the recent G7 and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits.