ON PEACE AND SOLIDARITY
The Fight Against Fascism and War The Peace & Solidarity Commission of the Party of Communists USA is responsible for our party’s work in building our understanding of the “United Front Against Fascism and War” detailed in Georgi Dimitroff’s Main Report to the Communist International on August 2, 1935. In our view, the greatest threat to peace in today’s world is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which operates worldwide as an imperialist army against the working class. NATO involves more than the capitalists of one country. Finance capital is international now. The imperialist powers, led by the United States, provoke military conflict to achieve strategic objectives that benefit the few, at the expense of the many. The working class is divided by artificial differences like skin color and religion that are exacerbated by these imperialist governments that provoke nationalistic and jingoistic feelings that keep the working class from uniting. It is our job to work to build unity across all these differences.
Dimitroff explains it this way: “Comrades, fascism in power was correctly described by the Thirteenth Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Communist International as the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary, most chauvinistic and most imperialist elements of finance capital”. This is the classic definition. It is our job to unite all of the major peace organizations in the United States with the trade union movement, to combine all of our resources against NATO imperialist aggression, and to demand that our government reduce its military expenditures and spend our tax dollars on the people’s needs. To do this requires an anti-monopoly strategy, and a rejection of the two party system that Americans have been accustomed to. It means coming together around a simple, anti-war, anti-corporate agenda. We call for and demand:
1. Support for the need to oppose fascism wherever capitalism imposes such regimes which espouse this menace to humanity. The use of fascist allies in Ukraine by the United States, the EU, and NATO to seize the Ukrainian government and to wage war against anti-fascist, patriotic people who refused to bend to the government in Kiev, the brave defenders of the Lugansk and Donetsk, has outraged the world. We call upon all people to rally against the enemies of freedom and democracy.
2. We call all progressive people to unite in a massive popular front to defend all working people, and to end the blight of anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitlerite reaction in Ukraine, and to fight to end imperialism everywhere around the world.