Supporters of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) and the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) in India will hold a public meeting in Chennai on November 16 to discuss the socialist alternative to the growing danger of world war.
The ICFI resolution adopted on June 9 states: “One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe.” Driven by the breakdown of capitalism that began in 2008, the US and the other imperialist powers are again seeking to conquer new markets and resources by military means.
The Obama administration’s renewed war in Middle East, on the pretext of fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is in fact aimed at securing US hegemony over Iraq and installing a puppet regime in Syria. In Europe, Washington and Berlin supported a fascist-led coup in Ukraine, provoking a potentially explosive confrontation with Russia.
Washington’s strategic “pivot” to Asia has led to escalating tensions throughout the region as the US seeks to militarily encircle and prepare for war against China. Following the installation of right-wing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Obama administration has intensified its efforts to develop New Delhi as a strategic partner. The Modi government is encouraging the US in its reckless war drive against China, which threatens a conflagration with incalculable consequences for the people of Asia and the world.
War can be prevented only by the international working class, united in a world movement based on a socialist program to abolish capitalism. The sole party on the face of the planet that fights for this perspective is the ICFI and its sections, the Socialist Equality Parties. We urge workers, youth and WSWS readers to attend the meeting in Chennai to discuss these vital political issues.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m.
Venue: 3rd Floor, Sakthi Apartment, 38, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-6
(Near the College Road bus stop).