World War 3 is in full swing. Triggered by the war in Ukraine in 2022, World War 3 is spreading to Taiwan and South Korea and through Palestine in 2023. Today, the probability of contagion in Eastern Europe and an outbreak of war in Eastern Asia is increasingly likely. The current situation, where the war in Palestine is expanding into the Middle East War, is definitely sparking wars in East Asia.
The root cause of all wars lies in imperialism. Imperialism is driving the world into a war crisis with “New Cold War” policy and war provocations in order to escape from the unprecedented political and economic crisis. Based on the “Grand Chessboard” strategy and NATO’s eastward policy, Imperialism has been plotting to make Russia a second Yugoslavia, using “Color Revolutions” and Neo-Nazi stormers. This is essentially no different from the strategy to disrupt China provoking a chain of separationist movements in Hong Kong, Xizang (Tibet), Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia by completing a secession of Taiwan. “New Washington Consensus” and “De-risking” are nothing more than deceptive ruses to shift the responsibility for war to China. Additionally, the US president, the Japanese prime minister, and the South Korean president met at Camp David in the US at the end of August to form an “Asian version of NATO,” and the war exercises against North Korea are being conducted daily in Korea with nuclear bombers and nuclear aircraft carriers. It is no coincidence that Yoon Suk-yeol, who is as fascist and belligerent as Poroshenko and Zelensky combined, took office in South Korea last year and that he is selling arms to Poland and intervening in the war in Ukraine.
Today, if either the war in Taiwan or in South Korea breaks out, the other will also automatically break out. In 1950, the Korean War broke out in the midst of the “Taiwanese War Crisis.” When the US army dragged 16 countries into the Korean War, the Chinese army had no choice but to join. As the South Korea-US Mutual Defense Treaty was concluded in 1953, North Korea and China agreed, in 1961, to stand together if either one was engaged in an anti-imperialist war. This agreement was reaffirmed in 2019 when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited North Korea to meet with Chairman Kim Jong Un. The recent North Korea-Russia summit in September and the China-Russia summit in October demonstrate that the strategic cooperative relationship between North Korea, China, and Russia is deepening and developing.
This situation, where the socialist countries such as North Korea and China and a capitalist country with a legacy of socialism, Russia create an anti-imperialist front under the banner of anti-imperialism, is reminiscent of the time of the Second World War. Apart from the difference between the world antifascist war and the world anti-imperialist war, there are lots of common points. Through the First World War, an inter-imperialist war, the first socialist country emerged, and through the Second World War, an antifascist war, the socialist camp emerged on a global scale. We have confidence that the Third World War, an anti-imperialist war, should be and can be the decisive strike against imperialism and the turning point to achieve global independence and peace. Palestinian people have already begun the strategic struggle to finish the occupation and domination for 75 years since 1948 and the historic struggle to realize freedom and liberation from the river to the sea.
While the war in Ukraine is an anti-imperialist and antifascist war, a liberation war and preventive war, and the wars in Taiwan and South Korea are anti-imperialist wars, national-liberation wars, and reunification wars, the war in Palestine is an anti-imperialist war, anti-Zionist war, and a liberation war. The final victory is always on the side of justice. Even though the progress is achieved through contradictions and vicissitudes, the just liberation war must win.
The World Anti-imperialist Platform was constituted, holding the banner of anti-imperialism high and announcing the “Paris Declaration” at the international conference in Paris, France, in Oct. 2022. Having clarified its three major goals as anti-imperialist mass struggle, ideological warfare against opportunism, and consolidation of the international communist forces, the World Anti-imperialist Platform held international events and anti-imperialist struggles in Belgrade, Serbia last December, and in Caracas, Venezuela last March, and in Seoul, South Korea last May and has strived to achieve these goals.
We, the People’s Democracy Party and the World Anti-imperialist Platform, under the banners of “The Workers’ of the world, unite!” and “The People United will never be defeated!”, will consistently struggle and progress without hesitation and wavering to change the period of the historic great-turn in which we now live into the new period of the great-upsurge, and to establish the new society where the working people become the master of the politics and the economy.