Statement of solidarity from Lugansk Communists – Union of Left Forces to German comrades for anti-NATO rally in Munich, Germany, February 13, 2016
The Lugansk Communists, leftists and antifascists express our support and internationalist communist solidarity in carrying out your actions against the Security Conference of the aggressive NATO military bloc in Munich.
NATO, in our opinion, is nothing but a dog on the chain of U.S. imperialism. Its goal has always been and continues to be: force, military suppression of any resistance by states to create equitable policies against the interests of transnational corporations. The United States has long ceased to be a state in the traditional sense, imposing a collective system of lobbying and global transnational corporations on the rest of the world. One of the key roles is the power given to the aggressive NATO bloc, fully controlled by the U.S.
We, residents of Donbass who have suffered from the Western-backed neo-Nazis, confidently declare that the blood of our women, children and elders, destroyed cities and thousands of maimed futures, is a direct result of the actions of the U.S. and NATO in Ukraine. They raised and fed the fascist beast, then unleashed it on Donbass.
We don’t believe the declarations of “peace” by the NATO military bloc. All the wars of the last 50 years are the work of this organization. From Libya to Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, from Asia to Latin America — wherever the NATO military bloc appears, it leaves only misery and destruction in its wake. Donbass is no exception. Through private military companies operating under the auspices of NATO, military trainers and advisers taught Ukrainian neo-fascists to kill innocent residents in the south-east of Ukraine.
We join the appeals and demands of your action. There is no place in today’s world for an organization like NATO. This instrument of global capitalist hegemony should be banished to the past, along with capitalism itself.
Stop NATO and the United States! The U.S. and NATO cannot stop the world!
With international communist greetings,
Leader of Lugansk Communists, chair of the Union of Left Forces, coordinator of the International Forum “Antifascism, Internationalism, Solidarity” (AIS Forum)
Lugansk, February 2016
Translated by Greg Butterfield