ОN 70th BIRTHDAY OF NATO: NATO IS ENEMY OF PEACE AND PROGRESS
As of its establishment in 1949, NATO became one of the headquarters of anti-communism and an imperialist alliance aimed to stop the rise of the working class. NATO was responsible for criminal attacks against communists in its member states and was the center of counter-guerilla organizations. NATO, as the armed wing of the United Sates and the European Union, is expanding further to the east to safeguard its control of energy resources and pipelines, spheres of influence and markets for the sake of big capital and the transnational corporations. The European Union, in particular, is advancing alone or/and with NATO to its further militarization with the Permanent Structural Cooperation (PESCO) and its powerful EU army.
All governments of the member states of NATO bear direct individual responsibility for NATO’s aggressive policies, and the increase of their military budgets to the 2% of the GDP while their people are suffering under severe austerity measures and the economic crisis caused by their militaristic policies.
The NATO states’ military bases in other countries are NOT in defense of their national or global security. They are the military expression of imperialist intrusion in the lives of sovereign countries on behalf of their dominant financial, political, and military interests of the ruling elite. In recent years, NATO has fulfilled its own murderous role in the imperialist wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Its member states intervene in Africa and other regions. It expands its military bases into the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, establishes new command centres, creates dangerous infrastructure in Europe, including infrastructure related to the storage of nuclear weapons.
Peoples of Serbia are united in the position that NATO is the enemy of our country and best proof for it was military intervention in 1999 which had catastrophic consequences for Serbian civilians. More than 3,000 civilians, of which 70 children were killed by the NATO bombs and more than 10,000 people, were wounded. The cost of the damage was assessed at 100 billion dollars. Our unity is our strength in the fight for the world of peace, solidarity and progress – for the world without NATO!
Let’s strengthen the struggle against imperialist war, the EU, the NATO and all imperialist alliances!
End the system of exploitation that breeds wars, crises, refugees, exploitation!
Secretariat of NKPJ,
December 4, 2019.