The United States is on a path to war with both China and Russia. We are pushing up against the borders of both nations with increasingly aggressive military, political, propaganda, lawfare, and economic moves. Both nations are surrounded by our military and allied forces, and rather than seeking peace and stability, we are escalating confrontations, building up stronger forces which precipitate arms races, and funding internal subversion while declaring that we should dictate the type of governance and behaviors of all nations on earth and demanding that they bow to our will, or else. Doing this with small nations in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere is illegal and immoral and has caused the destruction of entire nations and untold suffering; doing this with two large nuclear armed powers is risking an escalation that could well end in nuclear war and the termination of all human life on earth.
Four speakers will discuss the current situation: K.J. Noh and Col. Ann Wright will speak on China, and Bruce Gagnon and Ray McGovern will speak on Russia. Michael Wong, vice president of Veterans for Peace, San Francisco chapter #69, and a co-chair of the Veterans for Peace China Working Group, will MC.