People from all walks of life are coming together to fight another pandemic – racism. As the US prepares for confrontation and “major power conflict” with China, millions of Asian-American people are experiencing the racial effects of a new Cold War. We, people inside the United […]
Brian Becker Brian Becker is the National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition It was neither coincidence or accident that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chose Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Legislature for his blistering attack against China on September 23, where he directly blamed China “for a […]
On July 22 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the latest blast of aggressive rhetoric against China in a speech at the Nixon Library in California. Pompeo openly called for regime change in China, saying that “if we don’t change China, China will change us.” In […]
A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for “major power conflict” with China. The doctrine of “major power conflict” will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a […]
On Friday, June 19th, Pivot to Peace launched a petition to demand that Twitter end its censorship of our content and reinstate the @peacepivot account immediately. In a matter of days, we received overwhelming support from over 1,000 signers demanding an end to the censorship of the critically needed, pro-peace […]
Less than one month after launching Pivot to Peace,we have been censored by Twitter. Our account had exactly four tweets urging the public to sign on to our mission statement. We call on all of our supporters to sign our petition and demand that Twitter reinstate our […]
Pivot to Peace activist Ken Hammond was interviewed on this Bitter Lake podcast about US-China relations and other issues in recent Chinese history and politics. Listen to the podcast here:
Brian Becker: Now we turn to the anti-China Cold War campaign. The Attorney General of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government and several Chinese institutions arguing that they covered up information about the spread of a coronavirus, that they silenced whistleblowers, and did […]
The Anti-China Narrative: the Escalation for War BRIAN BECKER: Welcome. I’m Brian Becker in discussion with K.J. Noh. President Trump continues to blame China for the spread of the coronavirus, and for the concurrent downturn in the global economy. The conservative right-wing media, meanwhile, has pushed […]
Brian Becker: President Trump has gone out of his way to blame China for the spread of the coronavirus which in turn has spread violence and hatred towards Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans, but it is not just Donald Trump, it is political leaders from […]
On May 20 the White House issued a new policy document outlining what it calls a “competitive approach” to China, based on a portrayal of the People’s Republic as a hostile regime determined to “harm vital American interests” and “undermine the sovereignty and dignity of countries […]
Myth: China is the largest polluter, emitter of carbon emissions in the world—it is responsible for Climate Change globally. Fact: China today emits about 27% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use, and the United States today emits about 15% of the world’s emissions. However, […]
Myth: China is colonizing Africa Fact: In recent years, China has dramatically increased trade with Africa from $11.5 billion in 2002 to $185.3 billion in 2018.  This is compared to the US trading a total of $61 billion in 2018. This trade increase has led to […]
Why We Reject the Doctrine/Policy of Major Power Conflict With China America’s military posture towards China has become one of outright hostility and confrontation. Our government has been pursuing a strategy of encirclement and containment, provocatively challenging China’s sovereignty and integrity. According to Secretary of Defense […]
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Michael Wong Michael Wong is the Vice President of Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69, San Francisco, and a retired social worker with a Master of Social Work degree. He is published in the anthologies, "Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace," edited by Maxine Hong Kingston, and […]
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K.J. Noh K.J. Noh is a peace activist and scholar on the geopolitics of the Asian continent who writes for Counterpunch and Dissident Voice. He is special correspondent for KPFA Flashpoints on the “Pivot to Asia,” the Koreas, and the Pacific. The Chinese “fight for mankind” […]
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The United States government, including members of Congress from both parties, is embarked on a campaign of censorship and repression against educational cooperation between Chinese and American colleges and universities.