Bring Canada’s Military Home
Surrounding China and the DPRK with
Troops and Military Alliances
The U.S. has entered into several known military agreements to surround and threaten China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and indeed all the peoples in the Asia Pacific region. Canada is participating in carrying out these agreements which bolster active U.S. military presence in the region. Already the U.S. stations tens of thousands of troops and war materiel and equipment in Japan, south Korea and several south Pacific islands. The U.S. military regularly sends warships and planes to prowl the waters surrounding China and the Korean Peninsula to probe and test the defences of both countries. Canada was the first U.S. ally to join it when it sailed the navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg alongside the USS Dewey in a war convoy through the Taiwan Strait just off the coast of the Chinese mainland October 14-15.
The warmongering has become particularly intense with the U.S. and UK militaries entering this strait separating mainland China and the island of Taiwan, which at its narrowest point is only 130 kilometres wide. The U.S. is inflaming the situation by appearing to want to station troops, warplanes and ships in Taiwan as a close staging ground for an attack on China. The U.S. imperialists are doing everything they can to inflame passions over the issue of Taiwan reuniting politically with China. The One China policy was settled a long time ago. The U.S. is refusing to permit peaceful political settlements of any issue in the Asia Pacific region.
Canadians can play a positive role in opposition to these war preparations by joining the campaign to Make Canada a Zone for Peace, demand disengagement with all current war alliances and war preparations with the U.S. including NATO and NORAD, and extricate the Canadian economy from the U.S. war economy. Work must be stepped up for political renewal where Canadians themselves decide matters of war and peace, not executive powers which do the bidding of the U.S.