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Fight Back! editor speaks on U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

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February 23, 2014
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Mick Kelly speaks on U.S. ‘pivot to Asia.’
Mick Kelly speaks on U.S. ‘pivot to Asia.’ (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN – Mick Kelly, anti-war activist and editor of Fight Back! spoke here, Feb. 23, at a forum entitled “Next Target: China?” The event was organized by Mayday Books, a progressive book store.

Kelly told attendees that the rulers of the U.S. are on collision course with China, stating, “The U.S policy of pivoting towards Asia is all about preparing for a war on China. It might come sooner, due to a miscalculation on Washington’s part or it might come later.”

“The U.S. cannot remain a world empire without maintaining its relative hegemony over the Asia-Pacific region. People’s China is in a period of ascendency. China’s economy is different than the capitalist economies of the West. It has expanded each year since 1949 and its growth rates in a relative sense are spectacular. China is playing an expanding role in Asia, Africa and Latin America,” stated Kelly.

Kelly talked about the long history of U.S. aggression and interference in China’s internal affairs. He also condemned U.S. support for Japan’s occupation of the Chinese Diaoyu Islands and provocative U.S. military flights near China’s coast.