LCFI and Allies Critically Endorse Rome Conference Declaration

The Liaison Committee of the Fourth International, together with the comrades of ClassConscious based in Australia and the United States, and a number of our joint allies in the Marxists Speak Out Network (MSO), though not as yet MSO itself, agreed to criticially endorse the declaration of the Rome Peace Conference held on October 27-28. We endorsed with reservations, which are stated in the Open Letter which we sent to the Conference during its meeting. But despite these reservations, we agreed to endorse the declaration itself, as there is much good material in it, despite the flaws, and we consider the bringing together of such an international gathering of anti-war activists, clearly standing for the defeat of NATO and defence of the peoples of Donbass and Crimea, to be a step foward towards the creation of a new Communist International, a key part of our immediate aims.

Delegates from 40 organizations and individuals from 25 countries gathered in Rome on October 27 – 28, 2023 for Conference “Stop the Third World War – for a True Peace, for a Just Peace”

Stop the Third World War – for a true and a just peace

The clash between Russia and Ukraine, due to the direct involvement of NATO, threatens to unleash a third world war.

The Euro-Atlanticist elites justify their direct support for the puppet regime in Kiev as “necessary to repel Russian aggression”.

Actually, the real aggressor is the US-NATO-EU coalition, which took advantage of the Soviet Union’s dissolution to economically and politically subdue all of Eastern Europe in order to encircle and defeat Russia. The final step in this strategy would be the definitive annexation of Ukraine to NATO and the European Union, and regime change in Moscow.

Only the foolish and forgetful can believe that the blockade led by the United States of America has triggered this war to defend the principles of democracy and the self-determination of peoples. The truth is that this blockade, after supporting the Euromaidan coup, financed and armed the Ukrainian army and neo-Nazi groups to hurl them against the Donbass republics and Russia itself. The truth is that the US-NATO-EU bloc uses the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder to establish its supremacy thus preventing a multipolar order based on respect for the peoples and the sovereignty of nations from coming into being. If this blockade succeeds in subduing Russia, the doors will be wide open for war against China.

Preventing the third world war is the first duty of all those who have the good of humanity at heart. It is therefore necessary to build a great/ strong international coalition for peace and brotherhood among nations.

Such an alliance must be able to set in motion the different souls fighting against militarism and imperialism in all their forms. To start this process, we invite you to join the European Peace Conference that will take place in Rome on 27 and 28 October 2023.

As signatories of this Appeal we ask for:

  • the immediate halt of arms shipments to Ukraine;
  • an end to the sanctions on Russia as well as the Russophobic campaign;
  • the invalidation of the statement condemning Russia as a terrorist state;
  • an armistice between the belligerent forces;
  • a truly neutral and democratic Ukraine;
  • the stop to the arms race and the dissolution of NATO.

Finally, we call upon the peoples to fight against all forms of imperialism, and nationalist chauvinism and we advocate the advent of a multipolar world based on respect for every people and all nationalities.


Divided We are nothing, united we can do everything.

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