Having declared socialism as the only alternative to fight the might of the capital world, the 11th meeting of the International Communist and Workers Parties expressed concern over the emerging global doctrine of right to first use of military.

An emerging view is that irrespective of how the current global economic crisis is overcome, capitalists are seeking to use military might to control world economic resources with the expansion of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).

“In the course of deliberation, concern has been expressed at NATO’s new aggressive strategy of right to first use, as a global doctrine. This is a concern of all parties,” CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said, addressing a press conference at the end of the second day of the three-day meet.

Citing the U.S.-led military intervention in Iraq, he said this military offensive would be accompanied by an ideological war against Communism.

Delhi Declaration

The meeting, he said, would conclude on Sunday after adopting a Delhi Declaration and a public meeting that would be addressed by the general secretaries of the CPI and the CPI(M). In addition, solidarity with Cuba and Palestine would be expressed in the form of a resolution.

Mr. Yechury said just as there was no uniform brand of capitalism, it would not be proper to strait-jacket socialism. Different models were evolving over periods of time and India would have to evolve its own model.

Commenting on the decision of Brazil to impose a two per cent transaction tax on foreign investments in equities and fixed income instruments, Mr. Yechury said the Left parties had made a similar suggestion to the UPA government in its first term.

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