Various proletarian-socialist, anti-imperialist, and democratic parties representing peoples from across the world gathered from 14 to 15 October 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the Theoretical Conference on Imperialism and War convened upon the invitation of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
The two-day conference provided a venue for proletarian-socialist discussions on burning theoretical issues with urgent political and practical significance. This aimed to help form the basis of common understanding in the forthcoming period of great turbulence in the global capitalist system.
Over the two-day period, a total of 139 participants discussed various issues on imperialist wars based on fifteen (15) papers presented by individuals and representatives of communist parties, national liberation movements and political formations from Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Kurdistan, the Netherlands, North Korea, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. The conference discussed the worsening crisis of the world capitalist system, wars as an outgrowth of monopoly capitalism and the role of the proletariat to defeat imperialism and all reaction.
Participants from 23 countries engaged in a solidarity gathering which served as a space for bilateral conversations, cultural presentations, and socialization. A synthesis of discussions throughout the two days was also prepared and presented to participants at the end of the discussions.