We’re all opposed to racism – but how do we get rid of it? To answer that we need to know where it comes from, so that we know how to fight it. Can we get rid of it within the confines of the capitalist system? Ravi has the answers.
May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.