Truth is the first casualty of war. Mainstream media and politicians have gone into overdrive to cajole the British public into siding with the oppressive Israeli ruling class. The deafening chorus has commenced: either you stand with the ‘democratic’ state of Israel, or with the terrorists.
This puts all the more responsibility on communists to ground the events taking place right now. We must first and foremost understand the nature of the struggle, or we will get lost in this or that secondary matter. You cannot understand the conflict – or ‘pick a side’ – on the basis of ‘who fired the first shot’. That explains nothing.
This talk will put forward a revolutionary solution to the conflict.
Recommended reading: Down with hypocrisy! Defend Gaza! – IMT statement
Further reading: Israel-Palestine 1948-1993: A half-century of revolutionary struggle