- Date: Saturday 31st October
- Time: 15:30 - 17:15
- Location: Student Central, Upper Hall
- Speaker: Fred Weston
For decades, the conflict in Israel-Palestine has been one of imperialism’s most blatant and persistent acts of oppression. The world watches on as Palestine shrinks and shrinks; settlement after settlement gets built; and bomb after bomb falls on innocent men, women, and children. But, as Marx said, a nation that oppresses another is not free itself.
The oppression of the Palestinian people has dragged on for so long, that many ask: is it even possible for a solution to be found? Negotiations, ceasefires, and accords - nothing seems to work. Further talks clearly won’t achieve anything.
In this talk, Fred Weston explains how Marxists have a radically different proposal to solve the question - a solution which is not based on nationalism, but on class politics: the revolutionary mobilisation of the masses of the Middle East against capitalism and imperialism.
Recommended reading: Some historical clarifications on Israel-Palestine
Recommended watching: Israel and Palestine - a Marxist perspective