This presentation was given to the Stalin Society in London in November 2016.
It cannot have failed to attract the notice of our viewers that we are witnessing an increasing drive to war against both Russia and China by our own and other imperialist ruling classes.
The first question we have to ask ourselves is: why? Why do the US and British ruling classes seem so set on war with Russia and China, and what can the working class do to prevent such a cataclysm?
What is the relation between this drive to war with Russia and China and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Korea?
What are the causes of tension in the South China Sea? What has the economic crisis of capitalism got to do with it?
Why should it be that Russia and China in particular should inspire such belligerence? And what kind of anti-war movement do workers need to build if they wish to stop the juggernaut in its tracks?
Despite the urgency and importance of these questions, they are hardly discussed in what passes for the British working-class movement at present, but one thing is for certain: we cannot succeed in a task we have not even set ourselves.