Capitalism is in crisis. The greed of the mega-rich and their corporations is reaching truly insane levels. The system is becoming increasingly disastrous for the mass of ordinary people across the world. Profit-driven austerity and climate change threaten the lives of all of us.
We need a sharp change of direction, towards a society that puts the needs of people and the environment first and foremost.
But what is the road to fundamental social change? How can we win mass support for socialism? These two talks from the period of struggle against the Vietnam War in the United States make a persuasive case for changing the system and also outline a realistic approach to mobilising the mass public support necessary to achieve this.