In this recent live broadcast statement by Antonio Balmer – of Socialist Revolution, US section of the IMT – looks at the recent police killing of George Floyd, discussion the question of racism and police violence, and explaining the need for revolution.
The cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police is yet another horrific act of racist violence against an unarmed black man in broad daylight. This has yet again sparked protests across the country, showing that people are fed up with the systemic racism of the capitalist system.
When the great revolutionary martyr Malcolm X said, “You can’t have capitalism without racism,” he summed up a profound truth about the world we live in. This racist brutality is hardwired into the capitalist system.