It cannot have failed to attract the notice of our readers 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?
What has the economic crisis of capitalism got to do with it? Why should it be that Russia and China in particular 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.