Below is an edited version of the 45 minute speech given by David Yaffe, editor of Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and veteran of the 1968 occupation at London School of Economics (LSE), on 8 December at the ‘cuts and the crisis’ meeting organised by the FRFI student society at LSE. David explained how the cuts are linked to the crisis of the capitalist system and the demands of British imperialism.

The meeting was also addressed by Juan Carlos from the London Living Wage campaign and the Movement of Ecuadorians in the UK and a representative from the student occupation then underway in University College London. A detailed report of the meeting is available here.

See our analysis of the capitalist crisis and the cuts here.

Click here to see the full speech.