Video: Tariq Ali: Critical Uprisings, Crucial Events: The Significance of 1965
As the war in Vietnam escalates, so does the resistance to it in North America and Western Europe; in the United States black Americans are mobilizing in ever larger numbers both against domestic segregation and repression and foreign wars in which blacks are disproportionately represented in the US conscript army. Malcolm X has been assassinated in New York. An assassin's bullet is being prepared for Martin Luther King. 1965 is a crucial build-up year to the explosions that lie ahead.