This talk was given at the City Club of Cleveland, Ohio on April 5, 1968, the day after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Two months later Robert F. Kennedy himself was assassinated on June 6, 1968.
"Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise." Tony Benn
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery."There is a vision to remake the world's economy according to the neo-liberal agenda, and to rule it with an 'iron rod' and the US dollar. It would be under the control, described as benevolent guidance, of an oligarchy of the self-proclaimed wisest and most powerful of the multinational elite. The key goal now is to subdue any effective competition, and to gain the full cooperation of the other major powers. They are now testing their model of a confederation of nations under central control in Europe."