Friday 10 July 2015

Sous les pavés, la plage

The news from Greece seems the moment to quote Frantz Fanon: “What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.” The half century since these words were written have shown us what happens with our failure to do so. Those years have been ones of bloody imperialism raging through Fanon's Africa and eastwards through Mesopotamia to Indochina. The graves I saw in the Balkans was early evidence that our continent was not immune. My generation of the 1960s was one of angry, frustrated, young people who fought for a better and fairer world. I am hoping that Left Field may play a small part to inspire a new generation - that change is possible, that, in the words of the Paris '68 graffiti, beneath the cobblestones, there is a beach. 

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