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Factory and university occupations in France. The US civil rights movement and rage at the Vietnam war. Upheavals in Italy, Pakistan and Northern Ireland. Revolt in Stalinist Czechoslovakia. Brutal repression in Mexico. The events of 1968 sent shockwaves around the world, inspiring workers and youth, striking fear into the capitalist establishment. To introduce this special anniversary edition of Socialism Today, PETER TAAFFE takes an overview of 1968, a year of international revolution.
Forty years on and interest in this inspirational revolutionary movement is greater than ever. But May-June 1968 went much further than the student radicalisation noted by most reporters. An all-out general strike by ten million workers was backed by the overwhelming majority of society. CLARE DOYLE, author of France 1968: Month of Revolution, looks back at this momentous movement.
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