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Issue 218 May 2018

Socialism Today 218 - May 2018

1968: Year of revolution

Factory and university occupations in France. US civil rights and rage at the Vietnam war. Upheavals in Italy, Pakistan and Northern Ireland. Revolt in Stalinist Czechoslovakia. Repression in Mexico. Events in 1968 sent shockwaves around the world. In 2008, Socialism Today produced a special edition on that revolutionary year. We reprint an extract from the extensive overview by PETER TAAFFE.

Editorial: Corbynism and some lessons from 1968

The events of recent weeks have displayed again the undiminished hostility of the ruling class to Jeremy Corbyn’s continued leadership of the Labour Party. They have given a glimpse of how ferocious, vile and unscrupulous the opposition of the capitalists’ state, political and media establishment will be – including that from their agents within the Labour Party – in the event of a Corbyn-led government coming to office.

Anti-capitalism is not enough

Naomi Klein’s latest book weighs the rise of Trump and the movements of the last two decades. At times insightful, always passionate and angry, it presents an ultimately pessimistic view. The alternative she puts forward just does not go far enough, as SARAH WRACK explains.

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Index 1-100: Click here for a complete index of articles from the first issue of Socialism Today to issue 100

UCU strike
A significant victory

Catalan clampdown
EU-backed repression

The environmental impact

Trans rights
Tory broken promises: the fight-back can't wait, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

Women's equality
The Stalled Revolution

Women in work 1910
Printworkers' dispute

Cold war threat
The Doomsday Machine