24 May 2011
the writer and activist Tariq Ali once said that 1968 was the year when "politics and culture were united".
07 December 2010
The year 1968 saw student revolt spread all around the world. Everywhere capitalism was modernising itself, and needed a more educated workforce—and so higher education was rapidly expanded.
09 March 2010
29 April 2008
The political storm that broke out across the world 40 years ago affected every part of the globe. But with much of the media focusing on the student protests and mass strikes in France in May 1968, it is possible to miss the significance of some of the other revolts.
11 March 2008
Forty years ago this week saw an iconic moment in the history of the anti-war movement.
15 January 2008
A Labour government elected with great enthusiasm a few years earlier, holding down wages, cutting public services, tightening immigration controls and slavishly backing a US war.