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1968


1968—when the world caught fire

1968—when the world caught fire The year 1968 was a watershed in world history. Mass movements shook governments to their foundations. People on opposite sides of the globe took inspiration from each other’s struggles.

Beauty is in the Street: Riotous art emerged from Paris 1968

Beauty is in the Street: Riotous art emerged from Paris 1968 the writer and activist Tariq Ali once said that 1968 was the year when "politics and culture were united".

1968: when students were the spark

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.

Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement in 1968

Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement in 1968 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.

Revolution 1968: politics and culture united

Revolution 1968: politics and culture united Forty years ago this week saw an iconic moment in the history of the anti-war movement.

1968: the power of the masses

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.

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