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1968


October 1968 - when Derry dared to revolt against British imperialism

October 1968 - when Derry dared to revolt against British imperialism Fifty years ago this week an attack on a Derry civil rights march led to one of the biggest revolts against British rule in Northern Ireland. Simon Basketter tells the story

Remembering Derry 1968 - ‘This is not a riot. It is an outburst of rage’

Remembering Derry 1968 - ‘This is not a riot. It is an outburst of rage’ The week after the Derry events Socialist Worker ran a front page story by Eamonn McCann. We reproduce an abridged version below

Playwright David Edgar—can the left turn the tide against the right?

Playwright David Edgar—can the left turn the tide against the right? Was a rightward shift was inevitable for the generation that rose up against the Vietnam War?

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

Vietnam's blow to US empire

Vietnams blow to US empire In January 1968 Vietnamese resistance fighters inflicted a shattering defeat to US prestige. The Tet Offensive sent shockwaves across the world, writes Alistair Farrow

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

24 May 2011
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

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.

Reports from PCS picket lines across Britain

09 March 2010
Birmingham

Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement in 1968

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.

Revolution 1968: politics and culture united

11 March 2008
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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