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Robert Bechert, CWI International Secretariat (Originally published on socialistworld.net) November 9 is a momentous date in German history. On this date Robert Blum, one of the leaders of the 1848 revolution in German-speaking countries, was executed...

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The rise of fascism in Italy in the early 1920s represented a new, extremely dangerous threat to the workers’ movement. It provoked urgent debate in the early years of the Communist International – before its...

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Because of the continuing significance of the events in France in 1968, Socialist Alternative is republishing the pamphlet France 1968: Month of Revolution written by Clare Doyle of the Committee for a Workers International with...

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1968 was a tumultuous year of radical struggle in the U.S. and internationally. For working people today, it provides a window into the power of mass movements. Radicalizing Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements 1968 began...

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In my earliest days entering activism, Eugene Debs – the great American socialist – became my first hero, so when I heard about the Yale Strom’s movie American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene...

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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...

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May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France By Mitchell Abidor AK Press, $15 Fifty years have not dulled the excitement of the general strike in France in May 1968 which...

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Two hundred years since Karl Marx was born and 170 years since his most famous work, The Communist Manifesto, was published, Eddie McCabe looks at Marx’s theory of class struggle and assesses its relevance for...

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Marxist ideas more relevant than ever Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) general secretary The 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Karl Marx is on 5 May. Marx, together with...

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In today’s world, preoccupied with talk of “a new Cold War” between major powers, the events of half a century ago in a European country far from the U.S. may seem of little relevance. But...

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