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23 May 2018

May 1968: 'Communist' leaders hand power back to defeated bosses

France, May 1968: week four: By Friday 24 May 1968, ten million workers were on strike. The greatest general strike in history. On the same day, the president of France, General Charles de Gaulle, tried to address the nation. Nobody saw it. It was a victim of the TV workers' strike.

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9 May 2018

France '68: History's greatest general strike erupts

France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.

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25 April 2018

France 1968: when workers were on the brink of taking power

It's 50 years since the greatest general strike in history

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13 April 2016

France: full-scale struggle with government is erupting

A new period of class struggle has opened up in France. Until recently, the smouldering discontent among workers was finding expression in isolated but numerous workplace battles - over threatened closures, redundancies and the growing repression against workers' representatives.

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21 May 2008

France 1968: Be realistic - demand the impossible!

Book review: In times when the idea of a socialist revolution is treated as laughable, socialists are commonly asked: is a revolution possible in a rich country like Britain?

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21 May 2008

International discussion on the way forward for socialists

London, Wales, Sheffield, Merseyside reports: IN AN inspiring rally, 120 people from across London were treated to a first hand account of the political movement in France in 1968 from Marie-José Douet.

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13 May 2008

France 1968 month of revolution

Wales Socialist Party meetings a great success

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7 May 2008

France 1968: Capitalism brought to its knees

FORTY YEARS ago this month, France was gripped by a revolutionary fever. Within days of a one-day general strike being called in solidarity with protesting students, ten million workers were on strike.

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16 April 2008

France 1968: 10 million workers occupied factories

Can it happen today? Speaking tour details: Virginie is a member of Gauche Révolutionnaire (CWI France). She is a socialist activist and is a trade union representative.

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1 April 2008

France 1968 - Month of revolution

Speaking tour: 10 million French workers on strike May 1968.

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