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Under the paving stones: May 1968 and the French Trotskyists

2:15pm Sun 09 Apr

About this session

May 1968 saw one of the largest explosions of student and working class rebellion in recent history. In the heat and light of the moment many political currents contested for relevance. This session will go behind the curtain of the struggles and reveal the inner political debates and arguments, with a particular focus on how French Trotskyism related to the moment.

Recommended Reading

May 1968: Workers and students togetherby Ernest Reedin International Socialist Review
The Role of the Trotskyists in the Revolutionary Explosion in Franceby Pierre Frank and Alain Krivinein Intercontinental Press
“The Struggle Continues!”by Alain Krivinein International Socialist Review
Chapter 2, "Veterans in the struggle"by Mitchell Abidorin May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France
Chapter 5, "Hopes and Disappointments"by Daniel Bensaïdin An Impatient Life
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