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Pierre Frank

May 1968:
First Phase of the French Socialist Revolution

(June 1968)

From International Socialist Review, Vol.29 No.5, September 1968, pp.1-48.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

[I. Introduction]

II. The fundamental crisis of French capitalism

III. The bourgeois leadership

IV. The stages of May 1968

V. Characteristics of the movement

VI. The mass movement and the traditional leaderships

VII. The organization of the working class during the strike

VIII. The revolutionary vanguard

IX. Tasks and perspectives
(a) A transitional program
(b) Building a revolutionary leadership

X. The international repercussions of May 1968

Chronology of the May Events


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