How the protests of 1968 challenged the established politics of the day

As we approach the end of a year of events marking 50 years since 1968, KEN LIVINGSTONE reflects on the lessons for the struggle for socialism today.

It is impossible to understand the significance of 1968 without knowing about the decades before. I was born in 1945 just as Labour came to power and gave my generation the best life in British history, with the welfare state, NHS, housebuilding and full employment.
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‘Winter is coming’: Subservience to bankers and failure to reform is leading us into another crash

It is obscene that governments are failing to make changes needed to avoid another global financial crash despite many economists warning that one is coming, writes Ken Livingstone.

Back in October, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank had their annual meeting in Indonesia, where Indonesian President Widodo told the plenary session: “With all the problems that the global economy currently faces, it’s appropriate to say that winter is coming.”

He was followed by the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, who pointed out that global debt (public and private) had increased by sixty percent since 2007 and now equalled $182 trillion.
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The Tories are breaking Britain

Their cuts are destroying the fabric of our society but the Tories have no solutions to increasing poverty and insecurity, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE.

OVER the last five years more than 500,000 workers in Britain have fallen into working poverty, it was revealed this week in the UK Poverty 2018 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

It also showed that the number of people with a job but living below the breadline has risen faster than employment, further destroying the Tory myth that their policies make work pay.
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