Tag Archives: workers councils

The long and winding May of 1968 (1): The Prague spring

May 1968 was not a franco-french, hexagonal affair.  It was a global event.  One would speak of it very differently if it had not resonated with, not only the occupied factories decked with red flags, but also with the Tet … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A revolution remembered: Hungary 1956

Notre heritage n’est précédé d’aucun testament. René Char It is a strange and sad story that remains to be told and remembered. What the councils challenged was the party system as such, in all its forms, and this conflict was … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment