Category Archives: Berlin Wall

The revolutionary challenge of “the long 1968”

Poster by OSPAAAL, the Cuban Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America. “In revolutionary moments, social realities that are hard to see in calmer periods rise to the surface as they are threatened, crumble, forced … Continue reading

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1970 Polish protests

“The Polish 1970 Strikes (Polish: Grudzień 1970, ‘December 1970’) occurred in northern Poland in December 1970. The protests were sparked by a sudden increase of prices of food and other everyday items. As a result of the strikes, which were … Continue reading

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Ulrike Meinhof

Young journalist, around 1964. “Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a West German far-left militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion or RAF) in 1970, after having worked as a journalist for … Continue reading

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Spy vs. Spy

“Spy vs. Spy is a wordless comic strip published in Mad magazine. It features two agents involved in stereotypical and comical espionage activities. One is dressed in white, and the other in black, but they are otherwise identical, and are … Continue reading

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Decolonizing society: the legacy of 1968

Student protesters in Paris, May ’68. “In 1964, students at the University of California at Berkeley staged a sit-in at Sproul Hall to protest campus restrictions on political activism. Shouting through his bullhorn, Mario Savio, the leader of the Free … Continue reading

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From Russia, with Love – Ian Fleming

“From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel by the English author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond. Fleming wrote the story in early 1956 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica; at the time … Continue reading

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Hippie trail

“The hippie trail (also the overland) is the name given to the overland journey taken by members of the hippie subculture and others from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s between Europe and South Asia, mainly through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, … Continue reading

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