1968: Year of Revolt
7pm, Wednesday, April 30
Room 3209 - Seattle Central Community College (Broadway & Pine, Capitol Hill)
A national tour marking the 40th anniversary of 1968 sponsored by the International Socialist Review
This tour marks the 40th anniversary of the remarkable year 1968—a year of conflict, class struggle, and revolutionary upheaval around the world. 1968 saw the Vietnam Tet Offensive; the May general strike in France; the Black Power salute at the Olympics; the student struggle in Mexico and the massacre in Tlatelolco Plaza; the Prague Spring and Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia; the police riot at the Democratic convention; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and urban rebellions; the birth of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement in Detroit. 1968 offers lessons to a new generation of activists and radicals organizing for a better world.
Featuring Joel Geier - Veteran activist and International Socialist Organization (ISO) member. He was in France in 1968 during one of the largest general strikes and factory occupations in world history. A student at Berkeley in the mid-1960's, he helped lead the Free Speech Movement and later worked with the Black Panther Party on the campaign to Free Huey Newton.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the May student and worker's uprising in France, Joel will provide a powerful eye-witness account of the year 1968 - and draw lessons for our struggles today.
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Joel speaking in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-78082560718959411&hl=en
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Sponsored by the International Socialist Review and the International Socialist Organization - Seattle