In the first part of our article
on May 68 in Germany
we showed that behind the movement we could see a broader
movement of a new generation for an alternative to capitalism. The
rejection of the war in Vietnam, the refusal to submit without any
resistance to the needs of capital, the rising hope for a new society-
these were important factors which motivated a lot of young people,
workers, to articulate their protest.
As we showed in other articles of our press, towards
the mid-1960s there developed an international movement of protest against the
Vietnam War and against the first signs of a worsening economic situation. In
many countries it carried the germs for putting into question the existing
order. The movement in Germany
started quite early, and it was going to have a major international impact.