Links om krise- og opbrudsåret 1956.
1956 – “Det uforglemmelige år”
Denne samling af links er til artikler om året 1956’s betydning, forstået som et af de vigtige år i det 20’ende århundrede, på linje med 1918, 1968, 1989, (ja, og 2011 i vores nye århundrede).
De enkelte begivenheder, vigtige personers død og fødsel i året 1956 skal søges under året 1956 på Tidslinjen
Reason in revolt. By Lawrence Parker (Weekly Worker, Issue 1138, 19 January 2017). Review of Paul Flewers and John McIlroy (editors), 1956: John Saville, EP Thompson and The Reasoner (Merlin Press, 2016, 450 p.). “This volume includes the text of all three issues of The Reasoner alongside other relevant CPGB materials and also offers two essays by John McIlroy (an introductory essay and another on John Saville); and one by Paul Flewers (on EP Thompson).
1956 – 60 years on from the end of an era (Socialist Worker, Issue 2486, 12 January 2016). “Simon Hall spoke to Socialist Worker about his new book on 1956 and the events of a momentuous year.” Simon Hall is author of 1956: The World in Revolt (Faber, 2015, 528 p.). See review by Tony Phillips (Socialist Review, Issue 410, February 2016).
Another memorable year. By Pete Jackson (International Socialism, Issue 118, Spring 2008, p.192-194). Review of of Keith Flett (ed.), 1956 and all that (Cambridge Scholars, 2007). “This collection of essays was spawned by the London Socialist Historians day school marking the fiftieth anniversary of 1956. Keith Flett has brought the stories of people who were active at the time together with explanations of why 1956 saw such a crisis in the old order.” See also contents + Keith Fletts introduction from the book (p.1-8, pdf)
1956 and the rebirth of socialism from below. By Chris Harman (International Socialism, Issue 112, Autumn 2006, p.77-80). “Why commemorate 1956? The answer, in short, is that Sunday 4 November 1956 was one of the major ideological turning points for socialists in the 20th century. On that day Russian tanks moved in to crush workers’ councils in Hungary and did so just as the left across the world was mobilising hundreds of thousands of people on the streets in protest at the joint British, French and Israeli military attack on Egypt.”
The New Left’s renewal of Marxism. By Paul Blackledge (International Socialism, Issue 112, Autumn 2006, p.125-153). “The birth of the New Left in 1956 marked an important turning point in post-war British history. For the first time since the Second World War a political space opened within which socialists could hope to make headway building a movement independent of both Labourism and Stalinism.”
50’erne var også dannelse af nye partier i opbruddet imellem socialdemokratierne og kommunistpartierne. Her danske SF-ledere: Fog, Larsen & Brauer, 1959
Memories of a seminal year. By Stan Newens (International Socialism, Issue 112, Autumn 2006, p.155-162). “1956 was … a seminal year in British Labour history and it is appropriate that we should consider its impact and aftermath on its fiftieth anniversary.”
1956 : The year the ice broke. By Murray Smith (International Viewpoint, 382, October 2006). “Quite a few people who are still politically active will remember 1968, which was marked by key events in the three sectors of the world revolution – the May events in France, the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia and its crushing by Soviet tanks, the Tet offensive in Vietnam. Only a few will remember another year which saw momentous events – the year 1956.”
1956 a year of revolt and revolution. By Ian Birchall (Socialist Worker, Issue 1982, 7 January 2006). “Fifty years ago political life was turned upside down as crisis rocked both the British empire and the Russian bloc. Ian Birchall looks back and traces the birth of the new left.”
Protesting against both imperial powers in 1956. By Stan Newens (Socialist Worker, Issue 1987, 11 February 2006). “Stan Newens, the former left wing Labour MP, was a young activist in London at the time. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the impact of that year on working class people.”
The Communist Party Historians and 1956. By David Renton (Dave Renton’s homepage). Chapter 4, -i: Keith Flett (ed),1956 and all that (Cambridge Scholars, 2007, p.63-78). “Contrary to the idea of a British Marxist generation, by no means all the Communist Party historians quit the party in 1956 and 1957. many, perhaps even most, stayed in.”
Theme: 1956 and after (Socialist Register 1976, p.1-140). “Most of the essays in this thirteenth volume of The Socialist Register are concerned with the upheavals which made 1956 so traumatic a year for the left in general and for the Communist left in particular. The intention of this Symposium is clearly not to recall in tranquillity the events of twenty years ago: it is rather to contribute, in the tradition which the Register has established for itself, to the clarification of issues and problems of crucial importance to the socialist movement.”
1956: den kommunistiske bevægelses kriseår. Temanummer af Politisk Revy (nr.292, 23. juli 1976, 32 sider). Med artikler om SUKP’s 20. partikongres, Krutstjovs hemmelige tale, DKP’s reaktion, opstanden i Ungarn og DKP.
Trods Suez-interventionen i 1956 blev årtiet en blodigt nedtur for britiske imperialisme.
Samlingen af links til årtiet 50’erne – Golden days?? + forsiden af Tidslinjen på Modkraft.dk
Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956. Edited by Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (Manchester University Press, 2014, 269 p; online at Libcom.org)