Arise ye starvelings from your slumbers!


 In Paris in 1968 standing at the barricades we’d listened to Charles de Gaulle with his famous “France aide moi” speech.
Then there was a moment of silence. And then we began to sing the Internationale.
Hearing 1 million people spontaneously bursting into this song was one of the most moving moments of my life.
We sang it in a dozen different languages in a crowd that stretched far out of sight on each side of the front line.

Mike Lesser
Pic: Claire Palmer



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One Response to L’Internationale

    1. 10 million on strike and prospects to open the Renault plants as a workers co-operatives, those actually were the days of our past.

      Comment by Denise Bonner on 5 May, 2013 at 7:56 am

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