Asia, révolution and reaction

, by  Behar Abraham

The Vietnamese revolution and the split of the communist movement had considerable repercussions in the politicization and the thinking of student movements in Asia.

Abraham Behar proposes to analyze this phenomenon based on two examples: Japan and Pakistan.

In Japan, student politicization passes through the zengakuren, the national federation of autonomous student committees, originally headed by the Japanese Communist Party. The main target of the zengakuren is the Japan-US pact, which strengthens the US tutelage over Japan. The Zengakuren is strongly committed to supporting the struggle of the Vietnamese people.
It is in a context of intense politicization and frustration linked to the non-sharing of wealth that the contestation of the power of Prime Minister Eliaku Sato will grow.

In Pakistan, there were tensions around the non-sharing of wealth, unemployment, the war against India, the Vietnam war ... The situation ignited following clashes between the police and students. The uprising was such that President Ayub Khan was forced to resign. Bhutto was largely elected in the elections in 1971. This will end with the hanging of Bhutto in 1979, and the return of the military dictatorship.

From the May 68 of those countries we note as in other countries in the world the end of the belief in the invincibility of the USA and the defeat of the Chinese cultural revolution as starting points for the revolutionary period.



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