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There has been an explosion of anger among young people all over Europe. This anger is directed at hardline neoliberal policies aimed at privatising education and casualising youth employment. In a word they have been designed to make young people bear the burden of capitalism. The youth have been fighting back. This inspiring movement recalls memories of the pan-European movement of 1968. It could be bigger and more significant, as it coincides with a reawakening of the organised working class in the teeth of the crisis of capitalism.