Owen Jones: ‘Build more houses!’: the radical 1968 posters that are no less relevant today

The Poster Workshop was a facility used by activists in the late 1960s. A new book about it shows that while the left can now campaign more easily, the issues are sadly all too similar

It was an era with echoes of our own: a burgeoning radical left that particularly inspired the young; a time of political tumult, with anger over domestic injustices such as housing as well as a bloody foreign policy. The late 1960s saw the fag-end of the second majority Labour government, one that had disillusioned the left with its lack of economic radicalism and its support for the US-led Vietnam war.

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