Tag Archives: May 68

May 68 and the politics of desire: Amador Fernández-Savater

(photograph by Jean-Claude Seine)* It is difficult, if not impossible, to close political debate, even for ourselves.  And therefore our announcement of the end of our series on May 68, with an essay by Tomáz Ibáñez, was premature.  Below, we share … Continue reading

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Thinking through May 68 (to the May of 15M): Tomás Ibáñez

Our series of posts, on this, the 50th anniversary of the french May 68, began with a recent essay on the events, by Tomáz Ibáñez.  And we close with an older reflection (a prologue to a larger essay on May … Continue reading

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Thinking through May 68: Murray Bookchin

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Lately I have been focusing on recent events in France – the conclusion to the Tarnac trial and the police attack on the ZAD autonomous zone near Nantes. Now it is time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Anarchists and anarchy in May 68

Reflections on anarchism in france’s May 68, by David Porter and posted at the Anarchist Library.

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For May 68 as a permanent possibility, for a May 2018

Numerous calls have been made in france not to celebrate May 68, but to have it burn again in 2018.  These calls have in turn been circulated beyond france. From lespaves.net, an invitation for a beautiful May in Paris …

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The winds of May 68 in France: the Larzac

An often forgotten or ignored dimension of May 68 were france’s peasant movements, which preceded 1968 and would continue after the student movement and general strike came to an end. The Larzac protest and land occupation against government plans to … Continue reading

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The winds of May 68 in France: The LIP factory takeover

France’s May of 1968 brought on the largest industrial strike in the history of modern capitalism.  What began as a student movement quickly overflowed the walls of the universities to spread throughout french society, with hundreds of factories not only … Continue reading

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Feminism and beyond in May 68

France’s May 68 not only created space for the emergence of a radical gay movement in the country (with the FHAR), but a parallel feminist movement as well, as expressed in the Mouvement de libération des femmes (MLF).  We share a … Continue reading

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The long and winding May of 1968 (7): Argentina’s Uprising

We share a study by James P. Brennan, of the 1969 uprising in the Argentine city of Cordoba, known as the Cordobazo, which saw students and workers rise up against the military dictatorship of General Juan Carlos Onganía with a series … Continue reading

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The long and winding May of 1968 (6): German student movement

We share below Manfred Buddeberg’s essay, The Student Movement in West Germany, written at the height of events in 1968 (From International Socialism, No.33, Summer 1968, and translated by Jennifer Bell, and available at the site marxists.org).

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