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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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The long and winding May of 1968 (5): Japanese Anarchism 1960s

To share, a brief account of the anarchist movement in the 1960s of japan, by Michael Schmidt, followed by the third chapter of John Crump’s essay, The Anarchist Movement in Japan, 1906–1996.

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Was there something queer about May 68?: The FHAR and Guy Hocquenghem

Workers of the world, masturbate! Front Homosexuel d’Action Revolutionnaire slogan We should put into practice the truth that there is no revolutionary subject—there is no subject at all. There are only historical drives that ruffle this or that part of our … Continue reading

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The long and winding May of 1968 (2): The student rebellion in Mexico

Our May 68 takes us to Mexico …

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The long and winding May of 1968 (1): The Prague spring

May 1968 was not a franco-french, hexagonal affair.  It was a global event.  One would speak of it very differently if it had not resonated with, not only the occupied factories decked with red flags, but also with the Tet … Continue reading

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The Situationists and May 1968

We share an essay by Miguel Amorós critically analysing the situationist reading of and role in May 68 (from libcom.org), followed by a series of Situationist texts from the events of May 68 … A brief review of the role played … Continue reading

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