Tag Archives: May 68
(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
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
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
Reflections on anarchism in france’s May 68, by David Porter and posted at the Anarchist Library.
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 …
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
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
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
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
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).