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  May 1968 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A May 1968 poster: "Be young and shut up", with the stereotypical silhouette of the General de Gaulle.
Students at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris met on 3 May to protest the closure and the threatened expulsion of several students at Nanterre.
May 1968 was not an isolated 'French affair'; on the contrary, there were student protests throughout the world.
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 May 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
May 1 - Highlight of the day's action was the Ap Cao Xa attack by members of the 2nd Squadron (Abn), 17th Cav., who killed 83 NVA during the battle which took place four miles northwest of Hue.
May 7 - A three-day cordon of La Chu village, three miles northwest of Hue, was completed by elements of A and B Troop, 2nd Squadron (Abn), 17th Cav., C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 34th Armor, B and D Co.'s 1st Bn (Abn), 501st Inf., and A and C Co.'s, 2nd Bn.
May 17 - Screaming Eagles of the 101st and paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division under their operational control, terminated Operation Carantan II at noon.
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 Paris May 1968
May – The Minister of Education forbids the re-opening of the faculties.
May – The general strike puts hundreds of thousands of students and workers in the streets of Paris; the Sorbonne is occupied by students.
May – The theatre de l’Odéon is occupied by 2,500 students and the Renault factory at Cléon is occupied by workers.
www.marxists.org /history/france/may-1968/timeline.htm   (1145 words)

 Lessons of the 1968 revolt
On May 7, 30,000 students took to the streets of Paris for five hours, demanding that the universities be opened and that all students protesters who had been arrested be freed.
On May 29 the Communist Party-led CGT union federation called a million- strong demonstration onto the streets of Paris in which, for the first time, the Stalinist leaders allowed political slogans to be raised.
From mid-May to mid-June 1968, France was gripped by the greatest labour revolt in its history, and yet it ended in elections that strengthened the ruling parties.
www.angelfire.com /pr/red/mayjune/lorimer1968_revolt.htm   (2605 words)

 Wikinfo | May 1968
In May, 1968 student strikes broke out at a number of universities and high schools in Paris, France, following confrontations with university administrators and the police.
Students at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris met on May 3, 1968 to protest the closure and the threatened expulsion of several students at Nanterre.
On Monday, May 6, 1968, the national student union and the union of university teachers called a march to protest the police invasion of the Sorbonne.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=May_1968   (1520 words)

 May 1968: France's month of revolution
On Friday 3rd May a meeting was called in Paris's Sorbonne University to protest against the closure of Nanterre University the day before.
Using the excuse of a rumour that the right wing were going to attack the students meeting, the university authorities called in the police.
1968 was the biggest general strike in history.
www.marxist.com /1968/may68.html   (2514 words)

 Comment is free: France 2006 is not May 1968
May '68 occurred at a time of full employment in France and the future seemed a vista of unlimited possibilities.
Whereas May '68 was a movement which aspired to make people's dreams a reality, the current protests against the Contrat Première Embauche (CPE) are an attempt to bury a law which millions believe will worsen the employment prospects of young people even further.
In May 1968, the State was the target of the students' wrath; today's young demonstrators look to the state to find ways of delivering them from a precarious and uncertain future.
commentisfree.guardian.co.uk /david_drake/2006/04/france_2006_is_not_may_1968.html   (1831 words)

Throughout May and June it did all in its power to prevent students and workers from mixing and to steer the workers toward traditional demands that would not challenge the authority of capitalism in the firm.
Its image of May was "one of the most powerful-perhaps the most powerful-movement for material benefit" ever witnessed in France.[35] In this way, the CP and CGT reduced the qualitative, revolutionary demands of May to quantitative, co-optable proportions.
May was a cultural revolution without a political revolution, and hence it bad to fail.
www.hnet.uci.edu /mposter/EM/chapter9.html   (10231 words)

 May 1968 and After: Cinema in France and Beyond
May 1998 marks the 30th anniversary of the student riots and subsequent strikes that took hold of France from mid-May to June 5, 1968.
Though these incidents are specific to France, the May 68 events are also part of a broader set of political and cultural factors that were sweeping across Europe, Asia, and North America in the sixties: a zeitgeist of social unrest and dissent, oppositional politics, and revolution.
As for the French Trotskyists, their expressions of solidarity with Ho Chi Minh may have been inhibited by the fact that there was good reason to suppose he had been responsible in some way for the murder of all the leading Trotskyists in Vietnam in 1945….
www.horschamp.qc.ca /9805/offscreen_essays/may68.html   (3186 words)

 Paris revolt May 1968 - an eyewitness account by a libertarian communist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yet in 1968 France was on the verge of a total revolt with 12 million workers on strike, 122 factories occupied, and students fighting against the old moribund system in which they found themselves.
These 'diversions' may have infuriated some of the more single-minded revolutionaries, but they were as much part and parcel of the total transformation of the Sorbonne as were the revolutionary doctrines being proclaimed in the lecture halls.
Writing in Le Monde (20 May 1968) E Morin admits that what is happening today in France is ''a blinding resurrection: the resurrection of that libertarian strand which seeks conciliation with Marxism, in a formula of which Socialisme ou Barbarie had provided a first synthesis a few years ago....''.
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She may be in the Pietersburg Area, she come from a large family from the Eastern Cape.
I was born on 12 December 1968 at the Lady Rodwell hospital in Zimbabwe.
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 Paris, May 1968 revolt
The government was close to collapse at that point, but the revolutionary situation evaporated almost as quickly as it arose.
This informal chronology of the 'Events of May 1968' in France begins in November 1966 with students who were demanding the 'internationale situationniste,' taking control of the leadership of the association of students in Strasbourg.
To a group of architecture students at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the turbulent year 1968, the idea of the inflatable held a promise of mobility, movement, energy, and escape.
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 May 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Before May 1968, tiny minorities were engaged in agitation, and these tiny minorities were ignored by practically every political observer in France.
But the originality of May-June 1968 was down, not to the student revolt, but to the generalisation of struggle, and the entrance onto the scene of the workers, from 15th May. Indeed before that, young workers, in particular blousons noirs, those belonging to street gangs, were joining the students on the barricades.
On the night of the barricades of 10-11 May, it held its annual gala (benefit concert) at the Mutualite close by, despite the insistence of its activist tendency, inspired by platformism, the Organisation Revolutionnaire Anarchiste, to cancel.
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 Paris:May 1968
On Tuesday 7 May 50,000 students and teachers marched through the streets behind a single banner: 'Vive La Commune', and sang the Internationals at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at the Arc de Triomphe.
He announced that the police would be withdrawn from the Latin Quarter, that the faculties would re-open on Monday 13 May, and that the law would 'reconsider' the question of the students arrested the previous week.
On the night of 13 May, after the massive march through the streets of Paris, Daniel Cohn-Bandit confronted J M Catala, general secretary of the Union of Communist Students in front of the packed auditorium.
www.geocities.com /cordobakaf/maya.html   (16540 words)

 France: May-June 1968 and today
If the current events in France have so widely revived the ghost of 1968, it is because the events of that spring raised in so fundamental a manner both the survival of the French ruling elite and the deepest aspirations of the working class.
On May 13, all of the trade unions except the CGT called a one-day general strike to protest the police actions.
On May 27, the PCF central committee issued a statement that expressly denounced those who described the situation as “revolutionary.” The declaration called for sober-mindedness and advised that law and order could best be reestablished if the National Assembly (parliament) were dissolved and new elections held.
wsws.org /articles/2006/mar2006/fr68-m25.shtml   (2511 words)

 Vietnam War Diary 1968 - Khe Sahn & Tet
After a period of re-grouping, the communists resumed the offensive in May. This time, Americans, as well as the Australians, were heavily involved in the fighting.
The events of early 1968 convinced the American public that their government had been misleading them about the progress of the war and that it was unlikely to end in the near future.
However, the combination, layout and presentation of the information is original and copyright and may not be copied or reproduced in any form or medium without the express permission of the author.
www.menziesera.com /vietnam/diary_1968.htm   (682 words)

 Paris: May 1968 - Maurice Brinton's diary | libcom.org
These 'diversions' may have infuriated some of the more single-minded revolutionaries, but they were as much part and parcel of the total transformation of the Sorbonne as were the revolutionary doctrines being proclaimed in the lecture hails.
What are given are the contradictions and the conflicts we have described and the fact that modern bureaucratic society more of less inevitably produces periodic 'accidents' which disrupt its fuctioning These both provoke popular intervention and provide the people with opportunities for asserting themselves and for changing the social order.
Writing in Le Monde (20 May 1968) E Morin admits that what is happening today in France is ''a blinding resurrection: the resurrection of that libertarian strand which seeks concilation with marxism, in a formula of which Socialisme ou Barbarie had provided a first synthesis a few years ago...''.
libcom.org /library/May-68-Solidarity   (16619 words)

 May 1968
Yet a certain disenchantment with the rigidity of society was beginning to emerge, as the events of May 1968 were to reveal.
On 24 May the General made clear his intention that the state should restore order and preserve the Republic : the mob stood for unruliness, disorder, the threat of totalitarianism.
The sudden and unexplained disappearance of the head of state, flying off by helicopter on 29 May for an unknown destination, caused stupefaction and gave rise to the wildest suppositions.
www.charles-de-gaulle.org /article.php3?id_article=376   (424 words)

 May 1968 Documents - Situationist International | libcom.org
If it disavows the appeal it will have put itself on record as reserving for students a right that it refuses to the working class; and in that case it is clear that it will no longer want to concern itself with anything but a Gaullist reform of the university.
The de Gaulle regime may negotiate -- essentially (even if only indirectly) with the PCF-CGT [French Communist Party and the labor union it dominates] -- for the demobilization of the workers in exchange for some economic benefits; after which the radical currents would be repressed.
Or, finally, the workers may take the upper hand by speaking for themselves and becoming conscious of goals as radical as the forms of struggle they have already put into practice.
libcom.org /library/may-68-documents-situationist-international   (2950 words)

 the french almost-revolution of may 1968
On May 3, after several students at Nanterre were threatened with expulsion, students at the Sorbonne (in the center of Paris) organized a solidarity meeting.
On the evening of May 10, the students and striking teachers organized a large march to demand freedom for the jailed activists, withdrawal of the police from the Sorbonne, and full political and trade-union rights.
On May 13, the CGT (the major union federation, dominated by the Communist Party) and the CFDT (a union federation of left-Christian origins) called a one-day general strike and a mass demonstration.
www.geocities.com /youth4sa/may68.html   (1479 words)

 Zanzibar Films and the Dandies of May 1968
Between 1968 and 1970, Sylvina Boissonnas, a young French heiress and patroness of the arts, financed the production of some fifteen films that would prove highly influential while remaining largely unknown outside of France.
While the New Wave filmmakers had been in their late twenties and early thirties when they began filmmaking, the Zanzibar directors were younger (Philippe Garrel, one of the key figures, was just twenty) and were inspired by the heady spirit and times of May 1968.
Shot in the aftermath of the uprisings of May 1968, the film reverberates with the rebellious spirit of that period.
www.harvardfilmarchive.org /calendars/01mayjune/zanaibar.htm   (1197 words)

 Florida Constitutional Amendments of May 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Article XII of the state constitution to permit appointment of the superintendent of schools in each district.
Such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years.
In any school district where the office of superintendent is appointive on the effective date of this amendment, it shall continue so until its status is changed in accordance with this section.
www.law.fsu.edu /crc/conhist/1968amen-may.html   (119 words)

 1968 a year of revolution
1968 brought an end to the political 'stability' of the post war period and was an early indicator of the revolutionary events that were to follow in the 1970s.
In June, Bobby Kennedy, who may well have won the Democratic nomination for the presidential election on an anti-war ticket was gunned down at a meeting.
And at the convention itself, in Chicago in August, the police went wild and attacked the anti-war demonstrators outside and inside the convention, with truncheons, maces and tear gas.
www.marxist.com /1968   (657 words)

 Paris May 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Paris in May 1968, massive confrontations between police and students brought workers out on a general strike and brought the government to the point of collapse.
The background to these events included: Collapse of the Bretton Woods Arrangements, the successful Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the suppression of the Prague Spring, the growing influence of Maoism after the Sino-Soviet Split and the growth of Euro-communism, as well as the earlier crisis over Algeria.
The May 1968 events in Paris would be followed by clashes between police and students on countries all around the world, and would have a lasting political impact.
www.marxists.org /history/france/may-1968/index.htm   (118 words)

 Baseball Toaster : The Griddle : Random Game Callback, May 27, 1968
1968 was the year of the pitcher in baseball.
Carl Yastrzemski led the league in batting average with an alltime low of.301 and was the only qualifier to top.300.
The Angels had an awful 1968, finishing tied for eighth with a 67-95 record, 36 games behind the Tigers.
griddle.baseballtoaster.com /archives/376779.html   (914 words)

 May 1968
In referring to the circumstances of the publication of On the Poverty of Student Life, Nairn writes that in 1966 "a Situationist group got itself elected to the students' union of Strasbourg, and proceeded to dissolve the union," when in fact there was no situationist "group" at the University of Strasbourg at the time.
Unlike both McLuhan and the structuralists, the situationists were active revolutionaries who weren't simply interested in the "subject-matter of communication and language." "The society of the spectacle" was for the SI a weapon of combat against modern society, not a way of acclimating oneself to this society or a way of interpreting history.
"The local inhabitants [of Paris]," writes the anonymous author of Paris: May 1968 (Solidarity pamphlet, June 1968), "saw what happened [on the night of 10 May 1968], the viciousness of the CRS charges, the assaults on the wounded, the attacks on innocent bystanders, the unleashed fury of the state machine against those who had challenged."
www.notbored.org /1968.html   (2576 words)

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