Posts Tagged ‘france’

When Students Move Millions Follow

Posted: November 9, 2011 by globaloccupation in 2011, November, pamphlet, seattle
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OUR PAST

In Paris, May 1968, students held massive occupations at some of France’s most prestigious university campuses. When riot police crushed the first of these protests, popular support grew and within days more than a million marched through the streets of the city. Workers started independently occupying factories, beginning one of the only general strikes to ever fully paralyze an industrialized, first-world nation. This was a wildcat strike, led autonomously and directly by workers, rather than any union bureaucracy.
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http://primaporta.tumblr.com/post/11989279781
This piece responds to a couple Jacobin-related things pretty directly, so let’s put them out there straight away:

First, Malcolm Harris’ observation in “Baby, We’re All Anarchists Now” that “the left has finally broken into the national consciousness by adopting the tactics, strategy, and slogans of a group of left-communist insurrectionaries at the Universities of California.”

Second, the Jacobin-sponsored debate at Bluestockings—which I’ll let readers watch for themselves: http://jacobinmag.com/blog/?p=1937

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