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Uprising, Paris & France 1968
May 21, 19681968 - France '68: The 'Workers-Students Action Committee-Citroen' forms. Its primary task is to connect the 'student movement' with the workers of the Citroen automobile plants in & around Paris.
Events develop faster than the so-called revolutionary vanguard partys or the rightwing reactionaries can keep up with. Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader General de Gaulle, for example, denounces the 'infantile disorder' that has swept the country -- but that infantile disorder now includes more than six million strikers!
"A strike committee representing the workers of the Citroen plants called for a strike of unlimited duration. The factory owners immediately called for 'state powers to take the measures which are indispensable for the assurance of the freedom of labor and free access to the factories for those who want to work.'" ("Le Monde," May 23)
- See Worker-Student Action Committees by Fredy Perlman & R. Gregoire (Detroit: Black & Red). Reflections on, & a critique of, the Paris uprisings of May 1968 by a participant who asks: "Why did we participate in the worker-student action committees? What did we think was happening when the general strike began? What was the basis for what we thought?" One of the better accounts of this significant event in radical history.
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