Paris May 68
Source: The May Events Archive of Simon Fraser University;
Translated: for marxists.org 2007 by Mitchell Abidor.
“Groupons nous et demain...”
Because students refuse to become complicitous managers and beneficiaries of the exploitation of the workers.
Because they refuse the so-called “dialogue” which deals only with decisions already taken at higher levels.
When this refusal passes from words to acts (occupation of classrooms, showing in the faculties of political films banned by the censor, boycotting of exams, etc...)
When, for the workers, this refusal has but one expression: VIOLENCE.
The bourgeois state has only one response:
Blackmailing of scholarships
Threats of expulsion
Intervention by cops on university premises
Threats of layoffs for workers
– The reopening of the faculties decided upon with the sole aim of holding exams. We don’t want to be capitalism’s watchdogs.
– The turning by the usual bureaucratic apparatuses of a movement of global protest of society into a simple reformist movement inscribed within the framework of the immobilism of the bourgeois university.
– We will refuse the normal functioning of the university until the liberation of foreign students and workers. From today the students will occupy en masse university premises in order to impose there
THE POWER OF POLITICAL PROTEST
THE IMMEDIATE LIFTING OF SANCTIONS AGAINST ALL THOSE WHO ARE STILL THREATENED ON THE PENAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PLANES
WE WILL NOT SURRENDER TO BLACKMAIL
– Don’t allow us to be divided: in the face of the escalation of repression let’s oppose our firmness.
Let’s organize and continue the struggle in our neighborhoods and workplaces.
WE WILL DEMONSTRATE FRIDAY, MAY 10 AT 1830, PLACE DENFERT-ROCHEREAU.
“GROUPONS-NOUS ET DEMAIN”
MARCH 22 MOVEMENT – CAL
March 22 Movement, Nanterre. Comité d’Action Lycéen
[High School Action Committee]