In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of May 1968, the Macron government had been making plans to commemorate this historic uprising by celebrating how it had purportedly contributed to the liberal “modernization of French society.” Allied with the mass media and the ownership class, what better way for the relatively young neoliberal government to lay claim to the future than by taking over the past, using the ritualized burial rites of state-honored commemoration to spin a teleological tale according to which the legacy of ’68 was alive and well in contemporary ‘liberalization’? According to a spokesperson for the French President, this was of course to be done “without dogmas or prejudice,” in order to show that “68 was the time of utopias and disillusions, and we no longer truly have utopias.”
The following is a transcribed talk by a West Virginia teacher who was one of several speakers at the Red & Black Party sponsored by the Labor Sector of Black Rose/Rosa Negra and which was held on April 7th at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago.
Call for a May Day strike by Philadelphia Industrial Workers of the World.
Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum: Saturday April 28th, 12h30 to 16h30, Anarchist Library DIRA, 2035, Saint-Laurent bld. Montreal.
Teachers in Kentucky are on wildcat strike today with at least eight school districts closing schools due to lack of teaching staff.
Statement by the CNT branch of Catalonia & Baleares on the ongoing state repression.
Globalization school input on anarchism/syndicalism and (black) working class self-emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa.
West Virginia teachers have ignited a fire, and it’s spreading. Tidewater education workers’ assembly on March 9, 2018.
West Virginia has been rocked by a statewide strike by teachers, bus drivers, and other school employees. Today, March 2nd, the strike enters its seventh day.
Dockworkers and members of the CNT, a revolutionary anarchist union in Spain, have won a complete victory after just 1 day on strike, forcing the company to rehire 3 workers it had attempted to fire.