1960s

The Situationists and May 1968 – Miguel Amorós

A brief review of the role played by the situationists, the enragés, and the Council for the Maintenance of the Occupations (CMDO—composed of “about forty people”) in the movement of May 1968 in France, which the situationists claimed was an aborted “revolution”, but whose “only major victory”, according to Amorós, was “its survival in memory” for, “contrary to the assertions of the SI, the modernization of capitalism and the general proletarianization of the population … did not produce new, broader, and more intransigent forces of denial”, as the spectacle “subjugated its antagonists by manipulating their desires and satisfying false needs”, and its “mercenary thinkers finished the job”.

Anarchos

Archive of Anarchos, an anarchist publication produced by the Eastside Anarchist Group out of New York during the late 1960s.

What we stand for - Libertarian League

A description of the Libertarian League's views. The Libertarian League was an anarchist organization in NY during the 1950s and 1960s. Members included Sam Dolgoff, Esther Dolgoff Russell Blackwell, Dave Van Ronk, Enrico Arrigoni and Murray Bookchin.

The New Left - Staughton Lynd

Speaker at UM Sit-In, December 1966

An article by Staughton Lynd about the New Left of the 1960s.

From the right-wing to the revolutionary left - Tom Wetzel

A new series from Recompositon called 'How I was radicalized'. This first part is by Tom Wetzel, and takes us briefly though the 1960s.

Students for a Stalinist Society - James W. Cain

A 1969 article about the dominance and factional fights of various Stalinist sects within Students For A Democratic Society.

How to kill an act of parliament: solidarity, agency and the dockers in the 1960s and 1970s

A paper by Jack Saunders on how an unofficial network of workplace union reps/dockworkers defeated the 1971 Industrial Relations Act.

L'enragé no. 1

L'Enragé No. 1

A reprint (in both French and in English translation) of no. 1 of L'Enrage, a satirical journal founded by Jean-Jacques Pauvert and produced in France during the May 68 events. Translated by Ruth Porter.

Review of an oral history of IWW Strikes 1971-92

A review by Mark McGuire of John Silvano's Nothing in Common: An Oral History of IWW Strikes 1971-1992.