When Chomsky Worked on Weapons Systems for the Pentagon - by Chris Knight

MITRE's first command and control project: the SAGE air defense system for nucle

Between 1963 and 1965, Noam Chomsky worked as a consultant on an Air Force project to establish English as an “operational language for command and control.”[1] According to one of his students, who also worked on this project, the military justification for funding this work was “that in the event of a nuclear war, the generals would be underground with some computers trying to manage things, and that it would probably be easier to teach computers to understand English than to teach the generals to program.”[2]

Anatomy of a scandal – Miguel Amorós

An account of the “Strasbourg Scandal” of 1966—widely recognized as a precursor to the greater scandal of May 1968—its background, its protagonists, the takeover of the local student union and the origins of the pamphlet, “The Poverty of Student Life…”, the role played by the members of the Situationist International in the affair, particularly Debord and Mustapha Khayati, the humiliating exclusion of the “Garnaultins” in January 1967, and the SI’s subsequent descent into an even more rigid and unapproachable sectarian existence until its dissolution in 1972.

Japan's 1968: a collective reaction to rapid economic growth in an age of turmoil

1968 Tokyo student protest

2015 paper written by Oguma Eiji containing lots of interesting historical information about the Japanese radical and student movements of 1968, including historical background and aftermath.

India: Students occupy Vishwavidyalaya metro station to protests against fare hike

Protest at Vishwavidyalaya metro station

Students from Delhi University occupied gate 3 of the Vishwavidyalaya metro station yesterday to protest against a fare hike, vowing to stay until the hike was reversed by the transit authorities or central government.

Seize power or seize the campus?

Reflections on the failures of the 2014 Wheeler Hall Occupation—small thoughts put forward by 'Prometeo', first published 2015 on the Ritual Magazine website.

Protests across Sudan against austerity measures and price rises

Qassim Badri attacks a student

Protests have erupted across Sudan in response to a doubling of bread prices. At least one high school student has been killed, and the Dean of a womens' university was filmed beating protesting students in Khartoum.

Statement in support of the calls for social justice by the oppressed on the streets of Iran

A statement on recent protests in Iran, signed by 125 leftists, socialists and communists from the Iranian diaspora.

Student strikes at major universities in Pakistan meet state repression

Baloch students at QUA

The brutal and harsh measures against protesting students at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad have again unleashed the true nature of the fragile Pakistani State.


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