‘beneath the cobblestones, the beach’: when poetry ruled the streets.

Its Paris. Its 1968. Its May. Students and workers take spontaneously to the streets. Barricades. Running battles with the cops. The PCF is flat-footed. It doesn’t lead. It follows. The government panics. de Gaulle plans his escape.To Germany. In back room deals his Party agrees to sweeping changes re the education system, divorce, homosexuality,industrial relations, etc., etc.,etc. Order is restored. Elections are called. de Gaulle romps back in. Not that it matters. You can vote for the Party of order but that order is now radically different.

http://blindflaneur.com/2008/05/13/paris-may-1968-under-the-cobblestones-the-beach/

https://libcom.org/history/slogans-68

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_events_in_France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Gaulle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Communist_Party

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/daniel-cohn-bendit

https://libcom.org/gallery/paris-68-posters

http://research.gold.ac.uk/5519/1/Under_the_Cobblestones_01_10_08.doc.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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