Saturday, 24 May 2008

May 68

May of 68, “the month that changed the world”, is not known by many people.

What was so important after all about that month for that, 40 years later, some people still rejoice with such nostalgia?
It was the first time that, globally, young students came to the streets to demonstrate against established authority: challenged the governments of their countries, war, and the old morality, asking for the reform of the education system, sexual liberty, peace and social changes.
It all started in Paris by the "soixante-huitards" (68's), but it spread in other capitals of the world, even in the East Europe at the time controlled by the Soviet Union, such as Czechoslovakia.
The May of 68 may not have won the battle but won the war in the long term.
It left us ideological and artistic seeds. It is with it that the movements’ pacifists, environmentalists, anti capitalist and anti globalization as we know today were born.

One of the movement’s slogan was “It’s forbidden to forbid”.

Dedicated to my friend the young and lovely olimpiA for her inquisitiveness.

5 comments:

  1. hi!

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  2. Thanks for the dedication. That same year Mexico acted as well. It was at the beginning of October and unfortunalely many lives where lost in a single morning. Yet it is not cleared what exactly happened but we can't deny it was terrible. As you said, the battle was not won at that time but nowadays we are able to see the consequences, positives and negatives.

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  3. so nice , i like your blog

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  5. I was only two when the 68s were active, so I haven't any impression of the time. Thanks for posting this, so I could learn.

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