Columbia University 1968


Poster from Atelier Populaire, Sorbonne, 1968 - French and Immigrant workers unite!   Poster from Atelier Populaire, Sorbonne, 1968 - Yes to the occupied factories!   Poster from Atelier Populaire, Sorbonne, 1968 - To give a little is to  surrender
Poster from Atelier Populaire, Sorbonne, 1968 - Help the occupied factories for the victory of the people    Typical posters from the Atelier Populaire ("Ex-Ecole des Beaux Arts"), the Sorbonne, Paris, May 1968, printed for the 1968 worker/student rebellion that shut down most of France and eventually ended General De Gaulle's political career (the General had called the rebels "shit in the bed"; a poster not shown here had the General in profile with the legend, "Le Chien-Lit C'est Encore Lui", or words to that effect). Many posters were distributed at Columbia by French students, who cited the Columbia rebellion as an inspiration. The ones above were found on the Web; the one at left was on my apartment wall until it crumbled.


Frank da Cruz / fdc@columbia.edu / Columbia University 1968 / Jun 2001