Poster – “Comrades Workers!” (11 June 1968 – Atelier Populaire)

“Comrades Workers!

Against management and police Provocations
Against defeatism and capitulation
For the satisfaction of every demand

Let’s join our battlestation against Capital
The Occupied Factory!

Let’s organise our self-defence!
We will win!”

(June 11 – Atelier Populaire)

Maroon screen-print on poster paper

56 x 90cm

Documented in:
Wlassikoff p35; Beaubourg #176, Beauty #61; Gasquet p197; Murs #110; UUU p26; Dobson #172

Online Resources:
BNF
BNF
ENSBA #10551

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Poster – “Return to Normal” (9 June 1968 – Atelier Populaire)

“Return to Normal”

(8 June – Atelier Populaire)

Purple screen-print on newspaper

49 x 64.5cm

Documented in:
Camard #38; Les Affiches #209; Imagination #37; Peters #21; Beauty #80; Gasquet p22; Artcurial #458; Beaubourg #16; Murs #117; Wlassikoff p. 125 ; Dobson #65 ; Mesa p91 ; Chartres #135; UUU p65

Online Resources
ENSBA #10640
BNF

Tract – (8 June 1968 – Action Committees, Movement 22 March)

RENAULT-FLINS; VICTORIOUS RESUMPTION OF THE STRIKE

– Capital believed it was attacking the weak link of the metal-working industry (an isolated factory, no union tradition, a number of immigrant workers, a fascist organisation in the factories).

– It sent 5,000 CRS, mobile guards, a half-track, etc…, to protect the scabs’ “freedom to work.”

– But the workers of Flins continue the combat. Friday, at 5:00am, they amassed with a number of students in front of the thousands of cops protecting the factory.

Workers and students overtake the CRS along the route where the cars arrive, carrying the workers who were tricked into thinking they were resuming work. They get into each car to explain the situation, and quickly all of the cars are empty and the 9,000 workers are united in a meeting to continue the strike.

– It is then (10 in the morning) that the mobile guards attack the gatherings of workers in Elizabethville. Not only do the workers have no access to their factory, but the neighboring villages are also prohibited.

– All day the workers, at first surprised and unarmed, respond and hold on before the mobile guards.

Power is forced to add 50 cars of CRS during Friday night.

This morning L’Humanité says it is the student provocateurs that are at the origin of the violence. This is a lie. It was the workers of Flins (there were 8,000 of them) who sent for the students. It was the CRS, by their scandalous presence in the factory and the surrounding area, who provoked the workers of Flins. The students who wish to retake the Sorbonne understand the workers of Flins who wish to retake their factory: that’s why they were yesterday and are still at the side of the workers in the face of the repression of the bosses and the police.

The reality: is the anger of the workers.

The reality: is the fraternization of the workers and the students.

Today the strike movement turns its eyes to RENAULT-FLlNS. Entire sectors take up the struggle again; the postal sorting offices, Berliet, etc… go back on strike, seeing in the fighting spirit of the workers of Flins the sign of an ongoing struggle for the abolition of the bosses.

The workers of Flins have opened a new stage of the struggle.

LET’S MOBILIZE; all of the businesses, all of the workers, all of the students.

LET’S REINFORCE THE STRIKE MOVEMENT.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY will be two decisive days for the workers’ struggle.

Coordination of the Action Committees of the Parisian Region
Movement of Support for the Struggles of the people
Movement of March 22

Poster – “Renault Flins – New Phase” (8 June 1968 -Atelier Populaire)

“Renault Flins – New Phase

Friday, Flins 5000 CRS seal off the factory

5am – Faced with the cops 9000 workers join together to continue the strike

10am – The cops attack the gathered workers with a grenade assault

* THE CRS ARE THE ONLY PROVOCATEURS *

The State and the radio claim that it is the students who are fighting

Until 10am the next day the workers organise and direct the counterattack

* FOR THE ENTIRE STRIKE MOVEMENT *

Sectors take up the strike again in solidarity the first being the Postal sorters

SOLIDARITY WITH FLINS

LET’S MOBILISE OURSELVES ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE REINFORCEMENT OF THE STRIKE MOVEMENT”

(8 June 1968 -Atelier Populaire)

Red screen-print on newspaper

65 x 99.5cm

Documented in:
Wlassikoff p39; Beaubourg #141, Beauty #46; Gasquet p.70; Murs #123; UUU p61; Dobson #97; Artcurial #371b

Online Resources:
ENSBA #10550

Poster – “Achtung!” (June? 1968 – Atelier Arts Décoratifs)

“Achtung!
For all dirty work,
Phone HITler 00-00

Kommandant of the Defence Committees of the 5th Republic (C.D.R.)”

(June? 1968 – Atelier Arts Décoratifs)

Black screenprint

44 x 56.5cm

Documented in:
Camard #122b; Beauty #196b; Gasquet p.43; Beaubourg #110; Peters #218; Murs #91; Artcurial #433

Online Resources:
BNF

Tract – untitled (1 June 1968 – UNEF)

Since early May, the most powerful mass movement that France has ever known has continued to grow. By occupying the factories, workers aim to impose their authority in industry as well as on the whole of society. By occupying the faculties, students are demonstrating their determination to radically transform society.

The breadth of the movement has been such that the bourgeoisie became frightened and is now trying to pull itself together by rallying around a government which was breaking down. its game consists in trying to canalize the present movement, with a view to elections in which the employers’ money and election combinations will allow it to save the essentials.

We cannot fall into such a trap. Only real worker authority in the factories and in society can guarantee lasting satisfaction of our demands. Otherwise the rise in prices and employer repression will quickly reduce to nothing the few advantages that have been won. When the mass of workers decided to pursue their action they understood this very well. They will not give in to threats and intimidation; they have already begun to organize to take over production in the factories, and they will continue the fight.

The consultations requested by the UNEF for the last three days, with a view to organizing a broad inter-union demonstration, could not take place. Certain people seem to have no concrete outlook beyond preparing for the elections. This is not our objective, a popular movement of this kind cannot get bogged down in any electoral operation whatsoever. The UNEF is therefore taking the initiative of calling on students, teachers, and workers to come to a large demonstration on Saturday, June 1, and is inviting the union organizations to join in this call.

DOWN WITH GAULLISM!
POWER TO THE WORKERS!
THE FIGHT CONTINUES!

4 PM MEET AT MONTPARNASSE STATION
(Place du 18 juin)