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Paris 1968

Three Documents and Flyers from the Conseil pour le maintien des occupations (CMDO).

Paris: Conseil pour le maintien des occupations, 1968. Various sizes: 44.5 x 28.5, 27 x 21, and 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Loose single-page sheets. One document with some minor chipping, soiling, and staining, wear along crease lines, overall about very good.

A collection of three documents from the CMDO (Conseil pour le maintien des occupations). The CMDO, or Council for Maintaining the Occupations, was a revolutionary group founded on May 17th, during the May 1968 events in Paris, by members of the Comité d'Occupation de la Sorbonne. The group was more or less made up constantly of about 10 situationists and Enragés, along with various other revolutionaries and strikers from assorted industries, as well as other workers and students.
Throughout its existence, the CMDO was a successful experiment in direct democracy, guaranteeing equal participation from all members in debates and decision-making. It functioned as an uninterrupted general assembly, with no private meetings taking place outside of the common debate. Three commissions were organized within the general assembly: the Printing Commission, the Liaison Commission, and the Requisitions Commission. A number of texts, posters, comics, and songs were published by the CMDO during its lifetime. Some of its major publications saw printings of upwards of 150,000 copies. Many texts were also reproduced in the provinces and abroad, as the CMDO itself translated a number of its texts into English, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish and Arabic.
Included here are: Adresse a tous les travailleurs, dated May 30, 1968, signed by Comité Enragés, I.S, Conseil pour le maintien des occupations; Pour le pouvoir des conseils ouvriers, dated May 22 1968, signed by the Conseil pour le maintien des occupations; and Que peut le mouvement revolutionnaire maintenant? flyer.
Sold together with a poster from 1967, Les luttes de classes 1, Strasbourg, 46 x 33 cm, an advertisement for a journal published by a group of Strasbourg Situationists including Edith and Theo Frey.

Book ID: 52346

Price: $1,250.00