Paris May 1968
Source: The May Events Archive of Simon Fraser University;
Source: Simon Fraser University, The May Events Archive;
Translated: by Mitchell Abidor 2008.
AFTER THE EVENTS OF THE LAST TEN DAYS
AFTER THE POLICE OCCUPATION OF THE LATIN QUARTER AND NANTERRE
AFTER THE BARRICADES OF MAY 10 AND THE SAVAGE POLICE REPRESSION
AFTER THE GENERAL STRIKE OF MAY 13 AND THE OCCUPATION OF THE SORBONNE
A group of artists and theater people, of students and workers, formed in a revolutionary action committee, tonight occupied after the show at the Theatre des Nations, the Theatre de France-Odeon, symbol of a bourgeois culture they fundamentally contest in the same way that they contest capitalist society.
From the moment of the occupation of the theater commissions open to all were created in order to undertake a labor of reflection concerning our refusal of the distribution of entertainment-as-merchandise and on the possibilities created by the newly established situation for the development of an art of combat.
This is obviously only a first step, and we strongly request that entertainment professionals, in collaboration with workers and students, join with us and take similar initiatives at their own workplaces.
In order to pursue this movement we call on all to come this evening, Thursday May 16, to the ex-Theatre de France.
Information Commission of the Odeon
Thursday, May 16, 1968