|| The Antiauthoritarian Manifesto of the Situationist Avant Garde (January 1961)
By the early 1960s, a "situationist" avant garde in cities such as Munich began to rebel against the reimposition of bourgeois respectability after the Second World War. It proclaimed the unleashing....
||"New Left" (October 4-5, 1962)
Hoping to constitute a “New Left” distinct from the old labor movement, the 17th delegate conference of the Socialist German Student Association [Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund or SDS]....
||Herbert Marcuse Denounces the Vietnam War (May 22, 1966)
The social philosopher and German émigré Herbert Marcuse denounces the U.S. military engagement in Vietnam with a mixture of unorthodox Marxism, emotional anti-imperialism,....
||The "Sit-In" as a Means for Reforming the University (June 22, 1966)
A participant describes the first non-violent "sit-in" at the Free University of Berlin during the summer of 1966. The event dramatized the need....
||Socialist Democratic Student Association Flyer on the Death of Benno Ohnesorg (June 3, 1967)
The killing of a bystander named Benno Ohnesorg during a demonstration against the visiting Shah of....
||Rudi Dutschke Demands the Expropriation of the Springer Press Empire (July 10, 1967)
In light of the role of the conservative press in the killing of Benno Ohnesorg, the charismatic student....
||Fourteen Intellectuals Condemn the Dutschke Assassination Attempt (April 19, 1969)
When a right-wing worker incited by the reactionary press shot student leader Rudi Dutschke on the street in front of his apartment, fourteen leftist intellectuals,....
||Ulrike Meinhof Calls for a Move from Protest to Resistance (May 1968)
To combat agitation by the right and repression by the authorities, the leftist journalist Ulrike Meinhof calls upon radicals to move from protest to open resistance.....
||GDR Justification of the Warsaw Pact Intervention in Prague (August 21, 1968)|
The Central Committee of the SED needed to explain the bloody repression of the Czech experiment with "socialism with a human face" to its own citizens. In its party organ, it argued that the
||Self-Characterization of Members of a Berlin Commune (October 7, 1968)
Members of a Berlin commune describe their common living arrangements, their attitudes about money and....
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