May 1968 has become as celebrated for its sayings and its slogans as its events. Here is a selection, in French and then in English translation, of some of the most characteristic maxims, aphorisms and platitudes from the pamphlets and graffiti of the Paris of 40 years ago. Some are predictably left-libertarian. Others are funny and anarchical. A few look forward to the Green politics that hardly existed in 1968. * Il est interdit d'interdire. (It is forbidden to forbid.)
This. Instead of "bringing coal back" and destroying American land for oil, provide education for workers to learn how to install and build clean, renewable energy sources. I think if training were provided, they'd be perfectly capable and in high demand. Instead they cling to dying industries that are killing this planet, all out of fear. Change and the unknown are scary, but necessary.