Day: May 31, 2018

COMMERCE/ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

1968 movement in Italy or Sessantotto

The 1968 movement in Italy or Sessantotto was inspired by distaste for traditional Italian society and international protests.  In May 1968 all universities, except Bocconi, were occupied. In the same month a hundred artists, including Gio Pomodoro, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Ernesto Treccani and Gianni Dova occupied for 15 days the Palazzo della Triennale. The background of […]

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INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

Mexican Student Movement of 1968

The Mexican Student Movement of 1968 was a student movement against the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which occurred in the context of the buildup to the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and the worldwide protests that year.  The events that happened from July–October 1968 are colloquially called Mexico 68. For several years prior […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

Student Union Building in Stockholm occupation

Scandinavia Police action in connection with the 1968 Båstad riots.  On May 3, 1968 activists protested the participation of two apartheid nations, Rhodesia and South Africa’s, in the international tennis competition held in Båstad, Sweden.  The protest was among the most violent between Swedish police and demonstrators during the 1960s, resulting in a dialogue between […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS

Polish 1968 political crisis

The Polish 1968 political crisis, also known in Poland as March 1968 or March events (Polish: Marzec 1968; wydarzenia marcowe), pertains to a series of major student, intellectual and other protests against the government of the Polish People’s Republic. The crisis resulted in the suppression of student strikes by security forces in all major academic […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY LEGAL PRECEDENT

Pickering v. Board of Education , 391 U.S. 563 (1968)

Pickering v. Board of Education , 391 U.S. 563 (1968) Facts: A high school science teacher wrote a letter to the editor of a community newspaper, criticizing the board of education’s allocation of funds between academics and athletics. The school board terminated the teacher, saying that the letter contained false statements that impugned the integrity […]

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