The Union of Communist Youth Marxist-Leninist (French : Union des jeunesses communistes marxistes-léninistes, abbreviated UJC(ml)) was French maoist youth organization. UJC(ml) was founded on 10 December 1966, by youth activists excluded from the Union of Communist Students. On 12 June 1968, UJC(ml) was banned under a decree signed by then President of France Charles de Gaulle in response to the May Events of that year. Some members of UJC(ml) founded new political movement - Gauche prolétarienne
Roger Vailland was a French novelist, essayist, and screenwriter.
Benny Lévy was a philosopher, political activist and author. A political figure of May 1968 in France, he was the disciple and last personal secretary of Jean-Paul Sartre from 1974 to 1980. Along with him, he helped founding the French newspaper Libération in 1972.
Edgar Morin is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognized for his work on complexity and "complex thought", and for his scholarly contributions to such diverse fields as media studies, politics, sociology, visual anthropology, ecology, education, and systems biology. He holds degrees in history, economics, and law. Though less well known in the anglophone world due to the limited availability of English translations of his over 60 books, Morin is renowned in the French-speaking world, Europe, and Latin America.
François Duprat was an essayist and politician, a founding member of the Front National party and part of the leadership until his assassination in 1978. Duprat was one the main architects in the introduction of Holocaust denial in France.
François Maspero was a French author and journalist, best known as a publisher of leftist books in the 1970s. He also worked as a translator, translating the works of Joseph Conrad and John Reed, author of Ten Days that Shook the World, among others. He was awarded the Prix Décembre in 1990 for Les Passagers du Roissy-Express.
Pierre Rosanvallon is a French historian and sociologist. He was named a professor at the Collège de France in 2001, holding the chair in modern and contemporary political history.
Jean-Pierre Azéma is a French historian.
The Union of Communist Students is a French student political organization, part of the Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France. It was founded in 1939 but dissolved after World War II. The UEC was re-created in 1956, along with the MJCF. It is independent from the French Communist Party (PCF) although it remains close to it. It maintains exchange contacts with the PCF, in particular on student issues. The UEC is organized in sectors, by university, and is led by a national collective elected during the congress of the MJCF and renewed during the National Assemblies of the facilitators, every year. A national coordination runs the organization.
Albert Jacquard was a French far left geneticist, popularizer of science and essayist.
Sylvain Lazarus is a French sociologist, anthropologist and political theorist. He has also written under the pseudonym Paul Sandevince. Lazarus is a Professor at the Paris 8 University.
Antoinette Fouque was a psychoanalyst who was involved in the French women's liberation movement. She was the leader of one of the groups that originally formed the French Women's Liberation (MLF), and she later registered the trademark MLF specifically under her name. She helped found the "Éditions des femmes" as well as the first collection of audio-books in France, "Bibliothèque des voix". Her position in feminist theory was primarily essentialist, and heavily based in psychoanalysis.
Catherine Clément is a French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic, born in Boulogne-Billancourt. She received a degree in philosophy from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure, and studied under its faculty Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan, working in the fields of anthropology and psychoanalysis. A member of the school of French feminism and écriture féminine, she has published books with Hélène Cixous and Julia Kristeva.
Patrick Grainville is a French novelist.
Philippe Poirrier, born in 1963, is a French historian, specialist in French contemporary cultural history.
Jean-Claude Guillebaud is a French writer, essayist, lecturer and journalist.
Jean Thibaudeau was a French writer and translator.
Armed Nuclei for Popular Autonomy, also known as NAPAP, was a French Maoist armed organization formed in december 1976. According to the police, alleged leader of the NAPAP was Christian Harbulot. Members of the NAPAP influenced the Communist Combatant Cells in Belgium.
Jacques Julliard is a French historian, columnist and essayist, and a former union leader. He is the author of numerous books.
Jean Schalit was a French journalist.
André Senik, is a French associate professor of philosophy and former communist activist.