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Yellow Vests Block Airbus, Amazon, and Louis Vuitton Factories

Earlier this week, yellow vests (#GilletsJaunes) blocked the entrance to three large factories and stores.

Left Voice

December 15, 2018

Day of Action in Paris: Red Vests meet Yellow Vests

On Friday, some 15,000 workers demonstrated throughout Paris. The trade unions called this a "Day of Action" – but they are refusing to organize a strike alongside the Yellow Vest movement.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 14, 2018

“We Need to Expand the Yellow Vest Movement to a General Strike”: Interview with a French Railway Worker

We spoke with Anasse Souiri, a railway worker and trade union activist a member of the CCR (in the NPA), about the #GiletsJaunes (#YellowVests) movement, the concessions announced by President Macron and the perspectives in France.

Left Voice

December 14, 2018

French Socialists Call for General Strike to Oust Macron, Abolish Senate

The following statement was written by Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (CCR), a group within the NPA in France. It was published on December 5.

Révolution Permanente

December 6, 2018

Yellow Vests Force Macron to Retreat … Again

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed he was canceling the planned increase in fuel taxes. Just a day earlier he had announced that the implementation would be delayed by six months. Will this be enough to pacify the "Gilets Jaunes" (Yellow Vests)? Further demonstrations are planned this Saturday.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 6, 2018

The Prerevolutionary Elements of the Yellow Vest Uprising

The spontaneous uprising of the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) shows that we are facing a transitional situation. Cracks are opening at the top, allowing the anger of the mass movement to enter the scene and creating a prerevolutionary situation in France

Juan Chingo

December 5, 2018

The Emerging Potentials of France’s “Yellow Vest” Movement

Who are the “yellow vest” protesters? What are their demands? What role should the workers’ movement and the far left play in their uprising?

Daniela Cobet

December 3, 2018

Massive Protests Against the Tax Fuel Raise in France

President Emmanuel Macron announced a 6.5% fuel tax hike for January 2019. Thousands took to the streets wearing yellow vests, a mandatory item in every car. The spontaneous ‘yellow vest’ movement spread across the country like wildfire. In Paris, the police responded with tear gas and water cannons.

Left Voice

November 25, 2018

Macron: The President Who Deports Immigrants but Celebrates Their Goals

While French President Macron celebrates goals scored by immigrant soccer players, he continues to put forward anti-immigrant policies

Analía Micheloud

July 18, 2018