On Yellow Vests, Unions, and Intellectuals
The gilets jaunes (Yellow Vests) are breathing new life into an international scene brimming with “organic crises” but lacking hegemony. Similarities and differences are noted between Macri and Macron according to Argentine literary and cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo, and a comparison is made between Brazil in 2013 and France today with regard to the institutionalist “essentialism” of Brazilian philosophy professor Marilena Chaui.
Matías MaielloDecember 17, 2018
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 VoiceDecember 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 FlakinDecember 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 VoiceDecember 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 PermanenteDecember 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 FlakinDecember 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 ChingoDecember 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 CobetDecember 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 VoiceNovember 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 MicheloudJuly 18, 2018