The Uprisings in France and the Specter of the Yellow Vests
The French riots, after the police murder of Nahel Merzouk, illustrate the prerevolutionary potential of the situation.
Juan ChingoJuly 11, 2023
Gaëtan Gracia: We’re Going to Have to Fight for Our Own World after the Pandemic
In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Gaëtan Gracia, a militant worker and member of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR), denounces the French state’s efforts to repress workers’ actions to combat the public health and economic crises and the role French imperialism has played in withholding crucial medical supplies from the African countries they exploit and oppress.
Left VoiceMay 14, 2020
France Enters Second Month of National Strike
As union leaders negotiate with the government behind the backs of their rank and file, France’s workers continue to strike against Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Yesterday’s national day of action occurred alongside a 96-hour blockade of eight oil refineries around the country and brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 10, 2020
The “Yellow Vest” Rebellion – Interview with Daniela Cobet
The popular rebellion that broke out in France in December 2018 has continued for over two months and is reshaping the political landscape across Europe.
Left VoiceJune 9, 2019
Class Struggles and New Political Phenomena Around the World
With the yellow vest movement in France and the uprisings against pro-imperialist dictatorships in Algeria and Sudan, the oppressed have burst onto a tumultuous international scene.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalMay 13, 2019
The Yellow Vests and the European Elections
Elections to the European Parliament will take place on May 26. In France, protests by the Yellow Vests continue and the government of Macron is in a profound crisis. Revolutionary socialists are calling for a critical vote for Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle). We publish a call from our sister site Révolution Permanente.
Left VoiceApril 26, 2019
73-Year-Old Yellow Vest Activist Injured by Police, Scolded by Macron
Macron scolds an elderly yellow vest activist that was brutally beaten by the police.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 5, 2019
The Yellow Vests Are Back on the Attack Throughout France
On the eighth consecutive Saturday of mobilization with demonstrations in several French cities, tens of thousands showed that the yellow vest movement is alive, despite the government’s repression and maneuvers.
Julien AnchaingJanuary 9, 2019
France: Yellow Vests Are Everywhere, Despite a Police Siege
This Saturday was #ActeV of the #GiletJaunes (#YellowVests) movement in France. For the fifth week, thousands of protesters took to the streets while the police shut down large parts of the city. Yet there was a marked decline compared to the previous week. Is this the beginning of the movement’s end? Left Voice correspondent Wladek Flakin reports from Paris.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 18, 2018