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Amidst the polyphony of the #GiletsJaunes

In the occupied roundabouts of france, occupations which are the most emblematic expression of the gilets jaunes or “yellow vest movement”, the word or speech has been freed. Individuals, people, who would formerly never have encountered each other, find themselves protesting, debating, occupying together.

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#YellowVests December 15: #Nantes under a cloud of teargas

In a play, the fifth act is the final one: the one of the outcome, the conclusion. For the fifth act of the Yellow Vests movement, the government seemed ready to do anything to put an end to the dispute. To force destiny.

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Raoul Victor: The Movement of the #YellowVests

Not so long ago it was often said that the class struggle was practically doomed, if not almost extinct. In fact, this reflected above all the reality of an exploited class which for decades has been under the steamroller of “neo-liberalism”, that is, the policy driven by the systematic and violent search of lower labor costs, the policy which uses unemployment and the threat of unemployment to impose social submission. It was as if the working class was laying on the ground with the foot of the ruling class planted on its neck. The movement of the Yellow Vests appears first and foremost as an awakening, a massive refusal of this situation. Everyone agrees today: the rising fuel prices were only the trigger.

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#Briançon7: 12 months imprisonment for protecting migrants against against fascists of Generation Identity

Seven people who were took part in a march of about 100 local activists that escorted 20 migrants over an Alpine pass in April, were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by a court of the French state earlier this week. The march was organized to protect migrants from Generation Identity fascists, who were blocking the border in April.

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#YellowVests: A Call for intergalactic actions of solidarity

ACT 5: THIS TIME IT’S INTERGALACTIC. A call out from the gilets jaunes (yellow vests), for solidarity actions everywhere. On Saturday the 15th of December 2018.

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An Anarchist’s Perspective of the #YellowVests

Yellow Vests: After four weeks of demonstrations, blockades, occupations, general meetings, analysis of all kinds, here is one with a radical left and/or anarchist angle.

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#YellowVests: The Time for wishy-washy coalitions is over

The Gilets Jaunes movement on the French territory caught the left, including many anarchists, by surprise. Current discussions in many anarchist and other leftist circles show that this could happen anywhere… Soon?

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Some Words About the Movement of the #YellowVests

While the medias and the revolutionaries around the world look at what is happening in France, a lot of information is lost and it is not always easy to follow the facts because of the number of videos and comments which are following each other on social networks. Here is a recap of events for over a month, by a French person who has collected the information of all mainstream medias and radical left medias, to make a synthesis.

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Message from #YellowVests #Commercy: The time of the communes still rings out!

Commercy’s Yellow Vests offer a political solution to the movement: autonomous local committees, direct democracy, sovereign general assembly, delegates with a precise mandate revocable at any time, rotating responsibilities. We replubished this piece that was originally published by Open Democracy on December 7.

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