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#GiletsJaunes: The war of images

The yellow vests insurrection challenges not only political and economic representation, but the representation of words and images, words and images appropriated for commodity production and circulation, words and images central to spectacle capitalism.

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#GiletsJaunes: Creative violence against State brutality

French territory: Fear! How long has it been since the ruling classes (of a “developed” country) have feared their poor? The forced gymnastics of the french government’s “great national debate”, supported and secured by a militarised police apparatus whose only red line or limit at this point is not to kill the yellow vests (1000’s have been arrested, hundreds prevented from demonstrating in Paris and other cities, hundreds have been injured and mutilated by weapons for “maintaining the peace”),** the unconscious consensus between the media, journalists, politicians of almost all parties, all testify to a fear before an unknown energy that seems uncontrollable.

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#GiletsJaunes #Nantes, February 2: Another afternoon of anger

Gilets Jaunes in Nantes: Several thousand demonstrators. Banks targetted. The far right pushed aside. Building the general strike.

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#GiletsJaunes: “The simple will to rebel against poverty and bondage”

The Unorganized Revolt – An Anarchist Perspective on the Yellow West Uprising in France.

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#GiletsJaunes: #ActeXII rallies in face of repression

After months of clashes, “Act 12” of the main Gilet Jaunes (yellow vests) marches today is setting itself squarely against police and fascist violence – and calls are growing for a general strike.

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#Paris: Refugees evicted in Porte-de-la Chapelle

Tuesday evening, saw a massive eviction of Paris’s Porte de la Chapelle urban camp. According to Paris Refugee Ground Support (Warning Facebook Link), hundreds were brought to gymnasiums to get out of the cold overnight — but hundreds more were left behind to fend for themselves.

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Yellow Letter #20: Let’s Shut it Off

Since the beginning of the Yellow Vests movement, mysterious Yellow Letters have been circulated on roundabouts and social networks. With customary poetic and theoretical acumen, this 20th Letter lays the foundations for a strategy of combat: “if the cold reason from above is to give way to the common sense from below, we must gather ever more people.” -Lundi matin

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#YellowVests, #Paris: NPA demonstration attacked by fascists

Paris: The NPA demonstration was violently attacked yesterday, Saturday, during Act XI of the Yellow Vests in Paris by “les Zouaves”, an informal group of radical far-right activists from different organizations and ultras. Last week, they also attacked anti-fascist activists.

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