The following piece was published on Lundi Matin (Which is believed to be close with the Invisible Committee) on May 20. “All political thought, Marxist, revolutionary, anarchist, etc., is locked in the liberal economic prison. It has never left the 18th century of “Scottish materialism”.”
The uprising of the Yellow Vests can be interpreted as a resurgence of the oldest revolt movements – an emotion or a peasant revolt, a symptomatic resurgence of the state of enlightened despotism (for the economy) regained, a characteristic resurgence of the former regime ending configuratized as liberal technocracy (Physiocrats, Thermidorians or Versailles) and brought following counter-revolutionary movements to life.
Or, rather, this uprising can also be interpreted as the first insurrection of a new revolutionary era, the era of the revolution of the revolution – symptomatic of a new political era that emerges by dissolving or destituting liberal hegemony.
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France: While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions.
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Paris: The Parisian May Day demonstration marks a change of an era. In any case, that is what Serge Quadruppani says in this article. A trade union demonstration that has become an absolute minority, just symbolic; a Black block that has been announced, awaited and feared but which does not finally come; yellow vests everywhere but which do not fall into the identity trap, an overwhelmingly majority joins the front of the demonstration, to the extent of becoming the demonstration at all. This May Day demonstration proved to be globally and literally autonomous.
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Here is a translation of a new article from Lundi matin, a website close to the Invisible Committee, famed authors of The Coming Insurrection. After four months of full-on revolt in France, the promised insurrection seems closer than ever to fruition…
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A reflection on the re-appropriation of time as the revolution within the yellow vests insurrection. Words from a yellow vests newspaper and images and words of a movement, now in its “Act XVI”.
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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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Gilets Jaunes: Considerations on the singularity of the yellow vests…
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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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Saturday, January 19, Act 10: The blocking of motorways weakens, occupations of roundabouts are increasingly cleared away by force (unless negotiated with local authorities), the marches in different cities appear more ordered, confined by marshals, Macron’s promises and his “great national debate” seem to sway some, there is talk of “yellow vest” candidates for the upcoming european parliamentary elections, “leaders” endeavour to stand out, the neo-fascists (“official” and “unofficial”) continue to circulate around the movements, the arrested and the wounded multiply, divisions and retreats announce themselves, the week following, an anti-yellow vest demonstration in Paris. Saturday, January 26, Act 11 … the weekly protests continue.
And if the insurrection is to continue, it must fracture, divide and separate, create new autonomies both in the fissures of society and the Movement.
Continue reading #GiletsJaunes: Fractures and lines of escape