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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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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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#Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Lessons from the #YellowVests

The only realistic approach to climate change is one that recognises the inequality in our society. The policies of neo-liberalism, in particular carbon pricing, are a prescription for failure. Workers and communities currently reliant on unsustainable industries deserve a just transition. Working class living standards as a whole must be protected to maintain social support for a transition to a carbon free economy. The price of the transition must be borne by those who built and profited from unsustainable industries – the capitalists. In short, we need to abolish capitalism. It is the only strategy that can work.

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