Paris. Shortly after the historic and almost total strike of September 13 at RATP, five unions – UNSA (majoritaire section), CFE-CGC (executives), FO, Sud RATP ( ousted from Solidaires), and Solidaires RATP – signed a joint statement calling for an unlimited strike as of December 5. Unlimited. Since then, there have been dozens of calls for renewal in all sectors, public and private. The Gilets Jaunes and students announced that they will join the actions. On December 5 there will be an internationalist block at the strike demo in Paris. What follows is the call for the internationalist bloc.Continue reading #Paris: Call for an internationalist bloc at demo on the first day of unlimited strike
For the coming weekend, the Gilets Jaunes are mobilizing nationwide to Paris to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of their movement. The Gilets Jaunes have announced actions on the Champs Elysees, occupations, spontaneous demos,…
In Nov/Dec last year, the state apparatus was repeatedly surprised, the most noble districts of the city centre were devastated, luxury shops and jewellery shops were looted (jewellery worth 2 million was stolen from Dior alone), and police units were forced to flee in many places. Here now the translation of the considerations of some Gilets Jaunes, which were originally published on Paris Luttes Infos and translated in German by Sebastian Lotzer. We translated his translation into English.Continue reading #GiletsJaunes: A strategic essay on the weekend of November 16/17 in #Paris
The Gilets Jaunes are not just another strike or protest movement. They are in perpetual movement. There isn’t an “after.” Because there isn’t an end.Continue reading For the #GiletsJaunes, there won’t be an “after”
Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are set; it is the means that must be proscribed, enforced and submitted to. To ask why is to fail to understand the rituals, the meaning and value of things; it is to be outside the religion.Continue reading The #GiletsJaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital
We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below.Continue reading Looking back-forward at the #GiletsJaunes: A taking stock
Gabriel Rockhill on the significance of the Gilets Jaunes movement. This piece is part of the “One Question” series on the “Gilets Jaunes” movement in State of Nature.Continue reading The Significance of the #GiletsJaunes
Call by Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) from Toulouse to take the streets during the EU elections on Sunday May 26th, 2019.Continue reading #GiletsJaunes: In the street during #EUelections2019 on Sunday May 26th!
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.Continue reading The #YellowVests #insurrection and the revolution of the #revolution – “Will the #GJ’s help us to break out of the efficiency paradigm?”
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.Continue reading The #GiletsJaunes: Those who walk away from capital
Paris: Countering the new repression—A full analysis from the streets.Continue reading Reflecting #MayDay 2019 in #Paris: “We Are Not Giving Up”