French Yellow Vests Celebrate First Birthday

by Richard Greeman, published on Counterpunch, November 19, 2019 This weekend the Yellow Vests celebrated their first birthday, with convivial barbeques on traffic circles (roundabouts) all over France followed by direct actions like liberating tollbooths. Although number of protestors has declined to about 10% of the estimated 400,000 who rose up a year ago on Nov. 17, 2018 – thanks[…]

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Yellow Vests Show the Way

“Yellow vests” mass protests against the rise in fuel prices in the French capital of Paris ~Sputnik by Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, December 12, 2018 The yellow vests ought to be inspirations for the 99% on this side of the Atlantic ocean. “They will not accept neoliberal plunder without a fight.” French law requires drivers to keep gilets jaunes,[…]

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The Tragedy of the Cheminots

The Deep Meaning of the French Railroad Strikes by Diana Johnstone, originally published on Global Research, April 21, 2018 The current series of railroad strikes in France are portrayed in the media as “labor unrest”, a conflict between the government and trade union leaders, or as a temporary nuisance to travelers caused by the self-interest of a privileged category of[…]

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