France: Yellow Vests Resume Protests

FYI: from Telesur English, September 12, 2020 The ‘Yellow Vests’ Saturday took to the streets after a summer break to continue protesting against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans. Almost two years after their first mobilizations, the Yellow Vests marched through Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. Yellow Vests in France are back! https://t.co/rJTznMN9SA pic.twitter.com/etuoptte4b — Karli[…]

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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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Protest and Corporate Media

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, August 21, 2019 The corporate media are steadfast partners with the United States government and faithfully follow the party line on foreign policy issues. “The networks and the newspapers can seldom be believed.” Corporate media always let us know who is in with the in-crowd and who is on the outs with[…]

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French Labor Leaders Size up Yellow Vests

“Pink Vests” protest in Paris, March 30, 2019. (Léa Bouchoucha) By Léa Bouchoucha, published on Consortium News, May 16, 2019 Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other members of a new collective of professional child minders. They wore pink vests, held balloons and had set up a large[…]

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Assembly of Yellow Vests says, ‘We must abandon capitalism’

By Rémy Herrera, Published on Workers World,  April 16, 2019 “Act 21” of the Yellow Vests took place on Saturday, April 6, as their demonstrations have every week for almost five months.  But a parallel event was held from April 5 to 7 in the evening in Saint-Nazaire, in Loire-Atlantique, which will certainly influence the course of future struggles in[…]

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About the Yellow Vest Revolt (Videos)

Editor’s Note: If you have yet to really see Les Gilets Jaunes (The Yellow Vests) protesting in Paris, these are some interesting videos by  Vincent Lapierre.  We should be paying attention in this country. Below I have embedded Acts 3 – 6.    I think it’s likely there will be more.  In these reports, we  see live action in the streets[…]

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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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