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The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle

The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant–observer in the Yellow Vest (Gilets jaunes) movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of information in the international media.   But why should you take the time to learn…

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Every Vestige of Western Culture is a Vestige of Barbarism

Every Vestige of Western Culture is a Vestige of Barbarism On April 15, for reasons not yet fully clarified by the French authorities, a large proportion of Notre Dame Cathedral was consumed by fire. The incident itself is regrettable, for, as prevailing common sense rightly points out, any material loss of human culture, regardless of…

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The Yellow Vest Movement

The Yellow Vest Movement Nothing shows the crisis of neoliberal capitalism more clearly than the popular uprising in France that is occurring under the banner of the “Yellow Vest” movement. Thousands are congregating in Paris over week-ends to protest against the intolerable burdens being imposed upon them in the name of “austerity” and to demand…

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The Yellow Vest Movement Strengthens in France

The Yellow Vest Movement Strengthens in France It is hard to count demonstrators spread out across thousands of mobilisations, but it seems that over half a million people were involved in “Act Four” of the Yellow Vest mobilisation in France on Saturday 8 December. In Bordeaux, a huge joint demonstration between university students and Yellow…