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27.12.2018 - 17:52 [ Workers.org ]

Macron, austerity, repression and the Yellow Vest revolt in France

So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.

That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.

22.12.2018 - 19:21 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“For two years Brexit voters have been called far right, stupid, dangerous. In truth we are just people who want to stand up for national sovereignty and popular democracy. In 2019 let’s not take any more of the elite’s insults”, says Brendan O’Neill

22.12.2018 - 15:35 [ .INFOS ‏/ Twitter ]

ALERTE INFO – Au moins 10 000 personnes à #Paris. Les #GiletsJaunes sont divisés en plusieurs cortèges : à #Madeleine, sur les #ChampsElysees, sur le boulevard Haussmann, rue de #Rivoli… Ils crient „Macron démission“. #22Decembre

22.12.2018 - 15:24 [ actu.fr ]

VIDÉOS. Acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime : situation très tendue à Rouen

L’acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime est très tendu à Rouen, samedi 22 décembre 2018. Environ un millier de personnes se sont rassemblées dans l’hyper-centre.

22.12.2018 - 13:29 [ Radio Utopie / Twitter ]

@JLMelenchon Vive la république de la France! Vive la république de l’Allemagne! Vive l’amitié française-allemande!

(8.12.2014)

22.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Spiked ]

A European Spring – Europeans are in revolt against the political and moral order and it’s wonderful.

In a sense, 2018 is less like 1848 itself and more like the decades that preceded that tumultuous year. These were, in the words of Trygve Tholfsen in his 1977 study of working-class radicalism in the run-up to 1848, ‘hungry decades’ – decades in which disgruntlement and radicalism bristled and grew before exploding in firm demands for change. And though many people were alarmingly poor in these ‘hungry decades’, it wasn’t their ‘immediate deprivation’ that drove them to organise and take action, says Tholfsen; rather, their instinct for revolt was built on ‘solid intellectual foundations’ and it expressed a ‘denial of the legitimacy of the social and political order’.

22.12.2018 - 12:22 [ France24.com ]

France’s ‘yellow vest‘ protest forces shut down of Versailles despite lower turnout

The protesters had been split Friday on whether to stage another large rally in Paris, or in the nearby town of Versailles, once home to King Louis XVI who lost his head to the revolutionary guillotine.

Fearing possible unrest, authorities said they were closing the Palace of Versailles and its gardens on Saturday.

15.12.2018 - 20:07 [ IrishTimes.com ]

Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ demonstrate in France in fifth weekend of protests

The interior minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in the cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.

A police source told Reuters some 16,000 protesters had been counted in France, excluding Paris, by 11am Irish time, compared to 22,000 at the same time on December 8th.

15.12.2018 - 13:21 [ LCI / Twitter ]

Sur les marches de l’Opéra de Paris, un des #GiletsJaunes prend la parole au mégaphone : „Nous exigeons une baisse sérieuse de toutes taxes et impôts, sur les produits de première nécessité, de l’énergie, logement, transports, produits alimentaires, vêtements…“

15.12.2018 - 13:07 [ Connexion ]

Unions call strike as protests continue across France

For today (Friday December 14) and Tuesday December 18, unions called for strikes across several industries, including air traffic control, transport, and education. The call read: “We must act for an immediate increase in salaries, pensions and social protection.”

The unions the FSU, Solidaires, SUD and UNEF have also joined the movement.

15.12.2018 - 12:13 [ fandetv / Twitter ]

VIDEO⚡️Sonia (#GiletsJaunes #Senlis) dit qu’ils n’arrêteront pas tant qu’il n’y aura pas de Référendum d’Initiative Citoyenne (#RIC) ou la démission d’@EmmanuelMacron. Une partie de ses collègues manifesteront à Paris le #15Decembre, l’autre continuera à occuper les rond-points.

14.12.2018 - 10:52 [ Socialist News Time ‏/ Twitter ]

The Gilet Jaunes are planning a fifth wave of protests Saturday, despite calls from the government to stop after the Strasbourg shooting.

13.12.2018 - 12:52 [ Spiked ]

‘It’s time for the people to take power’

Huge stop-and-search operations were undertaken to prevent so-called casseurs (violent hooligans) from joining the protests. I was searched six times before I could get anywhere close to the Champs Élysees.

The gilets jaunes who made it through the gauntlet of gendarmes were largely in good spirits when I arrived, at various points chanting ‘Macron resign!’ and singing La Marseillaise.

13.12.2018 - 12:27 [ Matthew Karnitschnig / politico.eu ]

The rise and fall of Macron’s European revolution

For years, Berlin watched with growing frustration (bordering on panic) as both Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande failed to enact serious reforms in the face of the country’s increasingly difficult economic situation.
Macron knew that to succeed in Europe, he would have to win over Germany and the only way to do that is to fix France. The precipitous decline in his standing at home over the past year, culminating in the “uprising” by the Yellow Jackets, has robbed Macron of the legitimacy he needs on the European stage.

10.12.2018 - 23:22 [ theGuardian.com ]

Macron bows to protesters‘ demands and says: I know I have hurt some of you

In a long-awaited address on primetime television, the president tried to talk the protesters out of further action, promising a rise in the minimum wage and tax concessions.

In a mea culpa, Macron said he had heard and understood protesters’ anger and indignation, which he said was “deep and in many ways legitimate”.

10.12.2018 - 23:11 [ BBC ]

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

The minimum wage would increase by €100 per month from 2019, he said.

A planned tax increase for low-income pensioners would be cancelled, overtime pay would no longer be taxed, and employers would be encouraged to pay a tax-free end of year bonus to employees, he added.

However, he refused to reinstate a tax on the wealthy, saying „this would weaken us, we need to create jobs“.

10.12.2018 - 09:40 [ CNN ]

Macron to meet unions as pressure over ‚gilets jaunes‘ grows

France’s beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power.
Macron, who will also meet political leaders and local officials,

08.12.2018 - 16:05 [ CNN ]

Macron’s top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

05.12.2018 - 10:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe

Extreme forces are rejoicing over the president’s predicament. Their ultimate goal is a political takeover of the continent

05.12.2018 - 10:16 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Secret policemen disguised as journalists attacked real journalists during protesting in #France. The moment of the attack by the civil police officers on the journalists and the reaction of the journalists was reflected on the camera #YellowVests

05.12.2018 - 10:09 [ Politico.eu ]

France’s fuel tax retreat dismays COP24 climate talks

France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit.

That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 percent, highlighted the difficulty of imposing any economic pain in the name of tackling climate change.

04.12.2018 - 19:16 [ BBC ]

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.

The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.

03.12.2018 - 19:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Students blockade schools as French protests spread: About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders

High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.

About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.

03.12.2018 - 19:42 [ BBC ]

France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday’s fuel protests in the French city of Marseille.

The woman, who lived in an apartment near to where the protests were taking place, was hit in the face while closing the shutters.

03.12.2018 - 18:57 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

As the #GiletsJaunes protests in #Paris #France continue and grow stronger, it also receives support from policemen A group of police officers took off their helmets and didn’t intervene against the #YellowVests Many calls are being made by policemen to join the protests

03.12.2018 - 07:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

Paris protest: ‘People are in the red. They can’t afford to eat’

„At the last election, I left the ballot paper blank. I don’t have confidence in any of the political parties and I don’t see that changing until a party emerges that is more interested in the people than in those with huge fortunes.“

03.12.2018 - 07:35 [ New York Times ]

Yellow Vests Riot in Paris, but Their Anger is Rooted Deep in France

The “Yellow Vest” protests he is a part of present an extraordinary venting of rage and resentment by ordinary working people, aimed at the mounting inequalities that have eroded their lives. The unrest began in response to rising gas taxes and has been building in intensity over the past three weeks, peaking on Saturday.

With little organization and relying mostly on social media, they have moved spontaneously from France’s poor rural regions over the last month to the banks of the Seine, where they have now become impossible to ignore.

03.12.2018 - 07:30 [ theLocal.fr ]

Revealed: The shocking scale of poverty in France in 2018

(8.11.2018) In total there were around 8.8 million people living below the poverty line in France in 2017. In France this means they are living on an income of less than €1,026 a month, and many of them live on considerably less.

03.12.2018 - 07:22 [ France24.com ]

Macron surveys damage after worst riots in Paris for decades, calls for talks

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led crisis talks that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.

01.12.2018 - 17:44 [ FranceTVinfo.fr ]

DIRECT. „Gilets jaunes“ : 75 000 manifestants recensés en France, la situation reste très chaotique à Paris

Après des échauffourées près des Champs-Elysées, des heurts s’étendent, dans l’après-midi du samedi 1er décembre, à plusieurs autres quartiers de Paris dans une grande confusion, en marge de la mobilisation des „gilets jaunes“ qui rassemble quelque 75 000 personnes à travers la France, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur. La préfecture de police de Paris dénombre 183 interpellations et au moins 80 blessés, dont 14 membres des forces de l’ordre.