Archiv: social movements


10.02.2019 - 13:58 [ FrançoisLabrouillère ‏/ Twitter ]

„Gilets jaunes“: Christophe Castaner et le préfet de la Gironde visés par une plainte après de graves blessures provoquées par les dangereuses grenades GLI-F4. via Mediapart

(17.12.2018)

10.02.2019 - 12:43 [ Independent..co.uk ]

Yellow vest demonstrator injured by grenade as protesters try to storm French National Assembly

Mobile phone footage shared on social media showed a protester crouched in pain as medics tended to his severely-damaged hand.

Police said the grenades, which scatter rubber pellets and emit tear gas, were used to disperse protesters after they tried to storm the parliament building.

09.02.2019 - 18:32 [ teleSUR ]

Canada: Social Movements Reject „U.S.-Backed Coup In Venezuela“

Social movements and unions in Canada have condemned the government’s decision of backing the illegitimately self-proclaimed „interim president“ Juan Guaido and the U.S.-backed coup attempt against Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro.

09.02.2019 - 17:12 [ La Plume Libre ‏/ Twitter ]

[#ActeXIII des #GiletsJaunes en chiffres]

#Paris 10000
#Toulouse 7000
#Lyon 3500
#Montpellier 2000
#Marseille 2000
#Nice 1500
#Caen 2000
#Valence 900
#Lille 2000
#Mulhouse : 1 000
#Rennes 1000
Clermont-Ferrand 1000
#Nîmes 600
#Nice 1500
#Menton 500
#Bordeaux 4500
etc.

#Acte13

09.02.2019 - 15:39 [ La Plume Libre ‏/ Twitter ]

🇫🇷 [#ActeXIII] Précisions à propos de la main arrachée à #Paris : la grenade GLI-F4 a été lancée „au hasard“ par des gendarmes, elle a rebondi et le #GiletsJaunes a instinctivement voulu l’écarter pour ne pas qu’elle la heurte. Elle a alors explosé. #9fevrier #Acte13

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.