The Yellow Vests Of France: Six Months Of Struggle

By Richard Greeman, -

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 [...]

French Labor Leaders Size Up Yellow Vests

By Léa Bouchoucha, -

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 [...]

The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle

by Richard Greeman -

I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of information in the [...]

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’

By Staff, -

Paris, France - In March, a French woman wearing the hijab applied for a job at a lingerie shop, Etam, in the southern city of Montpellier. The woman, Oumaima, claimed her application was [...]

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks

By Anthony Torres, -

Hundreds of thousands of French workers demonstrated on Thursday as part of a nationwide public sector strike to oppose the Emmanuel Macron government’s draft law on the “modernization” of the [...]

French Actors And Writers Back Latest Yellow Vest Protests

By Staff of DW -

Anti-government yellow vest protesters on Saturday marched in cities across France for the 25th straight week. Following the annual May Day march attended by thousands on Wednesday, the crowds [...]

French Yellow Vests Rally In May Day Protests Amid Teargas

French police fired tear gas to push back masked demonstrators in central Paris Wednesday as thousands of people used an annual May Day rally to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's [...]

Muslims And The Working Class: France’s Marginalized And Natural Yellow Vest Allies

By Ramin Mazaheri, -

Yellow Vests and Muslims are the two largest groups in France which suffer from socioeconomic marginalization – and there is no doubt that they will be open political allies, eventually. Even [...]

Macron Offers Tax Cut To French Workers To Quell Anger

By Sylvie Corbet and Lori Hinnant, -

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow [...]

Yellow Vests Demonstrate In Paris As Notre Dame Donations Highlight Wealth Inequality

By Julia Conley, -

"Victor Hugo thanks all the generous donors ready to save Notre Dame and proposes that they do the same thing with Les Miserables." The contrast between the French government's and upper class's [...]

‘Yellow Vest’ Act 22 Reaches 30,000 People Despite Repression

By Staff, -

The number of protesters increased in spite of the Anti-riots law and its threats. Police Saturday arrested at least 50 people as the Yellow Vests were performing their 22 consecutive weekend [...]

Yellow Vest Movement Struggles To Reinvent Democracy

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

After five months of constant presence at traffic circles, toll-booths and hazardous Saturday marches,  the massive, self-organized social movement known as the Yellow Vests has just held its [...]

France: Unions And The Yellow Vests Resist Macron

By Charlie Kimber, -

We Yellow Vests, formed in local assemblies, gathered in Saint-Nazaire, 5, 6, 7 April 2019, address the people as a whole. Following the first meeting of Commercy, approximately 200 delegations [...]

Only The Struggle Matters

By Chris Hedges, -

PARIS—In the small chapel to the right at the entrance of the neoclassical Church of Saint-Sulpice is a large mural by Eugène Delacroix. The painter, at the end of his career and suffering from [...]

Tear Gas, Skirmishes: Yellow Vests Flood Streets Of France In Act XX

By Staff, -

Thousands of protesters are rallying across France as Yellow Vest demonstrations show no sign of abating on their 20th week despite authorities banning many locations. A heavy police presence can [...]