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 [...]

French Army Receives Authorization To Shoot “Yellow Vest” Protesters

By Alex Lantier, -

Yesterday, the governor of the Paris military district told France Info that soldiers of the Operation Sentinel counter-terror mission had been authorized to fire today on the “yellow vests.” [...]

Macron To Deploy French Army Against ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

By Anthony Torres, WSWS -

French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would activate army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests. This is the first time since the [...]

Yellow Vest Protest Reaching A Showdown With Macron

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

The situation in France may be reaching a showdown between the Macron government, which is now considering using the Army against the Yellow Vests, and the social movement, to whose demands the [...]

French Police To Join Yellow Vests After Realizing Government Is Extorting Them Too

By Matt Agorist, -

Police in France are being ripped off by their government who is refusing to pay them for policing the protests—now they are threatening to join the yellow vests. France — As the “gilets jaunes” [...]

Police Violence Against Gilets Jaunes Sparks Broad Backlash

By Oliver Haynes, New Internationalist -

The gilets jaunes, or 'yellow vests', have been met by an increasingly heavy handed police response. The 15th of December in Paris saw this reach an absurd peak when there were 2,200 protestors [...]

Climate Politics After The Yellow Vests

By Colin Kinniburgh, -

I first passed the protest camp on Christmas Eve, as the sun was setting and most of the country was preparing to sit down for the holiday dinner. So were twenty-odd local gilets jaunes. This [...]

France: Arrests, Tear Gas And Water Cannons Deployed On Week 15 Of Yellow Vest Protests

By Staff, -

This time, another 70 were arrested nationwide and sprayed with water cannons while protesting Macron's government spending cuts. France’s Yellow Vests showed no sign of tiring as the 15th [...]

Act 14: The Yellow Vests Protests Persist

By Staff, -

Thousands of "yellow vest" protesters marched across France Saturday, three months since the movement began and in a week that has seen growing international concern at police treatment of the [...]

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