Meet The Real Emmanuel Macron: Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation

 by Mike Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg April 25, 2017 The last thing I ever wanted to do was write about France’s likely next president, Emmanuel Macron, but here we are. This post was inspired by a very telling Financial Times article sent to me by a reader, but we’ll get to that in a bit. Most Americans … Continue reading Meet The Real Emmanuel Macron: Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation

Pamela Anderson on Europe’s Turmoil

Pamela Anderson spoke to Jacobin's David Broder and philosopher Srećko Horvat about the protests in France, the crisis in the European Union, and her own activism. Jacobin Dec 17, 2018 Recent weeks have seen a shock to France’s elites. President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax hike sparked widespread protests, with road blockades across the country and … Continue reading Pamela Anderson on Europe’s Turmoil

From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment

  by Sylvain Cypel New York Review of Books Dec 11, 2018 In Soviet times, Russia’s Jews told a joke about a man named Rabinovitch who was distributing pamphlets in Red Square. In a matter of minutes, the KGB had found him and taken him to headquarters. Only there did the agents realize that the sheets … Continue reading From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment

Paris is burning and London too: World War IV and the crises of democracy

These events are not disconnected and not as far away as they look. by Andrew O'Hehir Salon Dec 15, 2018 We've seen media coverage over the past few weeks of the widening chaos in France and Britain. But there’s almost no sense that those events may be connected, still less that they have anything to … Continue reading Paris is burning and London too: World War IV and the crises of democracy

The Gilets Jaunes have blown up the old political categories

  France’s neoliberal order trembles as the yellow vest revolt shatters established political conventions. The new terrain presents both dangers and opportunities. by Jerome Roos ROAR Dec 11, 2018 The present order is the disorder of the future. — Saint-Just (1767–1794) As I write these words, a veritable earthquake is rippling through French politics and society. … Continue reading The Gilets Jaunes have blown up the old political categories

The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

by Peter Koenig New Eastern Outlook Dec 11, 2018 The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, middle class people, from students to workers to … Continue reading The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

Blacking Out the Yellow Jackets on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job

  by Paul Street Counterpunch Dec 12, 2018 The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned media works to manufacture mass consent to unjust hierarchy. I spent much of last week in a cable-television-equipped U.S.-American apartment with CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News at my fingertips. As … Continue reading Blacking Out the Yellow Jackets on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job