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

Outcry as French police round up 700 protesting high-school students

France24 12/7/2018 A video showing a mass police round-up of protesting high-school students in Mantes-la-Jolie west of Paris has caused outrage in France. Video of the detained students kneeling in mud started circulating on social media Thursday evening. https://youtu.be/u23vZtUqIzo   The clip shows teenagers on their knees, still wearing their school backpacks, lined up facing a … Continue reading Outcry as French police round up 700 protesting high-school students

Our manifesto to save Europe from itself

We need to reduce inequality within countries, not between them, and invest in the future of all Europeans by Thomas Piketty Guardian Dec 9, 2018 Since the election of anti-European governments across the EU, and with Brexit looming, it is no longer possible to continue as before. We cannot simply wait for the next departures, … Continue reading Our manifesto to save Europe from itself

Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry

by Claude Poissenot  Conversation Dec 3, 2018 France’s “gilets jaunes” protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests – named after the yellow vests worn by those on the streets – is partly the work of … Continue reading Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry