Time for Yellow Vests in the US

by PAUL STREET CounterPunch  JANUARY 23, 2019 Here are seven things you won’t hear much if anything about in the reigning corporate media regarding the ongoing record-setting partial shutdown of the United States federal government: 1: The Longstanding Neoliberal War on “Big Government” A proper understanding of the shutdown in relation to the longstanding capitalist … Continue reading Time for Yellow Vests in the US

The case for a national general strike protesting Trump’s heartless shutdown

The social cohesion for a general strike supporting federal workers is part of America’s past, how about now? by BOB HENNELLY Salon Jan 13, 2019 It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown. (Editor's note: … Continue reading The case for a national general strike protesting Trump’s heartless shutdown

Fall of Empires: FUKUS on the brink of collapse

Washington, London, and Paris (FUKUS = France, United Kingdom, United States) the three capitals of the Empire are today effectively ungoverned, shutdown, and tottering on the brink of collapse or under siege by their own people. by George Galloway RT Jan 9, 2019 Global Look Press / Christoph Meyer/Dpa; Reuters/Kevin Lamarque; Reuters/Christian Hartmann   Despite the … Continue reading Fall of Empires: FUKUS on the brink of collapse

Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive?

by Diana Johnstone GlobalResearch Jan 10, 2019 Or perhaps one should say, buried or revived?  Because for the mass of ordinary people, far from the political, financial, media centers of power in Paris, democracy is already moribund, and their movement is an effort to save it.  Ever since Margaret Thatcher decreed that “there is no … Continue reading Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive?

What Happens If the French Yellow Vests Win?

by Andre Vltchek  New Eastern Outlook Dec 17, 2018 What if protesters in Paris win, and the French government gives in to all their demands? What if taxes are reduced, wages increased, President Macron steps down? I am not talking only about the fuel tax; attempts to impose it have been already abandoned. I am not … Continue reading What Happens If the French Yellow Vests Win?

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