The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle

by Alex Lantier WSWS 7 December 2018 The French government of banker-turned-President Emmanuel Macron is preparing for a major confrontation with “yellow vest” demonstrations and other protests this weekend, as the political crisis gripping the French state intensifies. The interior ministry is planning to deploy 89,000 riot and military police throughout the country on Saturday, … Continue reading The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle

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

Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection

by John Lichfield, who witnessed the destruction and disorder around the Arc de Triomphe first hand on Saturday. The Local Dec 3, 2018 The rivers of destruction which spread down the avenues radiating from around the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de L'Etoile were fed not just by social anger but by a kind of … Continue reading Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection