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?

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

For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left

by JIM KAVANAGH  The Polemicist Dec 19, 2018 Something’s happening here… Class Act The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least. It has delivered a sharp and refreshing smack in the face to the smuggest of smug, entitled neoliberal brats, Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to retreat on substantive tax and minimum wage … Continue reading For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left

France isn’t Falling… It is Rising!

by Bree Hood Gihon Journal Dec 9, 2018 The general feeling expressed about the mass revolt currently taking place in France is the country is falling. But that assumes France is composed of just its government and not composed of its people. If it is the people of France revolting against their neoliberal government, is the … Continue reading France isn’t Falling… It is Rising!

Is France showing us what America’s next civil war will look like?

"Everything I've seen so far out of France is singing loudly that, yes, it's a small world, after all – and that what's happening on the barricades is both a reflection of what's going on in much of the developed world and a screaming alarm for what could come next." by Will Bunch Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading Is France showing us what America’s next civil war will look like?

The French Protests Do Not Fit a Tidy Narrative

The yellow vests protests are more nuanced than American pundits want to admit. by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Dec 13, 2018 https://youtu.be/KxAR9mooOog “What’s wrong with elitism?” asked Washington Post columnist Max Boot this week. Boot posed this in a discussion about the merits of centrism, raised in the context of the “yellow vest” protests against … Continue reading The French Protests Do Not Fit a Tidy Narrative

The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes

by CJ Hopkins Consent Factory Dec 13, 2018 So it appears the privatization of France isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned. As I assume you are aware, for over a month now, the gilets jaunes (or “yellow vests”), a multiplicitous, leaderless, extremely pissed off, confederation of working class persons, have been conducting a series … Continue reading The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes