yellow vests

Call from the Yellow Vests of Commercy Calling for Popular Assemblies

  • Posted on: 12 December 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A statement from the Yellow Vests shows the political sophistication we must develop as similar social struggles emerge in the declining United States.

An excellent friend in Paris forwards this:
Pour transmettre aux anglophones qui seraient intéressés…

Call from the Yellow Vests of Commercy to set up popular assemblies
“We will not be ruled. We will not be divided and bought off.”
NO TO RIP OFF! LONG LIVE DIRECT DEMOCRACY!
NO NEED FOR REGIONAL ‘REPRESENTATIVES’!

The “Yellow Vests” Show How Much the Ground Moves Under Our Feet

  • Posted on: 9 December 2018
  • By: thecollective

From infoshop.org by David Graeber (via La Monde, December 7th, 2018)

If one feature of any truly revolutionary moment is the complete failure of conventional categories to describe what’s happening around us, then that’s a pretty good sign we’re living in revolutionary times.

A Brief Note on the Yellow Vest Movement

  • Posted on: 3 December 2018
  • By: thecollective

The Yellow Vest Movement presents something of a conundrum for anarchists. To quote The BBC, “It is quite clear there were agitators or “casseurs” at the sharp end of the clashes with police. We saw groups of people both from the anarchist far-Left and from the nationalist far-Right. They were tooled up and ready for a fight.” Occupying the same spaces as the far-right seems like strange position for anarchists to be in. However, I personally support the anarchist presence in the movement and I’ll briefly explain why.

On the Gilets Jaunes: Dispatches from France

  • Posted on: 3 December 2018
  • By: thecollective

In the last few days, the Left has struggled to politically apprehend a new phenomenon called the “Yellow Vests” [“Gillets Jaunes"], since it does not emerge directly from traditional forms of protest. Consequently, any critical analysis of the movement is forsaken in favour of a blissful support without questioning anything (who mobilizes itself? why? how?) or a blatant contempt for “beaufs” who do not demonstrate for “good causes”, as if class consciousness should magically impose itself on the proletarians. In the same time, we cannot summarize the events as a gross manipulation of the far right based on nothing but wind and creating a completely artificial social discontent by means of Facebook videos.