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“Yellow Vests” (“Gilets Jaune” named after roadside-safety vests) are a mass popular movement against the current establishment. It is a revolt that has been simmering in France for years. A revolt by ordinary people against...

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The underlying crisis of world capitalism has, as we predicted, significantly deteriorated in the year. In the decisive sphere of the world economy a new crisis looms, the timing and character of which are not...

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France In Revolt

December 13, 2018

For more than a month now, since November 17, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. A massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the...

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The following is a leaflet Gauche Revoltionnaire (CWI in France) produced to engage with the #GiletsJaune or Yellow Vests protests. Read more analysis here. Macron, dégage ! Défendons notre avenir ! Dec 6, 2018 Limoges,...

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After three weeks of increasingly angry mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron suspended the massively contested tax on diesel. It remains to be seen whether this will defuse the mass movement calling for his government...

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Originally published in Socialism Today, Issue 222 (October 2018), the political journal of the Socialist Party (sister party of Socialist Alternative in England and Wales). The storage of dangerous radioactive waste is back in the news in Britain...

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Because of the continuing significance of the events in France in 1968, Socialist Alternative is republishing the pamphlet France 1968: Month of Revolution written by Clare Doyle of the Committee for a Workers International with...

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Socialist Alternative is connected in political solidarity to the broad, cross-border movement for a socialist world through the Committee for a Workers International (CWI). The annual CWI summer school brings together activists from every inhabitable...

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Factory and university occupations in France. US civil rights and rage at the Vietnam war. Upheavals in Italy, Pakistan and Northern Ireland. Revolt in Stalinist Czechoslovakia. Repression in Mexico. Events in 1968 sent shockwaves around...

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May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France By Mitchell Abidor AK Press, $15 Fifty years have not dulled the excitement of the general strike in France in May 1968 which...

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