The Yellow Vests’ fury and aggressiveness, despite the government heavy handed attempts at intimidation, appears to remain undampened. The events registered this weekend in Paris, including in front of the National Assembly (see below) are illustrative of the degree of alienation the French working class exhibits from the neoliberal Macron regime. Just imagine that these images were practically impossible to conceive even a few months back, and now this. Nothing is impossible once the masses begin to move. Obviously the Gilets Jaunes no longer see the French national congress as representative of their interests and goals.
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VINCENT LAPIERRE—Saturday, December 1st will forever be engraved in French history. The “Yellow Vests”, i.e. French people who see right through the left-right divide, rose up and took over the Arc de Triomphe and other iconic places. We have here a “yellow revolt” – a pacifistic movement, sure, but over which the police had little control. Vincent Lapierre and the Média Pour Tous team were at the heart of the action that day. Follow them to see what happened.
In three weeks, the movement has become conscious of its own strength. Its initial demand, the lowering of fuel taxes, is now but one of the urgent measures being demanded, among others that would increase the spending power of workers, pensioners, the unemployed, small artisans, farmers, merchants etc. In the furnace of collective action, mass consciousness is taking giant strides forward every day. The question of power was put forward very early – first in a negative form (“Macron: resignation!”), then, little by little, in a positive form: “power to the people!”