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The gilets jaunes: A rebellion against the totalitarians

How can one not but feel pride in being French? Emmanuel Macron, Letter to the French Act IX, Saturday January 12: the yellow vest insurrection continues. In response to french president Macron’s invitation for a “great national debate” on the … Continue reading

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Finding our way through the yellow vests insurrection

Reflecting on the yellow vests rebellion with the CrimethInc. collective …

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The yellow vests: A chronicle

From the CrimethInc. collective … How the Yellow Vest Movement Survived into 2019: A Chronicle from December 8, 2018 to January 5, 2019 (09/01/2019) Since November 2018, the yellow vest movement has created a political crisis in France and posed thorny questions … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Towards a permanent insurrection

We are approaching a critical moment. We are approaching a historic moment. We are approaching a tipping point of history. We are nearing the end. For several months, we have been fighting on the ground, together, to block the suicidal … Continue reading

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Gilets Jaunes: Signs of the times / Images from the future

… from a distance, every judgment, praise and critique are easy. However, because many of us have found ourselves in a similar position, the question faced by the politicized minorities that still raise red and black flags remains: can we participate in something … Continue reading

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Lessons from the gilets jaunes

Radical political movements and thought have always been nourished by rebellions and insurrections that were rarely or never foreseen, largely outside of any movement’s control, and whose fate was decided in struggle with both opposing protagonists and institutions of power. … Continue reading

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An experiment in cartography: Mapping the gilets jaunes

From the Crimethinc. Collective, reflections on and testimonials of the gilets jaunes … The Yellow Vest Movement: Showdown with the State: Reports from the Clashes in Paris, around France, and across Europe (14/12/2018) Since November, France has been shaken by … Continue reading

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Amidst the polyphony of the gilets jaunes

In the occupied roundabouts of france, occupations which are the most emblematic expression of the gilets jaunes or “yellow vest movement”, the word or speech has been freed.  Individuals, people, who would formerly never have encountered each other, find themselves protesting, … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: How the ground moves beneath our feet

What an insurrectional moment shows is the return of life to visible social space. The uprising has no existence of its own, if not by an abuse of language. It is meshed with a thousand little stories, the smaller the … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Smashing habits in insurrection

Protests succeed and overlap each other, without a single centre or orientation.  The territory is claimed, even if only momentarily, regular movement is disrupted, sabotage becomes common, while the rebellious are themselves divided … but the insurrection continues. From the … Continue reading

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