France

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1809-1865: A Biography - Dana Ward

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

Short biography of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, the first thinker to ever call themselves an 'anarchist'.

Class War 09/2019: “Yellow vests”

We published recently on our blog, as we had access to them and they reached us, some documents produced by and around the “yellow vest” movement that has been shaking France since several weeks. The following is a kind of introduction to all of them (an introduction that we usually publish before, indeed).

The French Army Mutinies of 1917

In the Spring of 1917, many French army units mutinied after enduring years of slaughter and appalling conditions during World War One. Much of the French army on the Western Front was affected. Hear first-hand accounts of the mutiny from the BBC archive.

2006 - CPE Struggle and the Myth of May 68

“Gilets jaunes”… “Communards”… “Sans-culottes”… “Va-nu-pieds”… “Wretched of the earth”…

Behind flowery labels stand our struggles against misery!

Call of “Yellow Vests” from Paris east side

Our vests are no longer road safety suits; they have become a rallying sign to the movement that globally challenges the established order. The reason why they twinkle is not to alert the authorities on any emergency or social distress. We didn’t put them to demand something from the Power. The yellow of our vests is not the yellow that the workers’ movement usually attributes to treachery. The colour of this garment is that of the lava of anger that the volcano of social revolution, dormant for too long, is beginning to spew out again. It is yellow only because it embraces red.

“Jaune” [Yellow] – The newspaper to win

!!! HERE I upload the very last improved version of the translation !!!
“Jaune” is a state of mind. That of determination. After two months of struggle, we felt the need to clearly present the positions of victory within a movement that does not lack “VRP” [traveling salesmen] of all kinds to sell us the turnkey solutions of defeat.

Some Further Thoughts on the Yellow Vests Movement

At the time of writing – early January 2019 – it is difficult to say whether the movement of the gilets jaunes has entered a phase of reflux before it dies down or if it is going through a pause after more than a month of intense activity and severe clashes with the state.

Yellow Vests respond to the call from Commercy

Yellow Vests Montreuil

The assembly of yellow vests from Montreuil has answered the call from Commercy. They have accepted the invitation to attend the assembly of assemblies.

Boredom Weeps: Graffiti, curses, inscriptions of May 1968

A book of graffiti and sloganeering from the events in France, May '68.