France

Gilets jaunes’ National Call // Sunday May 26th: In the street during the elections!

Following the invitation of the Assembly of Assemblies of Saint-Nazaire for action and mobilisation during the European elections, we call for regional convergence in order to take to the streets during the electoral masquerade on Sunday 26 May in all the major cities: where most of the polling stations are concentrated.

Yellow Vests, Act V

An account of Saturday's demonstrations in Paris

Amazon: A new business model better able to manage the contradictions of the capitalist mode of production

Amazon cardboard robot

An attempt to understand the functioning of one the world's most powerful companies using marxist categories - explaining how Amazon manages to combine the functions of productive, comercial and finance capital. The intention is, of course, to try to work out the implications for class strugle...

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.