France fuel hike protests
30 weeks of Yellow Vests: a movement at a threshold

Thousands took part in the weekly protests in cities across France. While these agitations have channelized popular anger against president Emmanuel Macron, they have not been able to develop a political project

‘March of the Wounded’ marks 29th week of Yellow Vests protests

The marchers also registered their strong opposition to the 5.9 % hike in the power prices of the state-controlled utility, Électricité de France S.A. (EDF)

“Universities are the heart of potential emancipation”

Peoples Dispatch speaks to Anaïs Fley, national secretary of the Union of Communist Students in France, on the protests in the country over the past few months, the dangers of the policies of Emmanuel Macron and the role of the students and youth in transforming French society

Trade unions, Yellow Vests protesters once again march in solidarity in France

Over 300,000 people are believed to have taken part in protests called for by major trade unions on March 19. Three days before the mobilization, the Yellow Vests marked the 18th consecutive week of their protest

French unions, Yellow Vests join hands, seeking higher wages, social justice

Around 300,000 people took part in rallies and marches in 200 cities across the France. Around the same time, the French parliament passed an anti-hooliganism law that bars protesters from hiding their faces and gives local authorities the power to ban individual protesters

Yellow Vests wave continues with broader, transformative demands

Belying claims by critics that the movement was weakening, 50,000 protesters took to the streets of France over the weekend. Their demands included constitutional reform to introduce referendums on various issues

People's Movements in 2018 A glimpse of people’s movements in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, at People’s Dispatch, we take a look into various people’s movements and resistances across the globe.

“Yellow vest movement is not just about fuel tax hike, it is a crystallization of a deep social discontent and distress”

At every level, the left is actively supporting the movement of the Yellow Vests, says Cyril Benoit of the Young Communists Movement of France, in an interview with Peoples Dispatch.

The Yellow Vest movement triumphs for now but questions remain

The French government has withdrawn the hike on fuel price taxes but the movement continues to grow. The direction this movement will take could have a vital influence on the future on France

Gilets Jaunes Thousands protest hikes on fuel taxes across France

Across France, people are protesting the hike in taxes on fuel, wearing yellow vests and giving the movement the name Gilets Jaunes

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