This analysis of the happenings in France was originally published by Crimethinc on 6th December 2018. In response to Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to increase the tax on fuel for “ecological” reasons, France has experienced several weeks of unrest associated with the yellow vest movement. This grassroots uprising illustrates how the contradictions of modern centrism—such as
This text was contributed to Freedom by David Adam: a human rights, disability and Class War activist who wrote I am a cliché, published by Variant 18 Autumn 2003.
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