Tag: gilets jaunes

Ida Susser: Melenchon: the creation of a left political bloc

Focaal Web Editor , June 21st, 2022

On June 19, 2022, the united left party, NUPES (New Ecological and Social Popular Union), cobbled together by Jean-Luc Melenchon in less than two months, won enough seats…


Ida Susser: Covid, police brutality and race: are ongoing French mobilizations breaking through the class boundaries?

focaal_admin , December 3rd, 2020

On May 31, 2020, the US exploded in protest to address the super-exploitation of racism, which has uniquely scarred its history. This was followed by international demonstrations, including…


Trees Talk…and Sometimes They Also Tell Lies

Maximilian C. Forte , September 28th, 2019

Out on a limb in Grenada in August, I had the fine pleasure of sampling such a special sweet fruit of the “Spice Isle”. It is a fruit…


Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018

OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


Joshua Clover: The roundabout riots

Focaal Web Editor , December 14th, 2018

Much has been written about the gilets jaunes and their relation to both politics, of the left and the right, and historical waves of labor unrest. In this…