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“Here we are / Here we are”
“For the honor of the workers / And for a better world”
CW’s Note: It’s with a very huge delay that we finally post here our second bulletin focused on the struggles known as the “gilets jaunes” movement, bulletin we initially published in… November 2019. This material was ready in English much sooner but meanwhile the Covid-19 pandemic and the lock-down measures imposed by the capitalist State slowed down our activities in process. We are nevertheless sure that the analysis and information contained in this bulletin are still valid and relevant for the further episodes of the class war waged by the revolutionary proletariat against its everlasting enemy, i.e. the bourgeoisie and the capitalist social relations… Have a good reading!
Four Seasons… The “yellow vest” movement has been going through four seasons now…
Although it is not in a position to impose a real, powerful and profound world social revolution (that should irrevocably and definitively sweep away all the foundations of the social relationship dominating and crushing humanity!), this movement is nevertheless managing to keep going and thus to complete the cycle of a year, just like our planet which finishes its circuit around the sun.
Six months ago, we finished the introduction of our previous bulletin, devoted to the same theme and its development, with these words:
Finally, although it might seem provocative, we affirm that all the media hype around the “yellow vest” movement can in no way make us forget this essential thing that there is no such thing as a “yellow vest” movement, that it has never existed and cannot exist. And this is for a simple, fundamental, unavoidable reason: because there is no “yellow vest” class or social project… Here and now, everywhere and always, it is proletariat against bourgeoisie, two social classes with resolutely antagonistic projects… Indeed, there are only two projects facing each other for the future of humanity: on the one hand, the historical process of abolishing capitalist social relations and its State, which are the cause of misery, war, exploitation, alienation, oppression and domination… On the other hand, the forces for the conservation of this nightmare…
Nevertheless, the movement that in itself “cannot exist”, if not as an expression and materialization of the age-old (and therefore always present!) confrontation between the class of those who possess and the class of the dispossessed, manages to last and to impose its presence, to withdraw temporarily like the low tide and then to return in force. Rather than talking about confusion and contradictions in the movement, it seems to us to be more important and more correct to insist once again on the essential determinations of this struggle. These determinations are neither “direct” or “participative democracy” and the “Citizens’ Initiative Referendum” or the “French people”, nor the national flag or the Marseillaise…