Best of the Left Podcast : #1237 Understanding the Yellow Vests protest

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Air Date: 12/21/2018

Today we take a look at the Yellow Vests protest in France to understand what they are, how they started and what implications they have for the struggle between neoliberal, fascist and progressive politics worldwide

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: France's Macron Makes Concessions while 'Yellow Vest' Protests Continue - @TheRealNews - Air Date 12-10-18

Militant "yellow vest" protests continue in France, despite President Macron's efforts to offer concessions.

Ch. 2: Explaining Macron, French politics and the connection to Yellow Vests - David Feldman Show - Air Date 12-10-18

World Politics Review's Judah Grunstein talks to us from Paris and provides a background briefing on the Yellow Vest protests.

Ch. 3: Woke Pamela Anderson Explains Paris Riots - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 12-7-18

Pamela Anderson gives a great breakdown of the Yellow Vests protest and protests in general.

Ch. 4: The Yellow Vest Protests in France - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 12-4-18

Alissa Rubin, New York Times bureau chief in Paris, talks about the deadly Yellow Vest protests in France, and whether world leaders can take necessary steps to address global warming without imposing overly harsh economic burdens on hard-working citizens.

Ch. 5: Yellow Vests, neoliberalism and the climate with Danièle Obono and Jerome Roos - The Dig from @jacobinmag - Air Date 12-14-18

With the rise of the Yellow Vest (Gilets jaunes) movement, there no clearer evidence that zombie neoliberalism is bound to fail. This crisis cannot be solved with the centrist policies and politics that caused it in the first place.

Ch. 6: F-Word: In the French Yellow Vests Murdoch Finds a Movement to Like- The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 12-12-18

“By many accounts Macron’s paying the price not so much for taxing carbon as for ignoring inequality and passing tax breaks for the rich, while pushing more austerity on people already at breaking point.” Laura Flanders, weekly commentary.

Ch. 7: French and American revolutionary tactics - Common Censored with @LeeCamp & @ActivistEleanor - Air Date 12-9-18

The yellow vests have pushed President Macron to kill the proposed fuel tax. Here’s what you need to know about the tax - and what we can learn from the gilets jaunes.

Ch. 8: Explaining the Yellow Vest protests through a progressive lens - @tmbsfm with @_michaelbrooks - Air Date 12-10-18

We talk about the Yellow Vest movement and what it means for the left going forward.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 10: I say Happy Holidays because I get my Christmas cards out late - Jeff from Charlotte, NC


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 12: Final comments on selective inclusion and exclusion and clarification on why it’s good to be able to argue your opponent’s side


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