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The Yellow Vests Movement (gilets jaunes)

arc de triomphe protest
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Antonio Negri and Judith Revel

The Yellow Vests movement in France (gilets jaunes) began in November 2018 in response to the government raising taxes on gasoline. Protests have taken place every Saturday since then in cities and towns throughout France. The demands of protestors have expanded to include also the reinstatement of the "solidarity tax" on the very rich and raising the minimum wage, among others.

We'll have two events:
1) A mapping session - Monday, Feb. 11 - 12pm-1pm
2) A dialogue session with Antonio Negri and Judith Revel - Wed., Feb. 13 - 12pm-1pm

In preparation for our mapping session on Monday 11 Feb, please read some of the texts in English linked below or watch the video debate (which is only in French) below between Etienne Balibar, Ludivine Bantigny, and Antonio Negri.

On Wednesday 13 Feb, we will have a dialogue with Judith Revel and Antonio Negri via video-conference. We will manage the languages among French, Italian, and English.
We will provide lunch for participants on both days.

Please read the background texts linked on this page:

Contact: Eli Meyerhoff