Call of the Yellow Vests of the Saint-Nazaire Shipyard

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Video with engl. subs: https://en.labournet.tv/call-yellow-vests-saint-nazaire-shipyard
The "yellow vests" of Saint-Nazaire who are regularly blocading the Saint-Nazaire shipyard since November 17 read a call on November 20 to mobilise for a citizen assembly in Saint-Nazaire to discuss together the existing "environmental, human and social problems" and to carry on economic blocades across France.

The group organising the blocade is partly constituted of workers from the shipyard. They made through their call a political statement that resonated far beyond Saint-Nazaire (more than 1 million views on Facebook) and in which they made their take on the movement clear: "The solution is in ourselves, we workers, unemployed, retired people, from all origines and all skin colors".

Their group received lately the support of members of the CGT branch of the shipyard.

The yellow vest movement has no single political affiliation and is extremely diverse. Some elements of the far right are present into it, but as the movement grew they became a clear minority within it (at least in France, the picture in neighboring countries, especially Germany, can be extremely different). As the governement announced the withdrawal of the fuel tax rise on December 5, the more neoliberal part of the movement (who was mainly against state taxes and for a more flexible economy) slowly withdrawed from the movement. Most demands are now focused on a rise of the minimal wage, the demission of president Macron, and a democratisation of institutions.

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Johanna Schellhagen
Dec 10 2018 19:58

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