French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
Including direct accounts from ‘yellow vests’ members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.
While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
There’s a lot to play for in this sprawling democratic exercise, so here are the most important matters at hand.
As Canada approaches its federal election, political pundits have been warning of a polarized war among Canadians. But a new survey tells a story of unity.
Far-right yellow vest extremists in Saskatchewan could jeopardize Saskatchewan’s efforts to grow and attract immigrants.
In the past decade the EU has been struck by a series of crises that have proven that it is far more vulnerable than previously imagined.
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It’s protest symbols, like France’s yellow vests, that go global.
It’s unlikely that a two-month informal national debate will solve France’s crisis of political communication.
There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France’s yellow vests movement.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can’t lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive “manifestations”, as they’re called in French. But the “gilets jaunes” didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the “gilets jaunes” have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
Who are the ‘gilets jaunes’, what do they want and how has France’s political establishment responded to their populist challenge?