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Nuit Debout seems more cultural than political from here. Disaffection yes, but somewhat amorphous and unpolemic. More a test run to see how many of us we are/could be. After the Hebdo incident, how much right to freely assemble do we have left? If we don't use it, we'll lose it, or forget we can, that it's a defining tradition, a patriotic heritage.
As I understand it, the potency of the '68 riots was due to the confluence of students (60's demographic bulge) and working class unions, a political more than cultural event.
Head-bashing seems to be the elite's answer to both forms of protest, when in doubt...
Not recalling any tractors in '68. Were farmers involved then?
They usually get their way, don't they?
Several factions appear to be simmering, yet all are coming from different angles still, with few exceptions.
It would not surprise me if France were -again- the first country in Europe to throw off the demeaning shackles of modern feudalism aka neoliberal austerity.
It's in their blood.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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