The following video is very good. Interviews of average French protesters. Middle Class can't afford to buy any Christmas presents for their children because the taxes are so high. Good English Translator:
"Globalism on the Ropes"
The following is a list of demands in English.....drafted by the French Leftists, so it is missing some things the Right wants, and it is loaded with communist ideals:
Globalism on the Ropes
Between Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini and the "Gilets Jaunes" revolts, no one except for the most severely brainwashed can deny that Globalism is on the ropes.
The degree to which a country is zombified by Globalism can be gauged by whether its people believe that Climate Change is the most pressing issue they face and if they believe that "populism" is a bad word.
The last time French President Emmanuel Macron was seen publicly, before he went into hiding nearly a week ago on Tuesday, he addressed the "Yellow Vests" protests of the previous weekend and he used the exact same Globalist talking points as did US Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as if they'd been handed the same script. Both reaffirmed the direness and exigency of Climate Change and how it is causing "social injustice" and how their Climate Change policies must be implemented immediately, to finally bring about long-sought social justice and racial equality.
No statement from their former Rothschild investment banker president could have been more tone deaf to the French people, who love every square inch of their precious turf and who are among the most organic- and biodynamic-farming, ecologically-conscious people on the planet.
Over 80% of the French population supports the Gilets Jaunes revolts because all but a handful of French billionaires are being squeezed out of the Middle Class, while millions of unskilled, culturally-incompatible "migrants" are shipped in, for the profit of Non-Governmental Organizations and the Catholic Church – with funds bilked from these same hapless Middle Class taxpayers. Similar scenarios are playing out everywhere that the Neoliberal, Corporatist Bankster policies of the Globalists are in effect.
I've chosen this English-language video produced by state-run FRANCE 24 because it gives a decent slice of life and granularity on the lives of the decent people who are typical of the protesters outside of Paris. Below is the list of demands from the Gilets Jaunes.
"The People's Directives"
•End of the tax hike on fuel [done].
•Promote the transport of goods by rail.
•Tax on marine fuel oil and kerosene.
•Monthly minimum wage equivalent to $1,480 per month.
•Indexing of all wages, pensions and allowances to inflation.
•Nationalization of the fuel for home heating and electricity sectors.
•More progressive income tax (more marginal tax brackets).
•The end of the austerity.
•No withholding tax.
•Restoring the taxes for the ultra-wealthy.
•Same social security system for all workers, including the self-employed.
•The pension system must remain in solidarity and therefore socialized.
•No retirement pension below $1,365 per month.
•Increase of disability allowances.
•Retirement at age 60, and a right to early retirement at 55 for workers who have worked a hard manual labor job.
•Continuation of the Pajemploi help system until the child is 10 years old.
•End of outsourcing of work for French corporations.
•Limit the number of fixed-term contracts for large companies, replaced with more full time employment.
•Maximum salary fixed at $17,075 per month or $307,325 annually.
•Jobs for the unemployed.
•Any elected representative will be entitled to the median national salary.
•The popular referendum must enter into the Constitution. Creating a readable and effective website, supervised by an independent control body where people can make a proposal for a law. If this bill obtains 700,000 signatures then this bill will have to be discussed, completed and amended by the National Assembly, which will have the obligation, one year to the day after obtaining the 700,000 signatures, to submit it to the vote of all French.
•Return to a seven-year term for the President of the Republic.
•End of presidential allowances for life.
•Proportional voting system.
•Elimination of the Senate.
•Accounting of the protest/blank/none of the above ballots.
•Promote small businesses in villages and town centers. Stop the construction of large commercial areas around the big cities that kill the small business. More free parking in city centers.
•No further privatization of French infrastructure.
•Improved funding for the justice system, the police, the gendarmerie and the army.
•All the money earned by highway tolls will be used for the maintenance of motorways and roads in France and road safety.
•Immediate closure of private trains, post offices, schools and maternity homes.
•Maximum 25 students per class for all ages.
•Large corporations (McDonald's, Google, Amazon, Carrefour ...) pay big [taxes], small businesses (artisans, SMEs) pay small [taxes].
•Protectionism of French industry and prohibition of outsourcing.
•End of the business tax credit. Use this money for the launch of a French hydrogen car industry.
•Eliminate credit card fees for merchants.
•Lower employer taxes.
•Continue exemption of farm diesel.
•Improve the lives of the elderly by banning their exploitation.
•Substantial boosts in mental health fund.
•Prohibition of glyphosate.
•Immediate end to temporary foreign worker programs.
•Plan for improving insulation of housing (help the environment by helping the household).
•Rent control. More low-rent housing (especially for students and precarious workers).
•Treat the root causes of forced migration.
•Fair treatment of asylum seekers. We owe them housing, security, food and education. Work with the UN to have host camps open in many countries around the world, pending the outcome of the asylum application.
•Return of unsuccessful asylum seekers to their country of origin.
•Real integration policy is implemented. Living in France means becoming French (French language course, French history course and civic education course with certification at the end of the course).
Running Time: 10 min