Global strike demands climate action

SRQ demonstrators gathered around speeches during the first portion of the strike.All photo credits go to Sergio Salinas First-year students Dylan Gelderman and Aniston Hoffman prepared signs to take to the Sarasota Climate Strike. The Global Climate Strike took place Friday Sept. 20. Climate activists…

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Yellow Vest protests continue to impact France

Jacob Wentz/CatalystEven in the small city of Pau, the movement attracts a decent number of supporters. After 12 weekends of protest, the “Gilet Jaune” (Yellow Vest) movement continues to impact France. The protests initially developed in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise fuel…

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Macron criticized by ‘Gilet Jaune’ fuel protesters
photo courtesy of Victoria Cheng The word "Rothschild" tagged on the Louis Vuitton store is a direct reference to Macron's work with the financial group, as well as a criticism of the elite classes, luxury brands and the cost of living in France.

Macron criticized by ‘Gilet Jaune’ fuel protesters

Jacob Wentz is the Catalyst’s foreign correspondent reporting from Pau, France. Thousands of demonstrators organized in streets and highways throughout France over the weekend to protest proposed tax hikes on gas. The activists are organized under the Gilet Jaune, or “Yellow Vest,” movement, a name…

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BLM protest marches through downtown Bradenton

Outside the Downtown Bradenton Central Library, a growing group of people gathered a half an hour before noon. Those in attendance included students, community members, leaders, parents and grandparents. People of varying races and backgrounds gathered there to march in protest of racist police practices.…

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