On Sunday morning, January 28th, 2024, at the Louvre in Paris, two people threw bright orange, pumpkin soup at one of the world's most famous artworks. A video captured the moment it happened. Gasps and groans can be heard from others in the gallery.
On December 27th of last year, Guillaume L’Hostis, a former coordinator of France’s A22 project Dernière Rénovation (DR), or Last Renovation, published a retrospective online on his 18 months as a part the group and what he learned in his time with them. His post contains critical information about the emerging challenges and dynamics of an A22-style civil resistance project in the 2020s. (DR is a member of the A22 network and demands that France insulate its 5 million thermal sieves: inefficient homes difficult to heat and cool, housing 12 million people.)
Yesterday morning, five French citizens from the Les Insurgés and Dernier Rénovation collectives sprayed yellow paint on a portion of Place Charles-de-Gaulle, in Paris, disrupting traffic in the roundabout for several minutes. In the face of total annihilation, there have been many acts of resistance to the fossil-fueled regimes around the world.
Saturday, October 14, Ten citizens supporting Dernier Rénovation sprayed paint on the Iena bridge facing the Eiffel Tower before blocking traffic in both directions. The action comes on the day of La Flambée des Couleurs, an Autumn holiday, to demand 12 billion euros for Renovation Thermique buildings in the 2024 budget.
6 Supporters of Last Renovation France spray gallons of paint around the outside of the Council of Ministers
6 supporters of Last Renovation sprayed gallons of orange paint across the sidewalks outside the Council of Ministers ... t-shirts which read, “Your Crimes, Our Deaths.” France is currently under an intense heat wave ... still not acting on climate. Last Renovation urges them to consider a “Renovtation Thermique” to insulate all houses in france by 2040.