The site of the radical left "Lundimatin" boosted by the effect "yellow vests"

Created in 2014, the libertarian online magazine is led by an anonymous editorial and who wishes to remain so. Since the beginning of the protest movement, it has a strong audience, more than 500 000 visits per month.

By Zineb Dryef Posted on 28 December 2018 at 15h06

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Mathieu Burnel, one of the relaxed in the case of Tarnac (here, at the opening of the trial, in March, in Paris), is often presented as the main creator of Monday morning, what the site denies.
Mathieu Burnel, one of the relaxed in the case of Tarnac (here, at the opening of the trial, in March, in Paris), is often presented as the main creator of Monday morning, what the site denies. Thomas Padilla / MAXPPP

On December 8, the day of the big demonstration in Paris "yellow jackets", around 11 am, Julien Coupat and one of his friends are arrested by several police officers of the DGSI, before being placed in custody. Ten years ago, to prove the involvement of the 44-year-old intellectual in the so-called "Tarnac" case, the text The insurrection that comes (La Fabrique, 2007), signed by the Invisible Committee, was cited as a dependent. This time, some seem to be making the connection between this arrest and the interest of Monday morning for the movement of "yellow vests". The site editorial itself has issued a message stating that the DGSI would be "Particularly up" against their growing audience.

A draft "acephalous"

Created four years ago, this online magazine has become a reference for the radical left, nourishing the great movements of the moment (mobilization against the labor law, Nuit debout …). The site, completely free, claims 500 000 visits per month: its notoriety goes beyond the only militant circles. " It's a place where ideas become consistent. The application of ideas to reality becomes clear », says Eric Hazan, the publisher of La Fabrique. After a conservative reserve, Monday morning now concentrates all its efforts on the almost daily coverage of "yellow vests". Reports, analyzes, interviews, testimonies … and calls for mobilization.

In "Next Station: Removal", published the day before the demonstration on December 8 ("Uprising" is it written in the text), we could read this sentence: "At the point where we are, with the contemporary means of repression, either we overthrow the system or it is he who crushes us. " Is this what worried the authorities? Common intellectual references (Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben), bridges between critical thought and literature, taste for Talmudic exegesis and Kabbalah, insurrectional radicalism, aestheticization of violence …

"It's a place where ideas become consistent. The application of ideas to reality becomes clear »Eric Hazan, editor of La Fabrique