Category: France

Renaud Lambert: French President Threatens to Outlaw Protests Against Labor Reforms

There are plenty of things happening on the political front. But this struggle against the law now is mainly led by trade unions

Ross Domoney: Clashes at general strike in Paris

Heavy clashes occur between protesters and police as hundreds of thousands take to the streets to oppose a proposed change in France’s labor law

Miguel Urbán Crespo: When France moves, all of Europe shakes

In order to change the world, we need friends in many countries

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Richard Greeman: The French Stand Up

« We’ve had enough » is the phrase on everyone’s lips as – against all expectations –the wave of strikes, blockades, disruptions and mass demonstrations begun eleven days ago continues to develop throughout France. Indeed, in the past couple of days, two new strategic groups of workers have joined the protest.Technicians at France’s nuclear power plants are Read more…

Dawn Tefft: Strikes Sweep France, Opposing Labor Law Rollbacks

Just as the tourist season is starting in France, strikes are preventing half the trains from running. Fuel is in short supply, as workers blockade oil refineries. The news is full of riots, burning tires, and police attacking protesters. Strikes across multiple industries are shutting down transportation across France, as workers protest a labor reform Read more…

Andrea Germanos: Protests Intensify, Spread Across France as Workers Refuse Submission

‘What we want today is for this movement to spread,’ says unionist.

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Stathis Kouvelakis: What’s Next for Nuit Debout?

Following the footsteps of similar movements elsewhere, Nuit Debout is the most important challenge to French elites in years

Manuela Zechner: Finding warmth in a dark place: a glimpse of #NuitDebout

Paris had been so tough and so stuck. Recharging on the energies of a square full of people in buzzing encounter, it refound a collective way of being

John Litchfield: French Government Forced to Use Emergency Powers to Push Through Labour Law Changes

Hard line union federations say the changes would, in effect, end the principle of a single nationwide body of legal protections for workers

RT.com: ‘Nuit Debout’ goes global: France’s youth-led movement urges worldwide protests on May 15

The French protest movement “Nuit Debout” (Up All Night) plans to go international, urging people around Europe and the world to take to the streets to protest austerity, among many other grievances, on May 15. In the photo: A woman faces French anti riot policemen as they block the access to the Place de la Republique Read more…

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