Category: France

Jonah Birch: The Many Lives of François Mitterrand

Before Alexis Tsipras, Europe battered François Mitterrand’s reformist ambitions into a sweeping neoliberal program

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Walden Bello: Far-Right Set to Gain from Finance Capital’s War on Greece?

France’s Le Pen is exploiting the anti-EU, anti-German and anti-capitalist feelings coursing through the continent

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Conn Hallinan: Benghazi & Hillary: Missing The Story

While the emails do raise questions about Hilary Clinton’s veracity, the real story is how French intelligence plotted to overthrow the Libyan leader in order to claim a hefty slice of Libya’s oil production

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Milan Rai: Ten Years on from the London Bombings: More Disbelief

When jihadists explain why they attack Western targets, Western foreign policy is usually a big factor in turning ‘nice men’ into mass murderers

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Vincent Emanuele: Nigerian and French Elections: Terrorism and the Return of the Right

How can political movements pushing for radical social changes, or even meaningful reforms, codify their efforts and realize their emancipatory potential? Surely not through the ballot-box

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Jack Rasmus: The Greek Debt Interim Agreement

Greece and Syriza have not sold out. To declare such is premature at best and counterproductive politically at worst. Yes, Greece blinked at the February 28 deadline. If it hadn’t what would have been the consequences?

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Edward S. Herman: Anti-Terrorism Rally in Paris?

Hypocrisy runs deep in the imperialist and colonial-settler states. The United States has regularly and deliberately bombed and killed journalists in states under attack, including Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, among others

Lily Murphy: Stephane Hessel: 1917-2013

Two years have passed since one of the great political and social thinkers of our time Stephane Hessel died. Hessel enjoyed a long life, from his birth in Berlin to his final breath in Paris, where one of his last works Indignez-Vous, (Time For Outrage) was published. The book packs a large punch and it Read more…

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Gilbert Achcar: What caused the killings?

Interview on the questions the left in France and internationally need to answer to organize an anti-racist, anti-imperialist response

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Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage

Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?

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