Category: France

Jonah Birch: A French Spring

Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code

Denis Godard: France: Reflections on ‘Nuit Debout’

After years of apparent apathy and advance of all the reactionary tendencies in French society, something has changed which renews hope

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Marina Sitrin: From Paris with Love and Lessons

Paris is alive with democracy

Gilbert Mercier: Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution?

Nuit Debout envisions an era of social justice and ecological responsibility

Marisa Holmes: The Spirit of Occupy Lives on in France’s Emerging Direct Democracy Movement

With each experiment lessons are learned, but they need to be shared. This work will not be easy. There will be repression. However, it must be done

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’

Perhaps these explosive uprisings ought to be seen as a natural expression of the mass frustration people feel about their increased subservience to corporate power and political elites

Benjamin Sourice: #NuitDebout: a convergence of struggles takes shape in France

The #NuitDebout movement took root from a simple question: “how do we scare them?” The answer was obvious: by spending the night on our feet!

Sam Cossar-Gilbert: #NuitDebout: a movement is growing in France’s squares

Fed up with inequality, unemployment and labor reforms — and increasingly outraged at the financial and political elite — tens of thousands across France are taking to the streets and the squares

Jamie Kelsey-Fry: Rêve Générale to Panama Papers

From France to Iceland, two seemingly disparate movements converge around the same dream

Maya Evans: “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” Abandoned for Forced Asylum

The Jungle is an impressive example of how people from different nationalities and ethnicities can live together in relative harmony, despite oppressive hardship

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