Category: France

Vijay Prashad: Learning From India’s Farmers

French workers are being asked to make “useless sacrifices”

Samir Amin: A Grim Farce

The 2017 French Elections

Dean Baker: No Shortage of Economic Policies

There are many areas in which the French government could implement policies that would both boost growth and reduce unemployment and inequality

Serge Halimi: The politics of no politics

Emboldened by an electoral victory secured with three million fewer votes than his competitor, President Trump chose Saudi Arabia as the venue to lecture Iran for its lack of democracy. Then, speaking to an adoring audience, some of whom had taken part in a failed CIA-run military venture intended to bring down Fidel Castro’s government Read more…

Juan Cole: Green France

Macron bans Fracking and welcomes US renewables Scientists fleeing Trump

Diana Johnstone: The Single Party French State

Majority of Voters Abstain

Susan George: 40 years of Neoliberalism

Interview on on the French Presidential Elections

Serge Halimi: French President Elect

Macron takes 90% of the vote in bourgeois Paris but Le Pen got 56% of the workers across France

Mark Weisbrot: A New Fight For France And Europe

It is primarily the economic policies of Europe, including France, over the past decade that have allowed the National Front to grow into a legitimate opposition party

Jean-Luc Melenchon: Don’t yield

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, spokesperson of the France Unbowed movement, who came fourth in the first round of the French presidential election, issued this statement on May 7 after the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the second round. Translated by Dick Nichols. This evening brings to a close the Fifth Republic’s most pathetic presidency, which would have Read more…

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