Category: France

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Serge Halimi: The official fake news

The draft legislation reveals both the blindness of those who govern when challenged and their inclination to invent new coercive countermeasures

Léon Crémieux: The bright and sombre sides of the mobilization

From 22 March to 26 May, there have been two months of strikes, demonstrations, blockades in the universities and high schools, clashes and police violence in France

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CJ Polychroniou: ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible!’

How the events of 1968 transformed French society

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Yves Engler: France’s Role in Africa

To build a movement for justice and equality for everyone on this planet, we must start by questioning everything governments, corporations and other powerful institutions tell us

John Jordan: The revenge against the commons of the ZAD

Why French police, in its biggest operation since May 68, is prepared to kill for Macron’s neoliberal nightmare — and how the ZAD fought back

Elizabeth Benjamin: Emmanuel Macron and echoes of May 1968

The French collective voice will clearly not be silenced, and Macron would do well to provide an ear to its message. Revolutionary ideals die hard, especially in France

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TeleSUR English: Anti-Elitist Student Protest Shuts Top French University

The Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris is the latest of numerous universities across France to face sit-ins against President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the education system

John Jordan: The Revenge against the Commons

The Revenge against the Commons of the zad or Why France’s biggest police operation since May 68 is prepared to kill for Macron’s Neoliberal Nightmare

Various Contributors: Transportation strikes, university protests continue to shake France

To Macron’s dismay, the popular movements show no signs of slowing down. The Air France tussle over salaries is separate from the larger and politically more significant stand-off between Macron’s centrist, business-friendly government and the public sector trade unions fighting its reform plans. Rail unions are particularly up in arms over proposed reforms that they Read more…

Various Contributors: Strikes by railway workers and aircrews paralyze France

The railway workers are aware that this is not just about their own interests, but about defending social achievements and public services for the entire working class

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