Category: France

Vijay Prashad: Rwanda’s Military Is the French Proxy on African Soil

Rwanda entered Mozambique in July, followed by SADC forces, which included South African troops. France got what it wanted: Its energy giant can now recoup its investment.

Thomas Klikauer: The Politics of France’s Yellow Vests

In 2018, the new social movement of the Yellow Vests or Gilets Jaunes emerged in France as a populist grassroots protests

Serge Halimi: Welcome to western China

Macron is encouraging the replacement of human interaction with a tangled web of government sites, robots, voicemail, QR codes and apps

Philippe Marlière: Macron’s Closure of the ENA, France’s Elite School: Political Gimmick or Overdue Reform?

The president does not want to dispense with the idea of an elite school altogether but to build something that allegedly works better

Ken Bank: The 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune

Although there were previous uprisings in France going back to the French Revolution of 1789, this was the first time that a grassroots, populist government based on socialist and even anarchic principles was firmly established in control of the city

Philippe Marlière: As Covid cases in France surge, Macron’s superman image is fading fast

The French president has imposed a national lockdown, but he still won’t own up to his mistakes and broken promises

Regis Debray: Macron’s Wars

It’s a longstanding paradox: civilians with no experience of battle tend to be more zealous warmongers than the military themselves

Aljazeera: France: Hundreds protest against Amazon expansion

Demonstrators form human chain as they rally against Amazon’s plan to set up facility in small southern town of Fournes

Chris Myant: Why has Macron rejected the joint enterprise that defeats COVID-19?

In the France of today, it would mean democratizing the response to the virus, not imprisoning it in the closed corridors of power

Obaidullah Alam Babakarkhil: The Winter’s Tale: Solstice on the Streets of Paris

Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi interviews Obaidullah Alam Babakarkhil, the chairman of the French Refugee Council, about the privations suffered by homeless refugees as the winter solstice approaches

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