Category: France

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…

Jack Rasmus: France Elects Its Banker, Macron, as President

Business interests were united, while the left and right alternative parties were divided

Juan Cole: ISIL Hijacked French Election

The biggest de facto backer of Le Pen’s hateful, far right nationalism is ISIL

Immanuel Wallerstein: France: Anyone but LePen?

In France, as in the United States and many other countries, real change may be coming, but it will require some more years of struggle for that

Gilbert Mercier: Two Faces of the Same Con

The French presidential election is getting worldwide attention like no other French election ever before

Jessica Northey: Colonial history in the French elections

Algeria, Le Pen, and fascism at the heart of Europe

Harvey Wasserman: Le Pen a Fascist—Not a ‘Right-Wing Populist’

There is nothing “populist” about these thugs and thieves except the media’s use of the term to describe them

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