Category: France

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

Chris Myant: War of images in Paris

Like the Gilets jaunes the authorities hope to grind this coalition down by police intimidation, scare stories of violence and the appearance of concessions

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Serge Halimi: ‘No change for thirty years’

The familiar whiff of the ‘clash of civilisations’ is back

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Ramzy Baroud: Macron’s Incitement: ‘Crisis in Islam’ or French Politics?

If anyone deserves mockery, it is Macron, who continues to distract from his unmitigated failure as a politician by pitting the French people, religious or otherwise, against each other

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Juan Cole: Trump walks Alone

Former US Allies Britain, France, Germany join Russia and China in Forcefully Rejecting Trump Iran Sanctions

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Ramzy Baroud: Hands off Lebanon: Macron’s Self-serving ‘New Pact’ Must Be Shunned

Macron’s bizarre and dangerous political act in the streets of Beirut should worry all Lebanese, at least those who truly care about their country

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Ramzy Baroud: Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology

Tunisia, and many African countries, must demand a French apology. By doing so, they declare “loudly and intelligibly” that they are finally free from the “white man’s (selfish and racist) values,” and that they truly see themselves as equal

Pierre Dardot: The Gilets Jaunes and the Invention of the Future

The politics of the Gilets Jaunes are often misunderstood or overlooked, yet the movement should be a point of reference for struggles across Europe

Bruno Drweski: French Back to the streets

The demonstration of May 30th in Paris was for solidarity against repression for racial, political or social reasons

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