Category: France

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Richard Greeman: France at the Crossroads

The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point

Gabriel Rockhill: Understanding France’s General Strike

Yellow Vests and Global Class Warfare

France 24: Crowdfunding and solidarity

How French rail workers sustain a record-long strike

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George Galloway: Yellow Vests & brass necks

How the brutality in France continues to be invisible

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Jean Bricmont: France’s Pension Reform Met with Massive Protests and Strikes

Millions are protesting the new pension reform, which will force private sector workers to work beyond retirement age in order to gain their full pension rights. Trains, public transport, schools are shut

La Tribune des Travailleurs: Strikes Urging Withdrawal of Pension ‘Reform’ Continue

All the workers share this view: “What we want is its withdrawal.” They will say so forcefully, once again, on 10 December.

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Danica Jorden: Last Straw as Teachers in France Join Nationwide Strike

The “coup de grâce” for teachers was the Macron administration’s proposed teacher pension reform, in which retirement payments would be calculated based upon salaries earned throughout a teacher’s career rather than their last paychecks

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Richard Greeman: French Unions and Yellow Vests Converge, Launch General Strike

This latest, and most sweeping of Macron’s two years’ string of neo-liberal attacks on social welfare may prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back

Daniel Cirera: Macron Facing the “December 5th Wall”

Mobilization and strike against pension reform are expected to be massive

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Richard Greeman: French Yellow Vests Celebrate First Birthday

Converge With Planned Labor Strikes

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