Emmanuel Macron

Oppose France’s new racist laws

On 19 December the French parliament adopted yet another immigration law.

Marc Lasalle  ·  14 January 2024

France: Macron or Le Pen – no choice for the working class

THIS SUNDAY’S second round of the French presidential election pits the incumbent, authoritarian neoliberal Emmanuel Macron, against veteran far right racist Marine Le Pen. Immediately after the results of the first round were announced, a series of demonstrations, thousands strong, took place across France, composed largely of young people, students in universities and lycées, against […]

Dave Stockton  ·  23 April 2022

Mali: war on terror or new scramble for Africa?

By Marc Lassalle In June, President Emmanuel Macron announced the end of France’s eight year military operations against Islamist insurgents in Mali.  Codenamed Operation Barkhane, its initial objective was to prevent the fall of its capital Bamako to these forces, and to bolster the other former French colonies of the Sahel region, Burkina Faso, Chad, […]

Marc Lasalle  ·  17 August 2021

A crisis of leadership among the French working class

The current situation in France is characterised by a turn to the right, a severe weakening of working class consciousness and the rise of “classless” populism, all in conditions of greatly increased social and political instability.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

French workers’ and students’ struggle at a turning point

By Marc Lassalle PARIS – After a month of militant but inconclusive strikes and occupations by railway workers and students, activists are organising to relaunch the mobilisation against the government attacks, with a national day of action in the first week of May. At the beginning of April workers on the state rail network, the […]

Workers Power  ·  01 May 2018

Huge abstention takes the gloss off Macron’s majority

WITH 32 PER CENT of the votes in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections, Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République en Marche

Workers Power  ·  21 June 2017

Emmanuel Macron: class struggle ahead

DURING THE weeks between the first and second round of the French presidential elections, some on the French left called for a vote for Emmanuel Macron to stop Marine Le Pen of the Front National (FN) winning.

Workers Power  ·  28 May 2017

France: Presidential elections in a climate of crisis

“Since 1965 I have never lived through a presidential election like this. There are no more axes, no more rules”, says Socialist Party, PS, first secretary, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. “Nothing is stable anymore. It is a great chamboule-tout (coconut shy),” adds PS MP Jean-Marie Le Guen. Indeed, nothing has been going according to expectations for the […]

Workers Power  ·  24 March 2017

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