France

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 […]

Marc Lasalle  ·  17 August 2021

The Paris Commune at 150: Blueprint for a proletarian state

150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.

Workers Power  ·  18 March 2021

Macron declares war on ‘Islamic separatism’

New law is an attack on France's Muslim population.

Kady Tait and Dave Stockton  ·  09 February 2021

France: down with the ‘security’ laws and police impunity!

By Marc Lassalle – PARIS The second wave of the pandemic, combined with a second month-long lockdown, are certainly far from the best conditions to organise a fight back against […]

Workers Power  ·  30 November 2020

France: Government tries to split workers’ united front

ON FRIDAY 10 January, workers across France walked out for the 37th day of strikes and demonstrations against the Macron government’s attempt to raise the retirement age and introduce massive […]

KD Tait  ·  14 January 2020

“Pas de retrait, pas de trêve” – UK solidarity with French workers

Socialists and trade unionists picket the French Embassy in London in solidarity with the resistance to the Macron government’s attack on pension rights.

KD Tait  ·  10 January 2020

French workers say ‘we’ve had enough – now we must win!’

ONE AND A HALF MILLION on more than 200 demonstrations across France. Nine out of ten trains cancelled: the Paris metro paralysed: two thirds of teachers on strike, together with […]

Marc Lasalle  ·  09 December 2019

Workers step up resistance to Macron, but left continues to stagnate

Paris – a prolonged strike in Accident and Emergency departments throughout the country, a successful strike on the Paris metro on September 13, with an indefinite stoppage forecast for December, a national day of action on 24 September by the CGT: this accumulation of actions shows that there is a growing polarisation in French society and that the working class is again taking the road of resistance against the attacks of President Emmanuel Macron

Marc Lasalle  ·  23 October 2019

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

France: yellow vests but no red flag

By Marc Lassalle PARIS – WE ARE witnessing another of France’s powerful social movements. This time it is directed against the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron and his supposed eco-tax […]

Workers Power  ·  29 November 2018

Sign up for our newsletter

Subscribe for our weekly class struggle bulletin