France

French workers on the march

The cost of living crisis is prompting the biggest strikes in years. But trade union leaders are holding back a general strike.

Workers Power  ·  01 November 2022

Is the New People’s Union a step forward for the French working class?

By Marc Lassalle “FRENCH PEOPLE IF you want it, with your ballots you can satisfy many essential demands”. “On June 12th and 19th, if you so decide, by electing the […]

Marc Lasalle  ·  08 June 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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

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