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The Paris Commune—a workers’ democracy

The Paris Commune—a workers’ democracy The Paris Commune, where workers briefly took power and created the first workers’ government, was born 150 years ago this month.

New play Octopus pokes fun at racist assumptions of what ‘Britishness’ is

New play Octopus pokes fun at racist assumptions of what ‘Britishness’ is 'Octopus' challenges racist assumptions and Paul Mason’s new play fails to breath life into the story of Louise Michel’s exile after the defeat of Paris Commune in 1871.

The Paris Commune brought to life

The Paris Commune brought to life This graphic novel tells the real-life story of revolutionary and anarchist Louise Michel.

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films The story of the veterans of failed wars has been a Hollywood staple since Vietnam in the 1970s.

More repression won’t stop terror attacks

More repression won’t stop terror attacks Within hours of the killings in Brussels, commentators were speculating about whether the bombings were “revenge” for the arrest of Salah Abdeslam.

A cover up by Paris cops?

French police shot a man dead in Paris on Thursday of last week. Their version of events rapidly went around the world’s media.

Anger on streets of Paris at dirty climate deal

15 December 2015
As politicians cut a dirty deal on climate change, some 20,000 people protested on the streets of Paris last Saturday.

Muslim women in front line as racist hate crimes soar

08 December 2015
The fallout from last month’s Paris attacks has fuelled a rise in racism—and resistance to it, reports Judith Orr

Climate protesters hold Paris summit of their own

08 December 2015
Thousands of climate activists from around the world gathered in Paris last weekend. They were there to attend a Weekend of Alternatives—a counter-conference to the official Cop21 talks.

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Trapped in emergency—repression and defiance on the streets of France

01 December 2015
Muslims in France speak to Dave Sewell about the repression they face under the state of emergency

French activists respond to Paris attacks

14 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings saw at least 128 people killed in six sites around the French capital Paris last night, Friday. Activists in the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in Paris spoke to Socialist Worker on Saturday morning.

Join Paris protests

10 November 2015
The world’s average surface temperature is set to reach one degree Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels, the Met Office predicted this week.

Tories and Nazis march against gay marriage in France

15 January 2013
A right wing demonstration of around half a million people marched in Paris on Sunday of last week against gay marriage.

Protests in London for Kurdish rights

15 January 2013
Around 7,000 people marched from Hackney to Haringey, north London, last Sunday in protest at the assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris last week.

London protest at assassination of Kurds in Paris

12 January 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in central London yesterday, Friday, to protest at the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris. Workers, students and campaigners united to demand justice. Among the banners were flags from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Three centuries of Mughal India's cultural riches on display

11 December 2012
India under the Mughal Empire, which stretched from 1526 to 1858, was for a time one of the world’s most advanced societies. There were as many as 120 large cities. Delhi was said to be as big as Europe’s largest city, Paris, and was an economic and political powerhouse.

William Klein's vivid snaps of a US mesmerised by consumerism

11 December 2012
Photographer and filmmaker William Klein offers a guide to the pre-digital era, from the blinding fluorescent signs of Manhattan to the smoke swept streets of Paris ’68.

Film: Free Men

29 May 2012
This French film is set in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris. It follows the fortunes of Younes (Tahar Rahim), a young Algerian man who finds himself drawn into the French Resistance.

Justice for Shanise Paris-Goff

24 April 2012
Around 20 people attended a vigil at Plumstead police station in south east London to demand justice for Shanise Paris-Goff on Tuesday of last week.

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