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Large march in Paris caps off international weekend of anti-racism

Large march in Paris caps off international weekend of anti-racism Over ten thousand people demonstrated in Paris yesterday, Sunday, against racism and police violence

The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece

The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece The weekend of Saturday 18 March will be an international mobilisation against racism across Europe that was initially called by the movement in Greece.

Revolt in France over police violence and rape

Revolt in France over police violence and rape Protests have shaken France this week after the brutal actions of police assaulting and raping a young black man with a truncheon.

Left whispers in France

Left whispers in France After five years in office hammering workers, the Labour-type Socialist Party in France looks set to pick an outspoken opponent of its own policies as presidential candidate.

International news round-up

International news round-up Student occupations and wider protests have spread across Brazil in response to 20-year public spending freeze, while in France the state is looking to extend its state of emergency

The resistible rise of the new right

The resistible rise of the new right The politics of the ruling class are in deep crisis as disillusionment with the system deepens. Socialist Worker argues that discontent doesn’t have to go to the right

French officials threaten Calais clear out will get harsher as Tories do nothing

25 October 2016
French cops sow confusion and chaos with camp clearance—but it could have all been avoided

How the Suez crisis sank an empire

25 October 2016
Britain invaded Egypt sixty years ago—a brutal response to the resistance against its decaying empire. The result was humiliation. Historian John Newsinger tells the story

Solidarity for child refugees arriving in Croydon after press goes on the attack

20 October 2016
Politicians and newspapers have whipped up a vile debate about whether small numbers of refugee children arriving from Calais are adults.

Hate that has deep roots—Christine Delphy speaks out against Islamophobia

13 September 2016
Sociologist Christine Delphy, one of France’s leading feminists, spoke to Socialist Worker.

SNP’s growth for Scotland depends on the lobbying industry

07 September 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP)’s vision for Scotland includes much corporate lobbying.

Demonstration demanding demolition of Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists

07 September 2016
Lorry drivers, shopkeepers, farmers, police, dockers and right wing politicians are protested this week in Calais to demand the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp.

Activists push to turn the tide against ‘burkini’ ban

30 August 2016
The Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) is campaigning to overturn the bans.

Outrage after armed police enforce French burkini ban

24 August 2016
Anti-racists in France and Britain are preparing to protest against the “burkini ban” imposed in 18 localities in France.

French cops ramp up terror as refugee numbers grow in Calais

16 August 2016
A wave of state harassment and the arrival of new refugees are making conditions in the “jungle” shantytown in Calais even more intolerable.

Why Frantz Fanon’s call to rise against racism still resonates today

14 August 2016
Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas—and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down

Angry over deaths in France? You’re banned

02 August 2016
French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.

Battle over workers’ rights leaves the French government weakened

26 July 2016
After five months of bitter struggles the French Labour-type government finally forced its attack on workers’ rights through parliament last week.

Airstrikes have killed hundreds of Syrians

26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.

War and clampdown fail to stop massacre in Nice

19 July 2016
The French state responded to the horrific killings in Nice last week with more of the war and repression that had already failed to prevent the attack.

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