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Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines

Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines The Tories are stepping up their attacks on people who cross the Channel to seek safety of a better life. Some 8,461 migrants made the crossing in 2020—a figure that has already been reached this year.

Letters—Now the climate change horrors are coming home

Letters—Now the climate change horrors are coming home The horrific effects of climate change have been growing for years.

How fascist frustrations come to the fore in France

How fascist frustrations come to the fore in France Failure in recent regional elections has caused crisis for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party. But, says Charlie Kimber, the party won’t destroy itself.

Poor result for Nazis in France—but not over yet

Poor result for Nazis in France—but not over yet Just one in three potential voters took part in the first round of regional elections across France last Sunday.

Thousands take to the streets in France as threat of fascism and racism rises

Thousands take to the streets in France as threat of fascism and racism rises Tens of thousands of people marched across France on Saturday against racism, the far right and the government's assaults on liberties.

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

French government’s racist crackdowns fuel far right coup threats

30 April 2021
The French government is ramping up measures against migrants and Muslims—just as far right forces threaten a coup.

How French imperialism propped up slain ruler in Chad

25 April 2021
Dictator Idriss Deby, killed last week, helped France cling on to its colonial legacy in Africa, writes Charlie Kimber

Virus still on the rise, despite the vaccine

06 April 2021
Covid-19 infections are still soaring around the world, and it’s no time to end safety measures, says Sam Ord

Protests and rallies mark worldwide day of action against racism

20 March 2021
Anti-racist protests, rallies and online events were scheduled in at least 19 countries this weekend for the #WorldAgainstRacism days of action.

International round up: Coronavirus worldwide

16 March 2021
The total number of Covid-19 cases worldwide has now exceeded 120 million, with more than 2,670,000 dead.

The Paris Commune—a workers’ democracy

15 March 2021
The Paris Commune, where workers briefly took power and created the first workers’ government, was born 150 years ago this month.

International round-up—France, Switzerland, Tunisia and Myanmar

09 March 2021
Thousands of people joined marches in the run-up to International Women’s Day across France last weekend.

Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad

26 January 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron said last week that France would offer “no repentance or apologies” for the colonisation of Algeria or the eight-year war it waged against Algerian independence, in which perhaps a million people died.

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes

18 January 2021
Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

What lies behind the divisions over Brexit?

07 December 2020
It’s anyone’s guess whether Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach an agreement on their new trading relationship, which is due to start on 1 January. 

Police ramp up repression as tens of thousands join protests in France

06 December 2020
Around 100,000 people joined 90 demonstrations across France on Saturday against the government’s repressive global security law.

Hundreds of thousands take to streets against security law in France

29 November 2020
Over 300,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday against the government’s proposed global security law. 

Rage at new police powers in France

23 November 2020
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities in furious protests against a new security law

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

11 November 2020
French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

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