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Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad

Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad 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

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

What lies behind the divisions over Brexit? 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

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

Hundreds of thousands take to streets against security law in France Over 300,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday against the government’s proposed global security law. 

Rage at new police powers in France

Rage at new police powers in France 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.

Students and teachers in France continue protests and strikes to demand safety

07 November 2020
A French education union has called a national strike for next Tuesday to enforce coronavirus safety in schools.

Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims

20 October 2020
The murder and beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in France last week was appalling. It must not be used to deepen Islamophobia and racism.

Health workers march in France and cops raid ministers’ homes

16 October 2020
Health workers across France organised protests on Thursday against conditions that have left them on the brink of collapse.

Macron’s calls to fight ‘Islamist separatism’ is a way to scapegoat Muslims

04 October 2020
French president Emmanuel Macron has launched a brutal islamophobic assault. He described Islam as “a religion in crisis all over the world today that is corrupted by radical forms”.

France battered by Covid-19 second wave catastrophe

22 September 2020
France is now tightly in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Angry workers take to the streets in France for a national day of action

21 September 2020
Thousands of workers demonstrated in France last Thursday. They were taking part in a day of national protests called by several trade union federations and student groups.

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

14 September 2020
Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

Audacious film about police brutality in French suburbs

07 September 2020
This impressive debut film of the black French filmmaker Ladj Ly, Les Miserables, is an incendiary provocative drama.

International round up: Israeli army attacks Gaza

01 September 2020
Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip last Sunday as part of a continuing assault on the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Tour de France—how bosses are putting profits above safety

28 August 2020
As the year’s biggest cycling event begins Nick Clark investigates if such sporting events can be safe in the Covid-19 pandemic

Tories’ racist migrant plan is a death sentence for refugees

10 August 2020
The government is using racist scapegoating against desperate refugees trying to cross the English Channel and reach safety.

The legacy of empire behind Lebanon’s explosion

07 August 2020
The devastating blast in Beirut highlighted Lebanon’s rotten political system. This sectarian set-up was built by Western imperialism, writes Nick Clark

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