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Spooks, lies and the state—new film grasps for the truth

Spooks, lies and the state—new film grasps for the truth A serious but mild-mannered civil servant with a drinking problem gets caught up in a web of intrigue and collusion between the state and private intelligence services.

Main parties' votes collapse in French elections

Main parties votes collapse in French elections The traditional main parties in France collapsed in the first round of parliamentary elections on Sunday.

The election of Macron in France won’t solve a ruling class crisis

The election of Macron in France won’t solve a ruling class crisis A neoliberal president in office, all the main political parties in crisis—and fascists waiting in the wings. Dave Sewell says there’ll be more French resistance to come

French left organises against the Nazi Marine Le Pen in presidential election

French left organises against the Nazi Marine Le Pen in presidential election It’s right to emphasise the danger of Le Pen—and to oppose ex-banker Macron too, says Dave Sewell

Establishment parties in crisis and fascists on rise after first round of French election

Establishment parties in crisis and fascists on rise after first round of French election For the first time neither of France’s main parties will be represented in the second round of its presidential elections, after an historic upset in Sunday’s first round.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

Marine Le Pen's front for fascism

16 April 2017
Front National (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls. Dave Sewell argues she remains a committed Nazi despite attempts to detoxify the brand

International activists meet in Hamburg and plan action at the G20 summit

11 April 2017
Activists from across Europe are planning to shut down Hamburg when the global ruling class, including Donald Trump, hold their G20 Summit there in July. Tens of thousands are expected join a week of protest in the northern German port city.

International news round up

04 April 2017
Stories from the resistance to police violence in France, and solid strikes by Irish transport workers fighting pay cuts

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

21 March 2017
Over ten thousand people demonstrated in Paris yesterday, Sunday, against racism and police violence

The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece

14 March 2017
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

14 February 2017
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

24 January 2017
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

15 November 2016
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

15 November 2016
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.

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