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Determined day of strikes in France against Macron’s barrage of attacks

Determined day of strikes in France against Macron’s barrage of attacks Workers and students in France struck and protested on Tuesday in a renewal of the battle against President Emmanuel Macron.

International round up: Did Macron cover up for bodyguard?

International round up: Did Macron cover up for bodyguard? Plus section of German left turns against refugees

Air France workers join the strike wave

Air France workers join the strike wave Air France workers were set to begin a strike this weekend in their latest round of action over pay.

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets Workers need to heap pressure on the Macron government and build the fightback, says?Charlie Kimber

Mamoudou Gassama case shows the price of citizenship

Mamoudou Gassama case shows the price of citizenship Good news came recently to all undocumented migrants living in fear of the French state. All they have to do to gain citizenship is save a child’s life.

Protests in France continue against Macron’s attacks

Protests in France continue against Macron’s attacks Big marches took place across France, showing the continuing readiness to fight President Emmanuel Macron’s “reforms” that attack workers and aid the rich.

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

More strikes needed in France to smash Macron’s assault on workers

15 May 2018
Impressive strikes and protests in France show how to fight back. But now is not the moment for unions to retreat

Redoubtable—a flawed take on ‘68 through Godard’s eyes

14 May 2018
A new film about Jean-Luc Godard and 1968 would be better if it focused a little more on the latter and a little less on the former, says?Bethan Turner

Workers show power in France

08 May 2018
A week of big marches and strikes in France ended on Sunday in Paris with 160,000 people joining a protest.

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

01 May 2018
The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker

24 April 2018
Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

Cops batter occupying students at the Sorbonne as French strikes escalate

17 April 2018
Police attacked and evicted occupying students at the Sorbonne university in Paris last week.

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers

17 April 2018
Missiles were launched against Syria as all the imperial powers jockey for their position in the carve up

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

10 April 2018
The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Anti-Muslim racism has made France the Republic of Islamophobia

08 April 2018
Emmanuel Macron managed to beat fascist Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election this time last year.

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

06 April 2018
Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

Rail strikes in France are a warning signal for the bosses

03 April 2018
French workers struck this week as part of a revolt against president Macron, writes Charlie Kimber

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

30 March 2018
National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

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