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France at a crossroads

France at a crossroads Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, looks at why Macron is so determined, and asks how workers can win

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

French workers debate taking harder hitting action after ‘beautiful’ mass strike

French workers debate taking harder hitting action after ‘beautiful’ mass strike The fourth national day of strikes and demonstrations on Thursday saw massive support against French president Emmanuel Macron’s attacks on pensions.

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’ Another huge day of strikes and demonstrations in France against president Emmanuel Macron’s pension assaults was set for Thursday this week.

French pension strikers reject Macron’s bribes

French pension strikers reject Macron’s bribes Tens of thousands of French workers remain on indefinite strike against president Emmanuel Macron’s attacks on pensions

‘Macron out,’ say strikers in France

‘Macron out,’ say strikers in France Workers across France are staging inspirational action against pension attacks

A million French workers strike to say ‘screw it’ to pension attacks

11 December 2019
Another massive day of strikes and protests in France on Tuesday showed workers’ continuing determination to beat neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron.

How they fight back in France

10 December 2019
After years of attacks on pay, pensions and living standards, ordinary people in France have had enough. Huge strikes—the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995— should be an inspiration to everyone, says Charlie Kimber

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

05 December 2019
A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

Will striking French trade unions and the Yellow Vests converge?

05 December 2019
Richard Greeman writes from Montpelier saying that strikes that began on Thursday offer the focus for a powerful movement against neoliberalism

Pensions strikes sweep France in a big push to repel Emmanuel Macron’s attack

03 December 2019
Big strikes were set to hit France on Thursday this week as workers revolt against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

After a year of the Yellow Vests - a new chance for united struggle in France

19 November 2019
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, marks the one-year anniversary of the Yellow Vests by looking at what the movement has achieved and the prospects for future struggles

Unofficial rail strikes in France could derail neoliberal president Macron

31 October 2019
A series of unofficial rail strikes in France have shown the potential for massive resistance to president Emmanuel Macron.

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions

23 September 2019
Strikes on the railways, in schools and many other sectors swept France on Tuesday against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

Cops ramp up brutal refugee crackdown

17 September 2019
Refugees in northern France are facing a brutal border clampdown by British and French authorities.

International round-up—Strike to defend French pensions

17 September 2019
Workers across France are set to strike next Tuesday against the government’s assault on pensions.

Refugees evicted from camps in France—on Britain’s say-so

10 September 2019
Hundreds of people trapped at Britain’s border have faced increasing harassment by French authorities. Now—with the collusion of Tory Priti Patel—they’ve been attacked by police

Tories and French government plot new ways to harass refugees

29 August 2019
Tory home secretary Priti Patel and the French interior minister plan more repressive measures.

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right

19 August 2019
Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Black Vests challenge racism of the French state

14 July 2019
Around 1,000 Black Vest activists and others occupied one of France’s most famous monuments on Friday—and were met by vicious police repression.

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