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French government’s racist crackdowns fuel far right coup threats

French government’s racist crackdowns fuel far right coup threats 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

How French imperialism propped up slain ruler in Chad 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

Virus still on the rise, despite the vaccine 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

Protests and rallies mark worldwide day of action against racism 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

International round up: Coronavirus worldwide 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

The Paris Commune—a workers’ democracy 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.

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.

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