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French state exploits murder to attack Muslims

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims 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

Health workers march in France and cops raid ministers’ homes 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

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

France battered by Covid-19 second wave catastrophe 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

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

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France 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

Struggle wins pay rise from Macron, but health workers in France protest for more

20 July 2020
Mass demonstrations, strikes and consistent campaigning have forced the French government to give a pay rise to health workers.

French voters punish Macron as greens and fascists gain

30 June 2020
The fascist National Rally (RN) won the position of mayor of Perpignan in the second round of municipal elections in France on Sunday.

Tens of thousands take to the streets of France to demand ‘freedom, equality and dignity’

23 June 2020
Big, militant anti-racist marches took place in several cities across France last Saturday.

Powerful movements against racism and austerity unite on the streets in France

16 June 2020
Militant anti-racism and the fight against austerity are coming together powerfully in France

As car bosses want job cuts, we need unity to resist

02 June 2020
Auto bosses are setting workers against each other as they seek to restart profit-making.

Workers in France say no return to ‘normal’

25 May 2020
French health workers are demanding that “we don’t go back to how it was before”—and want fundamental changes in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Health workers in France lead challenge to Macron

18 May 2020
Moves to end the lockdown in France are releasing suppressed bitterness and anger against president Emmanuel Macron

A dangerous plan to reopen schools in France fails as many stay shut

11 May 2020
The French government tried to reopen schools on Monday in the teeth of opposition from parents, students, teachers and scientists.

International round-up: French teachers could walk out over schools reopening

05 May 2020
French teachers could walk out

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