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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.

French workers revolt to derail free market reform

26 March 2018
A wave of strikes by French rail workers beginning next Tuesday will signal the start of a crucial confrontation with president Emmanuel Macron’s government.

GALLERY - France: workers revolt against Macron

23 March 2018
On 22 March public sector workers and railworkers struck and demonstrated against France's President Macron. 

A million public sector workers strike in France against job cuts

22 March 2018
Around a million French public sector workers struck and hundreds of thousands joined over 150 demonstrations nationwide on Thursday. A battle has also begun on the rail.

Heading for a collision on France’s railways

18 March 2018
French president Emmanuel Macron has picked a fight with the historic stronghold of the French working class—the railway workers. Charlie Kimber argues that unions must fight now

Protests on 17 March can help us build anti-racist movement in France

06 March 2018
Saturday 17 March will see anti-racist protests in Britain and across Europe.

Austria’s fascists have had their ‘democratic mask’ ripped off

27 February 2018
The new Austrian government of the Tories and the Freedom Party suffers from “Trumpism”

EXCLUSIVE - ‘No room at inn’ as pregnant refugee sleeps rough at Britain’s border

12 December 2017
Bassam and her husband have travelled from war in Kurdistan seeking safety in Britain. She is six months pregnant. But Tory Britain has shut the door on them.

Anti-racists bring aid to Calais refugees—and demand Britain opens the border

09 December 2017
Over 150 trade unionists, campaigners and students travelled to Calais on Saturday to bring donations and supplies to refugees.

Let Calais migrants into Britain, say anti-racists

28 November 2017
Campaigners taking aid to refugees say the only solution is to open the border, reports Dave Sewell

International round up: Donald Trump adds three more countries to travel ban

26 September 2017
US president Donald Trump has ramped up his racist assault.

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