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Slaughter of Verdun haunted France

09 February 2016
The First World War’s longest battle began 100 years ago this month in Verdun, northern France. By the time it ended in December more than 300,000 had died and many more were missing or wounded.

Racist rhetoric from French prime minister

26 January 2016
French prime minister Manuel Valls claimed last week that refugees coming into Europe were threatening “the very idea of Europe”.

Refugees in Calais are forced from the ‘jungle’ into a prison

19 January 2016
Less than 100 miles from London, the French authorities are using threats of violence to corral refugees into a new prison camp.

French court jails trade unionists as government steps up repression

13 January 2016
A French court jailed eight trade unionists for taking action to stop bosses closing their factory, yesterday, Tuesday. 

Refugees in French camps to resist cruel clampdown

12 January 2016
French authorities were set to bulldoze huge swathes of the refugees’ “jungle” shantytown in Calais by the end of this week at just days’ notice.

A cover up by Paris cops?

12 January 2016
French police shot a man dead in Paris on Thursday of last week. Their version of events rapidly went around the world’s media.

Muslims join mass rally to condemn mainstream parties' Islamophobia

15 December 2015
Campaigners slammed the mainstream parties’ Islamophobia at a rally near Paris on Friday of last week.

Fascist Front National grabs a record vote in French elections as anti-racists organise

15 December 2015
The fascist Front National failed to win control of any regional councils in last week’s elections—but it won a record vote, says Dave Sewell

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Fascist FN come on top in French elections

08 December 2015
The fascist Front National (FN) topped the polls in the first round of French regional elections last Sunday.

Paris talks greeted by opposition on the streets

01 December 2015
Tens of thousands joined climate protests worldwide as leaders blew hot air at the Cop21 summit in Paris

Trapped in emergency—repression and defiance on the streets of France

01 December 2015
Muslims in France speak to Dave Sewell about the repression they face under the state of emergency

Climate change activists defy state ban and police brutality in Paris

29 November 2015
Protesters filled Paris’s streets on the eve of the United Nations Cop21 climate change summit–despite president Francois Hollande’s best attempts to keep them away.  

Cops' case crumbles in France after Paris attacks

24 November 2015
Police fired some 5,000 rounds of ammunition into a flat in Saint Denis near Paris on Wednesday of last week.

Muslims suffer 'fear and terror' after racist raids in Belgium

24 November 2015
The Belgian capital Brussels was in lockdown last weekend after the government announced a terrorism alert.

Activists in France defy march ban - and prepare for climate protest

24 November 2015
As the French and Belgian states lock down after the attacks in Paris, protesters refuse to be silenced.

Anti-racists in France defy protest ban

22 November 2015
As the French state locks down following last week’s attacks in Paris, protesters have refused to be silenced. Some have already begun to defy its bans on demonstrations.

Rulers use Paris attack to silence opposition

17 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings killed at least 129 people in the French capital Paris on Friday of last week.

Our job is to defeat imperialism, not Isis

17 November 2015
Positively the stupidest thing said about the Paris attacks came from the French president, Francois Hollande, when he denounced them as an “act of war”. Of course they were, but this war didn’t start on Friday of last week.

Repression and war make us all less safe

17 November 2015
The shock of the terrible deaths in Paris has led to an outpouring of international solidarity from ordinary people.

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