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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.

Mass French strike to defend workers’ rights

12 September 2017
Strikers, students and activists were marching through the major cities of France as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday in a day of strikes and protests.

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

23 July 2017
The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Spooks, lies and the state—new film grasps for the truth

21 July 2017
A serious but mild-mannered civil servant with a drinking problem gets caught up in a web of intrigue and collusion between the state and private intelligence services.

Main parties' votes collapse in French elections

13 June 2017
The traditional main parties in France collapsed in the first round of parliamentary elections on Sunday.

The election of Macron in France won’t solve a ruling class crisis

09 May 2017
A neoliberal president in office, all the main political parties in crisis—and fascists waiting in the wings. Dave Sewell says there’ll be more French resistance to come

French left organises against the Nazi Marine Le Pen in presidential election

02 May 2017
It’s right to emphasise the danger of Le Pen—and to oppose ex-banker Macron too, says Dave Sewell

Establishment parties in crisis and fascists on rise after first round of French election

23 April 2017
For the first time neither of France’s main parties will be represented in the second round of its presidential elections, after an historic upset in Sunday’s first round.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

18 April 2017
Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

Marine Le Pen's front for fascism

16 April 2017
Front National (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls. Dave Sewell argues she remains a committed Nazi despite attempts to detoxify the brand

International activists meet in Hamburg and plan action at the G20 summit

11 April 2017
Activists from across Europe are planning to shut down Hamburg when the global ruling class, including Donald Trump, hold their G20 Summit there in July. Tens of thousands are expected join a week of protest in the northern German port city.

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