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French president Macron fails to hold back Yellow Vest revolt

06 December 2018
French president Emmanuel Macron has made more concession to the “Yellow Vest” protesters, but it has not stopped the revolt.

Riots rock our rulers

04 December 2018
Riots in France pushed the government to retreat on a fuel tax rise

Yellow Vests protests in France defy state violence and rattle the government

03 December 2018
The Yellow Vests movement has detonated a great movement of social protest

French cops crack down on ‘Yellow Vest’ protests

27 November 2018
The protesters are focusing a feeling of utter disillusion with the present set-up

Cops attack protesters in France as ‘Yellow Vests’ movement grows

24 November 2018
Thousands of French “Yellow Vests” protesters were met by police assaults, riot cop attacks and tear gas in Paris

Captivating film exposes the complexity of ‘mundane’ life

20 November 2018
A story based around a writing group in a small French town reflects on a radical history of struggle and the threat of racism, says Sadie Robinson

Rising costs fuel anger on French highways

19 November 2018
But the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement pulls in different directions, argues Charlie Kimber

Determined day of strikes in France against Macron’s barrage of attacks

09 October 2018
Workers and students in France struck and protested on Tuesday in a renewal of the battle against President Emmanuel Macron.

International round up: Did Macron cover up for bodyguard?

24 July 2018
Plus section of German left turns against refugees

Air France workers join the strike wave

19 June 2018
Air France workers were set to begin a strike this weekend in their latest round of action over pay.

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets

12 June 2018
Workers need to heap pressure on the Macron government and build the fightback, says?Charlie Kimber

Mamoudou Gassama case shows the price of citizenship

29 May 2018
Good news came recently to all undocumented migrants living in fear of the French state. All they have to do to gain citizenship is save a child’s life.

Protests in France continue against Macron’s attacks

29 May 2018
Big marches took place across France, showing the continuing readiness to fight President Emmanuel Macron’s “reforms” that attack workers and aid the rich.

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

More strikes needed in France to smash Macron’s assault on workers

15 May 2018
Impressive strikes and protests in France show how to fight back. But now is not the moment for unions to retreat

Redoubtable—a flawed take on ‘68 through Godard’s eyes

14 May 2018
A new film about Jean-Luc Godard and 1968 would be better if it focused a little more on the latter and a little less on the former, says?Bethan Turner

Workers show power in France

08 May 2018
A week of big marches and strikes in France ended on Sunday in Paris with 160,000 people joining a protest.

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.

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