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Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right

19 August 2019
Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Black Vests challenge racism of the French state

14 July 2019
Around 1,000 Black Vest activists and others occupied one of France’s most famous monuments on Friday—and were met by vicious police repression.

‘The struggle is still on in France - now we all need to unite against Macron’

01 July 2019
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, reports from France

How system treats refugees with a bureaucratic cruelty

18 June 2019
A film about a family that flees to France from the violence of Central African Republic is a condemnation of the asylum system, writes Charlie Kimber

Euro elections round up: Far right rally in Milan as polls predict high votes

21 May 2019
Far right parties in many parts of Europe were hoping for major gains in this week’s elections.

GALLERY - Yellow Vests and trade unionists together in Paris on 1 May

02 May 2019
Unity against president Macron defied the police in France

Yellow Vests and trade unionists defy cops together on May Day

02 May 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people defied police repression to march on May Day in France

Yellow Vests take on the cops as protest numbers rise

23 April 2019
Riot police and Yellow Vest protesters battled in the centre of Paris last Saturday as numbers on the streets rose for the second week in a row.

Algeria’s fights for freedom

21 April 2019
Algerians had to fight a brutal war for independence. But the struggle for freedom didn’t end when the nationalists kicked out the French in 1962, writes Alistair Farrow

The Yellow Vest struggle to reinvent democracy in France

20 April 2019
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, reports from France

The Parisian is a challenging debut novel about identity

16 April 2019
Isabella Hammad’s book is an ambituous examination of ideas of identity and colonialism without sacrificing its narrative, writes Gareth Jenkins

Algeria - conquest by France

15 April 2019
Algeria's revolt has been shaped by a history of imperialism and revolution. As part of a new series, Alistair Farrow looks at the French conquest from the 1830s to the 1950s

France: unions and the Yellow Vests resist Macron

09 April 2019
Trade unionists and Yellow Vests are set to march together this Saturday to defend the right to protest against vicious assaults from president Emmanuel Macron’s government.

French teachers join the revolt against Macron

02 April 2019
Teachers across France were set for a national day of strikes and demonstrations

French state sends in the army in attempt to stem the tide of Yellow Vests

24 March 2019
On Saturday the French interior minister cheered on a massive escalation of state repression.

Yellow Vest movement has Emmanuel Macron on the run

19 March 2019
A picture of the president quaffing wine while Paris burned didn’t go down well, reports?Charlie Kimber

Police clear refugee settlements in northern France

13 March 2019
Police have cleared the two largest refugee settlements in Calais, northern France.

Yellow Vests gear up for big push to mark four months of a movement against Macron

12 March 2019
The French Yellow Vest movement and organised workers in the trade unions face a big test.

Determined Yellow Vests build more mobilisations despite repression

05 March 2019
The French Yellow Vests are preparing for major mobilisations, in particular on 16 March.

Yellow Vest struggle in France must spread to win

26 February 2019
Big Yellow Vest protests took place in France again last Saturday, the 15th successive week of action

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