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Hate that has deep roots—Christine Delphy speaks out against Islamophobia

13 September 2016
Sociologist Christine Delphy, one of France’s leading feminists, spoke to Socialist Worker.

SNP’s growth for Scotland depends on the lobbying industry

07 September 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP)’s vision for Scotland includes much corporate lobbying.

Demonstration demanding demolition of Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists

07 September 2016
Lorry drivers, shopkeepers, farmers, police, dockers and right wing politicians are protested this week in Calais to demand the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp.

Activists push to turn the tide against ‘burkini’ ban

30 August 2016
The Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) is campaigning to overturn the bans.

Outrage after armed police enforce French burkini ban

24 August 2016
Anti-racists in France and Britain are preparing to protest against the “burkini ban” imposed in 18 localities in France.

French cops ramp up terror as refugee numbers grow in Calais

16 August 2016
A wave of state harassment and the arrival of new refugees are making conditions in the “jungle” shantytown in Calais even more intolerable.

Why Frantz Fanon’s call to rise against racism still resonates today

14 August 2016
Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas—and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down

Angry over deaths in France? You’re banned

02 August 2016
French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.

Airstrikes have killed hundreds of Syrians

26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.

Battle over workers’ rights leaves the French government weakened

26 July 2016
After five months of bitter struggles the French Labour-type government finally forced its attack on workers’ rights through parliament last week.

War and clampdown fail to stop massacre in Nice

19 July 2016
The French state responded to the horrific killings in Nice last week with more of the war and repression that had already failed to prevent the attack.

Inspiring calls to struggle open Marxism 2016 festival in London

30 June 2016
The Marxism 2016 festival got underway in central London today, Thursday, bringing together socialists from across Britain and the rest of the world.

French movement must act quickly to defy state's repression

28 June 2016
French unions called their eleventh day of action against the Work Law as it finished its passage through parliament’s upper house on Tuesday.

French government moves to ban trade unions' demonstrations

21 June 2016
The French Labour-type government was threatening to ban unions from demonstrating against its attack on workers’ rights as Socialist Worker went to press. But it was facing threats of defiance.

Convoy to Calais - solidarity and anger as French authorities clamp down

21 June 2016
Hundreds of vehicles set out to give solidarity to refugees in Calais last Saturday. But the convoy was banned by the French authorities, reports Dave Sewell, pictures Guy Smallman

Determined campaigners set off to join Calais convoy despite state ban

17 June 2016
Activists all over Britain are loading vehicles and driving to London today, Friday, to join Saturday’s solidarity convoy to refugees in Calais—in defiance of a state ban.

Don't let French authorities ban solidarity convoy to Calais

16 June 2016
French authorities have outrageously banned a huge solidarity convoy to Calais at the last minute. Organisers have vowed to defy the clampdown, and call on the British authorities to intervene.

Escalating strikes can beat the French Work Law

14 June 2016
Workers from all over France marched in Paris on Tuesday. Many of them were also on strike against the Labour-type government’s Work Law.

Floods can't wash away the strikes in France

07 June 2016
Workers bring France to a standstill days before the Euro 2016 football tournament, reports Dave Sewell

Fuel on the fire - striking Le Havre oil workers speak out against bosses' Work Law

07 June 2016
Striking oil workers against the Labour-type government’s proposed Work Law have cut off crucial fuel supplies at a key choke point for French capitalism.

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