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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.

The French resistance that could take down a government

31 May 2016
A wave of strikes and protests to defend workers’ rights is causing a crisis for France’s Labour-type government.

Huge strikes shut France down—and could bring government to its knees

27 May 2016
Electricity production across France dropped yesterday, Thursday, after workers in all 19 nuclear power stations voted to begin strikes to defend workers’ rights.

Strikes and blockades in France show how to win

24 May 2016
Petrol shortages gripped parts of France at the beginning of this week as the movement against the Labour-type government’s attacks moved to “shut down the economy”.

French resistance sees blockades, strikes and protests

20 May 2016
Blockades, strikes and protests against the French government’s attack on workers’ rights caused huge disruption this week. Workers and activists are out to shut down the economy.

French workers escalate resistance to Work Law with mass strikes

17 May 2016
Road blocks and picket lines went up around ports, oil refineries, industrial estates and distribution centres across France on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

French government in crisis over Work Law

11 May 2016
France’s centre-left government provoked a crisis that could bring it down by suspending parliamentary debate on its proposed Work Law. It faces a vote of no confidence tomorrow, Thursday—a day already set for nationwide strikes and protests.

Crunch time for fight against France's Work Law

10 May 2016
Workers and students across France were set to protest and strike against the Labour-type government’s proposed Work Law on Thursday of this week.

French resistance grows despite repression

02 May 2016
As French MPs prepare to debate a new law attacking workers’ rights, the centre left government is digging in its heels against workers, students and the new “Nuit Debout” movement.

Revolt in France: ‘The strikes are growing’

26 April 2016
Strikes and protests intensified in France this week in the run-up to a coordinated day of action against the government’s proposed Work Law on Thursday.

Paris: what it is like in the 'Nuit debout' square occupations

15 April 2016
Every evening since 31 March, gatherings of around 2,000 people have been debating and organising in Place de la Republique, a central square in Paris.

Nightly mass meetings in Paris organise resistance to new law

12 April 2016
Dave Sewell talks to activists about how they are organising a movement and inspiring thousands to join unions and take to the streets

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