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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.

Dheepan—fighter’s flight is a unique take on war veteran films

12 April 2016
The story of the veterans of failed wars has been a Hollywood staple since Vietnam in the 1970s.

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

Growing solidarity and trade union support for aid to Calais

05 April 2016
Trade unionists are stepping up their solidarity with refugees stuck at Britain’s border.

Springtime of struggle in France

05 April 2016
A rising movement of workers and students has unleashed a wave of anger against Labour-type president Francois Hollande—and is an opportunity to push back against the fascist Front National. Dave Sewell joined the thousands on the marches and college barricades in Paris during a mass strike last week

Trade unionists show solidarity with Calais refugees facing state repression

05 April 2016
A group of trade unionists took over £1,000 to refugees in Calais last week. The French state has demolished half the camp since our previous visit several weeks ago. It was a shock to see.

France: over a million workers and students march

05 April 2016
The revolt against French president Francois Hollande's attack on workers' rights reached new heights today, Thursday. People struck and protested all over the country.

French unions join resistance

30 March 2016
Major strikes in France against a new employment law were planned for Thursday of this week.

French students defy repression to protest against new law

24 March 2016
French police failed to smash striking students off the streets on their third national day of action against a vicious new employment law today, Thursday.

Students in revolt defy French cops to fight proposed employment law

22 March 2016
A protest movement in France against an employment law is gathering support, reports?Dave Sewell

Student revolt in France grows despite state repression

18 March 2016
Students have shut down their colleges and universities, joining mass protests of up to 150,000

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