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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

The youth in France are telling the government to get lost

15 March 2016
Parisian student Gael Braibant reports from huge protests against the centre-left government’s vicious new employment law

Half a million workers and students march in France against anti-worker laws

09 March 2016
 New laws designed to reduce workplace rights have sparked a revolt against the Labour-style government of President Hollande

International news round-up

08 March 2016
Far right gains in the Slovak election and resistance in France over new employment law

Tories’ Calais crime—fight to let the refugees in

01 March 2016
At Britain’s border in Calais and Greece’s border with Macedonia, Europe’s police are using pepper spray, tear gas, batons and riot shields to terrorise desperate refugees.

Afghan refugee speaks out as French cops raid Calais 'Jungle' camp

29 February 2016
The police are currently evicting people from the “Jungle” in Calais. They are going round telling people they have one hour to leave. So far this morning, Friday, they have destroyed five or six shelters.

Calais refugees face new eviction threat as police violence escalates

15 February 2016
Refugees in a large section of the “jungle” camp of Calais have been given a week to leave—or be forced off when it is bulldozed.

Slaughter of Verdun haunted France

09 February 2016
The First World War’s longest battle began 100 years ago this month in Verdun, northern France. By the time it ended in December more than 300,000 had died and many more were missing or wounded.

Racist rhetoric from French prime minister

26 January 2016
French prime minister Manuel Valls claimed last week that refugees coming into Europe were threatening “the very idea of Europe”.

Refugees in Calais are forced from the ‘jungle’ into a prison

19 January 2016
Less than 100 miles from London, the French authorities are using threats of violence to corral refugees into a new prison camp.

French court jails trade unionists as government steps up repression

13 January 2016
A French court jailed eight trade unionists for taking action to stop bosses closing their factory, yesterday, Tuesday. 

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