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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. 

Refugees in French camps to resist cruel clampdown

12 January 2016
French authorities were set to bulldoze huge swathes of the refugees’ “jungle” shantytown in Calais by the end of this week at just days’ notice.

A cover up by Paris cops?

12 January 2016
French police shot a man dead in Paris on Thursday of last week. Their version of events rapidly went around the world’s media.

Muslims join mass rally to condemn mainstream parties' Islamophobia

15 December 2015
Campaigners slammed the mainstream parties’ Islamophobia at a rally near Paris on Friday of last week.

Fascist Front National grabs a record vote in French elections as anti-racists organise

15 December 2015
The fascist Front National failed to win control of any regional councils in last week’s elections—but it won a record vote, says Dave Sewell

Fascist FN come on top in French elections

08 December 2015
The fascist Front National (FN) topped the polls in the first round of French regional elections last Sunday.

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Paris talks greeted by opposition on the streets

01 December 2015
Tens of thousands joined climate protests worldwide as leaders blew hot air at the Cop21 summit in Paris

Trapped in emergency—repression and defiance on the streets of France

01 December 2015
Muslims in France speak to Dave Sewell about the repression they face under the state of emergency

Climate change activists defy state ban and police brutality in Paris

29 November 2015
Protesters filled Paris’s streets on the eve of the United Nations Cop21 climate change summit–despite president Francois Hollande’s best attempts to keep them away.  

Muslims suffer 'fear and terror' after racist raids in Belgium

24 November 2015
The Belgian capital Brussels was in lockdown last weekend after the government announced a terrorism alert.

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