National Sections of the L5I:

France

May '68: "Everything was possible"

Fifty years ago this month, France was rocked by the biggest general strike in European history. Read more...

French workers’ and students’ struggle at a turning point

After a month of militant but inconclusive strikes and occupations by railway workers and students, activists are organising to relaunch the mobilisation against the government attacks, with a nation Read more...

Macron declares war on railway workers

On March 22, strikes and demonstrations took place across France. Read more...

France: United working class action can beat Macron

PARIS - In France a major attack against workers’ rights has been expected since President Emmanuel Macron’s election on May 7. Read more...

France: Macron prepares his offensive

The new French President, Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a business start-up event, declared in imperfect English, “Entrepreneur is the new France”. Read more...

France: Macron smashes the left

As was expected, Emmanuel Macron's party, La République en Marche, The Republic on the Move, won an absolute majority in the second round of elections to the French National Assembly on June 18. Read more...

Macron’s victory: no gain for French workers

Emmanuel Macron, former investment banker and economy minister, easily won the second round of France's presidential elections; by 66.1 percent to Marine Le Pen’s 33.9. Read more...

France: A choice between the Plague and Cholera

In the end it wasn’t only in France that adherents of the two winners of the first round of the country’s presidential elections were celebrating but their equivalents right across Europe. Read more...