National Sections of the L5I:

France

The European elections in France - The many shades of nationalism

At the beginning of his term of office, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced that his election heralded a “new world", no less. Read more...

France: On tactics towards the Gilets Jaunes

The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) are spreading around Europe and gaining support and sympathy from a wide variety of political forces, from the extreme right to the radical left. Read more...

France: yellow vests but no red flag

We are witnessing another of France’s powerful social movements. This time it is directed against the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron and his supposed eco-tax on petroleum products. Read more...

France: The working class strikes back

With a successful day of action on October 9, the major trade unions, CGT, FO, Solidaires, FSU, which organise the most combative sectors of the French working class, have shown that they are still a Read more...

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...

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