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France

France: Government tries to split workers' united front

ON FRIDAY 10 January, workers across France walked out for the 37th day of strikes and demonstrations against the Macron government’s attempt to raise the retirement age and introduce massive cuts to Read more...

French workers defy Macron: We’ve had enough! Now we must win!

One and a half million on more than 200 demonstrations across France. Read more...

France: Resistance to Macron grows - but the left vegetates

A prolonged strike in Accident and Emergency departments throughout the country, a successful strike on the Paris metro on September 13, with an indefinite stoppage forecast for December, a national d Read more...

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...

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