National Sections of the L5I:

France

France: sans-papiers strike for their rights

Since last October, 6000 immigrant workers are on strike in the Paris region. Read more...

France's New Anticapitalist Party: strengths and weaknesses

Published in Workers Power 339
The New Anticapitalist Party in France has been the focus of attention for many on the left across Europe. Dave Stockton argues that it has major strengths compared with the timid and reformist "united lefts" and left parties that have arisen in Britain and Europe over the past ten years. Read more...

Non à la privatisation de la Poste! Interdisons les licenciements! Nous ne payerons pas pour leur crise!

Même si les journalistes et les politiciens s'accordent pour dire qu'il y a des signes de reprise de l'économie et que tout ira bientôt mieux, il n'en est rien. Read more...

France: No to privatisation of the Post, ban all layoffs - we will not pay for their crisis!

This article is also available in French

Even if the journalists and politicians agree that there are signs of recovery in the economy and that things will soon get better, what they say is basically worthless, because the social consequences of this crisis of capitalism will be felt for many years to come. Read more...

French riot police attack refugee camp

Image Amid cheers by the racist media, desperate refugees have been attacked by police and detained at a makeshift camp in Northern France, reports Mark Booth Read more...

The New Anticapitalist Party in France: a historic opportunity

In one of the most exciting developments on the European left for many years, a radical new party has been founded in France. Dave Stockton looks at the great promise of the New Anticapitalist Party and argues for it to adopt a revolutionary communist programme. Read more...

Days of action in France: we need an indefinite general strike to win

Marc Lasalle reports
A few weeks after the day of general strike in January, March 19 was another major day for class struggle in France. Indeed, while the government hoped for a decreasing mobilization, the raw figures show that the contrary is true: more than 3 millions marched in 213 demonstrations across the country. This is more than in January and indicates an unprecedented level of readiness to fight, higher even than that shown during the struggle against the CPE. Read more...

New anticapitalist party founded in France: one step forward but others are needed to meet the demands of the struggles ahead

The French Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA, New Anticapitalist Party) had its founding congress February 6-8 in St. Denis (Paris), the day after the Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR) held its dissolution congress. The LCR, for forty years the French section of the Fourth International (USFI), will clearly retain some sort of existence in this role at least.

Held in the midst of a first wave of resistance against the effects of the capitalist crisis and the attacks of Nicolas Sarkozy, which had culminated in the general strike of January 29, this congress marks an important step for the radical left and could open up new perspectives for the class struggle in France. Read more...

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