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

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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...

France: millions strike and march against Sarkozy and capitalism

2.5 million French workers have struck in opposition to a whole host of "reforms" being pushed through by President Sarkozy. Marc Lassalle reports from Paris. Read more...

New anticapitalist party: on what basis and on what programme?

Over a year ago, when the LCR declared that a new anticapitalist party was necessity it was greeted with widespread interest both in France and more widely in Europe. The LCR's 17th Congress, meeting from 24 to 27 January, decided to launch an initiative for the creation of a 'new anti-capitalist party'. The LCR announced this would involve a constituent process, culminating in the founding of a new party by the end of this year. The statement affirmed: Read more...

Report on LCR May 30 meeting at the Mutualité before the European Anticapitalist Conference

Around a thousand people listened to a very long list of speakers, including May '68 veterans Daniel Bensaid and Alain Krivine. Read more...

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