France

France: Understanding the Electoral Results and Social Struggles

            For many people, the results of the European elections in France were a surprise. The past six months were filled with demonstrations of the “Yellow Vests”. However, the far-right Marine Le Pen won the European elections. How can we explain this? Written by Juan P.   Crisis of the traditional parties The...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

Interview with Yellow Vest Activist: Macron Out!

Socialist Voice (SV) interviewed Philippe who is a teacher and trade unionist (a member of Sud Education and the Solidaires union central), an active member of the yellow vest struggle in France. By ISL - Britain SV: The yellow vest struggle started on 17 November 2018, with a huge outburst of anger...

Balance of the February 5 demonstrations in France

Yellow vests and unions: after the February 5 demonstrations, a clear calling from the union leaderships to a general strike and the blockage of economy is necessary. By Gaston Lefranc (February 6, 2019) Source: https://tendanceclaire.org/article.php?id=1536 The February 5 demonstrations were summoned by the CGT and Solidaires, and timidly and locally by the FO and...

France: All support to the February 5th General Strike!

The CGT, Solidaires and CNT-SO unions are calling a strike in all France next Tuesday February 5. International Workers League- Fourth International (IWL-FI) Statement The “Assembly of Assemblies” of the yellow vests, gathered on Commercy on January 26-27, has adopted support to the strike. Not to an isolated mobilization day, but...

The Rebellion of the Yellow Vests enters Fifth Week

Last December 15, the fifth week of the yellow vests’ protests in all France began. According to the Interior Ministry, 66 thousand protestors participated in the demonstrations, a significant decrease when compared to the 126 thousand last week. By Fabio Bosco There were 230 protests, where 157 people were arrested and...

Macron, on the Defensive

Clearly, Macron felt the blow. Almost an entire month of demonstrations of the yellow vests and the incorporation of the high school students in the past few days have set him on the defensive. By Daniel Sugasti Neither generalized repression nor the more than 4 thousand arrests have calmed the streets....

Paris on Fire

On Saturday December 8, a new day of mobilization by the “yellow vests” took place in Paris and other French cities. Their fight had already forced the Emmanuel Macron administration to take a step back on the fuel price increase (demand with which the process began). Although he had...

Macron retreats and suspends the Increase in Fuel Prices

After more than two weeks of strong demonstrations, the Élysée Palace, through the Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, announced the “suspension” during six months of the increase in fuel prices that was foreseen for January 1. Besides, Philippe announced that during the same period, they would not increase gas and...

Uprising in all of France! Let us broaden and organize mobilization!

We publish the statement by Tendency Claire, of the French NPA, about the protests shaking Paris. Mobilization has overcome one step today. Despite repression and rain, the yellow vests have extended throughout France. Anger and rage are enormous. The government evidently lies about the number of protesters: 75,000 in...

News

Specials