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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...

Demonstrations in France

A popular uprising started against the increase of the fuel and carburant, against the decrease of the living standards was realized yesterday. It begins slowly this morning. The movement of the large sectors of the masses occurred without any political or syndical or similar organization but only the link...

The movement and its obstacles

Macron’s government made a real factory of reactionary reforms: he deepened the labor reform, the privatization of the rail and attacks on rail workers’ social rights, the attack on the right to study in universities, the extremely serious anti-immigrant reform… By N.François.   Macron’s reforms found the massive protests of workers’ and...

Solidarity with the French working class!

Solidarity with the striking railway workers and all those striking to defend public services and jobs From 3 April for three months strikes, rallies and demonstrations are and will take place in France including: railway stations, hospitals, post offices, employment centers, schools, etc. By Martin Ralph The Solidaires union federation, that is...

“No patrie (Le Pen) nor patron (Macron)”

IWL-FI statement before the second round of the French presidential elections.   The former banker and minister of Hollande, Macron, obtained a meager victory in the first round of the French presidential elections, disputing the second round with the extreme-right, xenophobic leader of the Front National, Marine LePen. The presidential election opens...

Against Bourgeois and Reformist Candidatures, the IWL-FI Calls to Vote for Philippe Poutou (NPA)

By International Secretariat.   On March 18 began the French presidential campaign. The first round will take place on April 23. The elections happen in the middle of a major political and institutional crisis affecting directly the parties alternating in power for decades: the traditional Gaullist right-wing, headed by François Fillon,...

The EU implements austerity policies in France and Greece

The fall of 2016 shows the beginning of a hard year in Europe. The refugees’ crisis takes immense proportions, the Brexit generates a growing uncertainty, the negotiations for the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) stall and the social conflict is so high in countries like Greece and France...

The prohibition of burqini: the tip of the iceberg of gender Islamophobia

The islamophobic discrimination to the Muslims by the French government does not even stop for vacations. The images of the armed French police in a beach of Nice, forcing a woman to take off her hijab and sanctioning her with a fine, have ran around the social networks. This...

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