France

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...

We repudiate Niza’s attacks

A new terrorist attack, the third one in less than two years, hits France. In the middle of the celebration for the French National Holliday, at least 84 people were killed when being run over by a truck which headed against the crew at a high speed, in the...

A country on the verge of civic insurrection

Since the end of May, several massive demonstrations and protests took place in France against Hollande's reform of the Labour Code. Last demonstration was on Tuesday, June the 14th, and more than one million were on the streets confronting the Police and the government's policies, in defense of their rights. Whether...

Antoine Free!

 Antoine militant CGT Valenciennes is in custody since 17 May. He was arrested in Lille during a demonstration against the labor law. Three police officers then arrested by throwing himself violently on him and pinning.  A policeman accused Antoine of hitting him. Or the people who were with him and testified in...

Strikes and crisis in France

The increase of demonstrations and strikes in France already interferes in economy: provision of fuel and energy are most affected by it. By CSP-Conlutas.   Last Thursday, the 26th, near 300.000 people went to the streets in France, in one more day of demonstrations against the Labour Act of François Hollande. The working...

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