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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...

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...

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