France

“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...

8th Day of Mobilization against the “El Khomri Act” shakes France

Last Thursday, the 26th, France lived its 8th consecutive day of protests since the reform of the labour code, know as “El Khomri Act”, was presented by Hollande’s government (SFP). About 300.000 people demonstrated around the country according the CGT, the main French union, with about 600.000 members. By Gabriel Huland.   Three...

International solidarity to general strike against the Labour Code

A French general strike for 28 April is called by CGT, FO, Solidaires, FSU, CNT F, CNT SO, UNEF, UNL and LDIFs workers, students and social movements. The strike and mobilisations are against the Labour Code, which means yet more attacks on workers inside the EU. The Labour Code will...

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