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...

IWL Declaration On The Situation In France

IWL Declaration On The Situation In FranceNO TO FEC (CPE)Our full support to the struggle of the French young people and the workers  On Saturday, 18th March, over a million and a half demonstrators moved all all France to reject the so-called FEC (First Employment Contract) passed by the...

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...

French organizations launch “La Coupe Est Pleine!”

In France an unitary collective called La Coupe Est Pleine was formed, gathering trade unions, social and political organizations that support the Brazilian social movements, which face a strong repression because of the FIFA's World Cup. The Trade Unions Solidaires and the Federation of Trade Unions Sud-Rail take part...

Chad: Political and social crisis and the responsibility of French imperialism

Yves Mwana Mayas Cesar Neto   On April 11, the presidential elections were held in Chad. Idriss Deby Itno, who has been in power for 30 years, was re-elected with 79% of the vote. Despite the victory, French imperialism was surprised by the death of Idriss in a military confrontation with the...

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...

After Sarkoszy was elected in France

Build An Anticapitalist Alternative For Socialism!   "With an 84% participation of the electorate, Sarkoszy, the right-wing candidate beat the Socialist Party candidate, Sególene Royal. The elections show, on one hand, radicalisation and massive mobilisation of the bourgeois and petty bourgeois electorate backing Sarkoszy. And, having two candidates representing capitalist continuity,...

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...

Some remarks on Paris

Any person sensitive to human suffering can’t but repudiate the killing held in Paris. The terror attacks were directed against a defenseless population and completely oblivious to the blunders that their governments have done for many years in foreign policy. Clearly the event has an explanation well above the...

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,...

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