International Trade Union Network of Solidarity and Struggle is Built

The last day of the International Trade Union Meeting, held in Paris, could not be better. Early that morning Annick Coupe, representative of Union Syndicale Solidaires, read to the attendees a manifesto for the May 1st, the International Workers' Day, aiming at asking all the entities attending the...

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...

Court Rules Against French Trade Union Leader Gaël Quirante

By ERNIE GOTTA On Wednesday, Dec. 18, French courts ruled against postal worker and trade-union leader Gaël Quirante with a three-month suspended prison sentence and a five-year probationary period. If he receives another criminal conviction in the next five years, even if it’s a misdemeanor, he goes to jail for...

France: Understanding the Electoral Results and Social Struggles

            For many people, the results of the European elections in France were a surprise. The past six months were filled with demonstrations of the “Yellow Vests”. However, the far-right Marine Le Pen won the European elections. How can we explain this? Written by Juan P.   Crisis of the traditional parties The...

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...

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...

Against attacks on workers around the world, our answer must be unified

Second day of the Trade Union International Meeting  From Europe, Americas, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, one at a time, the approximately 250 trade unions delegates from 32 countries started to crowd the auditorium of the Bourse du Travail of Saint Denis, a municipal building that houses all the...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

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...

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....

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