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France: Record low vote in legislative election
By June 20, 2017 Read More →

France: Record low vote in legislative election

Time to build a fighting left force The ‘sweeping victory’ for ‘La Republique En Marche!’ (REM) – the party of neo-liberal President Emmanuel Macron- in the second round of parliamentary elections is not as resounding a victory as it might appear. It has indeed got 308 MPs out of 577, plus 42 for its allies […]

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France: Success for Mélenchon

France: Success for Mélenchon

But now a fake choice between Macron and Le Pen It is confirmed that, after having got rid of the most visible figures of the politics of austerity and support for the big bosses, like Sarkozy and Valls-Hollande, it is their traditional parties that have taken a mighty blow! In an unprecedented manner, the second […]

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Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia
By September 1, 2016 Read More →

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity 30/08/2016 Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)   International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, on the spurious […]

France – in the face of terror in Nice we will not be intimidated !

France – in the face of terror in Nice we will not be intimidated !

No to hatred, suspicion and racism : don’t let us be divided !  Statement by Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI in France), 15.07.16  What happened in Nice on Thursday 14th July was an appalling act. The lorry driver intended to cause as many deaths as possible, driving wantonly and colliding with the maximum number of people on […]

Class Struggle in France

Class Struggle in France

Fight against Valls/Hollande Government Intensifies Far from abating, the battle over France’s labour law reform has intensified. The Hollande-Valls government has said it will impose the changes. The main trade union federation has said it will fight to the end. Most of the country’s oil refineries are blocked, in spite of police attacks with tear-gas […]

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France: Horror in Paris

France: Horror in Paris

  We will not be intimidated ! Sickening violence has struck Paris once more. Over 120 dead and dozens of injured in places where workers and young people gather at the end of the week (Stade de France, Bataclan music venue, various bars in the 10th and 11th districts). These barbarians had their minds set […]

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France: Millions march for solidarity

France: Millions march for solidarity

Unity against racism and capitalism! Nearly four million people marched in the streets of France this weekend to express their disgust and their grief against the attacks in Paris which killed seventeen people last week. This is an unprecedented mobilization on this kind of issue. It is clear that a large majority wanted to be […]

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