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21 June 2017
The 'sweeping victory' for La République En Marche! (REM) - party of neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron - in the second round of parliamentary elections on 18 June, is not the resounding victory it might appear.
21 June 2017
The gains for the party of neoliberal French president Emmanuel Macron in the second round of parliamentary elections are not the resounding victory they might seem
14 June 2017
Amid the trumpeting about a massive vote for the party of the new president, Emmanuel Macron, in the first round of France's parliamentary election on 11 June, a deep malaise pervades French society, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International.
10 May 2017
Fightback and socialist policies vital: Pro-capitalist former banker Emmanuel Macron is president of France after defeating Marine Le Pen of the far-right Front National
26 April 2017
French presidential election: Macron and Le Pen reach second round. Statement from Gauche Révolutionnaire, CWI in France.
19 April 2017
French presidential election: Enthusiasm for Mélenchon and his anti-austerity programme was evident at his rally in Toulouse on 16 April
12 April 2017
Old political elite discredited: In the forthcoming French presidential election Jean-Luc Mélenchon is closing the gap on the three frontrunners.
15 February 2017
Possibilities for the left to make gains: The upcoming French presidential election is revealing big crises in the establishment parties
15 February 2017
Paris has been rocked by days of protests following the horrific assault by police on a black youth worker from the poor northern suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois
2 November 2016
What is going on in Calais right now should be regarded as one of the darkest moments in the European Union's history.
26 October 2016
Demolition of the 'Jungle' camp in Calais began on Monday.
31 August 2016
International outrage has resulted from the decision of over 20 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of 'burkini' swimsuits, on the grounds of 'inciting terrorism' and 'threatening public safety'. Despite a court decree rejecting the ban as unconstitutional, the mayors say they will ignore the ruling. Judy Beishon reports on how the issue has become the focus of an ugly backlash to the recent terrorist attacks in France.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
22 June 2016
A convoy of 250 vehicles set off to deliver solidarity and aid to refugees
15 June 2016
The Hollande/Valls government hoped that by the time Euro 2016 started the months-long strike movement would have run out of energy. But the size and combativity of the 14 June march show that it's still huge.
1 June 2016
Workers across France are stepping up their action against the country's new labour law, with strikes in various sectors and big demonstrations. The French working class has a long history of struggle, including widespread sit-in strikes in May-June 1936. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this movement, and to learn its lessons, here we carry an extract from an article written by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe and published in Militant (predecessor of the Socialist) in 1978.
1 June 2016
Far from abating, the battle over France's labour law reform has intensified. The Hollande-Valls government has said it will impose the changes and is digging its heels in.
18 May 2016
Hollande provokes fresh struggles: Francois Hollande, France's 'socialist' president, has taken the fight over the country's 'El Khomri' labour law (named after the employment minister) to a new level, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
4 May 2016
Striking workers from the railways, car factories, supermarkets, hospitals, offices and banks joined students and youth in mass demonstrations across France on 28 April. Led by lycée (further education) students, the Paris march was 60,000 strong, according to the CGT union federation.
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