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1 May 2019
As chief executive officer of the recently privatised France Telecom (now Orange), Didier Lombard was a 'master of the universe'. And on a salary of €500,000 to boot.
20 February 2019
Les Misérables started life as a three-volume novel by Victor Hugo written during his political exile from France.
13 February 2019
The gilets jaunes have awoken, on the part of millions, a deep will to revolt - even to make a revolution
6 February 2019
The 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) movement in France is by no means over. Saturday 2 February saw 'Act 13' of the series of weekend demonstrations, swelled by anger at the blinding by rubber bullets of gilets jaunes protesters including a prominent member of the movement, Jerome Rodrigues.
23 January 2019
Reports from strikes and struggle in the USA, Nigeria, Russia, France, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and the Spanish state
16 January 2019
After a slowdown over Christmas, it seems the 'gilets jaunes' movement is back in full swing.
12 December 2018
Since Saturday 17 November, a massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country.
5 December 2018
This movement, the expression of accumulated anger, brings together many who have voted very different ways in recent elections
28 November 2018
Over the last weeks, France has witnessed widespread protest against neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron and his government. Close to 500,000 people blockaded roads and roundabouts on Saturday 17 November.
30 May 2018
France '68 anniversary meeting: There was a great atmosphere at London Socialist Party's meeting to discuss the world-shaking events of France '68.
23 May 2018
France, May 1968: week four: By Friday 24 May 1968, ten million workers were on strike. The greatest general strike in history. On the same day, the president of France, General Charles de Gaulle, tried to address the nation. Nobody saw it. It was a victim of the TV workers' strike.
16 May 2018
France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.
9 May 2018
France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.
2 May 2018
France '68 - week one: A wooden beam will appear quite solid and unchanged as termites chew away within it. But there comes a time when one step can bring down the whole rotten house. In May of 1968 the whole structure of capitalism in France was in jeopardy.
25 April 2018
It's 50 years since the greatest general strike in history
28 March 2018
Since the election of Emmanuel Macron - president of the rich - in May 2017, and after the onslaught of the French government against all sectors in society especially the public services - the railways (the SNCF), pensioners, young people, unemployed - we were expecting the day of action on 22 Marc, writes Leila Messaoudi and Cécile Rimboud, Gauche Revolutionnaire, CWI in France.
14 February 2018
Turkey's President Erdogan is intent on smashing the aspirations of the Kurdish people for a homeland
13 December 2017
Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.
27 September 2017
Thousands demonstrated in Paris, France, on 23 September in opposition to the labour reforms of President Macron
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.
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