The Revenge Against The Commons Of The ZAD

By John Jordan, Roarmag.org -

Why French police, in its biggest operation since May 68, is prepared to kill for Macron’s neoliberal nightmare — and how the ZAD fought back. This is a long-read by one of the inhabitants of [...]

Transportation Strikes, University Protests Continue To Shake France

To Macron’s dismay, the popular movements show no signs of slowing down. The Air France tussle over salaries is separate from the larger and politically more significant stand-off between [...]

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Seventy-seven percent of the train drivers and 69 percent of the inspectors were on strike. As a result, seven out of eight long-distance trains [TGVs], four out of five regional trains and two [...]

Academic Black Shirts Brutally Assault Students In France

By Gabriel Rockhill, Counterpunch.org -

In scenes reminiscent of Mussolini’s black shirts, a dozen or so militants dressed in black, some wearing ski masks, brutally beat peaceful protesters who were participating in a general assembly [...]

French Civil Servants And Rail Workers Strike In Test For Macron

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of France on Thursday and strikes caused travel misery for millions in a showdown between trade unions and President Emmanuel Macron that [...]

The Eco-Rebels Who Beat the French State: Inside la ZAD.

By Redfish, Popular Resistance -

Tune in on Sunday as redfish presents The eco-rebels who beat the French state: Inside la ZAD, the story of how farmers and anti-capitalists united to score a rare victory over the [...]

Apple Execs Face Jail In France After Lawsuit Over Slowing Down iPhones

By Rory Mulholland, Thelocal.fr -

A French activist group has launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple over its policy of slowing down older iPhones in a case that could see the tech giant 's executives jailed and cost it five [...]

Two French Dams To Be Demolished By 2018

By Sam Morgan, earthfirstjournal.org -

By Sam Morgan for Earth First Newswire - Two large dams on a river in northern France will be demolished after the French government finally signed off on a long-gestating plan to free up the [...]

Tens Of Thousands March In France Against Anti-Worker Reforms

By Jake Johnson, www.commondreams.org -

By Jake Johnson for Common Dream - Led by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), France's second largest trade union, demonstrators flooded Paris and other major cities chanting: "Macron [...]

U.S., UK And France Denounce Nuclear Ban Treaty

By David Krieger, www.counterpunch.org -

By David Krieger for Counter Punch - The U.S., UK and France have never shown enthusiasm for banning and eliminating nuclear weapons. It is not surprising, therefore, that they did not [...]

France Will ‘Ban All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040’

By Chloe Farand, www.independent.co.uk -

By Chloe Farand for Independent - France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country's new environment minister has announced. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he [...]

‘We’ve Made History’: Ireland Joins France, Germany And Bulgaria In Banning Fracking​

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - McLoughlin also issued a statement that mentioned the impact of fracking in the U.S.: This law will mean communities in the West and North West of Ireland will be [...]

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

By Liam S. Whittaker, www.csglobe.com -

By Liam S. Whittaker for CS Globe - A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or [...]

Could Proportional Representation Save French And American Democracies?

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, www.truthdig.com -

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata for Truth Dig - The alternative is called proportional representation (PR). Under a PR system, the electorate casts its votes nationwide for whatever political party they [...]

France Bans Pesticides In Public Green Spaces

By Staff, www.ap.org -

By Staff for Associated Press. Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter. The [...]