French Finance Minister Issues Declaration Of Independence

By John V. Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

“Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says,” is the headline to a remarkable  piece appearing in the New York Times.  The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally [...]

The ZAD: Between Utopian Radicalism And Negotiated Pragmatism

By Fareen Parvez And Stellan Vinthagen, ROAR Magazine. -

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the many failures of contemporary capitalist states around the globe. These include the failure to ensure social and economic justice [...]

A French McDonald’s Is Now A Food Bank After Staff Resisted Shutdown

By Sarah Jackson, Business Insider. -

At one McDonald's in Marseille, France, everyone eats for free. Locals don't pay a dime — or euro — for food there because the location is now a food bank. The restaurant originally opened [...]

Lenin Danced in the Snow to Celebrate the Paris Commune and the Soviet Republic

By Vijay Prashad, The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 28 May 1871, one hundred and fifty years ago, the Paris Commune collapsed after seventy-two days. The workers of Paris created the Commune on 18 March, building on the wave of revolutionary [...]

Our ‘Dear Friend’ Deby Is Dead

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.), AntiWar.com. -

The tributes to the late President Idriss Deby just poured in last week – especially from Western leaders. And boy were the condolences nauseating – at least to anyone vaguely familiar with Chad [...]

How Oil Workers And Environmentalists United In Struggle

By Paul Morao, Left Voice. -

Total’s objective in recent years has been to close its refineries in France. It has found ways to refine elsewhere: in Dubai, India, China, and with plans for Africa. The objective is twofold: [...]

Parisians March Against Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

Watch a live broadcast from central Paris where people are gathering on Saturday 20 March to march against "systemic racism and police brutality." Organised by several activist groups to mark [...]

France Vows ‘Symbolic Actions,’ No Apologies For Colonisation Of Algeria

By Adlène Meddi, Middle East Eye. -

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron received a much anticipated report on France’s 132-year colonial rule of Algeria and the war that led to Algeria’s independence in 1962, as part of [...]

France’s New Security Law May Have Sparked A ‘George Floyd’ Moment

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Award-winning Syrian photographer Ameer Alhalbi lies dazed on the ground. His head is heavily bruised and bandaged, blood covers his face, arms, and much of his body. Lengths of cotton wool have [...]

France: Chaos Over Police Violence And Macron’s Security Bill

By Telesur English. -

France has protested against the bill on security promoted by the government of Emmanuel Macron into the night on Saturday. The organizers of the protests warn that the security bill approved [...]

Demonstrators Rally Against French Security Bill In Paris

By Sputnik News. -

French parliament late on Tuesday passed a bill on global security, criminalising the publication of images of police officers online, despite the recent riots against the legislation being [...]

Police Launch Violent Crackdown On Paris Refugee Camp

By Will Morrow, WSWS. -

French riot police went on a fascistic rampage Monday evening, brutally assaulting a peaceful tent camp of some 500 refugees at the Place de la République in central Paris. Police used [...]

France Defies European Court Ruling Upholding Right To Boycott Israel

By Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada. -

France - The government of President Emmanuel Macron is defying a landmark judgment from the European Court of Human Rights that protects the right of people to call for a boycott of Israeli [...]

Bastille Day: Protests As France Gives Tribute To Health Workers

By Zoe Tidman, The Independent. -

Healthcare staff protested in France as the country celebrated Bastille Day, marked by a ceremony celebrating frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Unions called for [...]

Villages That Rescued Thousands During WWII Continue To Welcome Refugees

By Bryan Ferrell, Waging Nonviolence. -

Just as I was about to launch “City of Refuge” last fall, a new book came out on Le Chambon — the French village that was at the center of a remarkable World War II rescue operation. Having just [...]