Protests Continue In France Against Pension Reform

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

Representatives of the unions of teachers, doctors, lawyers and railway workers marched again Thursday in the streets of Paris, capital of  France, against the social policies and economic [...]

France At A Crossroads

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the [...]

French Unions Battle Macron In Make-Or-Break Pension Protest

By Tangi Salaün and Caroline Pailliez, Uk.reuters.com -

Teargas swirled in Paris where riot police charged at demonstrators who hurled projectiles and lobbed insults in cat-and-mouse skirmishes as darkness fell. Some protesters dressed in black and [...]

In New Year’s Address, French President Macron Pledges To Impose Austerity Despite Mass Strike

By Alex Lantier, Wsws.org -

In a brief, perfunctory speech on New Year’s Eve, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to impose his pension cuts despite mass strikes and overwhelming popular opposition, which he derided as [...]

French Public On Our Side, Says Defiant Union Boss Four Weeks Into Strike

By Staff, France24.com -

The head of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a crippling strike that has dampened the festive season, with the stoppages becoming the longest-lasting such action [...]

French Strike: Electricity Workers Light Poor Homes On Christmas, Cut-Off Power To Police And Big Business

By Salvador Soler, Kaosenlared.net -

Since the beginning of the strike on December 5, electricians and energy workers maintain power outages against Macron's pension reform. A method of struggle that exposes the strength of the [...]

Postcard From Paris

By James Graham, Counterpunch.org -

“For over two years we’ve been hearing about this pension reform! Two years of ‘consultations,’ which, cross our hearts, were to be full to the brim with transparency, intelligibility and [...]

French Union Workers Vote To Halt Production At Key Oil Facility

By Sudip Kar-Gupta, Bate Felix, Reuters -

French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns in a nationwide strike against [...]

France Strike Update: “Prepare The General Strike!”

By Staff, Socialistorganizer.org -

More than a daily newspaper, Le Monde is an institution of the Fifth Republic. In this capacity, the paper is always on the look-out for the slightest signal that indicates the re-establishing of [...]

France Records 391-Mile Traffic Jam As Public Transport Brought To Halt By Third Week Of Strikes Over Pension Changes

A traffic jam of 391 miles was recorded on the outskirts of Paris on Monday morning as fresh strikes over pension changes brought public transport to a standstill in France for a third week. [...]

French Strike Wave Keeps Going, Government Is Wavering

By Staff, Socialistorganizer.org -

In the hours following the Prime Minister’s presentation of the “final version” of his counter-reform, the workers’ reaction has been unanimous: complete rejection! Nobody is being fooled by the [...]

France: Strikes Urging The Withdrawal Of The Pension ‘Reform’ Draft Law Continue

By Staff, Socialistorganizer.org -

This morning, 9 December, the record for traffic jams on the Île-de-France [1] road network was broken. The images of those 600-plus kilometres of roads blocked with traffic, and of travellers [...]

Hong Kong Reporters Injured At Protests – In France

By Alex Lo, Scmp.com -

It’s always good for reporters to have a chance to work overseas, even if it’s just on a temporary assignment. It broadens your professional experience and mental horizon. Sadly, reporting duties [...]

French Unions And Yellow Vests Converge In General Strike Today

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance. -

Montpellier, France - On the eve of an “unlimited” (open-ended) General Strike called for Dec. 5, more and more unions and protest groups are pledging to join in. Two things are unusual about [...]

Build Independent Committees Of Action For Political Struggle Against Macron

By Anthony Torres, WSWS.org. -

France - Today’s strike against pension cuts in France will mark a major escalation of the class struggle. A year after the eruption of the “Yellow Vest” protests against social inequality, the [...]