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 [...]

The Totalitarian Danger – From Paris To Washington

By Daniel Gluckstein, Socialist Organizer. -

From the very beginning, the Fifth Republic was constituted as a regime with a totalitarian mission. The President-Bonaparte concentrates all powers in his hands. The trade union organisations [...]

French Anti-Worker Pension Plan Becomes Law Without A Vote 

By G. Dunkel, Workers.org -

Hundreds of thousands of people have been in the streets protesting for months. Transportation strikes have disrupted travel. Public opinion supports the strikes, even though they were extremely [...]

French Women March For Equal Rights In Solidarity With Women Around The World

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The ongoing protests in France took a new turn today as French women marched for equal rights and respect in the #MarcheFeministe. Thousands of women peacefully marched in solidarity with women [...]

French Workers Continue Their Epic Struggle Against Macron’s Economic Reforms

By John McEvoy, Thecanary.co -

On 20 February, nearly 100,000 people across France protested against proposed reforms to the country’s pension system. According to those striking, the new system would force them to work for [...]

State Violence: When Does Democracy Cease To Exist?

By Emma Justum, Open Democracy. -

On January 30, 2019, already one year ago, the Council of Europe through its Commissioner for Human Rights expressed “very serious concerns” about the type of injuries wreaked on Gilets Jaunes [...]

France: Protesters And Police Clash As Parliament Begins Debating Pension Reform Bill

By Red Revolution. -

Protesters took to the streets of Paris on Monday and clashed with riot police as the pension reform bill reached the French National Assembly for debate. Tensions between the demonstrators [...]

France: Riot Police Beat Up Striking Firefighters

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Wearing protective clothing, firefighters set themselves ablaze in the streets, performing perhaps the safest self-immolation protest in world history. Yet few outside France saw the action; [...]

France Is The First Country To Ban All 5 Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths

By Staff, Healthyfoodhouse.com -

Bees pollinate a third of our food supply and over 90% of all wild plants, so they are critical for global food production. This means that every third spoonful of food in the world depends on [...]

French Protest Day And Night Against Macron’s Banker Economy

By Staff, Popular Resistance -

The people of France continue to protest against President Macron's neoliberal policies and the cutting of French pensions. France has seen months of protests, starting with the Yellow Vests over [...]

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 [...]