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 [...]

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 [...]