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#AllThatsLeftPod: A New Start for the Revolutionary Left in France

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the terrain of French politics, class struggle, and socialist organizing, and the lessons that building a new socialist organization — Révolution Permanente — can hold for leftists everywhere.

Left Voice

January 11, 2023
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International class struggle is on the rise, and France is no exception. Since 2016 the country has seen increasing radicalization among the working class and youth. This has shown up in dynamic struggles such as the “Gilet Jaune” or Yellow Vests movement as well as struggles against the racism of the far right and the regime of President Emmanuel Macron.

Despite this dynamic advance of workers and oppressed communities in France, the French Left has largely been in retreat. However, Left Voice’s comrades in France are building a force to revive the country’s revolutionary Left. Their interventions in the class struggle over the past year recently culminated in a 3-day congress to found a new revolutionary organization: Révolution Permanente.

In this episode, Left Voice member Sam Carliner talks to Antoine Ramboz, a member of Révolution Permanente, about the founding of a new revolutionary socialist organization in France. They discuss the current terrain of French politics, class struggle, and socialist organizing, and the lessons that building a new socialist organization can hold for leftists everywhere.

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