Despite Threats of Arrest, Refinery Workers in France Refuse to Break Strike
As energy strikes continue, France is faced with a kerosene shortage that’s creating an urgent situation at the country’s airports. With capitalist profits on the line, the government has attempted to force Normandy refinery workers back to work through an anti-strike legal weapon called requisitions. In their first victory, refinery workers forced the police to withdraw in an incredible demonstration of solidarity.
Nathan ErderofMarch 24, 2023
Hundreds Demonstrate for Anasse Kazib and against the Far Right
More than 500 people gathered on Wednesday evening in Paris for a speech by Anasse Kazib, revolutionary candidate for the French presidency. It was a demonstration against the Far Right, which for several days had threatened to prevent the meeting at the Sorbonne from taking place.
Nathan ErderofFebruary 10, 2022
Diplomatic Crisis in Britain and France: Xenophobia and Reactionary One-Upmanship
Three days after the tragedy that cost the lives of 27 migrants in the English Channel, the war of words between France and Britain resumed in earnest after the French disinvited the British from a meeting to discuss the migrant crisis.
Nathan ErderofNovember 27, 2021
Our Flag Has Always Been Internationalist — The Red Flag!
The extreme Right in France is attacking revolutionary presidential candidate Anasse Kazib for not waving the French flag at his campaign's kickoff rally. Everything in this response could be said about flying the U.S. flag. In every country, we choose to fly the red flag of workers’ internationalism, not the national flags of imperialism, colonialism, and bourgeois oppression.
Nathan ErderofOctober 25, 2021
Grandpuits Refinery Workers in France Vote to Extend Strike
At the Total refinery in Grandpuits, France, workers renewed their militant action in a general assembly earlier this week. With numerous supporters present from throughout France, the meeting was a reminder of the “Grandpuits method”: self-organization, the strike, and a refusal to give in on jobs.
Nathan ErderofJanuary 22, 2021
Explosions in Beirut: A Disaster in a Country in Crisis and Revolt
A double explosion devastated Lebanon’s capital on Tuesday. This disaster is a tragedy in a country which faces an economic and political crisis, marked by significant mobilizations for a year.
Nathan ErderofAugust 6, 2020