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Over 250 Noted Figures in France Sign Open Letter Protesting the Offensive Being Waged Against the Presidential Candidacy of Anasse Kazib

In an open letter published on November 22 by Mediapart — the independent French investigative journalism website — more than 250 noted figures in France have denounced the offensive launched against by Anasse Kazib and defended his presence in the 2022 presidential elections.

Anasse Kazib, the socialist railway worker running for president in France.

Racist Twitter Attacks from France’s Far Right Demand Anasse Kazib’s “Remigration”

After the success of the rally to launch Anasse Kazib’s revolutionary presidential campaign in France, the extreme Right has been busy pouring out its hatred. Trending on Twitter is a call for the candidate’s “remigration” — meaning, of course, deportation from France. A counter-campaign has been launched to win the widest support for Kazib against these attacks.

No Vote for the Capitalists in Round 2. Let’s Prepare for Struggle with Class Independence

Our comrades in France speak out on the second round of the country’s regional elections, calling for workers to abstain and instead prepare for an upsurge in the class struggle.

Révolution Permanente Calls for a Vote for Lutte Ouvrière in French Regional Elections

For the first round of the regional elections in France, which will be held June 20, our sister organization — which publishes Révolution Permanente — calls for a vote for the lists of Lutte Ouvrière. Here’s why.

Excluded from the NPA, We Begin the Process of Building a New Revolutionary Organization: Statement of 296 NPA Activists

This declaration addresses the de facto expulsion from the organization of its 296 signers, militants of the New Anticapitalist Party in France from 34 of the party’s committees. For the militants of Révolution Permanente and the CCR, the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International group that is a tendency within the NPA, it opens a new stage in the fight to build a revolutionary workers party in France.

Statement on the Le Monde Article Regarding an “Implosion” in the New Anticapitalist Party

Some ex-Trotskyist members of the New Anticapitalist Party in France are manuevering to split the organization now that they’ve lost their majority and militant rank-and-file members are pushing for a more revolutionary perspective. Our comrades in France reveal what’s really going on — in response to a leading French newspaper’s coverage of the story.

Frontline Healthcare Workers Are Becoming Socialists

"Seeing coworkers die due to greed radicalizes." Frontline healthcare workers in the United States are becoming critical of capitalism. Révolution Permanente, our sister site in France, spoke with four healthcare workers in New York City and Washington, D.C.: Mike Pappas, Tre Kwon, Jillian Primiano, and Shreya Mahajan are members of Left Voice.

Capitalism Is a Virus: Interview with Two Socialist Healthcare Workers from New York

As thousands die each day, bodies are piled into mass graves --- these are the surreal images coming out of the world’s dominant imperialist power. This situation was by no means inevitable, but it was prepared by decades of neoliberal policies, as explained by nurse Tre Kwon and Dr. Mike Pappas from New York, members of Left Voice.

Workers in France Take Over McDonald’s to Distribute Food

Workers at a McDonald’s in Saint-Barthélemy, France took the restaurant under their own control so they could distribute boxes of food to people in the neighborhoods of north Marseille who have been living in increasing misery since the beginning of the Covid-19 confinement. The management of McDonald’s in France opposes the action, while at the same time they want to reopen restaurants everywhere with no regard for employee health.

In Italy, Death Is Everywhere, but Bosses Want to Keep Businesses Open

While the coronavirus pandemic rages across Italy, killing thousands, and the country continues to be under shutdown, workers are being forced to report to work in non-essential industries by bosses who refuse to stop production.

“Sooner or Later, We Bite Back”: French Aeronautics Workers Protest to Shut Down Nonessential Production

Though France will soon hit the peak of the coronavirus crisis, companies such as Airbus are still requiring their subcontracted workers to show up to work. In this interview, Gaëtan Gracia, a militant worker with one of Airbus' subcontractors, talks about the state of the aeronautics industry in France and prospects for the working class.

They Flattened the Curve, but at What Cost? Interview with a Worker in South Korea

A socialist in South Korea speaks out about the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the steps that must be taken by the international working class to fight against the crisis.

Révolution Permanente in France: A Militant Newspaper on the Rise

This article is from the French website Arrêt sur images [Freeze Frame] about the important growth of Révolution Permanente in France, first in the heat of the Yellow Vests struggle and now in the movement against the pension reform. This militant newspaper, part of the international network La Izquierda Diario (of which Left Voice is a member), has already won the respect of activists and the vanguard in struggle.

Gaudichaud: “We Are Facing the Demise of Neoliberalism and Piñera.”

An interview with Franck Gaudichaud, a specialist of contemporary Chile, about the historical context of the ongoing rebellion.

Ten Years After Its Founding, the Time Has Come for the NPA to Launch a Revolutionary Party

The leadership of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France met on September 28–29. The militants of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR), who publish the website Révolution Permanente, submitted the following motion. In the situation opened by the Yellow Vests, the time has come to launch a mass revolutionary party. While the text was not adopted, we will continue to defend this line.

Who Is the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR) of France?

This is a series of articles about the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International (FT-CI). Today we present the French section, the Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (CCR), a tendency within the Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA).

The Media Refuse to Show Them, but Tens of Thousands of Yellow Vests Were on the Streets of Paris

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people were demonstrating on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, following the call by the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests). A second demonstration at the Saint Lazare railway station was organized by railway workers, a committee against police violence and an LGBTQ group. The government's rhetoric is meant to terrorize the movement – but it did not work.

French Socialists Call for General Strike to Oust Macron, Abolish Senate

The following statement was written by Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (CCR), a group within the NPA in France. It was published on December 5.

For a Working-class, Revolutionary New Anticapitalist Party (NPA)

Published below is a summary of the platform put forward by the Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (CCR - Revolutionary Communist Current) and other militants for the upcoming Congress of the Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA - New Anticapitalist Party) scheduled for the first weekend of February.

The Struggle is Creative

This incredible work of art is part of a magnificent photographic installation by dockworkers in Le Havre and the artist known as JR.

One Million Demonstrate in the Streets of Paris

The massive demonstration, with its fighting, combative atmosphere, was easily the largest mobilization against the government’s labor reform to take place in the last three months.

Révolution Permanente Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Inspired by similar experiences in other Spanish-speaking countries led by La Izquierda Diario, an international digital network of socialist news and politics, we launched Révolution Permanente in French on June 9, 2015. A year later, our bet has been won and new horizons await us.

VIDEO: High School Student Brutally Beaten by French Riot Cops

On Thursday March 24, riot police clashed with French students protesting over the implementation of a vicious labour reform. The day of action brought thousands into the streets in several cities across the country.

Left Platform Leads the Vote for the NPA National Conference

At preparatory meetings for the NPA’s National Conference on March 19 and 20, the platform that unites the left of the party is in the lead with 41% of the vote.  

Singing the Bosnian Reality

We interviewed the members of Bosnian music band Dubioza Kolektiv, who describe in their words Bosnian society and the post-socialist Balkans after the dissolution of Yugoslavia – a reality of corruption, unemployment, criminal privatization and mass emigration.

Over a hundred arrested at climate change rally in Paris

On Sunday November 29, French riot police fired tear gas at activists protesting on the eve of the COP21 climate summit in Paris. Some demonstrators were also severely beaten with batons. Over a hundred people were arrested at the demo that was attended by more than 5,000 people.

Albania: Students protest against neoliberal education reform

Students in Albania are taking to the streets against a major neoliberal reform affecting higher education. The reform is promoted by 'socialist' Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Hollande Follows Sarkozy and Le Pen with New Security Measures

“France is at war,” declared François Hollande to parliamentarians gathered at Congress in Versailles. A “totally secure republic” is the project to convert the bourgeois republic into a permanent state of emergency.

Carnage in Paris: Hollande Declares State of Emergency

One hundred people killed at Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France: a real carnage. On Friday, November 14, several attacks were carried out almost simultaneously in five Parisian neighborhoods and near the main sports stadium.

The Government’s War on Immigrants in the streets of Paris

On Monday, June 8th in the afternoon, the State Security Police Force (CRS) violently threw out a hundred immigrants who were assembled in a public park near Pajol Road, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, since Friday, June 5th. About 50 of them are currently being held in an immigration detention center.