French Election Results Point to a Political Crisis and Tremendous Instability
Everyone expected a defeat for President Macron in the second round of France’s elections for the National Assembly on June 19, but the results were far worse than any forecast. This opens a major political crisis and begins an explosive five-year term for the president.
Révolution PermanenteJune 20, 2022
Macron, the ‘President of the Rich,’ Reelected in France Amid Record Abstention
Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president of France in an election marked by record abstention. As he prepares to continue his war against French social gains, the Far Right is consolidating its base in opposition to the failures of Macronism. Building a bloc of resistance is now more urgent than ever.
Damien BernardApril 25, 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
The French State Is Responsible for 27 Migrants Drowning in the English Channel. Open the Borders!
At least 27 migrants died on Wednesday off the coast of Calais when their inflatable boat sank in the English Channel. Despite the French government’s crocodile tears, the tragedy highlights the criminal nature of borders. All borders must be opened and all undocumented migrants must be given full rights!
Seb NanzhelNovember 26, 2021
Leaders Responsible for the Climate Crisis Gathered to “Save the Planet” at the World Conservation Congress in France
In Marseille, France, the bosses of big corporations and government officials, including Emmanuel Macron, met in early September in a summit sponsored by Nutella to discuss the preservation of biodiversity. Between ineffective measures and promoting green capitalism, the Congress of Nature was, in reality, the latest farce to serve the most polluting corporations.
Antoine WeilOctober 4, 2021
Revolt in Martinique against Colonial Management of the Health Crisis
With the health situation in Martinique continuing to deteriorate, a revolt broke out this past weekend after the government announced it was reinstituting a curfew and extending the vaccine passport.
Emile CausseJuly 23, 2021
Railway Worker Anasse Kazib Calls for a Counteroffensive Against Macron’s Pension Reform
In a speech on July 12, French president Emmanuel Macron announced a new attempt to reform the pension system. Anasse Kazib, railway worker and Trotskyist presidential candidate, is calling for a counteroffensive.. This will require a massive strike as soon as possible — without waiting for Macron to move forward with his neoliberal agenda.
Anasse KazibJuly 19, 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
Jean-Luc Mélenchon Blames the “Chechen Community” for Murder of Teacher in France
Last Friday, teacher Samuel Paty was murdered by an 18-year-old of Chechen descent. The government of Emmanuel Macron is using this horrific crime to attack all Muslims. Now he is getting support from the left-wing politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Philippe AlcoyOctober 22, 2020
French Government Weaponizes Teacher’s Murder to Spread Islamophobia
After the murder of teacher Samuel Paty outside of Paris last Friday, the government of Emmanuel Macron is going on the offensive against several Muslim organizations that have nothing to do with the horrific crime. The government is proposing a law against "separatism" and trying to dissolve Muslim organizations.
Tom CannelleOctober 22, 2020