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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.

Call: ‘For the Building of a New Revolutionary Organization in France’

Delegates at a national conference held in France on June 4 and 5 concluded their discussions and deliberations by issuing this call for the building of a new revolutionary organization in the country. The new organization aims to take up the mantle of the Far Left that has been undermined by a liquidationist perspective and a refusal to engage in the struggles of the working class and most oppressed in France.

French Activists Launch the Process to Create a New Revolutionary Organization

At a national conference in Paris on June 4 and 5, 100 delegates came together to begin building a revolutionary organization that can meet the challenges of the coming period and beyond.

Paul Morao

June 14, 2022

France’s Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action Showed an Anti-Capitalist Perspective for Sexual Liberation

The Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action was formed amid the massive protests in France in May 1968. The group’s anti-capitalist perspective for sexual liberation rings true today, especially during Pride month.

Pablo Herón

June 9, 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 Bernard

April 25, 2022

Thousands Take to the Streets in France against the Far Right, Many Reject Both Le Pen and Macron

More than 10,000 people demonstrated in Paris on April 16 against the Far Right. Students blamed the government for the Right’s rise, rejected a lesser-evil vote for Macron against Le Pen in the second round of voting on April 24, and called for preparing a “third social round” to protect the gains of the French people.

Mahdi Ali

April 20, 2022

‘Neither Le Pen nor Macron’: Prepare the Resistance Now

The second round of France’s presidential elections on April 24 features a rematch of the 2017 candidates after an authoritarian five-year Macron offensive against social gains that has helped seed the Far Right. Nevertheless, many on the Left are more or less openly calling for a vote for Macron to “block” Le Pen. Given this reactionary tandem of candidates, we call for active abstention and beginning right now to build independent resistance to the coming offensive.

Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases

Fighting for wage increases that at least keep pace with inflation, workers at Amazon in France are expanding their strike across the country.

Gaëtan Gracia

April 7, 2022

“You are the hope of this world”: Adèle Haenel’s Letter Supporting Anasse Kazib

Adèle Haenel, French actress best known in the United States for her role in the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, has issued a powerful anti-capitalist statement in support of the candidacy of Anasse Kazib for the French presidency, and for the work of Revolution Permanente more generally.