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Massive Strike in France Against the Government’s Covid-19 Protocols for Schools

Tens of thousands of public education workers across France took to the streets on Thursday, January 13, in a nationwide strike against the government’s “chaotic” Covid-19 policies that are pushing responsibility for fighting the virus onto parents while keeping schools open as “daycare” for the country’s capitalists.

Tristane Chalaise

January 14, 2022

Britain and France Refused to Rescue the 27 Migrants Who Drowned in the English Channel

On November 24, 27 migrants drowned in the English Channel while trying to reach Britain from France in an inflatable boat. It turns out that they radioed for help and were left to die. Xenophobic French and British imperialism are their murderers.

Karl Nara

December 11, 2021

France’s Discussion of Autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique Is an Imperialist Maneuver

The French government says it’s ready to talk about autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique, its Caribbean territories. That’s all about trying to calm the crisis in the West Indies and, at the same time, divide the movement.

Philippe Alcoy

December 4, 2021

French Hospital Worker Makes the Call to Nationalize Healthcare under the Control of Workers

Speaking at a November 24 campaign rally for Anasse Kazib, the revolutionary rail worker running for president of France, a hospital laundry worker and local trade union leader makes a compelling case for nationalizing healthcare under the control of the workers who provide the actual care and services in hospitals, clinics, and elsewhere.

Marie-Laure Charchar

December 3, 2021

France’s Openly Racist Presidential Candidate Makes It Official

Éric Zemmour officially declared his candidacy in next spring’s French presidential elections, in an online video replete with open racism and xenophobia aimed at “saving France.”

Scott Cooper

November 30, 2021

Another Attack on Protesters by French Troops in Africa, This Time Killing Three

Demonstrators demanding the departure of French troops from Operation Barkhane in the African Sahel region blocked a French army convoy last Saturday, and the soldiers and Nigerian police opened fire, killing three and injuring 17, 10 of them seriously.

Augustin Tagèl

November 30, 2021

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 Erderof

November 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 Nanzhel

November 26, 2021

Capitalism and Patriarchy: As of Wednesday Morning, French Women Are Working for Free Due to Gender Pay Gap

Women in France are now working for free until the end of the year — because of wage inequalities between men and women. The increasing wage gap stems from the growing number of women in precarious jobs.

Cléo Rivierre

November 4, 2021