Tag: France

‘We Are Coming to Save Our Lives’

“We are human beings, where are our rights? Where are human rights in France? We are not coming to die, we are coming to save our lives,” says Baby, an Ethiopian woman in France who speaks poignantly about her experience in “The Jungle,” a temporary refugee encampment outside Calais, France. The camp was originally formed about eight years ago. Today, there are upwards of four thousand migrants struggling to survive in squalid conditions as they bear constant attacks by local police who systematically bulldoze tents and fire tear gas and rubber bullets at the migrants. The people have fled from imperialist wars and civil wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and now, Syria, where the European powers are vamping up their war machine. Baby speaks at an NPA conference that took place on November 24, 2015.

The Paris Attacks and a Possible Anti-War Movement

On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande’s “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic liberties that fights against imperialist wars lies in the DNA of a newly-opened political period.

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.

For an Internationalist Working-Class Plan: A Europe of the Workers and Masses

The Europe of Capital has shown its most reactionary face with its xenophobic policies aimed at the “migratory crisis” and its brutal diktats handed down from the Troika, such as those applied by Tsipras’ government against the Greeks. The Europe of the capitalists cannot offer any progressive alternative for millions of workers, youth, women and immigrants.

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.

A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?

The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who demanded an explanation from company executives.

And now, we’re going to bomb Syria to solve the “migrant problem” ?

During his sixth press conference at the Elysee, Francois Hollande has just formalized what was being said in ministerial corridors for several days. Starting today, French reconnaissance aircrafts will fly over the Syrian territory and raids could begin as soon as possible. France will for the time being coordinate “its efforts” with the anti-Daech international coalition – to bomb not only the positions of the Islamic State in Iraq, but also, from now on, Syria. A response to the flow of refugees by tackling the “root causes”, or the officialization of a new imperialist disaster, already announced?

‘We Are Coming to Save Our Lives’

“We are human beings, where are our rights? Where are human rights in France? We are not coming to die, we are coming to save our lives,” says Baby, an Ethiopian woman in France who speaks poignantly about her experience in “The Jungle,” a temporary refugee encampment outside Calais, France. The camp was originally formed about eight years ago. Today, there are upwards of four thousand migrants struggling to survive in squalid conditions as they bear constant attacks by local police who systematically bulldoze tents and fire tear gas and rubber bullets at the migrants. The people have fled from imperialist wars and civil wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and now, Syria, where the European powers are vamping up their war machine. Baby speaks at an NPA conference that took place on November 24, 2015.

The Paris Attacks and a Possible Anti-War Movement

On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande’s “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic liberties that fights against imperialist wars lies in the DNA of a newly-opened political period.

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.

For an Internationalist Working-Class Plan: A Europe of the Workers and Masses

The Europe of Capital has shown its most reactionary face with its xenophobic policies aimed at the “migratory crisis” and its brutal diktats handed down from the Troika, such as those applied by Tsipras’ government against the Greeks. The Europe of the capitalists cannot offer any progressive alternative for millions of workers, youth, women and immigrants.

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.

A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?

The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who demanded an explanation from company executives.

And now, we’re going to bomb Syria to solve the “migrant problem” ?

During his sixth press conference at the Elysee, Francois Hollande has just formalized what was being said in ministerial corridors for several days. Starting today, French reconnaissance aircrafts will fly over the Syrian territory and raids could begin as soon as possible. France will for the time being coordinate “its efforts” with the anti-Daech international coalition – to bomb not only the positions of the Islamic State in Iraq, but also, from now on, Syria. A response to the flow of refugees by tackling the “root causes”, or the officialization of a new imperialist disaster, already announced?

“Permanent Revolution” : A New Leftist News and Opinion Site Is Launched

Editorial Board To who can we turn today when seeking news, both coherent and free, on what is happengin in today’s society, not only from the perspective of what interests mainstream media outlets, but also and especially from the perspective of what interests those who work, the exploited and oppressed? To who can we turn when seeking not only to get informed, but also to act; not only to “interpret” the world, but, even more so, as Marx said, to transform it? Because the response to such questions is so difficult to find in the France of today, we believe