Tag: France

Three workers in orange safety wear wearing hard hats in front of a crowd of similarly dressed workers.

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

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.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Demand Naturalization in France

On Friday, International Migrants Day, 270 organizations in France called for demonstrations in different cities in support of an action by undocumented immigrants. French president Emmanuel Macron has condemned thousands of people to live in fear and precariousness, but many are going out into the streets to demand the normalization of status for all.

A crowd of protesters holding up signs in front of a long beige building.

France Rises Up After Police Beat Black Man

In Paris and other cities in France, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, November 28, to demonstrate against the government’s proposed law to restrict freedoms and protect the cops.

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.

Three workers in orange safety wear wearing hard hats in front of a crowd of similarly dressed workers.

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

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.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Demand Naturalization in France

On Friday, International Migrants Day, 270 organizations in France called for demonstrations in different cities in support of an action by undocumented immigrants. French president Emmanuel Macron has condemned thousands of people to live in fear and precariousness, but many are going out into the streets to demand the normalization of status for all.

A crowd of protesters holding up signs in front of a long beige building.

France Rises Up After Police Beat Black Man

In Paris and other cities in France, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, November 28, to demonstrate against the government’s proposed law to restrict freedoms and protect the cops.

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.