Tag: France

What Could Be More Legitimate Than Toppling a Statue?

The toppling of statues this year did not begin in the United States, but in the former French colony of Martinique. A perspective from France on the meaning of the movement to depict the real history of slavery and colonialism reveals what is really behind the argument against destroying these monuments.

Covid-19 and the World “After”: When the Exception Becomes the Norm

As Covid-19 rages, the capitalists are increasing exploitation. But what about after the pandemic? The challenge for the working class is to reject the bourgeoisie’s “new normal” — and instead transform today’s uprising into a fight for a new social order.

40,000 People Flood the Streets of Paris in Solidarity with George Floyd

In Paris, tens of thousands of people participated in a demonstration in solidarity with George Floyd. Taking up the same slogans as protesters in the United States, demonstrators defied restrictions on large gatherings to denounce police brutality at the hands of the French state. This show of global unity sends protesters in the U.S. a clear message: they are not alone.

Gaëtan Gracia: We’re Going to Have to Fight for Our Own World after the Pandemic

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Gaëtan Gracia, a militant worker and member of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR), denounces the French state’s efforts to repress workers’ actions to combat the public health and economic crises and the role French imperialism has played in withholding crucial medical supplies from the African countries they exploit and oppress.

Working-Class and Immigrant Communities in Paris Rise Up and Riot

Since Sunday, April 20, several working-class suburbs around Paris have been in flames after a man was seriously injured by police in Villeneuve-La-Garenne — a village just about 9 miles north of Paris’s center — on Saturday. This spark reveals that the government, with its state of health emergency and repressive confinement measures, is making the inhabitants of working-class neighborhoods pay dearly for the crisis.

The French State Fears Massive Social Explosion as a Result of COVID-19

The many repressive and secretive measures taken by France’s government to combat the pandemic have only exacerbated the social and political crisis that saw the rise of the Yellow Vests in 2018 and the general strike against pension reforms in 2019. The ruling class’s inability to respond to the present crisis opens a door for workers and oppressed people in France to seize upon their rage and put forward their own solutions.

What Could Be More Legitimate Than Toppling a Statue?

The toppling of statues this year did not begin in the United States, but in the former French colony of Martinique. A perspective from France on the meaning of the movement to depict the real history of slavery and colonialism reveals what is really behind the argument against destroying these monuments.

Covid-19 and the World “After”: When the Exception Becomes the Norm

As Covid-19 rages, the capitalists are increasing exploitation. But what about after the pandemic? The challenge for the working class is to reject the bourgeoisie’s “new normal” — and instead transform today’s uprising into a fight for a new social order.

40,000 People Flood the Streets of Paris in Solidarity with George Floyd

In Paris, tens of thousands of people participated in a demonstration in solidarity with George Floyd. Taking up the same slogans as protesters in the United States, demonstrators defied restrictions on large gatherings to denounce police brutality at the hands of the French state. This show of global unity sends protesters in the U.S. a clear message: they are not alone.

Gaëtan Gracia: We’re Going to Have to Fight for Our Own World after the Pandemic

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Gaëtan Gracia, a militant worker and member of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR), denounces the French state’s efforts to repress workers’ actions to combat the public health and economic crises and the role French imperialism has played in withholding crucial medical supplies from the African countries they exploit and oppress.

Working-Class and Immigrant Communities in Paris Rise Up and Riot

Since Sunday, April 20, several working-class suburbs around Paris have been in flames after a man was seriously injured by police in Villeneuve-La-Garenne — a village just about 9 miles north of Paris’s center — on Saturday. This spark reveals that the government, with its state of health emergency and repressive confinement measures, is making the inhabitants of working-class neighborhoods pay dearly for the crisis.

The French State Fears Massive Social Explosion as a Result of COVID-19

The many repressive and secretive measures taken by France’s government to combat the pandemic have only exacerbated the social and political crisis that saw the rise of the Yellow Vests in 2018 and the general strike against pension reforms in 2019. The ruling class’s inability to respond to the present crisis opens a door for workers and oppressed people in France to seize upon their rage and put forward their own solutions.