Special Coverage: Revolt in France
The latest on the resistance to the labor reforms in France.
Left VoiceJune 17, 2016
One Million Demonstrate in the Streets of Paris
The massive demonstration, with its fighting, combative atmosphere, was easily the largest mobilization against the government’s labor reform to take place in the last three months.
Révolution PermanenteJune 17, 2016
Workers’ Combativeness Throws Bourgeoisie into Disarray
'What if the French soccer team went on strike?' So went the June 10 editorial of pro-business French newspaper, Les Echos, giving away the writer’s confusion and shock at the persistence and continuity of protests against the labor law.
Juan ChingoJune 15, 2016
Rebellion in France: What’s Next?
Nuit Debout, France’s massive mobilizations against a proposal to dismantle the country’s labor code, has drawn comparisons to similar international movements — Occupy, Turkey’s Gezi Park, the movement of the squares in Greece. This wealth of experience helps us look at Nuit Debout and its prospects going forward.
Stathis KouvelakisMay 31, 2016
The Truth About the COP21 Crackdown
In times of "social peace," the mainstream media may pretend to leave room for a plurality of opinions on current events; however, in times of social or political crisis and class struggle, despite the press’ appeals to "responsibility" for the sake of "national interest," the communication agencies reveal their true nature: to serve the government and the ruling classes in general. This Sunday, November 29, the disingenuous coverage of the crackdown against both environmental activists during the COP21 as well as those protesting the state of emergency says a lot about what government and media are willing to do.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 1, 2015
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.
Révolution PermanenteNovember 19, 2015
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.
Left VoiceNovember 17, 2015
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.
Révolution PermanenteNovember 14, 2015