A Democracy of a Different Class
150 years after the Paris Commune: Was it more than pure democracy or the democratic republic?
Matías MaielloApril 4, 2021
Lessons of the Commune
The Paris Commune, founded 150 years ago, ended in a bloody defeat. But this defeat offered lessons to revolutionaries around the world. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg — all drew strategic lessons that were applied in the Russian Revolution.
Doug Enaa GreeneMarch 21, 2021
The Women Incendiaries of the Paris Commune
The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago. Women stood on the first lines of the attempt to "storm heaven." The first working-class government in world history represented an inflection point for the feminist women. This is an excerpt from Andrea D'Atri's book "Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism," which has just been published in English by Pluto Press.
Andrea D'AtriMarch 16, 2021
France Enters Second Month of National Strike
As union leaders negotiate with the government behind the backs of their rank and file, France’s workers continue to strike against Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Yesterday’s national day of action occurred alongside a 96-hour blockade of eight oil refineries around the country and brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 10, 2020
The Yellow Vests Are Back on the Attack Throughout France
On the eighth consecutive Saturday of mobilization with demonstrations in several French cities, tens of thousands showed that the yellow vest movement is alive, despite the government’s repression and maneuvers.
Julien AnchaingJanuary 9, 2019
The Media Refuse to Show Them, but Tens of Thousands of Yellow Vests Were on the Streets of Paris
On Saturday, tens of thousands of people were demonstrating on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, following the call by the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests). A second demonstration at the Saint Lazare railway station was organized by railway workers, a committee against police violence and an LGBTQ group. The government's rhetoric is meant to terrorize the movement – but it did not work.
Révolution PermanenteDecember 9, 2018
Internationalist Rally in Paris
On December 5, an internationalist rally took place in Paris, amidst an offensive war and a state of emergency. Revolutionary groups from France, Spain and Germany discussed the tasks ahead and celebrated international socialist solidarity.
Left VoiceDecember 19, 2015