France

Anti-semitism and anti-Muslim racism in Europe: WL 3/49 AWL Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:24

France: Workers and students against Macron

Submitted by AWL on 10 April, 2018 - 2:02 Author: Olivier Delbeke
Anti Macron protests

France: Macron tries to speed up reforms, but meets strong opposition

Macron – who owes his election to the elimination of any left or labour movement candidate in the 1st round of the Presidential election, against a backdrop of massive abstentionism – was able to force through his law against the Labour Code in Autumn 2017. That completed the El Khomri law, which inspired a strong mobilisation lasting more than four months under the Hollande Presidency in spring 2016.

“A refusal to settle down” SJW Wed, 03/28/2018 - 18:41
Klara

Klara Feigenbaum, a Trotskyist activist of Romanian origin, known as Irène, died at the age of 97 in March 2017, a year ago.

French feminists debate response to #metoo SJW Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:25

Published by Solidarity for interest and information

It all started with a pretty stunning discussion with a publisher about a text that I had written, which is being published.

During this discussion, she said to me that these days it would be very unfashionable to speak so candidly about sexuality and love. And she followed this up by saying that, what’s more, a novel like The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet would almost certainly never get published.

Debating the second round of the French Presidential election Matthew Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:07

At the 2017 AWL conference there was a debate on two opposing resolutions on the second round of the 2017 French Presidential elections.

We present the speeches made in the debate by Martin Thomas and Daniel Randall. Both resolutions can be found here

Against passivity and indifference, for active politics

By Martin Thomas

We have three points of agreement in this debate.

First, that, unlike in the majority of bourgeois run-offs, there was a real difference in France on 7 May.

Two resolutions on the French Presidential run-off SJW Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:08

Vote Macron on 7 May

The French leftists who advocated a vote for Macron in the second round of the French presidential election - Arguments pour la lutte sociale, Ensemble, (implicitly) the NPA, and even the French Communist Party - were right.

Macron, a standard-issue Blair-Schröder-Renzi-Clinton-type neoliberal semi-cosmopolitan, was a lesser evil than Marine Le Pen, an outright fascist.

Calais refugees: still there, still suffering Matthew Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:08

Since the late 1990s the Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais have been a gathering place for migrants seeking a route into Britain.

Although a migrant make-shift campsite known as the Calais Jungle became well known in the last few years, there have been many camps established by migrants on plots of unused land.