Tag: France

French firefighters on strike

The biggest strike for a decade in France

Kleanthis Antoniou explains today's strike in France.
A person on the street wearing a yellow vest, photographed from the back, with a handwritten message on the vest in French reading 'Macron resign, 3/4 of people didn't vote for you'

‘The hateful crowd’ – the gilets jaunes movement one year on

A gilet jaune protester shares his reflections on the movement one year on.

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Panthéon occupation: Fear has changed sides

On 12 July, hundreds of Gilets Noires (black vests) occupied the Panthéon building in Paris to demand an end to the persecution, deportations and exploitation of migrants.

France: nothing new under the Sun?

Despite the insurgent left potential of the Yellow Vests movement, the far-right were the winners in France's European elections

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Safe passage now – the border is the crisis

As around a hundred migrants have crossed the Channel in recent weeks, the Government and the Border Force are trying to prevent a new route into the UK at all costs.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change
The landing at Al Huceima, 8 September 1925

Pétain, Franco and chemical warfare in the Rif

While Macron has been trying to rehabilitate Pétain as a WWI hero, the latter's role in a war against Africa’s first anti-colonial state is less well known.

AUDIO: The Fire Last Time – 1968

Marxist historian Neil Davidson talks on 1968 and the broader period of uprisings and reprisals of which it became the most visible example