Tag: France

After 9 June: on labelling fascists

Defeating racism will take more than an anti-fascist strategy, but we should clearly identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, argues Caliban's Revenge. On 9 June 2018, central London saw the largest...

Socialism in One Factory?

Ian Birchall reviews Opening the Gates: The Lip Affair, 1968-1981

50 years from May ‘68, students in France are mobilising again

France is again in the midst of a wave of intense social action, with universities disrupted for months and mass arrests in Mayday protests.

‘It was like a rocket: a fantastic display’: Reflections on May ’68

In a speech to Manchester rs21, Colin Barker reflects on the “madness of May ‘68”, when, for a brief moment, everything seemed possible.
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“They can never stop the spring”: France in 2018

Fifty years after the 1968 uprisings, social struggles are flaring up in France once again following attacks on workers and universities

Refugees – remember them?

Mitch Mitchell writes on Refugee Lifeboat, a new organisation that aims to marry humanitarian aid for refugees with an uncompromising political stand against state racism

Gracchus Babeuf revisited

Historian Doug Enaa Greene reviews The Spectre of Babeuf by Ian Birchall. Often unfairly dismissed by socialists, Gracchus Babeuf represents a break from utopianism towards direct, practical action and all the challenges that implies, and he...

Convergence on the right

Sometimes distinctions between conservatives, right-wing populists and fascists are easy to make. But increasingly often, argues Dave Renton, there is some overlap – and we have to understand today's right wing on...
Rif protests July 20th

A ‘total’ movement: what next for Morocco’s Hirak after 20 July?

Morocco, and in particular the serially repressed and neglected Rif region, has been rocked since late last year by a series of enormous, and almost entirely non-violent, protests. rs21 offers its unqualified support to...

revolutionary reflections | A take on the political situation in France

In 2017 the sense of political crisis has deepened across much of the developed world. From the Trump presidency to Corbyn's stunning march on the Tories, the centre ground is crumbling under forces to...