France: yellow vests but no red flag

By Marc Lassalle PARIS - WE ARE witnessing another of France’s powerful social movements. This time it is directed against the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron and his supposed eco-tax on petroleum products, which has seen the price of diesel jump 16 per cent in the last eight months. On November 17, more than 2,000 … Continue reading France: yellow vests but no red flag

Leeds becomes the first UK University to divest from companies complicit with the Israeli military

By Yousef Abdul-Fattah and Evie Russell-Cohen, Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group THE DIVESTMENT decision has been hailed as a win for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with student groups across the country replicating this campaign.

 Following an intense BDS campaign launched little over a year ago by the Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG), … Continue reading Leeds becomes the first UK University to divest from companies complicit with the Israeli military

Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!

By Marc Lassalle PARIS - ON 4 NOVEMBER, 174,154 voters, from a population of 268,000, in Kanaky voted on the question: "Do you want Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia) to access full sovereignty and become independent?" Kanaky, better known by the name New Caledonia given by James Cook to several islands (the largest is called Grande … Continue reading Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!