France: The working class strikes back

By Marc Lassalle - PARIS WITH a successful day of action on October 9, the major trade unions, CGT, FO, Solidaires, FSU, which organise the most combative sectors of the French working class, have shown that they are still a force to be reckoned with. In Paris, the demonstration was tens of thousands strong, with … Continue reading France: The working class strikes back

French railway workers prepare for decisive struggle

By Marc Lasalle PARIS - Strikes and demonstrations have taken place across France in a day of action called by a united front of most public sector unions. The action has been called in response to a new law which targets the rights of railway workers, as a precursor to a general offensive against the 5.3 … Continue reading French railway workers prepare for decisive struggle

France May ’68: “Everything was possible”

By Emile Gallet GRAINY BLACK and white film of Parisian students hurling rocks at the police; crowds choking on clouds of tear-gas. The passing of time lends romance to the media view of May ’68; a student insurrection which came out of nowhere and was essentially libertarian in its politics. The romance is tinged with … Continue reading France May ’68: “Everything was possible”