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Strike wave grips France

Strikes have been gripping France for over a month now in opposition to attempts by the Macron government to attack workers’ pension rights. Railway workers led the strikes, starting in early December, which then broadened...

France: ‘Yellow vest’ revolt changes everything

The “yellow vest” movement in France has involved hundreds of thousands of people in demonstrations, blockades of roundabouts, main roads and toll booths all around the country, in big cities and in the countryside....

France in revolt

For more than a month now, since 17 November, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. A massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in...

France: President backs down in face of mass demonstrations

After three weeks of increasingly angry mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron suspended the massively contested tax on diesel. It remains to be seen whether this will defuse the mass movement calling for his...

French protesters seize the streets

Over the last weeks, France has witnessed widespread protest against neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron and his government. Close to 500,000 people blockaded roads and roundabouts on Saturday 17 November. The protesters wear ‘gilets jaunes’ -...

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