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24 March 2021

150th anniversary of the Paris Commune

The birth of the Paris Commune marked the first time in history when the working class took political power directly into its own hands

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21 October 2020

Horrific murder in Paris: fight intolerance and racism!

Gauche Révolutionnaire (GR - CWI in France) issued the following statement on 17 October (extracts reproduced here) after the beheading of a teacher outside his school in the Paris region

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17 June 2020

Reform or revolt? How was the slave trade abolished?

The slave trade between the west coast of Africa and the Americas over a period of 300 to 400 years was probably one of the most barbaric periods of exploitation in history

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10 June 2020

France: 20,000 rally against Paris's killer gendarmes

20,000 people rallied in Paris on 2 June to demand #JusticePourAdama, to fight against racism, and in solidarity with the movement in the United States.

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18 March 2020

French local elections: CWI candidate elected

Leïla Messaoudi of Gauche Révolutionnaire was elected to the local council of Petit-Quevilly in the city of Rouen

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22 January 2020

France striker speaks: real, deep anger needs union strategy

For the moment, the strike relies on the workers' determination - we need to discuss demands to generalise the strike, and a political alternative

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22 January 2020

Eyewitness report: workers' struggle in France on the boil

After more than 45 days of strikes and 62 weeks of 'gilets jaunes' protests, French workers' appetite for struggle endures

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8 January 2020

International wave of revolt continues

As we go to press, a general strike is set to rock India on 8 January

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16 December 2019

French workers determined to defeat Macron

France's working class is in a gargantuan struggle with its government and the hated 'president of the rich'

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9 December 2019

Millions strike in France

Last Thursday's strike in France against pension 'reform' was massive

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Westex Carpets factory in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, have been on strike for two months in a dispute over pay.

Westex Carpets factory in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, have been on strike for two months in a dispute over pay.

13 November 2019

French workers demonstrating in Paris on 16 January; Over 40 days of strike action have taken place against the government's attack on pensions. Photo James Ivens

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1 May 2019

France Telecom: Privatisation in the dock

As chief executive officer of the recently privatised France Telecom (now Orange), Didier Lombard was a 'master of the universe'. And on a salary of €500,000 to boot.

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20 February 2019

TV: Les Misérables - Hugo's novel and this adaptation both offer a message of hope

Les Misérables started life as a three-volume novel by Victor Hugo written during his political exile from France.

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photo Aeroceanaute/CC

photo Aeroceanaute/CC

13 February 2019

France: striking workers confront Macron

The gilets jaunes have awoken, on the part of millions, a deep will to revolt - even to make a revolution

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6 February 2019

France gilets jaunes' backed by mass strike action

The 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) movement in France is by no means over. Saturday 2 February saw 'Act 13' of the series of weekend demonstrations, swelled by anger at the blinding by rubber bullets of gilets jaunes protesters including a prominent member of the movement, Jerome Rodrigues.

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23 January 2019

International round-up

Reports from strikes and struggle in the USA, Nigeria, Russia, France, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and the Spanish state

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16 January 2019

France: union-led action and assemblies can defeat Macron

After a slowdown over Christmas, it seems the 'gilets jaunes' movement is back in full swing.

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12 December 2018

France in revolt

Since Saturday 17 November, a massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country.

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5 December 2018

France: mass demonstrations force president to back down

This movement, the expression of accumulated anger, brings together many who have voted very different ways in recent elections

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