Racism and Islamophobia will be the key options for French president Emmanuel Macron’s new Right as it attempts to undermine the class unity shown in the movement opposing attacks on pensions, writes John Mullens.
President Emmanuel Macron has now signed his pensions bill into law, but the struggle to defeat it is not over, reports John Mullen.
Continuing his analysis of the social explosion continuing in France, John Mullen looks at the far right and how it has reacted to the movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms.
A historic social explosion is always a test for any left organisation, writes John Mullen, as he looks behind the latest wave of revolt in France, which is entering its 12th week.
John Mullen looks behind the huge movement against Macron’s attack on pensions, which has brought millions onto the streets, and seen ongoing blockades and strikes.
John Mullen describes the escalating revolt against pensions attacks in France and argues for an indefinite strike to defeat Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron's attack on workers.
French president Emmanuel Macron’s government narrowly survived a no-confidence motion over his decree enforcing the attack on pensions, reports John Mullen.
French President Emmanuel Macron has decided at the last moment to impose his pension bill by decree, reports John Mullen.
After a three-week period of relative calm, all trade union federations in France called on workers “to bring France to a standstill” on March 7. Key workers’ sectors promised ongoing strikes, reports John Mullen.
The dynamism of the movement to defend pensions is inspiring, but even many strikers think that the government will never back down. John Mullen asks, can Macron be beaten, and if so, how?
Angry protests have been held in Paris and 267 other towns around France against President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the standard retirement age from 62 to 64, reports John Mullen.
Millions of workers and youth in France mobilised on January 19 against the government's latest attack on pensions. John Mullen explains the background.
Sydney's Kurdish community held a peaceful outside the French Consulate to call for justice for Kurdish activists assassinated in Paris by the Turkish state. Ismet Tashtan and Peter Boyle report.
A large march took place in Paris, on January 7, to demand justice for three Kurdish female activists assassinated by a Turkish gunman in that city 10 years ago. Sarah Glynn participated in the march.
Marine Le Pen’s party has had a series of successes and is hoping to build further in coming months. Determined opposition will be crucial, writes John Mullen.
An estimated 140,000 people marched in Paris, France, on October 16 to demand greater investment in climate action, higher wages and an emergency freeze on the prices of groceries, rent, and energy, reports Julia Conley.