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Jean Luc Melenchon

The left, under the banner of the newly formed Popular Union (NUPES), grew from 64 MPs to around 155 in the second round of the French parliamentary elections on June 19, reports John Mullen.

Poll of voter intention in France

In the run-up to June’s parliamentary elections, the political atmosphere in France has been transformed by a new left alliance, the New Popular Ecological and Social Union, reports John Mullen.

Emmanuel Macron

John Mullen shares his initial analysis of the French presidential election results.

France Insoumise election rally

John Mullen shares his analysis of the politics of Jean-Luc Melenchon and La France Insoumise.

France Insoumise election rally

French anti-capitalist activist and commentator John Mullen discusses the upcoming French election.

France Insoumise election rally in Paris on March 20

Who is Jean-Luc Mélenchon and can his party La France Insoumise harness the anger of working people to bring about a radical change of government in next month's elections? John Mullen shares his analysis.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leader of the left-wing France Unbowed, has called for a return to independence and diplomacy based on global justice.

Next year's French elections will take place in a context where the parties of the left and right are in grave difficulty and the COVID-19 pandemic poses new problems for capitalists and anticapitalists alike, writes John Mullen.

Covid-19 and Third World debt

Rather than provide debt relief to developing countries struggling to bring COVID-19 under control, global financial institutions are continuing to impose neoliberal structural adjustment measures, write Eric Toussaint, Emilie Paumard, Milan Rivié.

Islamophobia in France has been growing in strength for many years, but has dangerously accelerated in recent weeks, writes John Mullen.

The second round of the French local elections was bad news for President Emanuel Macron and his austerity agenda, writes John Mullen

French President Emanuel Macron hopes to show bosses and the stock market he has a plan for recovery through the next few months, without half a million people dead or mass rioting in the streets, writes John Mullen.

Liam Pierron as a troubled student in La Vie Scolaire

La Vie Scolaire sets out to show another side to Paris' famous banlieues, one that is more hopeful, but fails to develop into a memorable film, argues Barry Healy

Thousands of Kurds and their international supporters converged for a huge protest in Strasbourg, France, to demand the release of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, writes Peter Boyle.

The movement against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms is entering a new phase. Lisbeth Latham takes a look at this historic movement.

The cracks in Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron's neoliberal government are beginning to show and the strikes are continuing to broaden, writes John Mullen.

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