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.
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.
Around 5000 people attended the radical left summer school of the France Insoumise (FI), held at the end of August at Valence in the South of France, reports John Mullen.
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.
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.
John Mullen shares his initial analysis of the French presidential election results.
John Mullen shares his analysis of the politics of Jean-Luc Melenchon and La France Insoumise.
French anti-capitalist activist and commentator John Mullen discusses the upcoming French election.
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.