President Emmanuel Macron's government has imposed a ban on long dresses and tunics worn by school students in a deliberate move to exploit widespread Islamophobia, court far-right support and divert attention away from class conflict, writes John Mullen.
Rioting broke out in more than a dozen towns around France, following the police murder of teenager Nahel Merzouk, throwing President Emmanuel Macron's government into crisis, reports John Mullen.
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?
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