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election leaflet in a door

John Mullen argues that anticapitalists should unite around the new left electoral alliance, Nouveau Front Populaire, while continuing to mobilise in the streets against the far-right.

Election poster for France Insoumise candidate and Palestine solidarity march

The June 9 European elections are shedding a sharp light on the political crisis in France, writes John Mullen.

tractor with banner

As French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, under new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, moves ever further to the right, a radical mass movement is again shaking the country, writes John Mullen.

Paris protest for Palestine Nov 11

A mass demonstration in Paris on November 12 purported to oppose rising antisemitism, but was, in fact, aimed at crippling the pro Palestine movement. John Mullen explains.

abaya ban France

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.

Nahel Merzouk

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.

France defends pensions

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.

Macron

President Emmanuel Macron has now signed his pensions bill into law, but the struggle to defeat it is not over, reports John Mullen.

French pensions protest

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.

French pensions movement 2023

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.

French pensions movement 2023

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.

Protest in France

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.