By Francis Dubois, 28 August 2015
The statements of the Medef bosses’ group and the government are a signal for a new assault on the fundamental rights of workers in France.
By Alex Lantier, 25 August 2015
Amidst the greatest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, the French and German governments are planning a drastic clampdown on immigrants.
By Stéphane Hugues and Kumaran Ira, 25 August 2015
By expelling its founder over his fascistic remarks, the Front National is seeking to rebrand itself as a mainstream party that the bourgeoisie can rely upon to rule France.
By Kumaran Ira, 24 August 2015
Following the foiled shooting in a high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, the EU is tightening security measures.
By Kumaran Ira, 19 August 2015
President Hollande reportedly reviews the French state’s murder programme with high-ranking military and intelligence officials.
By our reporters, 17 August 2015
International Committee of the Fourth International supporters held a well-attended meeting to discuss the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) election campaign.
By Will Morrow, 8 August 2015
French investigators suggest that the wing-part washed up on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean probably belonged to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
By Anthony Torres, 5 August 2015
The canceling of the warship sale to Russia represents a humiliating defeat for Paris and the French military-industrial complex.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 August 2015
After taking a bellicose stance against Tehran in recent years, Paris now sees the nuclear accord as an opportunity to boost its influence in Iran.
By Will Morrow, 1 August 2015
If the wing-flap is found to belong to MH370, it would be the first piece of evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean.
By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2015
The desperate efforts of migrants to enter Britain led to the death Tuesday night of a Sudanese man who was hit by a truck leaving a cross Channel ferry.
By Kanda Gabriel, 29 July 2015
France’s Consitutional Council has rubber-stamped a controversial surveillance law that gives the intelligence service sweeping powers to spy on the entire population.
By Alex Lantier and Anthony Torres, 29 July 2015
The NPA, having promoted Syriza as a great hope for the left, is politically responsible for the EU austerity measures Syriza is imposing against the Greek people.
By Stéphane Hugues, 25 July 2015
With the devastating character of Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek people exposed, LO is leaping to the defense of the Greek government.
By Kanda Gabriel and Kumaran Ira, 24 July 2015
Paris used the foiled terror plot to promote the intelligence services, as the Constitutional Council is set to rule on a controversial surveillance law.
By Dorota Niemitz, 22 July 2015
The MyFerryLink strike is intensifying the migrant crisis in the nearby refugee camp, as well as escalating tensions between France and the UK.
After Berlin dictates EU bailout of Greece
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 21 July 2015
While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 July 2015
Despite the capitulation of Greece’s Syriza-led government to the European Union’s austerity dictates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left Party is hailing Tsipras’ party as a model of resistance.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2015
President Hollande has rebuffed calls to grant asylum to Assange in the wake of revelations by Wikileaks of illegal NSA spying on several French leaders.
By Alex Lantier, 27 June 2015
The attacks have raised concerns of a global offensive by Islamist terrorist groups that have emerged from US-led wars in Libya and Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2015
The social eruption in Calais has also fed growing tensions between the UK and France over the refugee crisis in the city.
By Kanda Gabriel, 23 June 2015
France’s Socialist Party government is pushing Syriza to accept the austerity measures proposed by the European Union.
By Andrea Peters, 20 June 2015
Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 20 June 2015
Fifty-one-year-old Thierry, who has lost his job in a factory closure, urgently tries to find work since his unemployment benefit will soon run out.
By Kanda Gabriel, 17 June 2015
National Front members confessed to torching cars and falsely reporting crimes in order to fuel their party’s law and order campaign.
By Anthony Torres, 10 June 2015
Electricité de France, which is acquiring nuclear energy firm Areva and threatening mass layoffs, is sitting on cash reserves of tens of billions of euros.
By Francis Dubois, 9 June 2015
The PS, France’s ruling party, is signaling to the ruling class that it is best placed to contain opposition from the working class.
By Stéphane Hugues, 5 June 2015
The name change was made in response to the rising influence of the neo-fascist National Front, amid a broad shift to the right by the entire ruling elite.
By Kanda Gabriel, 29 May 2015
The imposition of the reform by decree underscores official contempt for the working class, public opinion and the struggle for high quality education.
By Kumaran Ira, 27 May 2015
France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18.
By Kumaran Ira, 23 May 2015
The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe.
By Kanda Gabriel, 21 May 2015
French police were filmed beating migrants and spraying them with pepper spray at a roadside, as they sought to hide in trucks bound for Britain.
By Athiyan Silva, 18 May 2015
As it sells billions of dollars in jets, France is stoking Saudi-Iranian tensions over the Yemen war and Indo-Pakistani tensions sharpened by the US “pivot to Asia.”
By Anthony Torres, 15 May 2015
Despite its superficial criticisms of the surveillance law, the NPA is complicit in the building of the infrastructure of a police state in France.
By Anthony Torres, 9 May 2015
Local newspapers in northern France are reporting that a gun dealer with ties to right-wing and paramilitary groups supplied the weapons for the January attacks in Paris.
By Anthony Torres, 7 May 2015
The law retroactively sanctions the mass spying already carried out by the intelligence services and formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure of a police state in France.
By Antoine Lerougetel and Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2015
Young boys have accused French soldiers of sexually assaulting them in exchange for food or money—both before and during the UN-led mission in the impoverished country.
By Kumaran Ira, 4 May 2015
France plans to boost defense spending amid spreading wars and rising geopolitical tension between major powers in Europe and internationally.
By Anthony Torres, 4 May 2015
The expulsion of a high school girl points to the reactionary, Islamophobic atmosphere encouraged by the entire French political establishment.
By Anthony Torres, 28 April 2015
The National Assembly is currently debating a digital surveillance bill that would legalize mass spying and data retention practices by French intelligence agencies.
By Stéphane Hugues, 25 April 2015
Hollande’s comments comparing the FN to the Communist Party are a reactionary attempt to give the neo-fascists a “left” populist cover.
By Kumaran Ira, 24 April 2015
The Socialist Party government is seizing on the recent terror plot in the French capital to legitimise anti-terror and spying measures.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 23 April 2015
Holland and Essebsi are using the horror provoked by Islamist terror attacks to justify a massive development of police-state and military powers.
By Stéphane Hugues, 16 April 2015
The unions are seeking to strangle a strike that challenges French President François Hollande’s austerity policies and threatens to ignite broader social anger in the working class.
By Stéphane Hugues, 14 April 2015
Like the Iraq war launched by the Bush administration in 2003, the NATO drive to rearm Europe and prepare for war against Russia is based on lies.
By Francis Dubois, 13 April 2015
Layers of the ruling class who want to promote the National Front are pressing the party to verbally distance itself from Jean-Marie Le Pen’s pro-Nazi sympathies.
By Athiyan Silva, 11 April 2015
As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore.
By Stéphane Hugues, 10 April 2015
Despite overwhelming opposition to Socialist Party (PS) austerity, workers sense that PS-allied unions offer no way forward in a struggle against austerity.
By Pierre Mabut, 9 April 2015
In seeking to resist reactionary policies in France and across Europe, the working class faces a political struggle against the Socialist Party and the European Union.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 April 2015
The French business group Medef is calling for the creation of a new type of job contract in order to facilitate individual and mass sackings of workers.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 6 April 2015
The policy of rearmament across Europe is sharpening deeply rooted tensions between Germany and France.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2015
Berlin and Paris are planning to jointly build a combat drone and work together more closely on satellite reconnaissance.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 April 2015
French imperialism is pouring billions into its military presence at home and abroad.
By Alex Lantier, 30 March 2015
The right-wing Union for a Popular Movement swept up to 70 of France’s 101 departments, as voters punished the Socialist Party for its attacks on jobs and wages.
By Stefan Steinberg, 25 March 2015
The plane, which belonged to a subsidiary of Lufthansa, had recently been grounded due to technical problems.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 24 March 2015
The outcome of the first round of France’s departmental elections on Sunday is a stinging rebuke to the Socialist Party government and its policies of austerity and war.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 17 March 2015
The neo-fascist National Front of Marine Le Pen is expected to make significant advances in the upcoming departmental elections.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 9 March 2015
The debate over how to proceed in imperialist circles testifies to the disaster unleashed in the Middle East by the NATO proxy wars against Libya and Syria.
By Kumaran Ira, 4 March 2015
After pushing through the Macron Law on deregulation, the PS government is preparing a further round of sweeping austerity measures and structural reforms.
By Anthony Torres, 28 February 2015
As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 20 February 2015
The posturing by so-called “rebel” factions of the ruling Socialist Party and its political allies against austerity stands exposed as a reactionary fraud.
By Alex Lantier, 18 February 2015
Using the anti-democratic provision 49-3 of the French Constitution, the government pushed through its reactionary law.
By Kanda Gabriel, 10 February 2015
Police vehicles reportedly came under rifle fire before French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrived for a press conference in the city.
By Niles Williamson, 7 February 2015
The meeting between Merkel, Hollande and Putin took place amidst threats by the US to directly arm the regime in Kiev that was installed in a right-wing coup one year ago.
By Chris Marsden, 7 February 2015
The invitation of the neo-fascist leader is of a piece with both contemporary political requirements within ruling circles and the recent political pedigree of the Oxford Union.
By Alex Lantier, 5 February 2015
As Syriza leaders reiterate their willingness to accommodate the demands of European governments, the banks are pressing for intensified attacks on the working class in Greece.
By Alex Lantier, 22 January 2015
Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks to dramatically expand the machinery of police-state rule.
By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 20 January 2015
By opening its pages to Le Pen, the New York Times has signaled that powerful sections of the ruling class view anti-Muslim racism as a legitimate part of the public debate.
By Stéphane Hugues, 17 January 2015
A high-ranking police officer was shot dead the night after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in what police said was a suicide.
By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 16 January 2015
The events of the past week in France have a troubling historical resonance with an earlier period of French history, when the French ruling class collaborated directly with the Nazi regime in Germany.
By Ulrich Rippert, 15 January 2015
The terror attack on Charlie Hebdo is being exploited to prepare an escalation of France’s military intervention in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2015
A photograph reveals that the “world leaders” who supposedly led Sunday’s march were in reality assembled merely for a staged photo-op.
By Chris Marsden, 13 January 2015
President François Hollande ordered the massive deployment of troops across France at a crisis meeting with top military, police and defence officials Monday.
By Alex Lantier, 12 January 2015
The French government and the European Union are seeking to exploit shock over the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to shift the entire framework of bourgeois politics sharply to the right.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2015
A two-day manhunt sparked by the massacre of 12 people at the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo ended in twin shootouts in which another seven people died.
By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2015
French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on Charlie Hebdo to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship.
By Anthony Torres, 10 January 2015
Islamophobic acts in multiple French cities targeted mosques, businesses and individuals.
By Mike Head, 10 January 2015
While claiming to defend free speech, the prime minister sought to justify measures that abrogate fundamental democratic rights, along with stepped-up involvement in the Middle East war.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2015
In the wake of the massacre at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, nearly 90,000 police, troops and civil servants have been mobilized to search for the two gunmen who escaped from the scene.
By David North, 9 January 2015
In the aftermath of the shootings in Paris, the state is utilizing the opportunity provided by the terrorists to whip up support for authoritarianism and militarism.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2015
Several US media outlets reported that both Cherif and Said Kouachi had been placed on the American no-fly list many years ago.
By Alex Lantier and Bill Van Auken, 8 January 2015
Whoever was behind this massacre, it plays into the hands of the most reactionary forces seeking war abroad and police-state measures at home.
By Kanda Gabriel and Kumaran Ira, 31 December 2014
The three attacks prior to Christmas have been used to stoke fears of Islamist attacks in retaliation for French involvement in wars in the Middle East and Africa.
By Kumaran Ira, 29 December 2014
The New Anti-capitalist Party and the Left Party are insisting that all opposition be controlled by France’s union bureaucracy.
By Anthony Torres, 24 December 2014
The move is the inevitable consequence of the union's betrayal of the September strike against plans to create a low-cost Transavia-Europe airline.
By Kumaran Ira, 17 December 2014
In the name of boosting “growth and economic activity”, the bill aims to impoverish the working class and sections of the petty-bourgeoisie in the interests of financial capital.
By Stéphane Hugues, 15 December 2014
The National Front has inflicted another humiliating defeat upon the PS, the government, and President François Hollande.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2014
The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers.
By Francis Dubois, 11 December 2014
The National Front's advance can be explained, above all, by the naked bankruptcy of the Socialist Party and its pseudo-left allies, such as the NPA.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 December 2014
The Socialist Party government warmly welcomed Egyptian military dictator al-Sisi.
By Francis Dubois, 29 November 2014
Tensions between Paris and Moscow surged as François Hollande's Socialist Party government blocked delivery of the first of two warships for the Russian navy.
By Stéphane Hugues, 29 November 2014
The Peugeot-Citroën group has laid out plans for a new wave of mass sackings accompanied, as in previous years, by public denials that these are being prepared.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 November 2014
France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business.
By Kumaran Ira, 14 November 2014
Court documents show the PS knew police had killed ecological protester Rémi Fraisse but covered it up to hide the PS’s role in pressing for a crackdown.
By Francis Dubois, 13 November 2014
On November 11, FN leader Marine Le Pen called for France to rearm, introduce universal military service and develop a policy independent of NATO and the European Union.
By Francis Dubois, 12 November 2014
Thousands of school pupils demonstrated in several cities and blockaded dozens of high schools across France.
By Kumaran Ira and Olivier Laurent, 10 November 2014
Hollande is the most unpopular president since the creation of the Fifth Republic in 1958.
By Alex Lantier, 7 November 2014
Billed as a last-ditch attempt to halt the collapse of Hollande’s Socialist Party, the TV appearance made clear Hollande intends to make no change in his reactionary policies.