COVID-19 in Africa

April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been slow to reach most of Africa compared to Europe and the United States. But that is changing.

France: Little Confidence in the Government

April 6, 2020

Le Monde (the world), a French newspaper, reported on two recent polls of the French population. The polls showed that nearly two in three French people think that the government is lying to them about the management of the epidemic:

The International Coronavirus

April 6, 2020

This post is translated from French from: Around the World in 20 minutes Sunday, March 29 According to an AFP count, by Friday, March 27th at 11 am (Paris time), the coronavirus had already killed more than 25,000 people

France: Die first, demand later?

April 3, 2020

Many workers are shocked that they are being made to return to work with promises of protective equipment when hospitals are short of it.

France: Our outrage!

April 1, 2020

“I am angry and I am outraged” is the cry from the heart of a psychologist from Mulhouse hospital

U.S. Sanctions Exacerbate the Coronavirus Crisis in Iran

March 22, 2020

Someone dies of coronavirus every ten minutes in Iran, according to the country’s health ministry. In addition, 50 new people become infected every hour. Iran has the third highest level of deaths from the coronavirus, behind Italy and China. Physicians

France: Who Will Foot the Bill?

March 21, 2020

This post is translated from French from: Everybody trusts virologists, emergency doctors and biologists to tell us what to do more than politicians who don’t know anything about the virus. The peak has not been reached, but hospitals are

France: After us, they have a go at our kids?

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: inconsistencies at the top, discontent at the workplaces This post is translated from French from: High schools occupied by cops, kids gassed, teachers threatened… After us, they have a go at our kids?* Macron called on his troops

Coronavirus: inconsistencies at the top, discontent at the workplaces

March 18, 2020

On Tuesday evening, Edouard Philippe, after Castaner, Blanquer and Macron the night before, made his call for civism and “national union”. But all these representatives of power are much less comfortable when journalists relay the questions coming from the bottom of society as they still deny their own responsibility for the spread of the virus, linked to the damage done by their health policies.

Trump and Modi – Two Rotten Peas in a Pod

March 7, 2020

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a visit from Trump on February 24 while violent anti-Muslim riots raged in Delhi. Trump congratulated Modi on what a good job he was doing in India, almost as good as Trump thinks he

49.3 and as Many Reasons to Revolt

March 2, 2020

this post is translated from French from: Just ten minutes! This is how long it took the government to decide to push through its pension reform in Parliament, hoping to put an end to almost four months of social

Bloodshed in Gaza – No to Israeli Violence and Occupation!

March 1, 2020

A little more than a month after the Trump administration unveiled a so-called peace plan for Palestine/Israel, the Israeli army has launched attacks against the Palestinians in Gaza. Once again Israeli rockets and missiles rain down on the captive population

No Blanquer baccalaureate, no poverty pensions

February 3, 2020

The majority of RATP’s railway workers had to end the indefinite strike that began on 5 December against pension reform. But the response to the government’s attacks that began two months ago is not over. The thousands of firefighters who

Australia in Flames

January 26, 2020

The fires raging in Australia since December are the most recent face of the climate crisis. Still burning today, at least 30 people have been killed, thousands have fled their homes, and the air has filled with dark, choking smoke.

Edouard Philippe pretends to back down: the fight goes on!

January 13, 2020

After 38 days of strike action, Édouard Philippe dropped a bone to the so-called “reformist” unions, CFDT being the main one. He followed the advice of his party representatives, worried about their re-election, and especially afraid of a possible extension

France: All Together, Against Macron and his World, Against the Power of the Rich

December 9, 2019

Translated by Speak Out Now: Translated from Convergences Révolutionnaires – Special Issue; December 2019; At the Élysée and Matignon palaces, the officials residences of the government officials, December 7-8 was “hot”: Édouard Philippe summoned his main executives in

December 5: Take down the “first in line”

December 2, 2019

It is starting to smell like trouble, all the way to the heads of state. Macron and his ministers are doing everything they can to stop the spread of the revolt after the December 5 strike. So they let out

The World in Upheaval!

December 2, 2019

Workers, students and other exploited and oppressed people are fighting back against those who rule them all over the world.  People have taken over the streets, gone on strike, or done whatever it takes to say “NO!” to their victimization

On December 5, all against Macron and his policy

November 25, 2019

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in thirty cities to protest violence against women. Their anger at the government’s inaction and lack of resources in the face of domestic violence and feminicide adds to the anger of young

Macron is afraid of social unrest…. and rightly so!

November 18, 2019

“In Lyon-II, we have students who go hungry:” the president of this university, Nathalie Dompnier, evoked the 22-year-old student Anas K, who set himself on fire to protest against the precarious situation of many students, like his own. Everyone was

Macron subscribes to Le Pen

November 11, 2019

The government is under pressure. It fears an extension of the fights against its attacks, after the strikes in railways, Paris public transports, hospitals and elsewhere, not to mention the still active Yellow Jackets. So it finds scapegoats and uses

Iraq: Protests Erupt, Government Scrambles

November 6, 2019

The population of Iraq flooded into the streets of Baghdad this October, calling for a better life; the life that was promised to them when the US invaded Iraq in 2003. This invasion was supposed to replace a dictatorship with

It’s a global fight…

November 4, 2019

From Algiers to Santiago, From Port-au-Prince to Hong Kong, and from Bayreuth to Panama, from one continent to another, people are rising. The rebellion is deep-rooted, millions of demonstrators are highly determined. And the mobilisations persist, despite police and military

From one revolt to another: time to change the system?

October 28, 2019

With one million demonstrators in the streets of Santiago last Friday, the Chilean mass mobilisation that started on October 18th is getting stronger. The announcement that the metro ticket price would increase provoked people’s anger. High school students were the

Support railway workers against the law of maximum profit

October 21, 2019

On October 16th, a train accident in the Ardennes forest, at the Saint-Pierre-sur-Vence level crossing, demonstrated how the National Railways Company (SNCF) cost cutting strategy endangers lives. A catastrophe was only avoided thanks to the actions of the train driver,

Macron insults the “lower classes”

October 7, 2019

Just as President Macron wished, the debate on immigration opened in the National Assembly on Monday, followed by the Senate on Wednesday. Most of all, what Macron wishes that this debate is talked about everywhere. Despised, Macron has decided to

Lubrizol: oil obscures the transparency

September 30, 2019

While there were no immediate victims, the Lubrizol plant accident, only three kilometres from Rouen city centre – the worse accident in France since the 2001 AZF explosion in Toulouse – shows the lack of concern of industry owners and

Make them back down!

September 24, 2019

Last Saturday in Paris, the government deployed its heavy artillery: 7,500 police officers were mobilised, police checked any gathering of 10 people, and in the end arrested 163 people. No doubt, the priority was to prevent the yellow jackets and

Make them back down!

September 16, 2019

Last Friday, Paris Public Transportation employees had the best response against the attack being prepared against our pensions: a massive strike. The strike involved train drivers as well as maintenance workers. Many departments were practically 100% on strike. Management kept

Hong Kong: Storm over Asia

August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019; An updated article based on an August 19, 2019 L’Étincelle Editorial All summer Hong Kong has been rocked by mass demonstrations against a bill allowing the extradition of political oppositionists to mainland China. Three young oppositionists were

Acts speak louder than words

July 1, 2019

Climate experts are saying that temperature peaks will get higher and higher… With the heat wave that just hit us, we got a sense of the climate emergency. This did not escape Macron’s attention. At the G20 summit in Osaka

Ban layoffs and job cuts!

June 24, 2019

Over 5,000 people demonstrated last Saturday in Belfort against the planned 1,000 layoffs at General Electric. GE, Ford, Peugeot, Carrefour: the government is an accomplice to the large corporations that are laying off employees, and is leading by example with

For a workers’ Europe, vote Lutte Ouvrière

May 20, 2019

With the European elections approaching, we keep being told there are only two choices: punish Macron by voting for any party that might finish first, in front of the president’s party, you know who we mean; or hold our noses

For a workers’ Europe, vote Lutte Ouvrière

May 13, 2019

In this European election campaign, Nathalie Loiseau and Macron are presenting themselves as the “progressive”, defenders of the European union against nationalism, which leads to war. But it is not easy to swallow their propaganda. Macron’s “progressive” outlook These alleged

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