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French Protests Workers mobilize across France demanding rise in wages and more purchasing power

Trade unions also strongly opposed the proposal by the French government to raise the age of retirement from 62 to 65 by 2031

As public hospitals crumble, French health workers call for immediate action

Health workers and those in associated sectors held a national day of action demanding pay hikes, more staff, improved and safe working conditions, job security, and sufficient funds and resources for hospitals

Fête de l’Humanité concludes with a call to defend workers’ rights and defeat the far-right

Over 400,000 people participated in the 87th edition of the Fête de l’Humanité organized by the French communist newspaper L’Humanité

France transport workers protest Transport workers across France gear up for strikes

Workers of public transport providers in French cities have decided to intensify their protest against low wages, poor working conditions and chronic understaffing

Mapping Faultlines: French troops leave Mali but their legacy is chaos and violence

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent French withdrawal from Mali and their legacy of violence and instability in the entire region

Contract workers protest - France Protest by contract workers at emergency accommodation center in France ends in victory

Undocumented contract workers at the emergency reception center in Ibis Hotel in Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, protested demanding full salaries, recognition, and documents from their employer required for their regularization

Mapping Faultlines: Lavrov and Macron’s Africa visits reveal new geopolitical realities

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent visits of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and French President Macron to Africa

French Elections Eco-left NUPES alliance and far-right make gains in French Assembly polls as Macronists lose majority

The eco-left NUPES coalition headed by Jean-Luc Melenchon won 131 seats and emerged as the second largest bloc in parliament. The Ensemble coalition led by President Emmanuel Macron lost its majority but still remains the largest bloc

French Left-led NUPES coalition surges in French assembly polls

The French left has joined hands with the Socialist Party and the Greens to form a grand coalition, the New Ecologic and Social Peoples Union (NUPES)

France’s New Ecologic and Social People’s Union presents a radical vision in parliamentary election

Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch speaks to Florence Roger, candidate of the New Ecologic and Social People’s Union. The coalition of left and progressive parties has made major strides ahead of French parliamentary elections scheduled for June 12

Is this the end of the French project in Africa’s Sahel?

Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.

French Elections Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election but working class has no illusions about future

The consolidation of liberal sections and a vigorous campaign by anti-fascist sections against Marine Le Pen aided Macron but many sections are wary of his policies