France

Thousands took part in the weekly protests in cities across France. While these agitations have channelized popular anger against president Emmanuel Macron, they have not been able to develop a political project

The marchers also registered their strong opposition to the 5.9 % hike in the power prices of the state-controlled utility, Électricité de France S.A. (EDF)

Rights groups in France managed to stop the loading of French weapons meant for sale to Saudi Arabia by holding demonstrations at the Le Havre port last week.

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-23

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the assassination of Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama, the South Africa election results, and trade union protest in France against new public service law.

French trade union protests

The new bill by the Emmanuel Macron government is a profound cost-cutting reform that would result in the loss of 120,000 jobs over the next three years.

Yellow vests

In the city of Metz, thousands of yellow vests and environmentalists joined forces to protest at the venue of the meeting of environment ministers of the G7 countries

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