Emmanuel Macron
French students and youth hit the streets demanding ‘right to the future’

Mobilizations were held across France by student and youth groups seeking concrete solutions to the problems affecting them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the demands was a 1.5 billion euro emergency plan

Protests against policing bill and gender violence continue in UK and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill in the UK, strike against privatization by bank employees in India, a UN Report documenting a 65% increase in the demolitions of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, and the continued protests in France as the Senate debates the Global Security Bill

Massive protests against Global Security Bill rock France

As the French Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Global Security Bill, protests took place across the country against the law which will strengthen the power of the police

Proposed French anti-radicalism law runs into controversy

Critics have said that the proposed law will stigmatize Muslims and that the existing laws are enough to cover the issues sought to be addressed by the new legislation.

French trade unions hit the streets against government’s insensitivity

On Thursday, major trade unions in France mobilized in over 100 locations against the government’s failure to address the issues of workers and youth. They also condemned the meager raise in minimum wage proposed for the year

Teachers strike in France demanding better wages and working conditions

Protests were also held in major French cities including Paris Marseilles, Lille and Lyon.

Student Protest-France Crisis-hit university students protest in France seeking government support

University students across France, confined to online classes and deprived of their scholarships and income from part time jobs, are facing serious financial, academic and psychological difficulties

French students protest government apathy in education sector

The call for the mobilisation was given by students’ unions including the Union of Communist Students (UEC), National Union of Students of France (UNEF), Students Solidarity etc.

Protests continue in France against Global Security Bill

Tens of thousands of people hit the streets across France on Saturday in another major protest against the draconian Global Security bill proposed by Emmanuel Macron’s government in November last year

Interview-MJCF-France “Global Security Bill: French government’s posture is hypocritical and dangerous”

Sofian Nejjari of Mouvement Jeunes communistes de France, a communist youth organization, talks about the protests against the Global Security Bill, the repression unleashed against the protesters and the impact of the policies of the Macron government

Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

French journalists in forefront of upsurge against Global Security Bill

Pablo Aiquel of the French journalists’ union SNJ-CGT talks about the massive upsurge against the government’s Global Security Bill which gives greater powers to the police

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