The Eve of the French Presidential Election, Mass Discontent, Immanent Uprising

By Alex Lantier Tomorrow, tens of millions of people across France will vote in the presidential runoff election in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis and under a state of emergency that suspends democratic rights. The candidates of France’s two discredited traditional parties of government, the Socialist Party (PS) and The Republicans (LR), have…

France: A Nation’s Conscience and the Question of Terror

By Adeyinka Makinde The French presidential election being contested by Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has provided analysts with much to ponder over the direction offered by two candidates who are presenting themselves to the electorate as non-establishment outsiders. Points of demarcation over foreign and domestic policy often posit Macron and Le Pen respectively…

France’s Election at Gunpoint

By Alex Lantier The first round of the elections in France is being held against the backdrop of an attempt by the state and the media to use the violent incident on the Champs Elysées, involving a gunman who is alleged to have been acting on behalf of ISIS, to create an atmosphere of political…

General Strike Keeps French Guiana Shut Down

General Strike Rocks French Guiana By G. Dunkel The French government has said openly that it won’t make any real concessions to the demands of those on general strike in Guiana, a territory on the northern coast of South America, whose quarter-million population is legally French. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve claimed that the demands of…

Confronting Black Jacobins : How the Haitian Revolution Smashed Slavery Worldwide

By Hugo Turner Edited by Libya 360°Internationalist News The Haitian revolution (1791-1804) was one of the most important events in modern history. It was the first successful anti-slavery revolution. Not only did Haiti’s slaves manage to liberate themselves, they also inflicted crushing defeats on three empires. Spain, France and Britain suffered catastrophic losses trying to…

The ZAD: An Autonomous Zone in the Heart of France

In a heroic struggle of solidarity and resistance, locals and activists of the ZAD have been fighting against the construction of an airport for many years. By Martin Legall It all started decades ago with the local resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes in western France. Eight years…