As Macron Courts the Far-Right, France Launches Crackdown on “Islamo-Leftism”

Alan Macleod France’s Minister for Higher Education, Frederique Vidal, has sparked a nationwide controversy with her announcement that the government is attempting to stop the spread of what she called “Islamo-leftism” in universities. Part of the process, she said, would be for the state to decide “what is academic research and what is activism and…

Haiti: Black Despots and White Rulers

Jemima Pierre The horror story in Haiti since 2004 is not really about despotic Black government, but is the consequence and crime of global white rule. “Moïse is the product of a broader system blocking Haiti’s democratic path and sovereignty, a system that is built and maintained by the white rulers of the world.” The…

DRC: Kabila and Tshisekedi, A Coalition in Peril

Friends of the Congo The deal between former President Joseph Kabila and his coalition, Front commun pour le Congo (FCC) and current President Felix Tshisekedi and his Coalition, Cap pour le changement (CACH), has come to a predictable head. The country is in gridlock due to the internecine battles of the two coalition partners. The…

Islamophobia and Imperialism in France

Nicholas Ayala Recently, the Western world was horrified by the brutal killing of French teacher, Samuel Paty. The teacher was targeted because he previously showed images of the Prophet Muhammad to his students. Depiction of the Prophet in Islam is known to be highly offensive. The attack was horrific and was rightfully denounced. However, brought…

No to the Embargo Against the People of Mali

After months of demonstrations to denounce the duplicity and inefficiency of the French military presence against the jihado-terrorist separatists and against corruption and the rigged election of the presidential power, the Malian army ended the popular street mobilizations by arresting President IBK (Ibrahim Boubacar Keita) and obtaining his resignation which was demanded in the streets….

Haiti and Bastille Day

Stephen Millies Final battle of the Haitian Revolution. July 14 is Bastille Day. On that date in 1789 tens of thousands of poor people in Paris attacked a hated prison called the Bastille and began the French Revolution. The continual intervention of poor people in the cities and countryside — particularly in Paris — drove…

French Communist Youth Leader: “When the Lockdown is Over, We Will Have a Whole World to Reinvent”

Muhammed Shabeer Mouvement Jeunes communistes de France (MJCF) or the Jeunesse Communiste (JC) is a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth(WFDY). Interview with Léon Deffontaines, general secretary of Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF) France has been going through turbulent times marked by widespread protests from organized and unorganized sectors of the working…

The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality

Jacques Pauwels In a remarkable book, 1939 : The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II, the Canadian historian Michael Jabara Carley describes how, at the end of the 1930s, the Soviet Union repeatedly tried, but finally failed, to conclude a pact of mutual security, in other words a defensive alliance, with…

France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza Presidents like Thomas Sankara who denied being under France’s influence were eliminated from the planet, with France playing a big role in that grisly assassination. For African leaders who boldly stood up to the unending imperialist tendencies of the former colonial powers, this has generally been met with death. And France has…