"The essentially repressive approach of the police, & legislative changes introduced in 2017 on the use of service weapons, are exacerbating what the population is experiencing from in terms of discrimination & racist practices."
Richard Price reports from the pension reform protests held across France this week - "the French public has resisted calls to ‘move on’, and polling indicates that two thirds of voters remain opposed to the changes" -
Richard Price gauges the mood of anger as demonstrators prepare to take further action against Macron's pension reform on May 1st.
"The French government cowers behind a wall of riot shields and police batons, using tear gas against protestors and legal threats against striking workers."
With pension age rises kicking off mass demonstrations against pension reform in France, Michael Roberts breaks down the neoliberal "reform" of the pensions system.
"The mobilisation is very broad, involving trade unionists, students, young people, the Yellow Vests, and the whole broad left" - Dave Kellaway gives an update on the deepening crisis in France.
National demonstrations against Macron's pensions plans are under-way in France. The movements involved are fighting for the future of France's social model, writes Richard Price.
An alternative perspective on the French Presidential Election is that there is a silver lining for Mélenchon and the Left.
Stand Up To Racism responds to the defeat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France.