Sudan crackdown on protesters: All the latest updates

The latest from Sudan as army clamps down on protesters demanding civilian rule following Omar al-Bashir’s removal. Sudanese security forces have attacked a protest camp in the country’s capital, Khartoum, opening fire, More »

All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.! UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were More »

Odessa massacre: five years passed – nothing changed

Yesterday Odessa residents commemorated fifth anniversary of massacre in the Trade union house at Kulikovo field square. That day five years before a mob of aggressive neo-fascists burnt alive their opponents, who More »

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head

The self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela Juan Guaido is attempting to carry out a military coup, “Operation Freedom”, as he has named the “final phase” of his attempt to remove Maduro. He More »

German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

 

France | We are not fooled Over 20,000 artist and creators sign a call in support of Yellow Vests in France

On May 10, over 20,000 artists and creators had already signed this call, launched on May 4 

For several months now, the Yellow Vest movement, unprecedented in the history of the Fifth Republic, has been beating the pavement of our streets.

France | Rwanda 1994 : Macron repousse encore la reconnaissance de l’implication française dans le génocide

Ce dimanche le Président français n’est pas intervenu pour reconnaître les responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsis du Rwanda, se contentant d’annoncer que le 7 avril serait désormais « une journée de commémoration » de ce génocide. Malgré l’ensemble des informations accumulées sur le sujet depuis 25 ans, il choisit d’attendre encore, en créant une commission d’historiens. Du point de vue de l’accès aux archives, celle-ci représente un recul par rapport à l’ouverture des archives promise par son prédécesseur, François Hollande. Elle donne également aux historiens un avantage sur les juges qui devraient être les premiers à en bénéficier. A Paris, des militants de Survie Paris ont rappelé cette complicité de la France avec les extrémistes hutus, par une action symbolique place de la République.

France | France: For the Political Independence of the Working Class

by François Forgue

The capitalist order in France is in deep crisis. The Macron presidency and government resulted from that crisis, which they have been unable to overcome. Macron himself acknowledged this when he said that he came to power “as the result of a break-in”. He was in fact elected President by just 18 per cent or so of registered voters, after the political parties which were directly responsible for the situation created in recent years – the Socialist Party in particular – were rejected by the voters, and after the traditional right wing blew apart. Macron was only elected thanks to the call to vote for him issued by the whole of “the left”, citing the need to block the National Front and its candidate, Marine Le Pen. It is amusing to note that several of those who today have no problem calling for demonstrations which the National Rally – led by Marine Le Pen – also approves, were the strongest proponents of a vote for Macron at the time of the 2017 election.

France | Among the Gilets Jaunes

by Jeremy Harding

When they gathered at roads and roundabouts at the end of last year, the French government was caught off guard. Within a week of their first nationwide mobilisation, they were turning out regularly at intersections across the country to slow up traffic, and marching through Paris and the big provincial cities. Hasty polls announced that 70 or 80 per cent of the population, including many in France’s largest conurbations, supported this massive show of impatience. Yet the gilets jaunes first came together beyond the margins of the major cities, in rural areas and small towns with rundown services, low-wage economies and dwindling commerce. They were suspicious of the burgeoning metropolitan areas, which have done well on a diet of public funding, private investment, tourism and succulent property prices. Among them are people who grew up in city centres but can no longer afford to live in them: these barbarians know where they are when they arrive at the gates. Parading in central Paris and the new, carefully massaged hubs of French prosperity – Toulouse and Bordeaux especially – they end proceedings with a show of violence and destruction. After 15 weeks of costly protest, public sympathy in the big metropolitan areas has only recently begun to fall off. That is one of many puzzles.

France | Syrie : une attaque à l’explosif passée sous silence a bien visé le QG du renseignement militaire francais à Raqqa

Malgré un blackout total sur l’information et la censure militaire, un membre dirigeant l’instance politico-administrative des kurdes de Syrie a confirmé hier une attaque à la bombe ayant pris pour cible, mardi 12 février 2019, le quartier général du renseignement militaire français ainsi qu’une antenne de la DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure) dans la ville de Raqqa en l’attribuant à Daech.

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