France

France’s Macron Makes Concessions while ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Continue

France’s Macron Makes Concessions while ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Continue

December 10, 2018

Militant “yellow vest” protests continue in France, despite President Macron’s efforts to offer concessions

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership

December 10, 2018

Prof. Jean Bricmont explains that the ‘yellow vest’ movement is an expression of decades of frustration with declining living standards due to the dismantling of France’’ welfare state

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

November 10, 2018

France’s centrist President Macron ignited a firestorm for praising Nazi collaborator leader Philippe Pétain for his role in World War I. Historian Adam Hochschild argues war resisters are the real heroes who should be honored, as Trump visits Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing – This Time for Syria

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing – This Time for Syria

September 17, 2018

John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar?

Emmanuel Macron in Africa

July 9, 2018
France's neoliberal President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly told people in Nigeria, Algeria, and beyond to just "move on" after a century of murderous colonialism. Activist Baba Aye speaks with TRNN's Ben Norton about the ongoing harms of imperialism and neo-colonialism in Africa

Economic Update: Criticizing Capitalism

July 8, 2018

This week with Richard Wolff: Updates on Colorado’s laws favoring co-ops; capitalism and suicide continues; rent control on the California ballot; the effects of U.S. foreign trade controls; the French gov’t vs GE; and Ford buys an old train station it helped destroy; interview with Professor David Harvey on Karl Marx’s contribution to understanding capitalism…

French Unions & Students Mobilize Against Reforms: Another May ’68?

May 4, 2018

50 years after France’s legendary May 1968, which almost toppled the government, unions and students are again mobilizing against the government. However, while the establishment celebrates May ’68, its criticizes today’s protest movement, says Le Monde Diplomatique’s Renaud Lambert

French Politicians Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism onto Muslims

French Politicians Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism onto Muslims

May 1, 2018

French politicians and celebrities signed a manifesto blaming French Muslims for anti-semitism in France. Yasser Louati addresses the hypocrisy in France’s human-rights discourse