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A colonial poster from French-ruled Algeria

A new civilising mission

The campaign to ‘liberate’ Algerian women sheds light on the contemporary place of Muslim women in France—and the double aggression against them, both by the state and by a section of the feminist movement.

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Protesters (France - Yellow Vest Movement)

Europe on the brink of collapse?

The Empire’s European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals–Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn’t care what they think about him, they deserve to be collapsing.

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Macron, Yellow Vests and the class struggle in France

Macron, Yellow Vests and the class struggle in France

As the Yellow Vest movement in France continues its novel and inspiring revolt, president Emmanuel Macron could not help expressing his class disdain for ordinary people: at a gala speech on 11 January, he declared: “Too many French people don’t know the meaning of the word ‘effort’. That’s part of the explanation for the present […]

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Macron’s ongoing Yellow Vest nightmare

Ghosts of Christmas present

Act Five for the popular Yellow Vest revolt against poverty in France came on 15 December–but it was not the finale. The movement remains vibrant and determined, especially in big southern towns such as Toulouse and Bordeaux.

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Picture above was taken in Paris. The slogan on the wall is emblematic of the mood- we want cash while waiting for Communism.

We want cash while waiting for Communism

Susan Ram, who is writing a book on the French Left for LeftWord Books (New Delhi), has a crisp assessment of the yellow vest (gilets jaunes) movement and of its fifth week of demonstration–Act V Macron Démission (Macron Resign). It is anger and determination that defines the yellow vest protest.

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Tear gas, mass arrests as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris | ABS ... ABS-CBN News

Yellow-vest protests in France-an extraordinary political school

Hello, Professor Drweski. My name is Maria Cernat. I am a feminist, an academic and a journalist writing for Baricada.org. I am a lecturer at the Communication Sciences and International Relations Department, Titu Maiorescu University. I was very curious, and I am sure our readers are too, about the situation in France. I have a […]

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Demonstrators gather near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest on Saturday.

Towards a convergence of struggles in France?

Television channels around the world had the pleasure of broadcasting street events that took place in Paris on Saturday, Nov. 24. Perhaps not all of them have taken care to provide their progressive viewers with the necessary elements to move beyond a sense of chaos and understand the current situation.

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Praxis and Critical Theory Interview with Andrew Feenberg

Praxis and critical theory

In fact, my book begins with the early Marx because he created the first version of what I call the philosophy of praxis. The key problem of this version of Marxism is what Marx called the “realisation” of philosophy.

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