Strong headwinds are making France a stormy sea

“The 49-3 is a brutality. The 49-3 is a denial of democracy.” Despite François Hollande’s opinions on this article of the French constitution in 2006, his government under Manuel Valls (who had himself been among the MPs proposing it be suppressed in 2008) used it to force through the unpopular law…

Brazil: the coup d’état

Let’s call a spade a spade. What has just happened in Brazil, with the dismissal of the elected president, Dilma Rousseff, is a coup. A coup which is pseudo-legal, “constitutional”, “institutional”, parliamentary, anything you want, but a coup all the same. Parliamentarians – deputies and senators…

France rises up in the night

A new round of mass protests is shaking France under the slogan "Nuit Debout" (Rise Up at Night). The nightly demonstrations, similar in some ways to the Indignado protests in Spain in 2011 and the Occupy movement in the U.S., follow several massive mobilizations to protest the government’s plan to…

33rd International Youth Camp – Definitive Programme

Sunday 24: Welcome   21h. Welcome rally: Welcome to the Camp (EE), Politic situation in the Spanish State (EE), spaces presentation (woman from both spaces)     Monday 25: The crisis, the youth and class.   8h. Breakfast   8.50h. Delegation meeting   9.15h. Educational: Youth labour…

April 28, another step towards confrontation with the government

manifestation The day of strikes and demonstrations on April 28 produced mixed results: - half as many demonstrators as on March 31 (500,000 demonstrators according to the CGT, compared to more than a million on March 31). - many combative responses and promising link-ups; - an increase in police violence and…
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