Sunday, 21. October 2018

On August 28, France's environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation during a live radio interview. Disapproving the policies and efforts of the government on climate change, by the time he publicly declared it, Hulot had not warned anyone from the cabinet about this decision that he had taken "between me, myself and I".

The French Communist Party (PCF) issued a statement on Hulot's resignation that it considers as a "confession of impotence and failure". Underlining the urgency of adopting a different model of development, production and consumption with budgetary priorities for this ecological transition, the PCF criticizes the liberal policies of the government of Emmanuel Macron that give priority to the "ones who do not care about the planet's future at all" while they function at the expense of the popular strata who are the ones that suffer from social and environmental inequalities. The PCF supposes that with his resignation, Hulot has made a call for mobilisation in order to impose choices for social and ecological transformations.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 92 million members in 126 countries around the world, reiterates its internationalist solidarity with workers in France who will strike on 19 April.

In an international context where capitalists, multinationals and European bourgeoisies attack labor rights, promote anti-worker policies, reduce pensions and wages, dismantle social gains and union rights, European workers must organize their own counter attack. Today, it is more than ever necessary for workers to coordinate their struggles globally, under the values of internationalism and class solidarity.

pameWe, the workers and trade unions of Greece in Commerce, we express our support and solidarity to the fight, of the employees of the multinational Carrefour which is forwarding thousands of redundancies in France and Belgium.

The multinational announced 2,400 redundancies in France and 1,200 in Belgium, using the so-called "voluntary departure" method, to ensure capital for new investments and boost its profitability.

Demonstrations took place all over France on March 22 against President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘reforms’.

Following seven trade union confederations’ decision to go on strike against Macron’s ‘reforms’, workers took to the streets in France on March 22. Trains did not work, flights were cancelled in Parisian airports, and classes were cancelled in many high schools and universities due to the strike.

The All Workers Militant Front (PAME) expresses its solidarity to the workers in the Chemical Industry and the Railways in France, to WFTU’s members and friends, who are preparing strikes on the 22th of March and in the following weeks against the new anti-labor measures of the French government.

The French government, together with the European Union, serving the interests of the business groups, carries on the privatizations and attacks rights that the workers have conquered through years of struggle.

Special interview with The Communist Youth Union (UJC) from France.

The youth of the Revolutionary Communist Party of France (PCRF), Communist Youth Union (UJC) answered our questions and gave us the opportunity to get to know a new communist youth organisation from Europe. The variety of questions led to an interesting interview about current political debates as well as theoretical discussions regarding political terminology.

The WFTU participated and greeted the Congress of the CGT of railway workers of Versailles which was held on 9th January 2018, on Versailles, France.
The speech of the WFTU delegate were underlined the historical strong bonds between the WFTU and French working class and the need for further strengthening of the coordination among the class-oriented trade unions in Europe and worldwide in the direction of class unity, internationalism, solidarity and class struggles.

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French Communist PartyThe results of the French legislative elections, if the first-round trend continues for the second round next Sunday, will place the future of the country in extremely difficult circumstances, under the threat of a National Assembly dominated by members from En Marche! and their supporters from the Républicains. This result would plunge millions of our fellow citizens into a democratic “hangover”.

French Communist PartyWe reproduce a statement issued by the French Communist Party about the results of the first round of French Presidential Elections:

The second round of the French presidential election will be a contest between the racist and xenophobic candidate of the far right, Marine Le Pen, and Emmanuel Macron, the candidate selected by the financial world to reinforce the liberal policies afflicting our country for the past 40 years.

This situation is extremely grave for our country. The far-right reached the second round and the left has been eliminated. However, for the first time in decades, millions of citizens, striving for social change, nearly succeeded in carrying their candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the second round. Voters who were betrayed by the policies of Hollande and Valls and who worked hard to bring Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the second round are today experiencing mixed and sometimes contradictory feelings.

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