The following is an unofficial translation of an article from French revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple titled “Sur la grève de la RATP.” Translation by Kate LaBelle Workers from the Régie autonome des transports Parisiens (RATP), the Parisian transportation network, were among the most combative during the December and January strike against pension reforms. Every day for over a month, thousands of them, even … Continue reading FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike
Photo: Yellow Vest demonstrators in Paris set fire to barricades and trash bins this past weekend By Mike Talavera The Yellow Vest movement entered its 45th week last weekend, its latest instance of rebellion sounding like a thunderclap in Paris. Thousands of police, tear gas canisters, and security checkpoints could not stop windows and doors from being smashed, street barricades and dumpsters being ignited, and … Continue reading FRANCE: Yellow Vests Arrested as Protests Enter 45th Week
By Mike Talavera Over the weekend, a march was carried out in the city of Nantes in France demanding the release of Comrade Théo and other political prisoners. Comrade Théo has been on hunger strike for over a month and released a second letter which is translated below (you can read the first letter here): Comrades, It has now been a month since I’ve been … Continue reading FRANCE: March for Comrade Théo and Political Prisoners
Editorial by the Incendiary Board In Nantes, France on July 22, Communist militant, labor activist, anti-fascist, and Yellow Vest, Comrade Théo was arrested at work and placed in six months of confinement for protesting reactionary labor laws. Comrade Théo is among the best children of the proletariat, he lives a life that is dedicated to arduous struggle and serves the people wholeheartedly, just as Mao … Continue reading FRANCE: Support the Hunger Strike of Political Prisoner Comrade Théo!
Translated from a post by the Jeunes Révolutionnaires (Young Revolutionaries) For several months now with the intensification of the social struggles of this year and in response to the state’s fascism against migrants, a movement emerged known as the “Black Vests” in Paris. It is a popular movement of the undocumented: workers, homeless, isolated migrant minors, all supported by the collective “La Chapelle Debout.” The … Continue reading FRANCE: “Black Vests” Storm the Pantheon
The following is a translation of an editorial from the comrades at La Cause du Peuple On November 17, 2018, the levies broke, and a river of anger poured forth. Strategic locations occupied, toll booths opened, the economy at a standstill, central bourgeois cities devastated: the workers organized against the price hike. On November 24, December 1, and December 8, the neighborhoods in the East of … Continue reading FRANCE: We Want to Live Working, or Die Fighting
The following article is a translation of two stories from our comrades at La Cause Du Peuple. On April 10, two Yellow Vest comrades from the Clermont region were taken into custody because they had participated in a Yellow Vests demonstration on February 23. After 48 hours, the comrades refused immediate trial (“comparution immédiat” is a French legal practice where those in custody for simple, … Continue reading FRANCE: Solidarity Actions Ramp Up for Yellow Vest Political Prisoners