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In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting

Cole Stangler Jacobin
Divisions on France’s left have helped Macron and le Pen dominate the political terrain. In the country’s second city, grassroots pressure has forced them to put aside differences — ahead of March 2020’s elections, promising a “Marseille Spring.”

We Need to Win Our People Back - Lessons from the French Left

Interview with Elsa Faucillon and Éric Coquerel; b Fabien Escalona and Pauline Graulle; Translation by David Broder Jacobin
French workers' top electoral choice isn't Marine Le Pen, but abstention. To mobilize their support, the Left needs to look beyond the workplace alone - and answer a deeper mood of alienation.

Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

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Youth for Africa, MST Leader on Brazil Elections, Prashad on China, French Communists Debate, Movements Meet in Colombia, Indonesia Cops Bust Anti-World Bank Meeting

Global Left Midweek - August 29, 2018

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Three Women, French Reds, Students and Workers in China, Swaziland Democracy, Guatemalans Fight Privatized Energy, Philippines Youth Rage Against Marcos Family

French Communist Party: “Combating Ideological Confusion an Urgent Necessity”

Bruno Cadez & Frédéric Durand L'Humanitie in English
French Communists debated the outline of what might be the left of tomorrow that is the subject of debate, while at the same time were united in opposition to the current Socialist-led goernment free-trade policy, a policy “of moral and social regression.”
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