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The Yellow Vests and the Erosion of Trade Union Strength

Ben Chacko Morning Star
The emergence of the Yellow Vests showed the absence of the left and labor from large parts of France. Trade unions are still essential to protect workers. But a theoretical need for unions doesn't guarantee that they will be effective.

Global Left Midweek - January 8, 2020

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Largest General Strike Ever! Worldwide Responses to Trump’s Murderous Air Strikes, Fascist Violence on Campus in India, France's Long Strike, and More

Global Left Midweek - Last Year, Next Year

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Women Led the Fight in 2019 + Iraq Protesters Unite Against US Aggression + France + Cuba in Transition + UK Labour + CPIM Leader on India's Crisis + Workers' Party of Belgium + Hong Kong: A Deeper Look + Year in Review

General Strike in France Challenges Macron

Adam Nossiter New York Times
Thursday’s protests completed the circle of anger against Mr. Macron begun last year by the Yellow Vests. This time, it was the unionized employed — teachers, hospital workers, some civil servants — who came out.

French General Strike; One Year of the Yellow Vests in France

Cole Stangler; Richard Greeman The Guardian
French workers cherish their welfare state. That’s why they’re striking. Macron’s proposed retirement reforms are latest attempt to erode the safety net. The people are fighting back. First anniversary of Yellow Vest uprising marks an historic moment

Global Left Midweek - December 4, 2019

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On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of proletarian internationalist Fred Hampton, a new radical student movement in Pakistan takes inspiration. News and analysis in the spirit of Chairman Fred: "I am a revolutionary."

Global Left Midweek - February 13, 2019

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France: Unions and Yellow Vests, Senfo Tonkam Speaks, Repression in Russia and China, Mexican Electrical Workers, Canadian Class-Warriors, Students Fight On in Albania
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