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The historical and contemporary importance of the Paris Commune of 1871

Saturday, World Socialist Website marked the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871, the first time in world history that the working class has seized state power, with an international meeting online. WSWS International Editorial Board Chair David North moderated and introduced the discussion, which included Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Alex Lantier, WSWS […]

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France is fighting over the future of its past – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Paul Taylor, Contributing Editor of POLITICS, writes the column Europe At Large. PARIS – France is suffering from an acute dose of commemoration. The French spend an enormous amount of time and public money commemorating their history, building museums and, of course, arguing. Presidents love to speak at […]

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Popular power or Parisian bloodbath? 1871 The Paris Commune continues to divide 150 years later

A radicalized popular power experiment amid the Prussian occupation of the French capital of Paris 150 years ago continues to divide the country’s fractured political scene and serve as a source of inspiration amid xenophobic and extreme tendencies. increasing right. The city of Paris launched two months of events commemorating the Paris Commune of 1871, […]

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Macron speaks of “existential” fight against terrorism after the death of a teacher in France | France

President Emmanuel Macron has declared France’s battle against Islamic terrorism “existential” after the murder of a teacher after showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Macron, who visited the site near a school 25 km northwest of Paris, said the victim had been “murdered” and his killer […]

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Paris is about to change

Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET on September 7, 2020. The pandemic has hit Paris hard. It hit the poor suburbs of Paris the hardest. Paris had already bet its future on the merger with a large circle of suburb cities to form the new Metropolis of Greater Paris—A capital of the 21st century that is […]

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French mayor’s pesticide ban overturned by court

Daniel Cueff, mayor of the town of 602 inhabitants of Langouët (Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany), hit the headlines this month when he was summoned to court after enforcing the ban. The ban stated that neither pesticides nor herbicides could be used on fields within 150 meters of homes or commercial buildings, within the commune, as a means […]

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Unknown group beat everyone up in French commune

While attention from the European elections has naturally taken the top spot in France’s results, a surprise is found at the bottom of the ballot lists with unexpected success for The Animalist Party. The almost unheard-of party, which campaigned on an animal rights ticket, garnered around 2.4% of the vote in France – around 450,000 […]

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From hippie commune to prestigious political university in France

PROVIDED Former Whitianga Manaia Matafeo has been selected to study in France. In the crowd of anti-drilling and anti-oil protests in Coromandel was a young Manaia Matafeo. He was introduced to the protests at an early age and believes those early memories played a role in his decision to pursue an education in politics. The […]

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Parisian boulevards built not for cars but to better suppress street protests

Protesters wearing yellow vests hold up an anti-Macron banner during a demonstration in… [+] Paris, France Saturday, December 8, 2018. Note the road cobblestones, or cobblestones – these are ripped from the ground and thrown at riot police by some of the protesters. Photographer: Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance L.P. Despite President Emmanuel […]

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The trenches of the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

France is the leader of contemporary revolutions, as long as the term “revolution”, in its new sense, entered the political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. XIXth century. Gilet jaune, translated as the yellow vest movement, refers to the […]

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May 1968: a month of revolution pushes France into modernity

Just six weeks after France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde, said the country was “boredToo bored to join ongoing youth protests in Germany and the United States, Parisian students occupied the Sorbonne, one of Europe’s most illustrious universities. It was May 3, 1968, and the events that followed the following month – mass demonstrations, street battles […]