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Can dialectics break sheet glass?

The following text, published collectively by a Parisian assembly, deals with the unhappy events at Place de la Bastille, where an occupation of the opera there was liquidated by the police with astonishing efficiency which led many to speculate that … Continue reading

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From Jusqu’ici: interview with a striking worker at Saint-Nazaire

There should be more material on what’s coming up in France – as everyone in the struggle tries to hang on through the school holidays after the CGT went back to work. But here’s something about the moment that just … Continue reading

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After the ‘end of the movement’

As the national and international media lines up with Sarkozy in announcing the movement over after the main CGT strikes wound up (in the refineries and ports), we’d like to offer a few obstinate declarations from the last couple of … Continue reading

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Le front commun des casseurs

A few notes on the following: erudite and isolated, this ‘free electron’ offered a few days ago (french original) a few thoughts on the material reality of the media-construct ‘casseur’ (literally ‘breaker’, meaning hooligan, vandal, parasite, almost psychopath) in the … Continue reading

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Address to the wage-earners, unemployed and precarious workers of all the countries in the European Union

There’s more forthcoming, but this ‘Address’, issued a few days ago by some guys around the various assemblies in Rennes (“Some participants in the general assembly of the students of the University Rennes 2, in the movement of unemployed and … Continue reading

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“Maintaining order is an extremely political science”: Interview with Patrice Ribeiro, General Secratary of the French Police Officer’s Union.

The following was published a couple of days ago in the Catholic-linked French newspaper La Croix [FRENCH ORIGINAL]. It’s a quite startlingly direct account of the challenges of policing the current movement. More coming up this evening, hopefully.

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Two Days of struggle in Rouen (October 15th and 16th)

Rouen: 24 hours of all sorts of blockades and demos. [original] From now on, each day at 11 in front of the prefecture, the different sectors in struggle [secteurs en lutte] assemble to organise blockades [actions de blocages.] Wednesday the … Continue reading

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