2016 French Labour Law Protests

Against the conceptual dumbing down of the 2016 “movement” in France - Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

"Blockade" of a wholesale food market by trade union activists

This is a leaflet criticising the wildly inflated claims made about the recent "movement" against the new Labour Law in France and the accompanying degradation of political language. Also included PDFs of original french leaflet and English version.

Outbreaks, inbreaks and exhaustion (follow-up) - Roland Simon

Follow-up article by Roland Simon, published on 24/05/2016, on the Nuits debouts and the movement against the (El Khomri) reforms to labour law in France, translated from the French from Des Nouvelles Du Front

From outbreaks to ‘inbreaks’ until exhaustion - Roland Simon

Article by Roland Simon, published on 03/05/2016, on the Nuits debouts and the movement against the (El Khomri) reforms to labour law in France, translated from the French from Des Nouvelles Du Front

Neither labor nor law: Infopacket from the movement in France

A packet of texts and news translated from the movement currently underway in France. Many of the texts are from Lundi Matin but it also includes links to many other movement resources. This was assembled by La Onda, a communist group in LA.

Notes on the movement against the loi du travail, by a waitress

A street level account by a participant in the ongoing movement against the new French labour law, written in May 2016.

Images of the French CGT union's 'services d'ordre' stewards

CGT stewards alongside French riot police.

The goons of the services d'ordre (SO), the stewards of the CGT (Confederation General de Travail) and FO (Force Ouvriere) side with the police to the disgust of many, including members of the CGT and FO. They are taunted with "SO, Collabos" ('service d'ordre, collaborators'). Armed with telescopic batons, pick-axe handles, baseball bats and helmets, these goons act to police the anti-labour law demonstrations. Back in May 1968 the CGT's SO performed the same function, attacking demonstrators and sabotaging the uprising.

Proletariat is rising: 1.2 million in the streets against El Khomri Law in France

1.2 million people (workers and students) in the streets against the proposed El Khomri Law.