France

SNCF: The unions and the parties on the left of capital have sabotaged the strike by channelling it into defence of the rail company and the state-boss. Only a big jump in workers autonomy can save it!

CGT SNCF demo

A translation of a leaflet distributed to striking rail workers in France. Produced by Mouvement Communiste. Original French version provided as a PDF.

Book Review: Jean Vigo

This is a review of the famous anarchist-inspired French auteur Jean Vigo.

Reflections on the Guillotine - Albert Camus

The last public execution in France 1939

An essay written in 1957 arguing for the abolition of capital punishment.

Syria: no war but the class war!

Explosions in Syria

Statement from the Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) on the recent bombings on Syria by the US, UK and French governments.

ZAD’s Victory – Miguel Amorós

A short article from February 2018 celebrating the initial victory of an ongoing struggle to stop an airport from being built in a rural part of western France.

WCH E4: Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II

A group of Edelweiss Pirates

An interview with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe before and during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs.

French Revolt – La Lutte Continue!*

On the 50th anniversary of the May '68 uprising, struggles in France continue against the Macron government's austerity programmes.

Not Guilty! Nine amazing legal defences and unlikely verdicts from history

A review of nine amazing legal defences and unlikely acquittals from history:

Brutal fascist attack on student occupation at University of Montpellier

A group of men in balaclavas carrying batons and tasers attacked students occupying a lecture hall at Montpellier University. Some of the attackers have also been identified as faculty members.