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Friday, March 20, 2009

Strikes And Protests In France

The day of action in France on Thursday saw a magnificent display of solidarity and militancy in the face of the onslaught of the ruling elites.
Here are some links to pictures and reports -

One important struggle is that of the Continental Tyre Company workers in Compiegne - here

Here is a map showing the spread and size of the protests from Le Monde, with a contrast between Police and organiser estimates and comparison to earlier protests.

Here is the BBC report.

Here is Al Jazeera's report.

Here is the story, in the Washington Post.

Here is the right-wing British Telegraph, focusing on violence.

Left reportage on the days' events from Lib Com here, and from Monthly Review here.

For readers of French here is the statement of the French Unions from the CGT site.

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At 6:00 pm, Anonymous Auny Sally said...

Here is an article from Voltaire:

I like the bit at the end where workers at a tyre factory in northern France pelted managers with eggs after they were told it was closing and, last week, staff at a Sony plant locked up their bosses for a night to demand better redundancy cover.

At 11:46 am, Blogger Peter Shield said...

We had more people on the street, GCT reckon 3 million, but less people out on strike.
But a very good turn out and strong in many small towns.
Course Ratman Sarko, completely stonewalled it.


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