French President Passes Labor Reform Despite Wide Opposition

September 22, 2017 | Today the French President signed executive orders that will profoundly affect the life of millions of workers. Without blinking an eye, Emmanuel Macron is profoundly transforming labor (...)

Marianne Madoré


Hundreds of Thousands Join General Strike Against Macron’s Labor Reform

September 14, 2017 | The French working class organizes the first general strike against President Macron.

Arielle Concilio


The French Election and the Crisis of the Fifth Republic

May 18, 2017 | Marine Le Pen won 34.2% of the votes, 12% of the votes were left blank, and there was the overall highest abstention since 1969. Trump congratulated Macron on (...)

Ximena Goldman


“Citizens’ Revolution” or Anti-Capitalist Program?: Why we Support Poutou in the French Presidential Elections

April 22, 2017 | Here, we examine the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélanchon, the “leftist” ex-Socialist leader who is now third in the polls. However, despite the panic that his popularity has caused among the French (...)

Marisela Trevin

French Elections

Philippe Poutou’s Subversive Presidential Bid

April 13, 2017 | The unusual nature of the 2017 French presidential election is the culmination of a larger organic crisis currently facing French capitalism.

Juan Chingo


Class Antagonism Takes the Spotlight at French Presidential Debate

April 10, 2017 | Philippe Poutou, presidential candidate for the New Anticapitalist Party and factory worker, brought the class struggle to center stage during the French presidential (...)

Marisela Trevin


General Strike Paralyzes French Guiana

April 01, 2017 | Guiana, the unofficial French colony in South America, has been paralyzed by strikes and mass protests since Monday, March 27th. The Guianan people are demanding an end to rising crime and (...)

Ivan Matewan


Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

February 10, 2017 | Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for (...)

Ivan Matewan


Phase Two of the Economic Crisis

September 01, 2016 | The 10th international conference of the Trotskyist Fraction took place in Buenos Aires from August 7 to 14, with representatives from 14 countries. This article focuses on one major topic of (...)


VIDEO: Voices of Resistance in France

July 06, 2016 | Simon Zamora Martin spoke to French activists and combative workers about their struggle

Klasse Gegen Klasse


The Struggle is Creative

June 23, 2016 | This incredible work of art is part of a magnificent photographic installation by dockworkers in Le Havre and the artist known as JR.

Révolution Permanente

The Gypsies’ Tortuous Journey

June 16, 2016 | The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid (...)

Philippe Alcoy


Workers’ Combativeness Throws Bourgeoisie into Disarray

June 15, 2016 | 'What if the French soccer team went on strike?' So went the June 10 editorial of pro-business French newspaper, Les Echos, giving away the writer’s confusion and shock at the persistence and (...)

Juan Chingo


VIDEO: France, Workers’ Power in Action

June 13, 2016 | Railway workers, oil workers, Air France pilots and ground employees and other important sectors of the labor force have joined the strikes in France.



Révolution Permanente Celebrates One Year Anniversary

June 11, 2016 | Inspired by similar experiences in other Spanish-speaking countries led by La Izquierda Diario, an international digital network of socialist news and politics, we launched Révolution Permanente (...)

Editorial Committee, Révolution Permanente


Three Keys Points to Understanding the Strike Wave in France

June 07, 2016 | This article focuses on the anti-labor employment reforms of the Hollande government. According to recent polls, over 70 percent of the population rejects the new draft bill. Disaffection has (...)

La Izquierda Diario Argentina


French Labor Makes A Comeback

June 02, 2016 | After two and a half months of mobilization led by university and high school students, the last few weeks of strikes and roadblocks mark a forceful return of the labor movement in (...)

Juan Chingo


Police Cracks Down On Protesters: Photo Report

May 18, 2016

Martin Noda


A New Generation Rises Up

May 10, 2016 | From the youth movement in France, to youth protests in Baltimore to the Sanders phenomena, it is undeniable that there is a new generation rising up. In the first edition of Left Voice Magazine (...)


The authorities who beat up the youth are contemptible and weak

April 20, 2016 | Here, Left Voice reproduces an appeal by a collective of more than three hundred activists, artists, and academics in France, denouncing police violence and authorities' abuses since the onset of (...)


Jacques Rancière and Étienne Balibar: Solidarity with the Tolbiac Occupation

April 05, 2016 | Jacques Rancière and Étienne Balibar expressed their solidarity with students protesting Hollande's labour reforms. The students occupied the Tolbiac Faculty of Pantheon-Sorbonne University on (...)

Sarah Shin


Millions Protest Labor Reforms in France

April 01, 2016 | Yesterday afternoon in France, students and workers took to the streets in droves to protest the so-called socialist government's proposed labor reforms, expressing deep anger over unemployment, (...)

Damien Bernard


VIDEO: High School Student Brutally Beaten by French Riot Cops

March 26, 2016 | On Thursday March 24, riot police clashed with French students protesting over the implementation of a vicious labour reform. The day of action brought thousands into the streets in several (...)

Révolution Permanente


France: Day of Protests Against Labour Law

March 18, 2016 | The ‘French Spring’ has begun. Students and young workers protested in cities across France on Thursday against the new labour law. The reforms make it easier to sack young employees. Over 150 k (...)

Alejandra Ríos