Tag Archives: France

Massacres continue in Central African Republic

Violence continues in the Central African Republic. French troops are present, but not heavily involved in peacekeeping. The French were never in CAR for humanitarian reasons, but to protect investments, something that has become less pressing for them with the closure of their once-profitable Areva uranium mine. Continue reading

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Anti-Roma racism

Racism against Roma infects significant sectors of French society, and now reaches into the innards of the “Socialist” government. Continue reading

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France in Mali

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View France in Mali by Gerry Emmett The long-simmering situation has exploded. French troops have begun attacking fundamentalist militias in northern Mali. It remains to be seen how … Continue reading

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Mali’s contradictions

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Mali’s contradictions The fracturing of Mali and the demand for self-determination of the Tuareg people in the north continue (see May-June N&L), but with grave contradictions. The National Movement for the Liberation of … Continue reading

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Deadly breast implants

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Deadly breast implants The 40,000 British women who received defective breast implants at private clinics are being betrayed by their government, which refuses to require the clinics to provide free consultation, … Continue reading

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European revolts confront economic and political crises

The Lead article from the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: European revolts confront economic and political crises by Ron Kelch In one of the biggest demonstrations in Ireland since its revolutionary birth in 1916, 100,000 marched in Dublin … Continue reading

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European worker revolt

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters World in View European worker revolt In Europe, capitalism’s deep economic crisis continues to unfold in ways that threaten the social benefits and social safety net that working people have fought … Continue reading

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