May 1968 Repeating Soon? 400,000 Protest in France

In France 400,000 people went out on a weekday to protest, 60,000 in the streets of Paris alone. They were protesting Macron’s threats to labor protections. This is Macron’s first year of carrying on the same policies of capitalist cannibalization as Hollande did, who left office with extremely low approval ratings. Can a repeat of the French general strike in May 1968, which nearly toppled the French government, be far behind? Economic conditions are far worse now.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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