France: Updates on Struggle

The widely-supported mass movement against the government’s attack on pensions is continuing. Some 3.5 million people took part in the Oct. 19 day of strikes and protests, including many high school students. Other struggles also continue to take place, including an occupation of the museum of immigration by 500 striking non-status workers (this article in English is a good look at the movement of non-status workers in France today).

This Oct. 18 article is a good introduction to the struggle so far.

For reports in English on unfolding events, check out the Oct. 20 updates at the Guardian.

Useful articles in French can be found on the websites of Solidaires, the NPA and the Swiss site A l’encontre.