Posts Tagged ‘Front National’

This is by Reem Abu-Hayyeh at the excellent IRR news service. Read the original here. A timely pamphlet aimed primarily at French trades unionists provides an opportunity to reflect on the FN’s growing appeal to working-class voters. ‘If we don’t stop the waves of immigration, in ten years whites will become a minority in France.’ ‘If we […]

Several items from Tendance Coatesy, on the Voltaire Network, on the French far right’s links to Putinism, and on Godard’s fascist turn. 1. On Franklin Lamb and France’s Assad supporters: Counterpunch has published some well-informed reports on the unfolding civil war in Iraq, notably by Patrick Cockburn. The same cannot be said for the latest piece by […]

From the US, this is an extract from a post on the nativist strain of Republicanism, from the excellent Sad Red Earth blog: In “The Vice of the Extremes,” I wrote of the transformed GOP that we have a major political party … that has descended to levels of anti-intellectual ignorance, corporate plutocracy, chauvinism, xenophobic […]

Andrew Coates: Marine Le Pen Analysed by Caroline Fourest Caroline Fourest is a feminist, a fierce defender of French secularism, critic of Islamism,  and a ferocious opponent of the Front National. Caroline Fourest  has just published, with Fiammetta Venner, what promises to be the French political book of the Summer, on Marine Le Pen. On France-Inter this morning (see Here.) […]