The following are translations of editorials from the workplace newsletters of the organization L’Étincelle (The Spark), a Trotskyist group in France.

Electoral Circus and Social Front

December 7, 2015

Finishing first in six regions, the National Front (FN) comes out the winner of the first round of the regional elections. By choosing the FN, an openly racist and xenophobic party, one quarter of the voters who did not abstain

No to Their Emergency State to Silence Anger

November 30, 2015

Everyone to their action stations, during the Cop 21: 150 heads of state, 40,000 people gathered at le Bourget, supposedly to curb global warming. It is above all an opportunity for François Hollande and his staff of Ministers to lead

You Cannot Stay Quiet in a Barbarous World

November 23, 2015

The attacks on November 13 in Paris, sponsored by the Islamic State (IS), blindly killed 130 people and injured more than 300 among people who were at a concert, a football game, or a restaurant terrace… Since then, another Islamic

Hollande: A Friend (of Finance) Who Wishes You Well…

October 26, 2015

Between them, “there is something strong”, there is “mutual trust”, a “special relationship”… During his official trip to Greece, Hollande had only sweet words towards Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. This “friendship” had been formed last July, when the French president

We Are All Air France Employees!

October 19, 2015

Interviewed October 19th on RTL, François Hollande had to concede, about the early morning arrests of four Air France employees, as if they were dangerous mobsters, that “I think there are other methods”, before claiming that the government was not

Turkey: ” Erdogan, Murderer “

October 12, 2015

Thousands of people expressed their anger, this Sunday, in major cities of Turkey, against the attack that claimed one hundred dead and more than 500 injured in Ankara. They denounced the responsibility of Erdogan’s government. The emotion is intense. The

Fight Back Against the Attacks

October 5, 2015

“De Juniac, resign”, “Management, resign”, “Valls, sold out to the bosses!” … “Fed up to be played off against each other”. This is how hundreds of Air France employees demonstrated Monday morning, interrupting the extraordinary Central Works Council. Two members

VW or The ABCs of Capitalist Profit

September 28, 2015

Caught with their hand in the cookie jar! Following the revelations of the US Environment Protection Agency, the Volkswagen Group had to admit to fraud. Eleven million of its diesel vehicles worldwide have been programmed to reduce polluting emissions during

Welcome To Our Future Comrades!

September 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched this weekend in London, Copenhagen, Madrid, Stockholm and other European cities to demonstrate their support for the refugees. “Refugees Welcome” and “Open the borders” could be read on the banners. More than ever, we

Vultures Are Not Scared By Polls

July 14, 2015

Just days after being rejected by Greek voters in the referendum of July 5, the creditors’ austerity plan is back. First, the Greek Prime Minister himself pushed through, on July 9, at the Parliament, the exact program that was turned

We Can Say “No”

July 6, 2015

The leaders of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were determined, promising the flames of hell to the Greek population if it had the audacity to refuse the measures they wanted to impose. But this was not

Ignominy in Power

June 15, 2015

The migrants of La Chapelle, in Paris, expelled by the police, and their brothers in Ventimiglia, blocked at the Franco-Italian border, may not have noticed, but yes, really, France is a land that welcomes the stranger, oh so humanitarian, as

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