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Announcement :: International
Solidarity with student REVOLT in France
14 Mar 2006
As an American living in Europe, I am urging that students in the United States express some type of solidarity with the students in France. As the defendants of this neo-liberal vision globalize their cause as the basis of our future, we must internationalize our struggle against it.
Students around France are on strike, resisting legislation, known as CPE, which intends to make it easier for companies to fire young workers.

Last Saturday night (March 11th), in scenes reminiscent of 1968 unrest, students occupying the historic Sorbonne university in the Latin Quarter of Paris were forcefully evicted by the police. In response, students around the country are promising wider days of action on Thursday, March 16th and Saturday, March 18th. The big three on the French right, Prime Minister Villepin, President Chirac, and Interior Minister Sarkozy have reiterated their intention to stand by the new legislation, which will go into effect beginning in April.

The student unrest moves beyond the CPE legislation and reflects widespread cynicism about the future throughout France. In November, as many readers will recall, France was rocked by rioting in the poor suburbs, where youth unemployment can reach 40%. The issues extend beyond the national context and concern youth everywhere who are demanding a more just world. The battle against CPE is a battle against a neo-liberal world vision, one which is all too familiar in the United States so as to seem commonplace, but which has traditionally been met by strong resistance in countries like France. It's a fight for the future, and who better to fight this fight than the youth?

As an American living in Europe, I am urging that students in the United States express some type of solidarity with the students in France. Solidarity can mean many things. For example, you might consider publicizing what is happening in France in your city, in your university. Neo-liberalism is not an isolated phenomenon. As the defendants of this neo-liberal vision globalize their cause as the basis of our future, we must internationalize our struggle against it.

For more information, please see: http://www.libcom.org/blog/

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Re: Solidarity with student REVOLT in France
15 Mar 2006
Solidarity with student revolt in France.
Dear etudiant, Grand merci to let us know what is happening with the students in France. Shame on Chirac, de Villepin and the biggest villain of all SARKOZY. The americain press has NOT expressed a word on what is going on in 63 universities being occupied by protesting students. Shame on the american press, Instead of reporting about anorexic starlets they should really tell us about the struggle of the French against the authorities, mainly the C.R.S. police one the most vicious group in France. Please, Etudiant do not stop informing us since the prevailing silence in America is deafening!!! Merci mille fois. La lutte doit continuer!!! Haut les coeurs, haut les bras et les poings leves.
Re: Solidarity with student REVOLT in France
15 Mar 2006
Finally the New York Times broke its silence. There is an article in todays paper about the students protest in France. It took them a while but they finally woke up! However, they minimized the impact of the students struggle by affirming, "This is not about promoting grand revolutionary ideals." Are they in denial or what? The struggle against the neo-liberal global vision must be internationalized!! Students in all major US universities need to organize to fight the power and demonstrate against the war in Iraq , which is nothing short of a genocide!! Long live the Revolution!!!
Re: Solidarity with student REVOLT in France
15 Mar 2006
Vive Le Pen!
Re: To Fran├žois
15 Mar 2006
Va te faire foutre avec Le Pen, sale CON!!