Author: Vincent Présumey

VINCENT PRÉSUMEY is a union secretary in the Allier region. He writes in a personal capacity.

France: Crescendo of the Class Struggle

In France we have just experienced a great wave of strikes that directly addressed matters of political power. French history is defined by explosions of militancy which, for our governing class and for most of our journalists, are a "French sickness" that would be good to get rid of: before 2003 there was 1995; before 1995, 1968; before 1968, 1953 and so forth, all the way back to the Revolution. But this time there is something new: the latest wave of militant action is not an end to itself and is only an introduction.