strikes and demonstrations brought over three million workers onto
the streets of France, with 700,000 marchers in Paris and 250,000 in
Marseille. In the last 60 years, this movement has only been equalled
by those of the revolutionary events of May and June 1968. It is
provoking serious divisions right at the top of the ruling class, a
clear symptom of revolutionary developments.
A new and particularly
vicious attack on the basic rights of young workers has led to a
spectacular upsurge of protest and struggle in France. Once again,
millions of students and workers have taken to the streets to defend
their interests against the most reactionary government ever seen in
France since the Vichy regime at the time of the Second World War.