The Haute-Garonnefederation of the French Young Communists (MJCF - the youth section
of the French Communist Party - PCF) elected an entirely new leadership
at the end of November. At its federal congress in Toulouse, an overwhelming majority of
delegates elected supporters of the Marxist journal La Riposteto lead
Today, 62 years ago, Paris was liberated from the Nazis in a mass movement from below. "It has been this mass movement of the French workers, peasants
and middle class which has forced the retreat of the German army.
The culminating point, which has marked the entry of the French
masses once again onto the arena of history, was the insurrection
of the workers of Paris." We republish Ted Grant's article from 1944, analysing these significant events.