Sixty years ago this month, French police massacred an estimated two hundred Algerians in Paris during a peaceful demonstration in support of an independent Algeria. At the FLN's request, Renault factory workers and leftist activists Clara and Henri Benoits attended the demonstration as observers. They recount what they witnessed in this fascinating interview.
Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter wrote about Eric Zemmour, the far-right political sensation currently surging in French presidential polls, in their book Reactionary Democracy (2020). Check out this extract to learn more about Zemmour and the reactionary politics he's brought to the mainstream in France.
Far-right French pundit-turned-politician Eric Zemmour has recently surged in presidential polls, sparking speculation about the upcoming election. Ugo Palheta urges against such hasty analyses, reflecting instead on the broader trends in French politics which Zemmour's rise exemplifies
Left publishing is experiencing a long-overdue renaissance internationally. In this interview, Nicolas Vieillescazes shares his experience building a new editorial programme with Editions Amsterdam and advancing political analysis through publishing.
"The main intervention we wanted to make with this book, in my opinion, was to make the case clearly and strongly that we have been duped into thinking that climate change is a problem of consumption rather than production."
–Rosie Warren, editor