Like 1968, but different... Similarities and contrasts with the anti-CPE struggle

Paris street, May 1968

Ed Goddard examines the recent movement in France against the CPE, compares it to the uprising in 1968 and looks at possibilities for the future.

University strikes wind down

12 universities remain disturbed this afternoon (Friday), of which one is blocked (Toulouse II) and one is closed by the university on grounds of safety (Rennes II).

12 April: Unis split over strikes as CPE replacement passes through lower house

A quick round-up of news from Wednesday 12 April, including toll-free trains, sorting office blockade and the future of the university occupations.

Montpellier students to vote on further blockades

Updates from university occupations in Toulouse and Montpellier following the withdrawal of the CPE.

Deputies examine CPE replacement text as smaller demos continue

Students outside the offices of Bleu Isère radio station

The deputies have this evening started to examine the private bill which replaces the CPE tonight.

The anti-CPE struggle continues in France

The withdrawal of the CPE was announced today. This is a victory for the protesters, however the government still has the ability to strongarm similar legislation through and has not withdrawn the other parts of the new law package.

France: 'La Lutte' continues?

Demonstrations are planned for tomorrow as many universities maintain the pressure on the government, with some hoping for the extension of the struggle.

CPE scrapped

A more detailed look at the withdrawal of the new French employment law CPE with latest updates.

Montpellier - reaction to the withdrawal, and events this week

Our correspondent in Montpellier reacts to the withdrawal of the CPE and gives a run down of events there this past week.

A victory for the anti-CPE movement, but will it end there?

Our correspondent in Bordeaux, Jay Taylor, reacts to the news that the CPE has been withdrawn.