France

A Visit to the Paris CNT - Ben Debney

Between May and August 1998 I travelled from Melbourne. Australia to England, France and Spain. During my holiday in Europe I visited a number of revolutionary unions, including the "Vignoles CNT" in Paris and Lyon, who were expelled from the International Workers' Association at its last congress in Madrid.

Article from Black Flag #216 1999.

Class War 10/2019: “Yellow vests”

“Here we are / Here we are”
“For the honor of the workers / And for a better world”

The History of the Newspaper Anti-Statist

Information about the newspaper "Anti-Statist" and the relationship between the Esperantists and the Spanish libertarian movement living in exile in France. Translation of the Esperanto language article.

Top 10 Anarchists

Anarchist quotes

Top 10 Anarchists
Disclaimer: Anarchists reject leaders and do not follow anyone.
Top 10 Anarchists in terms of influence on theory of Anarchism through history. See also http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu and http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/bright/bright.html and https://web.archive.org/web/20021212014934/http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/history.html

Arles Prison Statement

Video recorded by 3 anonymous prisoners detained at the Arles prison in southern France, denouncing conditions in the prison system and the role of prisons and sentencing in society and its effects on incarcerated individuals.

Strikes Against Pension Reform in France

Governments and bosses have divided the class, between “national” and “foreign” workers, young and old, public and private, all in the name of the so-called national interest. But workers in France have given an inspiration to workers everywhere.

Room maids strike back at a Paris hotel

Nancy Pas Reagan on the struggle of Parisien cleaners who have been on strike since July 2019.

Solidarity With Strikes In France!

Donation request from a French railway worker, February 2020
Video, 4mins: https://en.labournet.tv/solidarity-strikes-france

The Garden of Babylon: Nature, a Revolutionary Force – Bernard Charbonneau

Bernard Charbonneau’s The Garden of Babylon (1969) is not only an impassioned, deeply personal and nostalgic manifesto on behalf of nature, traditional farming and rural culture—which are being destroyed by industrial and urban expansion and by government policies supposedly designed to save them but which in fact only promote financial interests and mass tourism—but also a revolutionary polemic on behalf of human freedom, whose indivisible unity with nature was ambiguously reflected in the “feeling of nature” that arose during the 18th century: “it was no mere coincidence that the century that discovered nature was also the century of the individual and his freedom”.