Paris

France: Victory for KFC workers

Striking KFC workers in New Zealand, December 2005

After a three-day strike non-unionised workers at the Saint-Denis Basilique branch of KFC won a series of concessions from management.

Clashes between striking firefighters and Paris police

There have been serious clashes betwen striking firefighters and police in Paris today during demonstrations.

Strike at McDonalds, Paris, August 2004

About the Frog Pubs strike, 2003

Detailed article about the struggle of Sri Lankan Tamil migrant workers in Paris against British pub chain Frog.

Documents on cleaners' strikes in Paris and Milan, 2002

Signac, Paul, 1863-1935

A short biography of Paul Signac a French neo-impressionist painter and anarchist who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the pointillist style.

2003: Frog pubs strike

A Frog Pub chain worker

An account of a strike of mostly Sri Lankan workers, aided by outside militants, at a British-owned pub chain in France, which won some concessions for the workers.

1871: The Paris Commune

A barricade during the Paris Commune, 1871.

A brief history of the world's first socialist working class uprising. The workers of Paris, joined by mutinous National Guardsmen, seized the city and set about re-organising society in their own interests based on workers' councils. They could not hold out, however, when more troops retook the city and massacred 30,000 workers in bloody revenge.

Debord, in the Resounding Cataract of Time - David Blanchard

Debord with knofe

A remembrance of the author's friendship with Guy Debord in the late 1950s and early 60s - with some theoretical reflections.