French Communist Party

The Tours Congress and the Birth of the French Communist Party

It is now 100 years since the Tours Congress of 25 to 31 December 1920, when the majority of delegates of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) voted to join the Third International.

The French Miners Strike of 1948: Some Scraps of history

What little information I've managed to dig up on what seems to have been an important struggle in post war France.

The shoot-out at Rue Grange aux Belles, 1924

33 Rue Grange Aux Belles

A short account of the incident that signalled a major rift between the Communist Party and the anarchists in France.

The Black Sea mutiny: the Marty myth and the role of the anarchists

Marty

A look at the French Communist Party's mystification of the 1919 Black Sea mutiny.