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France has awoken, declares Melenchon ahead of Sunday’s Presidential vote

Radical left Jean Luc Melenchon called on tens of thousands assembled in Paris Thursday night to vote for the Left Front in Sunday’s Presidential elections to ‘chase’ Nicolas Sarkozy from power and help put an end to the ‘Merkozy axis in the heart of Austerity Europe’. Melenchon, at 13-15% in the polls, said voting for … Continue reading

French give thumbs up to Mélenchon’s plan to boost minimum wage

One in two French back Jean Luc Mélenchon’s proposal to increase the minimum wage from €1,400 to €1,700 a month. A new poll found that 43% think the plan by the radical Left Front’s Presidential candidate is ‘justified’, with 55% backing from people who indicate support for the Socialist Party. The Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, … Continue reading

‘Sovereignty is the other name for liberty’ Mélenchon tells 70,000 in Toulouse

Tens of thousands amassed in Toulouse Thursday evening to hear Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Presidential candidate for the radical Left Front, defend France’s national sovereignty in the face of threats from the EU and NATO, and workers from exploitation. Borrowing the words of historic socialist leader Jean Jaurès and the language of French revolutionaries, the ‘third man’ … Continue reading

Left Front’s Mélenchon on his campaign to put People First

There is nothing more anti-capitalist than putting the ‘People First’, says Jean-Luc Mélenchon in a recent interview with l’Humanité More 

Mélenchon draws biggest crowd yet for ‘citizens’ insurrection’

Thirty thousand were expected. In the end as many as 120,000 turned out in Paris in support of presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon to deliver a ‘revolutionary battle cry’ in a campaign that is turning into a plebiscite of capitalism. ‘Spirit of the Bastille, we are back, the people of France’s revolutions and rebellions,’ Mélenchon said before a … Continue reading

France’s Left Front on the Presidential campaign trail

L’Humanite newspaper on a workplace meeting demonstrating the deepening ties between the radical Left Front and the French labour movement More

l’Humanité on the advance of the radical Left Front

France’s communist newspaper l’Humanité on the rise of the radical Left Front and how it is boosting a debate on genuine alternatives to austerity. Read

Workers should resist a new European Treaty say French, German radical left

Common Declaration of Jean-Luc Mélenchon – candidat of France’s Left Front (Front de Gauche) for the French Presidential Election 2012 – and Oskar Lafontaine – founding member of Germany’s Left Party (Die Linke) and former German MP, Chancellor in Strasbourg (14.12.2011). Address to European Workers The current leaders of the European Union  are leading us to … Continue reading

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