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Oil workers have shut down the refineries as strikes escalate. Pic credit: FranceTVInfo on twitter

Oil workers have shut down all France’s refineries, dockers and railworkers have walked out againts a new labour law, while “Nuit Debout” protestors are in the streets, and the government is stirring up racism to try to divert the anger. John Mullen reports from France

25 May 2016 | In depth
Fascist leader Marine Le Pen is the centre of attention

The BBC said the FN was “routed” in the election – but in reality it was no such thing: although it didn’t take a region, these elections have been a triumph for the fascist party.

15 December 2015 | In depth
Darkstar (pic credit Warp Records)

These artists do not set out with the conscious aim of looking at class. But through their art they have created works of beauty that demonstrate the complexity and changing nature of working class life

29 November 2015 | Tracks of the month
Paris: mourning the victims. Pic via twitter

John Mullen reports from France on the state of emergency, the left and more in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris

16 November 2015 | In depth
Gainsbourg & the Revolutionaries

You know there is a drought of good music when swathes of the music press tell you Marks to Prove It, by the Maccabees, is the album of the summer. So in the never-ending search for new and exciting music, I have spent the last month buying reissues and crate digging.

11 August 2015 | Tracks of the month
Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen. Pic credit: Ernest Morales

Welcome to our election liveblog. The fascist Front National party is seeking to take control of département councils in the second round run-offs in France’s local elections.

29 March 2015 | Notes