Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WSWS — Macron Prepares a Social War

Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing a historic assault on jobs, wages and labor legislation, to be rammed through by presidential decree in the face of overwhelming public opposition.…
The decrees being discussed indicate that Macron aims to tear up the entire framework of labor relations in France as they emerged from the liberation from Nazi occupation and the social concessions of the immediate post-World War II period.
Many of these decrees aim to re-introduce provisions into the 2016 labor law that the previous Socialist Party (PS) government removed in order to halt strikes and protests against the law. The PS rammed the law through without a parliamentary vote in the face of opposition from 70 percent of the French population, as riot police were sent under the state of emergency to assault protesters and striking workers. Nevertheless, in order to prevent a social explosion, many provisions favored by Macron were removed. He now wants to reinstate them....
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Macron Prepares a Social War
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12 comments:

Penguin pop said...

Centrist huh? Piece of garbage is what this man has turned out to be already.

It was either this guy or Le Pen. France is screwed.

Penguin pop said...

Pretty sure Le Pen would have brought plenty of BS of her own BTW and I would have called it out as well. Should have been Melenchon.

Unknown said...

@Penguin pop Should have been Melenchon.

Blame people like Yanis Varoufakis who campaigned against Melenchon and continued supporting Hamon, even though it was clear the he would be losing by a large margin.

Magpie said...

@Unknown

Did Varoufakis really campaigned against Melenchon? Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to be contrarian, and I am more than disappointed in him, but that sounds like really, really low, like the last straw.

Kaivey said...

And he's anti Putin too. Europe is going down the plug hole. I used to love Europe's social democracy once. Stephen Lendman says the French election was fixed.

Bob said...

An erratic fascist?

Matt Franko said...

Every body here on the left saw this coming from a mile away.....

Noah Way said...

Matt's on the left?!

I doubt the French are going to let him get away with this. But then again, terrorism has politician value ...

Matt Franko said...

No I was pulling for Le Pen....

Magpie said...

I'll be damned. I missed all the action: Varoufakis did indeed go for Macron

https://www.google.com/search?q=varoufakis+french+election

He even had the gall to say the French had to vote for Macron because he was good to Greece. Gimme a break.

It doesn't get any lower than that.

Noah Way said...

@Matt, then you are a leftie! The propaganda defined socialist Le Pen as far right and neoliberal (neoconservative) Macron as centrist.

Kristjan said...

Yes, Le Pen is lefty. Macron has a mandate, so there is nothing to say against this globalist neoliberal, but remember without electing him racists and fascists were going to take over. We need EU, we need to take power away fromm national governments otherwise there is going to be WW3. We need uncontrolled mass immigration and last but not least, we cannot live beyond or means, even Bob Roddis knows this.