Thu, 12 December 2019
Michael Brooks hosts France-based journalist Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) to discuss the ongoing French general strikes and his latest piece in Jacobin, "In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting."
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Michael Brooks hosts France-based journalist Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) to discuss the ongoing French general strikes and his latest piece in Jacobin, "In Marseille, the French Left is Finally Uniting." All across France, the flow of commerce has been disrupted by strikes in opposition to Macron's neoliberal reforms. The three things people are striking about. The connection between the current movement and the yellow vests. Why the socialist party imploded. How recent events un Marseille united different factions of the left. The role of green party.
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