One likely bright spot in today’s French elections is Grenoble, where incumbent mayor Éric Piolle is set to romp to a second term. Head of a list backed by Greens, La France Insoumise, and the Communists, he told us how he is uniting the Left — and why he thinks city halls can provide a different way of doing politics.
Ethan Earle is a project manager for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung — New York Office.
The Olympics are coming to Paris in 2024, with Airbnb as an official sponsor. Communist deputy mayor Ian Brossat told us why development projects for the Games mustn’t be used to drive out working-class residents — and how city hall is fighting to defend social housing.
This winter France has seen the biggest strike wave in decades, as workers resist planned pension reforms. As Communist MP André Chassaigne told us, the strikers aren’t just opposing Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal policies — they’re fighting to save the French social model itself.
The story of Mexico’s miners and their struggle for dignity and justice.