Neglected state schools and far-right rhetoric: Macron’s legacy will be defined by his vanity politics

OPINION The quality of state schools in France has become so poor that working-class parents are turning to bursaries at Catholic private schools for their children's education. As the government passes its 'Islamist separatism' law, these parents from France’s quartiers are battling a festering yet seemingly unacknowledged form of socio-economic segregation that threatens their children's educational … Continue reading Neglected state schools and far-right rhetoric: Macron’s legacy will be defined by his vanity politics

Graines Populaires: an interview with the eco movement empowering France’s working class

INTERVIEW As the climate crisis continues to threaten the world's most vulnerable communities and future generations, new visions for enacting change are blossoming around the globe. A testament of this is Graines Populaires, a non-profit organisation shaking up the fight to protect our planet. Dedicating itself to equipping local, working-class communities with the tools needed … Continue reading Graines Populaires: an interview with the eco movement empowering France’s working class

Macron’s new government ditches LREM’s left-wing pretences

OPINION After the municipal elections in June, Emmanuel Macron's government reshuffle has heralded the appearance of a number of "Sarkozyistes" : a Prime Minister (Jean Castex) who was Deputy Secretary General to Nicolas Sarkozy, a Home Secretary (Gérard Darmanin) who refers to the former President as a mentor, a Culture Minister (Franck Riester) who served … Continue reading Macron’s new government ditches LREM’s left-wing pretences