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French Lessons for US Workers

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  • The French working class is busting a myth broadcast from governments everywhere, that massive spending cuts (austerity) are "necessary" and worse, "inevitable,” no matter how unpopular (undemocratic).
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  • Mocking the French for getting it right
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  • Midterm Election Further Demonstrates Need for Revolution
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Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg

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The world watches as France once again erupts in protests, demonstrations, and strikes. So much is at stake. If France's corporate-dominated government is able to increase the retirement age, other governments will be empowered to follow through with their plans to do the same.
If labor, student, and community groups succeed in stopping the pension reform — or toppling the government — workers in other countries will likewise be inspired to fight back and organize in the French fashion.

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The worldwide recession has encouraged business-focused governments to pursue the kind of anti-worker policies they've been discussing for years. There is common agreement among these governments on a global scale as to the necessity for these polices. Working people disagree.  

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Mocking the French for getting it right,  James Clay Fuller, Evergreene Digest

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