A new revolution is coming, say Trotskyists

It’s disgusting, what the rich do, tax havens and cheating, says Nathalie Arthaud (Presidential candidate)

The far-left Trotskyist party Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle) has had a candidate in every presidential election since 1974, gaining 5.8% of the vote in the first round in 2002 with the iconic Arlette Laguiller (the first woman presidential candidate for France). Last year it gained just 0.65% at the same point. Connexion asked its 2017 candidate Nathalie Arthaud if the party has a future...

Worker exploitation and greed for profit means a revolution is coming – and it will be soon, claims Nathalie Arthaud, the Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle) candidate in the 2017 presidential election.

Although the economics teacher, from Drôme in the Rhone-Alpes, won just 0.65% in last May’s vote she says exploitation has hit the point where there will be reaction.

“The protections that workers gained in the past are being wiped out one after another. Retirement, the employment code, public services... all are being cut back.”

And President Emmanuel Macron is just like Sarkozy, Hollande and all the rest, she adds, saying: “He is ‘anti-ouvrière’ and he is making working conditions worse.

“It’s limitless exploitation and he gives the bosses too much.”

She added: “It’s disgusting, what the rich do, tax havens and cheating.”

Her five-point election programme included establishing a communist society; banning job-losses; enforcing total business transparency (including making company bank accounts public); ...

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