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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Nathalie Arthaud’s Presidential Campaign

Sep 27, 2021

France will be holding its presidential election next year. Lutte Ouvrière, the revolutionary workers’ group in France, will be running Natalie Arthaud as their candidate. The following is the announcement that appeared in their paper.

Thursday September 16, during a press conference in Paris, Nathalie Arthaud announced the launch of her campaign for the presidential election. She presented the meaning of her candidacy by taking stock of the last two years.

The health crisis came on top of the economic crisis and worsened it. These years were the years of the spectacular enrichment of great fortunes, achieved at the expense of the workers. In many companies, temporary workers have been fired, production rates have increased, and wages have remained frozen. Soaring prices accelerate the impoverishment of working families.

If the workers do not want to be the eternal sacrifices, they will have to fight for their interests against the big bosses.

When one belongs to the working world, searching among the candidates for someone to better manage this system is a dead end. This system only works well for the rich. We must fight it and overthrow it, and Nathalie Arthaud is a candidate for the presidential election in order to affirm this.

Nathalie’s candidacy will allow all those who share this point of view to come together, participating in her campaign and beyond. She will make a series of trips to different cities. On October 9, she will hold a meeting in Paris at the Mutualité. These public meetings, large or small, will be an opportunity to develop her ideas and to generate as much support as possible now.