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Class War: French Senate votes for austerity despite mass protests

French Senate votes pension cuts over mass opposition

"Radio, TV, Sarkozy Lie"

By Alex Lantier

The French Senate voted 177-153 yesterday to approve President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension cuts in the face of overwhelming popular opposition and continuing strikes. The government at the same time stepped up the use of the police to smash strikes in the oil sector, which have caused severe fuel shortages, carrying out a massive police raid on an occupied refinery at Grandpuits, near Paris.

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