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French steelworkers warn blockade is a last stand to save the industry

Posted by seumasach on October 6, 2012

This could prove a key struggle. What is at stake is whether Europe continues on the path to destruction Anglo-Saxon style through ever greater financialization or starts to rebuild the real economy and channel investment into basic industries

Guardian

6th October, 2012

In a valley lashed by wind and rain in the industrial heartland of north-east France, steelworkers blockading the local foundry see their action as a last stand to save their jobs, their factory, their region’s economy – even the entire French steel industry.

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