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The Front Populaire Began – in France – 80 years ago!

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Ensemble:  il y a 80 ans, il était le Front populaire…

The Popular Front (Front populaire) was an alliance of left-wing movements, including the French Communist Party (PCF), the French Section of the Workers’ International (SFIO) and the Radical and Socialist Party, during the interwar period. Three months after the victory of the Frente Popular in Spain, the Popular Front won the May 1936 legislative elections, leading to the formation of a government first headed by SFIO leader Léon Blum and exclusively composed of Radical-Socialist and SFIO ministers. Wikipedia.

L’Humanité reminds us this month that the achievement, the bright sides of this past, still inspire:

Le Front populaire, source d’inspiration du mouvement social.

1936 - 2016 : il y a 80 ans, le Front populaire

Exhibition: 1936 : nouvelles images, nouveaux regards sur le Front populaire.

 Musée de l’Histoire vivante
Parc Montreau
31 bd Théophile Sueur – 93100 Montreuil.


This is how our enemies reacted:

This is how the anti-Semites reacted to the victory of our glorious comrades:

Le juif Léon Blum, est au pouvoir et avec lui, tout ce que la France contient de youpinerie.

The Jew Léon Blum, is in Power, and with him, all of France’s Yids.

L’avènement au pouvoir du Front Populaire, émanation des juifs et des francs-maçons, pose, pour nous Français, dans toute son acuité, le problème juif.

The victory of the Front Populaire, an emenation of Jews and Free-masons, creates for us the French people, in the sharpest form, the Jewish problem.

La France restera française si elle se débarrasse des sémites, ou elle sombrera dans la décadence et la bolchevisation si elle reste sous l’emprise des hébreux.

France will remain French if our land gets rid of Semites, otherwise, under the reign of the Hebrews,  it will fall into decadence or Bolshevism.




Written by Andrew Coates

May 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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  1. you need to watch this, starring


    May 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  2. So you have a positive view of the Popular Front in France? Can you explain why (most Trotskyists are very negative about it)?

    Also, any idea why Popular Front is sometimes translated as “People’s Front”? (I sort of like the ring of “People’s Front” better.)


    May 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  3. Well for a start it plays a role in French left history-myth similar to that of the Attle Labour government for the left here.

    It would take an article to explain the Trotskyist errors, and negative mythology but put simply Trotsky thought that with (his words) 2 to 3 thousand dedicated activists he could turn the course of the Front Populaire in a revolutionary direction, his direction.

    When that failed he ended up by insulting just about everybody on the French left, not just the Socialist and Communists but the ‘centrists of Marceau Pivert left grouping, and even his own followers, dammed incompetents and thickos that they were!


    Andrew Coates

    May 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

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