Revolutionary Left (France)

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Revolutionary Left

Gauche révolutionnaire
HeadquartersRouen, France
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationCommittee for a Workers' International

The Revolutionary Left (French: Gauche révolutionnaire) is a Trotskyist political party in France, primarily based around northern French towns such as Rouen.[1] It is affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International.


The origins of the Revolutionary Left lie in the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), from which its members were expelled after winning the majority of that organisation's youth section, Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire to its ideas. At expulsion in 1992, it had roughly 50-60 members.[2]

After one member spotted a poster for the October 1992 Youth against Racism in Europe (YRE) demonstration in Brussels, members joined that demonstration where they met representatives of the Committee for a Workers' International. They eventually joined the CWI after discussions.[3]

New Anticapitalist Party[edit]

In 2009 the Revolutionary Left participated in the foundation process of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) initiated by the LCR. The party became a current within the NPA while continuing independent work.[4][5] In February 2012 the party left the NPA, which, due to its party structures and leadership, the Revolutionary Left no longer considers to represent a viable step towards a new mass workers' party.[6]


  1. ^ Taaffe, P. (2004) A Socialist World is Possible, London: CWI Publications, pg.87
  2. ^ Taaffe, P. (2004) A Socialist World is Possible, London: CWI Publications, pg.76
  3. ^ Taaffe, P. (2004) A Socialist World is Possible, London: CWI Publications, pg.77
  4. ^ January’s general strike first but not last response to Sarkozy,, 16 February 2009.
  5. ^ Three million take to the streets in national strike,, 23 March 2009.
  6. ^ Pourquoi la GR a quitté le NPA ? ‹See Tfd›(in French), Gauche révolutionnaire, 9 February 2012.

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