Pro-BDS Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux urges protests against Macron
Ernaux, the first French woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, calls for French civilians to join protests against Macron's anti-working class policies.
Pro-BDS anti-Zionist Nobel literature prize winner Annie Ernaux urged people to join protests organized by the left for the next week; the demonstrations aim at denouncing French President Emmanuel Macron's inaction towards helping the poor deal with the country's high prices as corporations make high profits.
"Emmanuel Macron is using inflation to widen the wealth gap, to boost capital income at the expense of the rest" said the group of 69 signatories in a text published in the Journal Du Dimanche. The signatories include writers, film directors and university teachers.
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The text, co-signed by Ernaux, read that "It is all a matter of political will."
Ernaux is the first French woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Moreover, the text argues that the government has not done enough to cool down the energy prices and declined to raise corporate taxes for companies making high profits out of high inflation.
Inflation in France has increased as a result of the war in Ukraine; the rise in inflation is among the lowest in Euro-zone countries in recent months as Paris implements measures entailing a gas price freeze, food cheques and special subsidies on pump prices.
The march will be taking place on October 16; it is organized by the France Unbowed party, which allied this year with other leftwing parties to form a French left-wing coalition bloc.
The march will stand "against the high cost of living and climate inaction," and it comes at a time when Macron faces criticism and resistance from unions over a planned pensions reform. Workers in retail to refineries have been striking, demanding a pay rise.
Ernaux, according to the Swedish Academy, said upon awarding her the prize that she "consistently and from different angles examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class".