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Feature - Pas-de-Calais : France's Rust Belt
Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson went to the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France, which used to be the industrial heart of France due to the local coal mining industry that had employed thousands. In the 1990s the last mines closed and soon after heavy industry left the region. Once a stronghold of the French Communist party, the French 'rust belt' is beginning to shift to the right, with workers aligning with the National Front’s Marine Le Pen, who promises to bring back jobs to the area. Labor unions, such as the CGT, are stuck in the middle of this renewed political landscape. Rooted in the left, they...

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FRANCE. Lens, Pas de Calais. 2017.
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FRANCE. Mericourt, Pas de Calais. 2017. Nazi graffiti on a lamp...
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FRANCE. Mericourt, Pas de Calais. 2017. Laurent Dassonville,...
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FRANCE. Mericourt, Pas de Calais. 2017.
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. Tires piled in front of...
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. Trade unionist Franck...
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. Trade unionist Franck...
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. The closed Argo Wiggins...
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. Union workers guard the...
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FRANCE. Wizernes, Pas de Calais. 2017. The closed Argo Wiggins...
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FRANCE. Lens, Pas de Calais. 2017. Gregory Glorian, head of CGT...
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FRANCE. Mericourt, Pas de Calais. 2017.
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FRANCE. Mericourt, Pas de Calais. 2017.
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