Congratulations to the students, young people and unions of France for soundly defeating the First Job Contract law. That is such a fantastic victory and shows what people can achieve when they are determined and do not back down. If only we had taken a similar approach (with, perhaps, less violence) here in Australia we might not have to deal with 'Workchoices' today.
It also looks like Romano Prodi might be victorious over Berlusconi in the Italian elections, which would be another piece of good news in world politics. I don't want to get prematurely excited, but I think that the tide is turning against the Right.
We can only hope.