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May 25 18:41

France goes dark? Staff in 19 French nuclear power plants to go on strike tomorrow

Following strikes over the unpopular French labor reform, that started over the weekend and crippled the French refining industry leading to gasoline shortages and rationing

May 25 15:30

French nuclear workers vote to join strike against labour laws

Staff at France’s 19 nuclear plants have voted to go on strike on Thursday amid escalating protests against labour reforms.

Workers at the Nogent-sur-Seine plant near Paris have already started a 24-hour stoppage.

The action is not thought likely to provoke power cuts, due to legal limits on strike action in the nuclear industry and power imports from abroad.

The latest action comes as the CGT union hardens its opposition to new labour laws.

“It is no longer enough for us go out on the streets, they don’t listen to us anymore. Now we will start with heavier arms, a little more substantial, and we all fight and tell the government that this is enough,” said CGT official Jean-Claude Colin.

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May 25 08:59

French labour reforms not going deep enough, says IMF

France's economy is recovering too slowly to attack high unemployment, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday, urging the country to go beyond its already hotly contested job market reforms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

France is on the edge of a revolution and still the bankers want more!

May 25 03:43

Downed EgyptAir flight correlates with Phoenix Express 2016 joint military exercise and ‘no fly’ order

Phoenix Express 2016 is an exercise “sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information

May 24 10:12

Google Paris offices raided in £1.2 billion tax probe

Google’s offices in Paris have been raided by police in an investigation into money laundering and “aggravated tax fraud”.

The dawn raid, which involved around 100 investigators, is part of a probe into whether the internet giant has evaded corporation tax in France by diverting profits to its European base in Ireland.

May 24 08:53

Paris transport workers set to stage 'indefinite strike'

Metro, bus and RER rail workers in Paris have been urged to join a strike by the powerful CGT union from next Thursday (June 2nd) in protest against the new labour laws as well as their own working conditions. No end date for the walk-out has been set.

May 24 08:29

French Police Break Up Refinery Blockade In Anti-Reform Showdown

French police using water cannon and tear gas broke up a strike picket that was blocking access to a large oil refinery in the southern port area of Marseille on Tuesday in a government versus union showdown over contested labor law reforms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vous faire avec moins de sorte que les banquiers peuvent avoir plus, et vous l'aimerez!*

*You will make do with less so the bankers can have more, and you will like it!

May 23 13:00

What Britain Forgot: Making Things Matters

It’s being blamed on the Brexit jitters. But the weakness in the UK economy that the latest figures reveal is actually a symptom of a much deeper malaise. Britain has never properly recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. At the end of 2015, inflation-adjusted income per capita in the UK was only 0.2% higher than its 2007 peak. This translates into an annual growth rate of 0.025% per year. How pathetic this performance is can be put into perspective by recalling that Japan’s per capita income during its so-called “lost two decades” between 1990 and 2010 grew at 1% a year.

May 22 15:16

Final Moments Of Sole Briton Killed In Paris Terror Attacks Described At Inquest

The final moments of the only Briton killed at the Bataclan Theater during the November 13, 2015, Paris terror attacks have been described by his former girlfriend at an inquest into his death.

Nick Alexander, 35, from Colchester, was in the theater when gunmen stormed the building during a rock concert, killing 89 people.

May 22 11:09

Enough Is Enough! French Farmers Await End of Russian Food Import Ban

The European farmers’ association has urged the European Commission to find a way to prod Russian to lift its ban on food imports from Europe, La France Agricole reported.

May 20 11:39

France on Fire: Transit Workers Riot Over EU-Backed Labor Reforms

220,000 French workers have blocked roadways, burned police cars, and violently rioted in opposition to measures that limit pay and expand poor working conditions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the French!

May 20 09:29

Armed thieves hit Chanel store in central Paris

Three robbers with pump-action shotguns raided a luxury Chanel boutique in central Paris on Thursday, police sources said.

The robbery took place in the city's chic Avenue Montaigne, home to many luxury stores, which is just off the Champs-Elysees.

The robbery was confirmed by staff at the shop, who gave no details about what was stolen.

A police source, however, said the stolen goods were valued at "several hundreds of thousands of euros".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Put all the known crooks in a lineup, and whoever smells nicest is the guilty one! :)

May 20 09:28

France Wants a Visa-Free Regime with Russia

France would like to abolish short-term visas for Russian tourists due to the lack of a risk of immigration from Russia, French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert has said.

May 20 09:00

4 dead as police copter crashes in southern France

A French police helicopter has crashed in mountainous regions in southwestern France, killing four officers on board.

Local media said Friday that the copter went down during a training operation not far from the Spanish border.

May 20 08:54

‘Clinton as president is danger to world peace’ – French National Front party leader

Hillary Clinton winning the White House would constitute “a danger for the world peace,” as she would continue to drag Europe into her “destructive policy” of conflicts, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front party, told RT.

While declining to endorse any of the US presidential front-runners, Le Pen said she believes there is one that would definitely not benefit France.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE she say I am a threat to peace!!!! I oughta nuke Paris!" -- Hitlery

May 19 18:59

Poisoned Fields - Glyphosate, the underrated risk?

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some claim it is completely harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A topical investigation into a controversial substance.

May 19 13:13

Glyphosate EU approval decision postponed as concerns refuse to go away

Commenting on the development, Green environment and food safety spokesperson Bart Staes stated:

"This latest postponement is a sign that the significant opposition to reapproving glyphosate is being taken seriously by key EU governments. It is clear that the EU Commission and the agro-chemical industry were hell-bent on bulldozing through the approval of glyphosate for unrestricted use for a long timeframe but thankfully this push has been headed off for now. We hope this postponement will convince more EU governments to join in opposing the approval of this controversial substance and, at the very least, to proactively propose comprehensive restrictions on its use.

"The Commission cannot keep coming back with proposals that do not address the concerns with glyphosate. Instead, it needs to finally recognise that there are major problems with glyphosate and legislate for this.

May 19 08:14

France Hesitant to Approve NATO Control of Missile Defense System in Europe

France is reluctant to approve NATO taking control of the US-built European missile defense system.

May 19 07:39

Municipal Worker Suspended for Hitler Caricature of French PM

The mayor of the Paris suburb of Evry, Francis Chouat, has announced the temporary suspension of a municipal worker for photoshopping rude images of the country's Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the French commercial radio network RTL reported. Evry is a community in Essonne, about 25 km (15.5 miles) outside Paris.

The worker's first photomontage includes an image of Valls looking as Hitler with his notorious moustache, with a caption reading "Shut up and work!"The second image depicts Valls crossing a road in front of a car, along with a question and a series of multiple choice answers, parodying a driving test.

May 18 08:22

French Student Group Sues Twitter (Again) For $50 Million (Again) Over Tweets It Doesn't Like

Three years ago, we wrote about a crazy story in which the Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) was suing Twitter for $50 million, claiming that the fact that an anti-semitic hashtag started trendng violated some sort of anti-hate speech law in France. Twitter, somewhat ridiculously, actually agreed to remove the tweets in question, saying they were offensive. Even after that, UEJF demanded that Twitter also reveal the identities of everyone who tweeted the hashtag... and won (not the money, but Twitter was told to hand over the user info)! Yeah, France is not a big supporter of free speech, we get it, but this is still ridiculous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a solution. Twitter should just cut off France entirely!

May 18 07:52

'Come and get it': Marine Le Pen dares fraud inspectors to retrieve mobile phone from cleavage

According to l’Express magazine, when inspectors arrived, Ms Le Pen started filming the scene with her mobile. After repeated requests to stop filming, fraud officers lunged for the phone only to see it disappear down Ms Le Pen’s ample cleavage.

May 18 07:27

More clashes as protests turn violent across France

Police reacted with tear gas and water cannons as peaceful protests organized by students and unions turned violent, with clashes in Paris and Nantes in particular.

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May 18 07:26

Hollande 'won't back down' on labour market reform

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday ruled out withdrawing the labour market reforms which have sparked street protests for weeks and led to a vote of no-confidence in the government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"On m'a dit par mes maîtres, la Banque centrale européenne, que je dois faire le peuple français les plus pauvres afin que les banquiers peuvent être plus riches, et je veux dire de faire exactement cela!*" -- la tête de la merde en chef

*"I have been told by my masters, the European Central Bank, that I must make the French people poorer so the bankers can be richer, and I mean to do just that!"

"Quiconque voit les plans pour la guillotine?" -- Le peuple français pissé

May 18 07:21

French Jews oppose Cannes film defending Munich terrorists

‘Munich: A Palestinian Story’ by director Nasri Hajjaj claims German police, not Palestinian hostage-takers, killed Israeli athletes at 1972 Olympics

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you just get sick of all the whining coming from Israel?

May 16 13:21

Vandalism, Burning Cars & Tear Gas: Violent Anti-Labor Reform Protests Hit France

Rennes has been engulfed by violent protests over labor reform that will see longer working hours for less money.

May 14 17:49

Hate Crime Hoax: 57-Yr-Old Jewish School Teacher Faked 'ISIS Knife Attack'

A Jewish school teacher who claimed to have been the victim of a knife attack by "ISIS terrorists" shortly after the Paris attacks was found to have stabbed himself and fabricated the entire story.

57-year-old Tzion Saadon's tale was previously cited by French President Francois Hollande as "a 'barbarous' example of rising anti-Semitism," the Evening Standard reports.

May 12 18:37

Dieudonné cancels video performance for Montrealers

Controversial French comic reportedly refused entry to Canada at Trudeau airport

May 12 06:50

Molotov cocktails & teargas: Anti-labor reform protesters clash with police in Paris

Police have deployed tear gas against anti-labor reform protesters in Paris in response to demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and firecrackers.

The demonstration against highly-unpopular labor reform has gathered in Place Denfert-Rochereau in the center of Paris.

May 12 06:37

Molotov cocktails & teargas: Anti-labor reform protesters clash with police in Paris

Police have deployed tear gas against anti-labor reform protesters in Paris in response to demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and firecrackers.

The demonstration against highly-unpopular labor reform has gathered in Place Denfert-Rochereau in the center of Paris.

May 11 09:48

Strikes called as government faces new no-confidence vote

Several trade unions in France have called for two days of strikes next week as the government faces a no-confidence vote in parliament over its unpopular labour reforms bill that was forced through parliament this week without a vote.

May 11 09:47

France forces through labour bill without lawmakers vote

As expected the French government pushed through its unpopular raft of labour reform without a vote in parliament, after it became clear it does have enough support among its own party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The French have a traditional way of dealing with rulers who don't listen to them!

May 11 08:49

Gauling! Nuke Power Upgrade Could Hand £50bn Taxpayer Cash To French, Physicist Warns

A top physicist has warned that if renewables take off as an energy source, Britain’s French-built Hinckley ‘C’ nuclear station upgrade could leave UK taxpayers subsidizing cheap electricity for their French cousins.

According to Keith Barnham, an emeritus professor of physics, the program could see subsidies to the tune of £53 billion poured into the Hinckley power station upgrade in Somerset.

May 11 05:47

‘Democracy, where are you?’ Clashes erupt after French govt forces through labor law

Thousands took to the streets of major French cities, after the Socialist government bypassed a parliamentary vote on a controversial labor reform and approved it with an edict. Sporadic clashes erupted with police who used pepper spray against protesters.

May 09 09:46

US-led France ignored reality in Syria, harmed itself with Russia sanctions – frmr French intel boss

The French government ignored its own intelligence in dealing with crises in Ukraine and Syria, and recklessly followed Washington’s lead by joining anti-Russian sanctions, dealing a huge blow to its agriculture, said a former French intelligence boss.

May 09 09:37

Final Tribute: French Couple Arrives In Moscow To Give War Medals To ‘Russian Rambo’s’ Family

Among those who've arrived in Moscow ahead of Victory Day, was a French couple that decided to give their military medals to the family of a Russian hero who died in Palmyra fighting ISIS.

May 06 07:37

Outrage erupts at Paris police's 'brutal' search of triple-amputee man at train station (VIDEO)

The French public have exploded in anger after a video was posted online showing a man with no legs and only one arm sitting on a train platform, with his prosthetic legs scattered around him after being searched by police.
The footage shot at Paris Gare de Lyon railway station was posted on Facebook by Jean-Didier Bakekolo, who said he witnessed the May 2 incident.

The video starts with police officers walking away from the amputee who is sitting on the floor with his prosthetic legs removed.

“Officer, officer, we need you. Officer, turn back please. This is humiliation, it is not normal,” Bakekolo is heard shouting to the officers. But they don’t turn back.

May 05 08:24

Marine Le Pen blasts 'outrageous' meddling Merkel

France's Marine Le Pen has scolded the "outrageous" Angela Merkel after the German chancellor vowed to help make sure the far-right National Front leader never becomes president.

May 03 19:13

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism by Paul Craig Roberts

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements. The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of soverign countries in which they do business. Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections—any law or regulation—that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.” The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers.

The law suit is not heard in the courts of the country or in any court. It is heard in a corporate tribunal in which corporations serve as judge, jury, and prosecutor.

In other words, the “partnerships” give global corporations the power to overturn democratic outcomes. Allegedly, Europe consists of democracies. Democracies pass laws protecting the environment and the safety of food and labor, but these laws democratically enacted reduce profits. Anything less than a sweatshop, with starvation wages, no environmental protection, no safety legislation for food or worker, can be overturned at will by global corporations under the terms of the “partnerships.”

Only a traitor, a well paid one, could sign such a pact.

May 03 09:10

Joining Hands: French President and Ministers Hold Ground Against TTIP

France will reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership if it endangers domestic agriculture, said President Francois Hollande.

May 03 08:28

France not to Sign TTIP Deal Due To US Position

France cannot sign the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement due to the attitude of the United States, French Foreign Trade Minister Matthias Fekl said on Tuesday.

Suspending talks is "the most probable option [due to] the mindset of the United States… It is an agreement which, as it stands today, is a bad deal. As it is, France cannot sign [it]," Fekl told Europe 1 radio.

Apr 29 08:58

FRENCH ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION CALLING TO END ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY EU

Fifty-five members of the French National Assembly have supported the resolution calling on the government not to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. Forty-four voted against and two abstained. Of the 577 deputies in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, 101 took part in the vote.

The resolution, calling on the French government to protest extension of EU sanctions against Russia, was submitted by 85 French MPs.

Thierry Mariani, member of the center-right Republicans party who initiated the parliamentary debate, says the document "calls on the French government not to extend the restrictive measures and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though the EU sanctions against Russia, which were never based on the truth, or the logic of how things were playing out on the ground in Crimea or Ukraine, are starting to crumble, thanks to this legislation in France; vive la France!

Apr 29 07:36

Riots engulf French streets: Protesters torch a Porsche as 170,000 students and activists clash with police over labour laws

A Porsche was set alight by angry protesters who took to the streets of western France to demonstrate against a hotly contested labour bill.

The rioters in Nantes were among 170,000 of workers and students involved in violent clashes across France which left three policemen with serious injuries in the French capital.

Security forces in Paris responded with tear gas as masked youths threw bottles and cobblestones, as violence erupted in Nantes, Lyon and Toulouse and 57 people were arrested in Marseille today. In total, 124 people were arrested nationwide.

Apr 29 06:41

Police Hurt, Scores Arrested As French Protests Turn Violent

Security forces in Paris responded with tear gas as masked youths threw bottles and cobblestones, leaving three policemen with serious injuries, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said, adding that 24 police were injured overall.
Two dozen police officers were injured, three of them seriously, as violence flared in mass protests across France against a hotly contested labor reform bill.

Apr 28 08:55

French Assembly adopts resolution calling to end anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU

French MPs have voted in favor of a resolution to lift the EU-imposed sanctions initially slapped on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine and the reunification with Crimea. The document is non-binding.

Fifty-five members of the French National Assembly have supported the resolution calling on the government not to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. Forty-four voted against and two abstained.

Apr 28 07:05

Russian Ambassador hands French couple Putin's invitation to the Victory Day Celebration

Retired elderly couple Jean-Claude and Micheline Mague had offered their family's military decorations to the family of Alexander Prokhorenko, who died a hero's death in Syria. In thanks, they have been invited to Moscow to attend the Victory Day.

Apr 27 10:15

French Tv Just Aired This Moment of When a Terrorist Blew Himself up in a Paris Cafe

This is reportedly the moment one of the alleged Paris attackers blew himself up in a cafe. It was just aired for the first time on French TV.
Does this look… weird at all to you?

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Webmaster addition: That doesn't look like a very powerful explosion to me at all.

Apr 27 09:57

Fifty-five Years Ago: Attempt to Overthrow France’s Charles De Gaulle. Was the CIA Involved?

In the post-World War II era, one week stands out as truly extraordinary. Just a couple of days after the failed US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, on April 21, 1961, a group of French generals launched a coup-d’etat, with the aim of taking down President Charles de Gaulle. This week marks the 55th anniversary of this profound event, little-remembered today.

The conspirators managed to control Algiers, the capital of French Algeria, but failed to achieve their secondary objective of taking Paris. Lacking popular support and having lost momentum, the coup was put down within days.

Evidence suggests that Allen Dulles, the US Director of the CIA, and his numerous contacts deep within the French government, helped orchestrate the plot.

Apr 26 08:32

Farage Shoots Down Brexit Support From French Far-Right Chief Le Pen

Brexit campaigners, including UKIP’s Nigel Farage, have shunned support from the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, ahead of her controversial visit to Britain.

Le Pen, who previously compared Muslims praying in the streets to Nazis occupying France, is planning a trip to London at the end of May or early June.

Apr 24 07:06

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands on Agricultural Cooperation: Official
Head of Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Eskandar Zand said the country is in negotiations with France, Germany and the Netherlands to boost cooperation in agricultural research projects.
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“Our cooperation with France has begun in the field of research in plant breeding,” he said, adding that Iran is also in talks with Germany and the Netherlands for collaborations in this field.
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Back in January, high-ranking officials from Iran and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields of agriculture, including research, education and agribusiness.

Apr 23 00:37

France: Video Shows Migrant Women Beat 16-Yr-Old Girl 'For Wearing A Dress'

Video out of France shows a group of migrant women beat a 16-yr-old girl they labeled as a "slut" for wearing a dress.

As the victim reportedly did not know the assailants, the attack appears to have been a random act of violence.

Apr 22 09:19

FLASHBACK - Obama's Netanyahu mic slip draws ire from Republicans

Obama had been in what he thought was a private discussion at the G20 summit in Cannes last week with French president Nicolas Sarkozy but their comments were picked up by a live microphone overheard by journalists. Sarkozy said: "I cannot bear Netanyahu. He's a liar."

Obama could have dissented but did not. According to a version from a French interpreter quoted by Reuters, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like everyone is sick and tired of Netanyahu.

Apr 20 09:44

RT France reporter caught in tear gas amid anti-labor reform protest in Nantes

A reporter for RT France has been caught in tear gas as French police clash with demonstrators protesting against labor reforms in Nantes. Several arrests have been made. Protests have also taken place in Paris.

Apr 20 09:04

Tax collectors SURPRISE FAMOUS FAST FOOD CHAIN: sent them 300 million EUR bill for unpaid tax

French tax authorities have sent to McDonalds'u bill for EUR 300 million of unpaid taxes, which, they believe, the restaurant chain pulled to a branch in Luxembourg, published business magazine L'Expansion.

As the newspaper writes, reports Reuters, the tax authorities have accused the US fast food chain that it has used a subsidiary in Luxembourg - McD Europe Franchising - to redirect profits to countries with lower taxes in a way that is has excessively charged the French part of the business for the use of the brand and other services.

McDonalds France declined to comment on the latest developments in the ongoing investigation by tax authorities in France, of which first became known in 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of a sudden, that $15 an hour wage doesn't seem like such a big issue!

Apr 18 06:46

WHAT THE PANAMA PAPERS DID FOR FRANCE

This short clip outlines what the Panama Papers did for France, and provides context throughout..

Apr 17 16:36

The "Night Stands Up" movement - a nightmare for the "one percent"

Since their launch in Paris on March 31st, the "Night Stands Up" (#NuitDebout) movement has been a huge success. Very quickly it has spread to other French cities.

The massive occupation of public spaces clearly recalls the Indignados in Spain, "Occupy Wall Street" in the US and the occupation of Syntagma Square in Athens. All these movements took place in 2011, in the wake of the revolutionary explosion in Egypt, where the occupation of Tahrir Square had played a central role

At the time of those movements, in France there was a failed attempt to occupy the esplanade of La Défense. Five years later, during the struggle against the Labour Law, "Night Stands Up" has immediately acquired a mass character. This movement has the same basic characteristics as those of 2011. It relies mainly - but not only - on the youth, which has been radicalized by the crisis of capitalism and austerity policies. In Paris, every evening, Republic Square is transformed into a big meeting which expresses the rejection of a bankrupt system that only benefits a small minority of the population (the "one percent").

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Apr 16 08:37

Ferocious battle involving hundreds of rioters erupts at migrant camp under Paris Metro as terrified residents film the clashes from their windows above

Beneath the Stalingrad metro, where nearly a thousand migrants have been encamped since early March, an enormous and violent fight broke out as horrified residents looked down out their windows.

The mass group attacked each other armed with planks of wood, metal bars and random items of debris before police deployed tear gas to successfully disperse them.

Apr 14 13:30

RAW: Police Pepper Spray Labor Reform Protesters In Paris

Police have clashed with the labor reform protesters in Paris. Hundreds built barricades and attempted to block police cars in the French capital.

Apr 11 12:39

Former French far-Right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen is fined £25,000 for Holocaust denial after describing the gas chambers as a 'detail of history'

But judges sitting at the Paris Correctional Court rejected his defence, saying he was 'guilty of questioning a crime against humanity'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guilty of questioning...

Apr 09 12:41

Unprecedented Student Involvement In French Labor Protests

Trade unions and students are preparing for a massive demonstration this Saturday against the overhaul of longstanding worker protection laws in France.

Apr 09 09:43

Protests take violent turn in Paris as trade unions, students rally against labor reforms

Trade unions and students are marching in Paris against labor reforms proposed by the French government. Unions such as the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and the Workers' Force (FO) have called for the rally, together with several students’ unions.

Apr 08 07:55

The French and the terrorist threat in Europe

Finally 78% of French respondents are in favor of the renegotiation of the Schengen agreements to restrict the conditions of movement of individuals within Europe.

Apr 07 11:23

Hollande Says Paris, Berlin Must Take Fight to Terrorists 'Outside Europe'

Germany, as well as France should be prepared to carry out military missions outside Europe in order to counter terrorism, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start by attacking CIA and Mossad. That will end about 90% of the terror right there!

Apr 06 13:36

Hundreds Arrested As French Police Assault Student Protests Against Labour Reform

After more than a million workers and youth marched Thursday in defiance of the state of emergency to protest Socialist Party (PS) labour minister Myriam El Khomri’s law, security forces yesterday violently attacked continuing demonstrations against the reactionary labour law reform.

Apr 06 09:14

Sarkozy: Challenge of the 21st Century: Racial Interbreeding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The New World Order is treating us like cattle, selectively breeding us at their whim. Not a new idea, by the way...

Apr 05 15:12

Far-right leader's aides named in Panama Papers scandal

Aides to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen put in place a "sophisticated offshore system" to hide money, Le Monde newspaper reported on Tuesday in the latest disclosure from the Panama Papers.

The aim of the system, which sent funds to Hong Kong, Singapore, the British Virgin Islands and Panama, was "to get money out of France, through shell companies and false invoices, to evade French anti-money-laundering authorities," Le Monde reported.

Apr 05 14:31

SALAFISTS ARE ‘’WINNING THE IDEOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL BATTLE” IN FRANCE

Speaking at a round table in Paris on Monday, Valls expressed his concerns of growing number of adherents of the Saudi-backed Salafi ideology. At the round table Valls said that Salafists were ‘’winning the cultural and ideological battle’’ in the country. “Their message — their messages on social networks — is the only one we end up hearing,” he warned. The Salafi movement is a radical movement that is often equated with Wahhabism. Wahhabism is the ideology that ISIS follows. The movement is dominating in Saudi Arabia and clerks can freely preach it in the Arab country. Last December, Germany said it would no more “look the other way” as Saudi Arabia continues to nurture terrorism throughout the world. “We must make it clear to the Saudis that the time of looking the other way is over,” said German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar.

Apr 05 06:17

FRANCE TO SHUT DOWN UP TO 160 MOSQUES

In the wake of the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks that claimed more than 130 lives, the French government is ordering up to 160 mosques to be shut down in the coming months. Raids have revealed large stashes of weapons and ammunition.

The government's emergency powers grant it the right to take this extraordinary measure, and mosques that are unlicensed or have a history of "preaching hatred" are being singled out.

Apr 05 05:14

France ready to facilitate preparation of decision on lifting anti-Russian sanctions

France is ready to facilitate the preparation of a decision on lifting anti-Russian sanctions which will be discussed at EU’s summit at the end of June or beginning of July, French Senate Speaker Gerard Larcher said on Tuesday. "The EU summit will take place at the end of June or beginning of July. The European Commission is currently working on this issue, and it will then make relevant proposals," Larcher said in response to a TASS question. "We have to prepare now as there is no certainty in saying that sanctions should continue. It is necessary to look for other solutions".

Apr 04 08:16

White House Accused Of Censoring French President Mentioning ‘Islamist Terrorism’

The White House has been accused of censoring the French president at a Nuclear Security Summit press conference, after he used the term “Islamist terrorism” to describe the global threat from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) which has roots in Syria and Iraq.

Apr 03 08:43

French Parliament Will Vote to End Anti-Russian Sanctions

French lawmaker Thierry Mariani drafted a resolution that aims to lift anti-Russian sanctions and plans to present the document in the French National Assembly at the end of April.

Apr 02 16:25

Saker rant about a stolen Europe

My latest column about Europe has elicited a lot of reactions, more than I expected, and I feel that I have to follow up by answering some of the comments made and by simply sharing with you not so much my thoughts as my feelings about Europe and her plight. Careful here, this will be a angry rant, written with sadness and despair in my heart, and with no regard whatsoever for good manners or political correctness (or spelling and grammar, for that matter)

If you offend easily, stop reading now. Same thing if you expect a carefully written analysis. This will be a *rant*.

Apr 02 15:47

Video: Paris Clashes: Tear Gas Vs Projectiles At Student-Led Demo Against Labor Reforms

Clashes erupted at a student-led demonstration against labor reforms proposed by the French government in Paris.

Apr 02 07:42

‘Eviction season’ in France begins, leaving up to 40,000 homeless

Thousands of people could be left homeless across France under the so-called “eviction season”, ending a five-month “truce” where landlords were prevented from evicting their tenants during the winter months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the government of France busies itself slapping anyone who insults Israel!

Mar 31 08:25

Gaza man faces deportation from France for refusing to become informant

A Palestinian refugee is waiting to hear if he will be deported from France.

He and his lawyers say the decision to expel him is in retaliation for his refusal to act as an informant for French intelligence services.

Mar 31 06:18

Embassy in Paris Urges Americans to Avoid Crowds in France Amid Protests

The Embassy in Paris encourages US citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance amid the strikes called by French labor unions, according to the official message.

Mar 30 14:19

Secret Franco-Turkish Agreement to Create a Pseudo-Turkistan Straddling the Borders of Iraq and Syria

On the 31st October 2014, President François Hollande took the opportunity of an official visit by Recep Tayyip Erdo?an to Paris to organise a secret meeting, at the Elysée, with the co-President of the Syrian Kurds, Salih Muslim. Betraying the Turkish Kurds and their leader Abdullah Öcalan, Salih Muslim agreed to become the President of this pseudo-Kurdistan which was to be created on the occasion of the overthrow of democratically elected President Bachar el-Assad.

Mar 29 21:56

Ayesha Gaddafi as a new leader of resistance against NATO and the Libyan terrorists

She is back! The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi will lead the resistance against NATO and the other Libyan terrorists. Ayesha stated that she is now the leader of the resistance and she is about to create a new secret government.

Mar 29 17:05

France Approves Plan To Completely Ban Bee-Killing Pesticide

France’s National Assembly just voted to totally ban this bee-killing pesticide. France’s National Assembly just narrowly approved a bill that would ban neonicotinoid pesticides, which are largely criticized for possibly causing the decrease in bee populations.

Mar 29 06:55

France’s tax subsidy on ‘gifts’ to Israeli army

This is astounding. A senior French politician has revealed that the tax laws of France entitle a citizen to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation to the Israeli army. As the French politician Nathalie Goulet observes: “This represents a tax benefit by the French taxpayer for the benefit of a foreign army.”

Mar 28 15:27

After British, Italian And French Denials ; Libya – The Sequel

The prime minister promised, in September 2011, that he would “not allow Libya to turn into another Iraq” so he decided to lead international efforts, with France, to rescue Libya, by backing rebels fighting to overthrow Gaddafi and impose a no-fly zone over the country, supposedly overcoming initial reservations from the EU and even the USA.

Mar 28 15:21

Jewish Influence and Ethnic Networking in France: In Their Own Words . . .

It is often difficult for ordinary people to understand how small groups can achieve such a preponderant influence in the life of a country. But such influence should not be surprising: Modern societies have a highly complex division of labor leading to enormous power asymmetries, with huge amounts of power being concentrated in the hands of the tiny elites making up the media, top oligarchs, and the political class—as the Donald Trump candidacy in the United States is bringing into stark relief.

Mar 26 08:55

Netanyahu’s links to French fraud brain exposed

A report has exposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s shady relations with a French individual considered by French prosecutors as the “brain” behind one of the biggest frauds in history.

According to a recent report by French news website Mediapart, which was obtained by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Netanyahu has had affiliations with French national Arnaud Mimran.

Mimran, along with his partners, is accused of stealing between 300 million to 1.6 billion euros in a fraud case commonly referred to in Europe as “the scam of the century.”

Mar 26 08:53

Netanyahu denies receiving perks from French-Jewish alleged fraudster

A French journalist said he had proof that a defendant in a major fraud trial set to begin in Paris donated funds to Israel’s Likud party and gave personal favors to Benjamin Netanyahu before he became prime minister.

Arnaud Mimran, a French Jew whose trial is set to begin in May for allegedly defrauding, with several partners, the European Union out of 282 million euros, allowed Netanyahu to use a large apartment on Paris’ Avenue Victor Hugo, according to Fabrice Arfi, a journalist for the Mediapart news site. He shared the findings of his investigation with Haaretz, which published a report about it Friday.

Mar 25 12:10

Pupils attack Paris police stations after teen’s beating

School pupils, angered by an officer’s beating of a fellow student, on Friday staged violent protests in Paris, pelting at least two police stations with rocks and setting off tear gas canisters.

Mar 24 22:24

Saudi Arabia Uncovered: Birthplace of terrorism’: Outrage expressed at Saudi Arabia documentary showing beheadings

A DOCUMENTARY DOCUMENTING the horror of life in the strict Islamic regime of Saudi Arabia has been pulled from ITV’s website.

The programme was broadcast last night and drew a huge reaction online.

Mar 22 15:15

French newspapers start blocking readers who use adblockers

Media outlets launch week-long campaign to encourage readers to uninstall ad-blocking software

Mar 22 08:33

French Police Report On Paris Attacks Shows No Evidence Of Encryption... So NY Times Invents Evidence Itself

Over the weekend, the NY Times ran a big article providing a bunch of details about the Paris attacks from last year, now that the lone surviving member of those attacks has been captured in Belgium. The article is mostly based on a 55-page report put together by French antiterrorism police and given to France's Interior Minister. Someone apparently gave the report to the NY Times as wel

Mar 21 17:05

Now French voters call for FREXIT after Germany face demands for EU referendum

generous welfare plus war refugees/rape-fugees makes for a toxic mess

Mar 21 11:43

Video: Police Conduct Anti-Terror Raid In Molenbeek, Belgium

The most wanted fugitive in the November 13 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested by authorities in Brussels, according to French police sources.

Mar 21 08:03

Now French voters call for FREXIT after Germany face demands for EU referendum

MORE than half of French voters want their own in-out referendum on European Union (EU) membership, renewing fears in Brussels that a Brexit could topple the 28-country bloc.

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Mar 21 07:51

Paris terrorists used burner phones, not encryption, to evade detection

"Everywhere they went, the attackers left behind their throwaway phones."

Mar 20 07:50

Jewish vigilantes jailed over Paris attack on Gaza fundraising event

Six Jewish vigilantes were jailed in Paris on Friday over a "savage gang attack" targeting attendees at a fundraising event for Gaza in 2009.

The defendants used iron bars, baseball bats and bike chains in the onslaught, in which they deliberately targeted anybody who looked like a Muslim.

Among their victims was a 22-year-old singer who suffered a "lynching" by the 20-strong mob who chanted ‘Death to Arabs’ and ‘Long live Israel!’

All were leading members of the Jewish Defence League (JDL), a notorious vigilante group that is outlawed in both America and Israel because of its links with terrorism.

Mar 20 07:49

"Russia: The diplomatic and economic error of France"

What the experts were saying has actually happened: The economic sanctions against Russia, followed by Russian countermeasures -- that Jean-Pierre Chevènement characterized as a "spiral of insanity" -- are a disaster for the French economy.

The numbers are out: for 2014 the figures for franco-russian commerce dropped 17.6%. For 2015, they are down more than 45%. The investments we were expecting, the economic projects -- down the drain.

Mar 18 12:23

Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails

Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late December 2015, nearly a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the Clinton aide who gained notoriety when he testified against Monica Lewinsky. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part:

Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver . . . . This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

In a “source comment,” the original declassified email adds:

Mar 18 11:55

Paris terror [patsy] Salah Abdeslam captured

Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was captured alive Friday, a Belgian counter-terrorism source told CNN.

Mar 18 07:01

France sells its highest order to Saudi Arabia

The award of a Saudi Crown Prince with highest award of France - the Order of the Legion of Honor - has sparked a large scandal in France. Actress Sophie Marceau refused from the order, whereas famous museum worker Alan Nicolas returned it. Why is Saudi Arabia beyond criticism in France? On March 4th, French President Francois Hollande presented the Order of the Legion of Honor to Mohammed bin Nayef, the Minister for Interior Affairs and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The event was not publicized. When the news was made public from Saudi sources, France exploded. "The Legion of Honor to Saudi Crown Prince. 154 executions last year in his country - I refuse to accept the order," Marceau tweeted. Another famous French citizen - anthropologist and historian Alain Nicolas - returned his award in protest, Liberation wrote. The scholar wrote an open letter to Hollande. "I see your gesture of the President of France as a personal insult, unacceptable for the society," the historian wrote...

Mar 17 07:53

French Government, Trade Unions Rework Reactionary Labor Reform

Faced with growing opposition among youth and workers to the reform of the Labor Code, Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented trade union and business confederations a redrafted version of Labor Minister Myriam El Khomri’s law, hoping to win their approval and support.

Mar 16 09:27

‘French government is actually neoconservative pretending to fear rise of far-right’

These are all right-wing parties, these are imperialist parties, and they all support the foreign wars that have created the migration crisis. Social democracy traditionally has always functioned as an agency of the ruling class in the labor movement, says independent political analyst, Gearoid O'Colmain.

European left-wing political leaders have held talks in Paris on pressing issues including economic reforms and far-right sentiment spreading across Europe.

The French President, Francois Hollande, chaired the meeting which was attended by EU foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini, European Parliament President Martin Schultz and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The talks come as Europe is expected to finalize a migrant deal next week, to send thousands of refugees back to Turkey.

Mar 15 08:52

Paramount Pulls ‘The Little Prince’ from U.S. Theaters

According to a report by THR, Paramount says that the studio hadn’t determined whether the film was going to get a limited or nationwide release, but the studio hasn’t officially provided an explanation for pulling the movie from its calendar.

AWN has reached out to both Paramount and Osborne for further details, but mum is the word for now. We’ll be sure to keep the animation community posted on any new distribution plans for the film as soon as we learn about them.

Mar 13 09:33

Nationwide demo in France against police state

Social unrest continues to mount in France. For the third time in four days, nationwide demonstrations have been held, this time against the ongoing state of emergency. More protests are planned for next week as the government refuses to withdraw the unpopular austerity reforms. From Paris, Press TV's Ramin Mazaheri explains.

Mar 12 11:11

NEW DRESS CODE IN FRANCE ~~ IF YOUR T-SHIRT CRITICIZES ISRAEL, IT’S ILLEGAL

The activist was taking part in a march for International Women’s Day in Paris last Sunday when undercover police swooped in and detained her for wearing a piece of clothing with the words “Boycott Apartheid Israel” printed on it.

Mar 11 16:00

Singer of Band Playing During Paris Attacks Says It Was an "Inside Job"; Media Tries to Paint Him as Crazy Right-Wing Gun Nut

The band would've been a handful of a select few people inside the building before anyone else that night, so you would think such a claim would be taken seriously by authorities and investigated as such. According to the "new" reports however, officials at the Bataclan have "angrily rejected" the singer's claim as "senseless" and have stated that he's just saying that because he was "traumatized".

These are the kind of statements that, in the real world, would be thoroughly investigated. If this was, say, an episode of CSI or one of those crime shows, this would have happened in the first ten minutes and then the plot for the rest of the show would be finding out who done it based on this kind of eyewitness account. Even the Scooby Doo gang would have looked into such claims.

In the crazy land of false flags we live in however, such claims are labeled "absurd" and dismissed for reasons that don't hold any water.

Mar 11 13:52

Jesse Hughes: Bataclan Security ‘Had a Reason Not to Show Up’ on Day of Paris Attacks

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes said that six security guards who did not report for work at the Bataclan on the day of the Paris terror attacks "had a reason not to show up" that day.

Mar 10 21:44

Daryl Bradford Smith Iamthewitness.com archive (books, audio, etc)

this link is a mirror of Daryl's main page (before he took it down out of fear of being arrested and thrown in a dungeon by the French government.) everything on the page seems to be working and downloadable at the present time.

Mar 10 17:23

Eagles of Death Metal Say 6-7 Bataclan Security Guards Didn’t Report to Work on Nov. 13th

On the night of November 13th, the Bataclan in France was stormed by Islamic extremists who gunned down the place and killed nearly 100 people. That’s the bloody history, and most assumed that the invasion was nearly impossible for Bataclan security to stop.

Or, maybe it’s not that simple. Now, the lead singer of the band on stage, Eagles of Death Metal, says 7-6 Bataclan purposely missed work, with others looking deeply suspicious prior to the show.

Hughes offered more details today, during an interview with Fox Business News. “When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage,” the singer relayed. “He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on.’ He said, ‘Well, some of the other guards aren’t here yet. And eventually, I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all.”

Mar 10 16:45

Singer in Paris Attacks Suggests Inside Job

The frontman of the band whose concert turned into a terrorist bloodbath in Paris has suggested the attack was an inside job, saying he was suspicious of the club’s security guards.

The historic Bataclan angrily rejected the “senseless” claim and said that Jesse Hughes’ allegations were because he was traumatized.

Hughes, the singer and guitarist of Eagles of Death Metal, said he immediately felt uneasy when setting up for the November 13 show as a guard in charge of the backstage area at the Bataclan club did not make eye contact.

“I didn’t like him at all. And so I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on,’” Hughes said in an interview broadcast late Wednesday with Fox Business.

“He goes, 'Well, some of the other guards aren’t here yet.’ And eventually I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all,” Hughes said.

Mar 09 13:45

French workers stage nationwide strike

Mar 08 16:34

French Students Encouraged To Smoke At School Because Of Terrorism

France has been curbing civil liberties and right since the ISIS-inspired atrocities that killed 130 people last November. However, there’s one freedom that’s been expanded in the name of guarding against terrorism: the right of high school-aged kids to smoke cigarettes on school grounds.

Mar 07 19:02

France Honours Saudi Crown Prince For ‘Fighting Terrorism And Extremism’

President Francois Hollande has awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honour, to visiting Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the president’s office confirmed on Sunday.

Mar 07 11:42

French Journalist Arrested for Exposing Israeli Connection to Paris False Flag

On February 22nd, investigative journalist Hicham Hamza was detained for seven hours by French police. Charged with “violating judicial secrecy, publishing images in grave violation of human dignity, and premeditated willful violence,” Hamza is facing potential prison time for committing an act of honest journalism.

Hamza’s “crime”: He revealed the Israeli origin of the famous macabre photo depicting victims’ bodies, some in seemingly impossible positions, strewn around the blood-smeared floor of the Bataclan nightclub. That photo, whose authenticity has been questioned in the alternative media, is the basis of David Dees’ collage on the front cover of ANOTHER French False Flag? Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino.

Mar 05 09:15

Riyadh to receive French arms intended for Lebanon: Saudi FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Saturday that his country will receive French weapons originally intended for Lebanon through the $3 billion military grant announced withdrawn last month.

Mar 04 15:50

Britain & France Strike £1.5bn Drone Deal

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande have announced a £1.5 billion ($2.11 billion) deal to develop a next-generation drone prototype as part of an effort to tighten military ties.

During a meeting held in the northern French town of Amiens, the leaders unveiled the plan to build the Future Combat Air System, described by the defense department as the most advanced drone of its kind.

Mar 03 10:17

Turkish & Arabic Language Courses Banned For ‘Security Reasons’ In French Town

Turkish and Arabic language courses have been banned in the French city of Migennes. The city’s mayor said the move was due to ‘security reasons’.

Mar 02 14:19

HOLLANDE WANTS POLAND’S EU MEMBERSHIP SUSPENDED

French president Francois Hollande said in a France Inter radio interview that Brussels ought to take a hard line against EU members who are governed by right-wing parties. Such as Poland. "EU membership can be suspended because Europe has treaty-guaranteed legal measures which may be applied to prevent violations of democratic principles", Hollande said. He also added that “when media freedoms are threatened, or constitutions or laws are violated, Europe cannot act simply as a safety net, but ought to implement procedures to eliminate such countries due to their violations.” Hollande is in favor of far-reaching monitoring and “preventive control” over proposed changes to Polish laws. The European Commission began the “rule of law protective procedure” on December 13 against Poland due to the Constitutional Tribunal confusion.

Feb 29 14:31

‘Secret War’: France Reportedly Engaged In Military Ops Against ISIS In Libya

France is using its special forces and commandos to wage covert military operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Libya.

Feb 28 10:01

‘Get lost!’ Angry farmers boo Hollande at agricultural fair in Paris

Livestock farmers have given President Francois Hollande, along with Agricultural Minister Stephane Le Foll, a raucous, but not so heart-warming welcome at an annual agricultural fair in Paris. They also tore down a government stand.

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But at least they are not saying anything bad about Israel! :)

Feb 28 08:28

Jude Law's security team was attacked and mugged by migrants when the cameras stopped after the Hollywood star left the jungle camp in Calais

Security guards hired to protect Jude Law when he visited the 'Jungle' migrant camp were reportedly targeted by rock-pelting migrants just moments after the actor boarded the coach home.

The star made the journey to northern France last week to highlight the plight of child refugees who are being evicted under a move by French authorities to demolish the southern part of the camp.

He was joined by singer Tom Odell and a film crew, who captured him on camera as he urged David Cameron to let the hundreds of children at the camp come to the UK.

Feb 26 15:06

French farming hit by '600 suicides a year'

Farmers are speaking out about the difficulties of the agricultural industry, as an estimated 600 are killing themselves each year.

Almost 600 farmers kill themselves each year, according to campaigners within the industry - making it the third most common cause of death for farmers after cancer and heart disease.

Feb 26 09:50

Bulldozers to demolish Calais ‘Jungle’ after all, French court rules

The southern part of a refugee camp in Calais, France, known as ‘the Jungle’ is expected to be dismantled after a ruling from a court in Lille. Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart said the evacuation of occupants will take three weeks.

Feb 26 08:03

CALAIS AT WAR: Thousands of migrants scream 'UK! UK!' in violent riot as Jungle spared

CALAIS descended into open warfare last night as thousands of migrants rampaged through the town yelling "UK! UK!" as they made their way back to the crime-ridden Jungle camp.

Feb 25 14:30

Presidential Elections 2016: The Revolt of the Masses

Commentators grossly oversimplify when they reduce the revolt to incoherent expressions of ‘anger’.

The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.

Clearly the established political machinery – party elites and their corporate backers -have (in part) lost control of the nomination process and confront ‘unwanted’ candidates who are campaigning with programs and pronouncements that polarize the electorate.

But there are other more specific factors, which have energized the electorate and speak to recent US history. These portend and reflect a realignment of US politics.

In this essay, we will outline these changes and their larger consequences for the future of American politics.

We will examine how these factors affect each of the two major parties.

Feb 24 11:59

French Jewish teacher 'made up' knife attack by Isis thugs

A Jewish teacher in France who claimed he was attacked by Islamic State jihadists was taken into custody on Wednesday, accused of lying to police.

The man invited the press to his house in Marseille in southern France the day after the supposed attack in November, saying he had been beaten by three men claiming to represent the jihadist group.

But a police source confirmed on Wednesday that the man had been arrested for allegedly fabricating the story.

He is not the only French teacher to be accused of lying about an Isis attack.

Feb 24 11:45

France deploys forces to Libya to allegedly fight against Daesh

A report says French special forces have been deployed in Libya under the pretext of fighting Daesh terrorists operating in the North African country.

On Wednesday, France’s Le Monde reported that French special forces and members of the DGSE external security service were in Libya for "clandestine operations" against Daesh militants.

Following the release of the report, French officials said they had launched a probe into a possible leak of classified documents.

"The investigation should establish if details covered by defense secrecy rules were revealed in this article," a source close to Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

This is while a violation of defense secrecy carries a penalty of up to three years in prison as well as a 45,000-euro ($50,000) fine.

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IF, in fact, this report from Le Monde is true, the French people have the right to know what their country is doing with their tax dollars, and in their name.

Feb 24 05:45

Russians Ride Fast – Israel Shamir

If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible.

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally.

Feb 22 08:00

FRENCH PRESIDENT THREATENS TO “SUSPEND” NATIONS THAT ELECT “FAR-RIGHT” POLTICIANS

Last month, we documented the burgeoning spat between Brussels and Poland over the latter’s move to approve new laws that allow the conservative (and eurosceptic) Law and Justice (PiS) government to name the chiefs of public TV and radio, and select judges for Poland’s constitutional court. In response to a bloc-wide backlash, Polish minister Zbigniew Ziobro sent a letter to EU commissioner Gunther Oettinger in which Ziobro dismissed criticism of the new laws as “silly.”

Feb 21 13:52

Daryl Closes IAmTheWitness.com Before The French Govt Does - Daryl Bradford Smith

Feb 21 08:44

Turkish intervention in Syria risks Turkey-Russia war: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande on Friday said Ankara's escalating involvement in the Syrian conflict was creating a risk of war between Turkey and Russia.

Feb 21 05:20

The Empire Doesn’t Retreat or Compromise

Reading mainstream media news, analyses, and opinion pieces about this war is completely useless, as everything is either uninformed and clueless gibberish or propaganda and deception.

I wrote this text over several days and every time I sat down again to continue there came another headline to my mind. The first headline was “Nobody said, that it will be easy,” the second “Waiting for the Turkey-Russia showdown,” the third “Playing the terrorism game,” the fourth “Everything is better than war.”

In the end I settled for the header “The empire doesn’t retreat or compromise.”

This statement stands the test of time, it has been proven throughout human history, and there is only one single exemption, only one short period where retreat and compromise are a possibility. This short period is the time when the empire is in terminal decline and in the process of collapsing.

Feb 20 06:57

French president: Turkey’s actions in Syria may pave way to conflict with Russia

Ankara should stop shelling Kurds in Syria as it may lead to obvious conflict with Russia and greater aggravations since Turkey is a member of NATO, French President Francoise Hollande said after the EU summit in Brussels.

Feb 19 00:08

FLASHBACK: Washington Accuses Putin. Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys” in Syria: CIA Operatives, Military Advisers, Mercenaries, Special Forces, … Instead of ISIS Terrorists

This article was first published in October 2015. Are we gearing up for a war between US-NATO-Turkey-Saudi Arabia and Syria-Russia-Iran?

US-NATO operatives are already on the ground inside Syria. In fact they have been on ground within “opposition” militia from the very outset in March 2011.

Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys”:

The Western media quoting US officials has reported that the Russian Air Force is not really targeting ISIS terrorists.

They are targeting CIA sponsored operatives inside Syria.

According to a US official in an interview with Fox News:

‘Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are fighting for their lives.’

Feb 18 11:10

Angry French farmers hold tractor protest as agro-prices continue to fall

Farmers staged a demonstration against falling food prices following Russian sanctions against EU agro-products in France, Wednesday, making fires and dumping rubble in front of an agricultural insurance building.

Feb 18 09:00

‘Dogs allowed, Bankers forbidden!’ French restaurateur bites back over expansion loan denials

A young French restaurateur has banned bankers from eating in his establishment as his way of getting back at the industry which treated him “like a dog” by repeatedly denying a loan for expansion despite strong economic performance of his venue.

Feb 17 14:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

Feb 17 12:45

ANGRY FARMERS ON THE STREETS OF PARIS

Throughout yesterday, French farmers held a large protest in Paris. They are angry because of the low prices of agricultural products. Prices are low because of the French sanctions against Russia. Although escalation did not happen, a large number of police were ready to respond. Some of the protesters took off the flag of the European Union from the nearby building and they burned it. “We request that the Ministry of Agriculture hear us, but it never does. That’s why we had to take this to the streets of Paris, in order to show our dissatisfaction,” said one of the protesters.

Feb 16 16:37

France Dumps Liberté for Security

When Islamist radicals destroy centuries-old artifacts, from Bamyan to Palmyra, civilized people everywhere register their outrage. Yet in the name of fighting those same Islamists, some Western governments are destroying their own architecture of legal and human rights that took centuries to build.

Feb 16 11:20

French ex-prime minister: Without Assad, neither EU nor US will be able to end Syrian crisis

Conflicting views over the Syrian crisis are stalling the fight against global terror. Under the pressure of the economic and refugee crises, European unity is too strained. Can the escalation of fighting be stopped - and what are the instruments that are needed to finally solve the problems that EU is facing for months, if not for years? To find out, we speak to a former prime minister of France. Dominique de Villepin is on Sophie&Co today.

Feb 16 09:43

Eagles Of Death Metal fans set for an emotional reunion with the band tonight as the US rockers return to Paris to finish their Bataclan gig cut short by terrorist gunmen

Meanwhile, Hughes has claimed the Bataclan massacre proved everyone should carry firearms - and that it may not have occurred if the audience was armed.

The American singer, 43, said France's strict gun control laws 'had nothing to do with' the jihadist attack, adding: 'Until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them.'

Feb 16 09:30

CIA knew of impending ISIS attack days before Paris: 'System was blinking red' shortly before terrorists slaughtered 130 people in French capital

The CIA knew ISIS was planning an imminent attack just days before the barbaric terror group slaughtered 130 people in Paris.

CIA Director John Brennan told 60 Minutes that the 'system was blinking red' shortly before ISIS launched its horrific gun and bomb attack in the French capital.

Brennan said the intelligence agency was aware of an impending atrocity but was unable to intercept encrypted messages the terrorists were using in the build-up to the massacre.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a renewed push to end privacy for law abiding citizens either by banning encryption or forcing them to use encryption the government can peek into. However, this spying on the law abiding citizens is about spying on the law abiding citizens, and will have no effect on terrorists who will simply create their own systems of encryption. I know, because we did it. Over the course of a year we created six code challenges in which we created our own encryption methods and challenged everyone, especially the NSA, to break them. None were solved, and I am not an encryption expert and only a moderately competent programmer. If I can defeat the NSA, so can real criminals and terrorists. Hence, the push to spy on the law abiding citizens is all about surveillance, to make sure we are not thinking bad thoughts about the fuhrer, to steal our business secrets for political cronies, and to whack off over naked pictures of our spouses and children.

Feb 15 10:52

Why the Syria ceasefire is a long shot

Washington and its allies are not interested in peace. They want regime change – by hook or by crook.

An end to the Syrian conflict is desperately needed. But the latest plan for a cessation of violence is unlikely to take hold, as the deal struck by international powers is based on fundamentally opposing premises.

In short, Washington and its allies want regime change, while Russia and Iran insist that President Bashar Al-Assad and his government are the legitimate ruling authorities in Syria. All sides are mandated by UN resolutions to respect the sovereign will of the Syrian people – to determine the political future of their country.

Feb 15 10:49

A Syrian Breakthrough – Israel Shamir

Now the deed is done, the corridor is blocked.

If and when Aleppo and the whole Aleppo district will be taken by the Syrian army, we would be able to congratulate Putin and Assad – and Syrian people – with a great victory.

The Russians raise alarms that a Turkish invasion into Syria is imminent. Russian media is foaming at the mouth about the perfidious Turks; a veritable Two Minutes Hate ritual (vide Orwell) on the state-managed TV channels being repeated a few times a day. The idea is to scare Turks stiff so they will not move while the operation in the North lasts. On the other side, the Russian opposition draws frightful scenarios of Janissaries slaughtering the Russian boys on the Syrian terrain. The Turkish media also tries to instil fear in the Russkies by saying what they can do.

Feb 15 10:45

Presidential Debates and Iran

The presidential candidates’ irresponsible remarks about Iran - as though it is a politically convenient football to be kicked around...

After watching both the Republican and Democratic debates on TV, I intend to exclude two main categories from my principle concerns in the upcoming presidential elections that will determine who will replace President Obama next year: one is the entire roster of the Republican Party, and the other, anything other than the foreign policy issues; the main area of my personal interest.

I am disregarding the entire Republican roster because I don’t think any Republican has a chance to beat Ms. Clinton in the general elections, at least this time around.

Feb 15 08:39

FRANCE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY LAWS TO BECOME PART OF CONSTITUTION

A state of emergency was declared in France shortly after the Paris terror attacks left 130 people dead and more than 300 injured. Following the declaration of emergency, minsters met shortly before Christmas 2015 to raise the three-month state of emergency limit to six months, which was scheduled to end February 26, 2016.

What has followed since is of extreme precedent. This week, an indefinite timeframe for the state of emergency, was raised. Already slammed for abuse of powers since its creation in 1955, the government have voted to enshrine the state of emergency laws within their constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the French equivalent to the US's Homeland Security Act, and reverts French law to the Code Napoleon era, where suspects were treated as guilty until proven innocent.

Cui Bono?!? Who benefits here?!? The deep French state and the French intelligence/security complex.

The agenda for these attacks has been fulfilled.

Feb 12 13:35

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Mystery as DNA of Europe's top terror suspect not on discarded suicide vest

Police find no DNA traces of Salah Abdeslam, the fugitive terror suspect thought to have helped mastermind the Paris attacks, on a suicide belt they thought he discarded in Paris

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France is actually passing laws against stories like this that do not "comply" with the official version.

Feb 10 12:12

Fabius to take part in meeting on Syria despite leaving office — source

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who said on Wednesday he was standing down, will take part in different meetings in Munich, including a meeting of the International Syria Support Group scheduled for Thursday, February 11, a top-ranking diplomatic source told TASS. "He will attend the meetings in Munich. Lorain Fabius is still French Foreign Minister," the source said. According to the source, Fabius will continue performing his duties until the candidacy of his successor is approved. Earlier on Wednesday, the foreign minister announced he was leaving the French government.

Feb 10 10:18

Every woman in Paris polled in survey has experienced sexual harassment on trains

Parisians are calling on the government to combat sexual harassment on public transport after a poll shows that 100 per cent of the women said they experienced at least one incident.

Feb 10 09:23

Schools: France vows to fight terror conspiracy theories

And now that massive terror-related news stories have struck France - and hard - a whole host of conspiracies have cropped up among kids eager to share the latest snippet from the internet.

And they are proving to be a growing concern for the French government desperately trying to battle radicalization among young people, who have a tendency not to believe the official version of the story.

Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (pictured below) spent Tuesday hosting a conference on the topic of fighting the spread of conspiracies at schools.

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Feb 08 16:44

France Channel 2 Uses Russian MoD Videos to Claim Own Successes

The TV channel France 2 has illustrated the "progress of French aviation" in Syria using footage of air strikes inflicted by the aircraft of the Russian air force. The recording of a program was replicated on social networks.

The presentation of France 2, which blogger Timofey Vasiliev published on his Facebook, spoke about the large number of dead Syrian civilians because of the actions of the Russian airforce. No evidence for this was given, but the journalist said that the French aviation works more precisely.

Vasiliev wrote that in the news story, Russia was accused of using "unguided" bombs that lead to large civilian casualties, but France, working in a coalition, "successfully" destroyed terrorists of "Islamic State".

Feb 08 15:51

France Moves to Make ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Illegal by Government Decree

A history stitched together by lies and cover-ups, political assassinations, slight-of-hand false flag deceptions, secret societies, dual loyalties and stolen fortunes – this has been the exclusive privilege of organized crime and the ruling elite for centuries. Putting aside history’s ‘big ticket’ items though, the real reason for this authoritarian trend is much more fundamental. By knocking out their intellectual competition, political elites and their media moguls hope to minimalize, and thus eliminate any alternative analysis and opinion by applying the completely open-ended and arbitrary label of “extremist” to speech. They want to wind back the clock, where a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel held a monopoly on ideas.

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 06 10:16

In surprise move, France rejects Israeli drones

Campaigners in France are welcoming a decision by their country’s military not to buy the Watchkeeper drone, which is based on a model Israel has used in hundreds of lethal attacks on Palestinian civilians.

Feb 05 08:32

French government partners with Israeli settlement profiteer

The French government is giving high-profile backing to an Israeli company that profits from settlements built on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land in violation of international law.

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Cher peuple de France. Maintenant, vous savez ce que nous, les Américains doivent faire face à quand Israël envahit votre gouvernement!

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