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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

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