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Jul 01 04:51

Victory Is Possible – Israel Shamir

Brexit is a game-changing event. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe has got fresh wind in their sails.

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from the Clinton collection, and proclaim the "Bremain" hath it.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

Jul 01 04:46

Brexit: Leaveniks have it. What next?

Britain’s exit from EU deals a body blow to the US’ trans-Atlantic leadership.

The unthinkable has happened with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. (BBC)

Arguably, this is potentially the most serious development in world politics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Curiously, both catastrophes happened ‘voluntarily’.)
What lies ahead?

Jul 01 04:41

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

What you are seeing with the Brexit is the result of the Obama administrations pro-war, new Cold War policy.

With us to discuss the economic and political context of the Brexit is Michael Hudson. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy. Also, he is an economics adviser to several governments.

Jun 30 21:53

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics

No-one seems to comprehend the consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

While the veil is being ripped apart before our eyes, our elites do not understand the situation any better than the Communist Party of Soviet Russia could see the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 – the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.

In identical fashion, we will soon be witnessing the dissolution of the European Union, then NATO, and unless they pay close attention, the dismantling of the United States.

Jun 30 06:53

French Workers Battling Hollande Over Labor Reform and Winning

Amid anti-labor reform protests that have swept across France, the government agreed to meet with the leaders of major unions to seek a resolution for the problem. Matthieu Bowla-Reba of the Union of Railroad Workers explains to Radio Sputnik that a specific strike culture allows French people to successfully fight for their civil rights.

Jun 30 06:48

BEX ALERT - France 'probes new death threats' against Charlie Hebdo

According to reports in France an investigation has been launched after a series of death threats were sent to Charlie Hebdo magazine, which was hit by an Islamist terrorist attack last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In France, if you criticise Israel or Jews, you go to jail. But take a look at what is deemed protected free speech by Charlie Hebdo!


Jun 30 06:19

Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The gun-grabbers have been pushing the idea that gun dealers ought to be held responsible for the crimes committed with the weapons they provide. So, looks like Obama is guilty of the terrorist attack in Paris!

Jun 28 18:38

Brexit vote is 'final nail in the coffin' for £18billion Hinkley Point nuclear power station plans, says energy expert

Dr Paul Dorfman, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, University College London, said EDF, a majority French-owned company, is 'extremely unlikely' to invest given the current economic climate.

The long-delayed project was due to have Hinkley Point power station producing 7 per cent of the UK's electricity by 2017. But, if built, the earliest date it could now start doing so is 2025.

Even that looks a remote possibility according to Dr Dorfman, who told MailOnline Brexit was 'the final nail in the coffin' for Hinkley Point.

He said: 'It gives everybody the chance to slip out without losing any more face.

'How is France going to invest in the UK if the UK is no longer part of the union?

'Not only that but the French nuclear industry has huge financial problems and unions are screaming that they don't want it [Hinkley Point].'

Jun 28 16:18

Italy's financial crisis could DESTROY the Euro as nation tipped to be next domino to fall

The country is facing a series of economic and political crises which could see it crash out of the eurozone just months after Britain rocked Brussels by backing Brexit.

Following the historic vote on Thursday, Italy’s top stock market saw its biggest ever one-day fall of 12 per cent, as traders rushed to dump financial stocks.

The carnage continued this week with shares in the nation's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, falling by eight and more than 10 per cent respectively.

Investors are worried Italian banks could go under, thanks to billions of pounds worth of bad loans on their books.

They are estimated to have around £270billion of loans that could default and spark a financial crisis in Italy. Experts believe it could rip apart the eurozone.

Jun 28 14:52

UK Finance Minister: We Must Cut Spending & Raise Taxes

“It’s very clear that the country is going to be poorer as a result of what’s happening to the economy,” Chancellor George Osborne told BBC Radio Tuesday.

Ensuring the UK’s fiscal stability is crucial in the wake of the referendum decision to leave the EU, said Osborne, adding that post-Brexit measures would “absolutely” include cuts in public spending and tax hikes.

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Jun 27 15:08

Video: Dramatic Footage: Paris Police Arrest Suspect At Gunpoint

Police put a section of Paris’ Rue de Charonne on lockdown, Saturday, after reportedly exchanging gunfire with an unnamed assailant.

Jun 27 07:31

TTIP ‘doesn’t respect EU interests’: French PM Valls says ‘non’ to transatlantic treaty

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has dismissed the possibility of an agreement on the US-EU transatlantic trade deal, since it goes against the interests of the European Union.
“No free trade agreement should be concluded if it does not respect EU interests. Europe should be firm. France will be vigilant about this,” Valls said addressing members of the governing Socialist Party on Sunday, AFP reported.

“I can tell you frankly, there cannot be a transatlantic treaty agreement. This agreement is not on track,” Valls added.

Jun 27 07:16

'We can handle Brexit' insist Hollande and Merkel

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in "full agreement on how to handle the situation" created by Britain's seismic vote to quit the EU, French presidency sources said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We invade tomorrow!"

Jun 26 21:15

France To Ban All Pesticides Amid Worldwide Bee Death Epidemic

Waking Times Media

France have announced plans to completely ban the use of pesticides due to unusually high bee deaths worldwide, which French authorities claims pesticides are responsible for.

Jun 26 16:47

EU must STOP INTRUDING in our business, says French PM as Hollande meets Le Pen on Brexit

THE European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave.

Jun 26 08:27

Hollande rejects Le Pen’s calls for Frexit referendum

President Francois Hollande has firmly rejected calls for a referendum on leaving the EU, said French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen. Disappointed with the talks and disregard for public opinion, she was left with the “feeling of coming for nothing.”

“We have called for the implementation of a referendum to ask the French if they wish to remain in the European Union,” Le Pen said according to French media. “He responded ‘no’.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merde!

Jun 24 15:31

Calais mayor threatens to send ‘Jungle’ to Dover in Brexit row

The MAYOR of Calais has threatened to send the migrant Jungle camp across the Channel to Dover by backing out of the Le Touquet treaty.

Natacha Bouchart has urged the French government to immediately begin renegotiating the treaty, which allows British border police and officials to operate in the French port.

Jun 24 14:32

Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation After Baron David De Rothschild Indictment

Waking Times Media

Last year, Baron David de Rothschild was indicted by the French government after he was accused of fraud in a scheme that allegedly embezzled large sums of money from British pensioners.

Jun 24 13:28

French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired To Keep Policing Massive Protests

Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial changes to France’s employment laws and outbreaks of violence by Russian and British football fans has taken its toll, leading a union leader to beg for a reprieve for French law enforcement.

Protests opposing Francois Hollande’s proposals to relax France’s labour code began in March and have been called the largest and longest-lasting since the French Revolution. While the government argues the changes are crucial to lower unemployment, protesters claim they are bad for workers’ rights. Countrywide protests have included strikes and blockades of oil refineries and hundreds of fuel depots. Workers also downed tools at the state-owned rail company.

Jun 24 12:38

French Man robbed and Beaten by arab Immigrant in bus

Jun 24 06:52

Thousands protest anti-labor reform in Paris as Hollande vows ‘to go all the way’

Thousands have flocked to the streets of Paris to decry a highly-unpopular labor law. Two thousand police officers were deployed to provide security for the march restricted to a cordoned area of only 1.6km.

The heavy police presence was deployed to provide security for the event, which had initially been banned by the Paris Prefecture on Thursday morning.

Jun 24 06:49

Police arrest 95 amid tight security at Paris protest

Protests against government labour reforms took place across France on Thursday, but the focus was on Paris where thousands gathered amid tight security.

Jun 24 06:36

Brexit: What the European media has to say about the UK's referendum result

Following a decisive victory for Brexit, David Cameron has announced his resignation, markets are in free fall and Nigel Farage has proclaimed "dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom."

Now, politicians in other EU countries are calling for referendums of their own. Marion Le Pen is leading calls for a "Frexit" or French-exit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ODOR!

Jun 23 17:49

Brexit Fever Spreads: Italy, France, Netherlands & Denmark Seek Vote On Leaving EU

Brexit fever is spreading, politicians all over Europe are calling for their own referendums on ditching the EU superstate.

Jun 23 11:27

'Mix Yourself, Protect Yourself' – French AIDS Campaign Promotes Casual Interracial Sex, Homosexuality

With Euro 2016 set to be held in France, French AIDS organization AIDES has released a rather questionable campaign titled “Colors of Love”.

AIDES released the following four photographs to promote the campaign, alongside a slogan saying “Mix yourself, protect yourself”.

Jun 23 09:14

Clashes break out in Paris involving street vendors and shoppers

Chateau Rouge neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement (district)

Jun 23 07:58

French unions 'win right to march' after ban outrage

Unions claim they have been given the right to march on Thursday, after police had earlier announced a ban that sparked outrage from French politicians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people are angry, and from this point on, everything governments do only increases that anger!

Jun 23 07:55

Hollande Facing Showdown as Labor Law Protesters Defy Demo Ban Threat

Francois Hollande - already the most unpopular French president on record - is facing a showdown with unions and students after they threatened to defy a ban on marching through Paris in a day of protests over reforms to France's labor laws.

France has been beset by protests since Hollande's Socialist government forced through changes to the strictly codified French labor laws — known as the Code du travail — in an effort to make it easier for employers to take on permanent staff and allows for more flexible working.

There have been rolling strikes for two months, affecting fuel refineries, fuel depots, the French railway, garbage collections, public services and educational establishments.

Jun 23 07:19

Robert Mundell, economist and "evil genius of the euro"

The idea that the euro has "failed" is dangerously naive. The euro is doing exactly what its progenitor – and the wealthy 1%-ers who adopted it – predicted and planned for it to do.

That progenitor is former University of Chicago economist Robert Mundell. The architect of "supply-side economics" is now a professor at Columbia University, but I knew him through his connection to my Chicago professor, Milton Friedman, back before Mundell's research on currencies and exchange rates had produced the blueprint for European monetary union and a common European currency.

Jun 22 19:40

Even France would LEAVE the ‘sad’ EU if it had a referendum, top French philosopher says

Bernard-Henri Lévi said the French would “probably” abandon the EU if they were given the chance.

The respected philosopher said the EU is clogged-up with bureaucrats who have over regulated everything to the point where there is no longer any room for “dreams or ideas”.

He said: “If there was a referendum in France, they would probably vote for Brexit.

“One of the problems of Europe – which is the explanation for this populist reaction like a Brexit – is that this Europe is not desired any longer. And it does not create desire. This is because the pattern it shows is so sad, so grey, so technical and so technocratic.”

Jun 22 08:49

50 Years Ago: Charles De Gaulle Called for Russia and Europe to Dump the US

During a visit to the Soviet Union the French leader said that the two countries should effect a rapprochement without American interference

Webmaster's Commentary: 

De Gaulle signaled his intention to withdraw France from NATO. This was followed by an assassination attempt (one of over 30) on De Gaulle, which involved the CIA, according to a 1975 Chicago Tribune article.

Jun 21 17:45

WATCH: Calais Migrants Riot, Chant "F**k The UK," Demand Access to Britain

As part of their ongoing quest to get into Britain, migrants in Calais staged a riot, blocked roads, destroyed cars, chanted "f**k the UK" and tried to break into ferries traveling to Britain.

Jun 21 13:13

How French cement company Lafarge collaborated with the Islamic State

The cement plant in Jalabiya, northern Syria, owned by the French group Lafarge, paid taxes to the Islamic State between 2013 and 2014 in order to continue functioning during the war. This is demonstrated by an investigation published by Le Monde, Tuesday, June 21...

Jun 21 12:31

Sarkozy calls to boost dialogue with Russia, prevent new cold war

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday warned about the danger of fueling tensions between Russia and the European Union and called for dialogue with Moscow... At the same time, the ex-French president called for more independence of Europe from the United States and for establishment of a European monetary fund. "What does the International Monetary Fund do in Europe?" he said...

Jun 20 13:59

Trump as the ‘Relative Peace Candidate’

The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Hillary Clinton has shown no real remorse over her support for neocon “regime changes,” aggressive wars and belligerence toward Russia, leaving the oft-obnoxious Donald Trump as the relative peace candidate, says John V. Walsh.

Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgement of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

Jun 20 12:17

French FM says extension of anti-Russian sanctions should be discussed

"Sanctions are to be prolonged by six months, but there must be a discussion to understand that if there is some movement forward. Then a reciprocal step may be taken," he said. "I would like the forthcoming meeting of the European Council to hold a discussion, because the feasibility of these sanctions will be determined at the level of the heads of state and government. We don’t like automatic prolongation of sanctions, we want a discussion".

Jun 20 08:53

Republicans: Lefebvre demand the resignation of Sarkozy's presidency

The non-compliance of the primary sticky. Frédéric Lefebvre (Republicans), candidate for nomination in the primary for 2017, Friday asked by letter to the President of the High Authority of the primary, Anne Levade, "do injunction" to Nicolas Sarkozy to resign from the presidency Republicans.

In the letter, which he sent a copy to AFP, Frederic Lefebvre, Member of the French from abroad (the North American division), says he is "doing the spokesman of the indignation of growing number of (her) fellow countrymen on the non-compliance of the primary. "

Jun 20 08:44

'France's next president' calls for Brexit in Vienna

The beer flowed and the oompah music boomed in Vienna on Friday as France's Marine Le Pen, boosted by the prospect of a "Brexit", fired up a rally of European far-right "patriots" in Austria.

Jun 19 08:38

LATUFF (AND 8,000 OTHERS) THREATENED BY THE ‘JEWISH BRIGADE’

“Dear boycotters” (in French), warned (in English): “We have are a very particular set of skills, skills We have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make us a nightmare for people like you.“Boycotters should understand, we will be scalping you one by one, group by group, organization by organization.”

Jun 19 08:06

One Million People Rise Up In France Amid Media Blackout

Over one million people took to the streets in France this week in protest against an ever-increasing totalitarian French government, in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has ever seen.

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Jun 18 08:56

The Fire Rises: Can France’s Hollande Ban Protests That Involve Millions?

"[Hollande] may actually do it, but people will just start breaking the law. [Hollande] should start negotiating and stop making idle threats," Hedley tells Loud & Clear host Brian Becker, referring to the French president's threat to ban mass protests is real.

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Jun 17 06:31

BEX ALERT - VASILY THE KILLER: OUR YOUTH ARE READY TO FIGHT BACK WHEN OUR COUNTRY IS INSULTED

British tabloids have blamed a 37 year-old father of four children from Moscow, Vasily Stepanov, for the Marseille riots. Stepanov has offered his own view of Euro-2016 and everything involved.

Immediately following the incident, several “good old English” publications called Vasily, an ex-football hooligan known as “Killer”, the organizer of the fights at the Marseilles port, even though he was watching the match on television at his country home in Moscow region. He was branded a neo-Nazi and gangster who beats up the elderly, good-looking Englishmen, and Englishwomen in his pastime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See? See? It's got nothing to do with the planned impoverishment of the French people by the ECB. See?" -- Number 9 3/4

Jun 17 06:29

France once again under Nazi occupation

France is once again under a Nazi occupation. The evidence is clear that France is controlled by Germany. Nicolas Sarkozy, a Nazi Germany reunification advocate and sympathizer has played a pivotal role in the Nazi European Union ideology and bailouts. Sarkozy was sent by his Fuhrer German Chancellor Angela Merkel to China to beg China and other states to bankroll the Nazi German dream - a unified Europe under the control of Germany.

Jun 17 06:24

Tribute to police officers killed: Police officer refuses to shake hands with Holland and Valls

The scene is stealth. After making a solemn and poignant tribute to the police officers torque assassinated Monday in Magnanville (Yvelines), the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister have shackled Friday morning handshakes to greet the many police officers present at the ceremony to Versailles.

One of the police officers present, wearing a gray suit, flatly refused to reach out to Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a bad sign. The police are turning against Hollande and austerity!

Jun 16 15:14

Paris Conference A Tired And Clichéd Failure

Matthew Duss is right. The Paris Peace Conference is different, and the fact
that the United States’ stronghold of supposedly trying to resolve conflicts
in the Middle East is being challenged, is a point worth noting. Yet, this is
hardly important. “The multilateral nature of the conference is a Palestinian
strategic victory, marking another step toward the internationalization of the
peace process,” Duss wrote in Tablet magazine.

Jun 16 10:15

Syria Condemns German, French Military Presence in Aleppo

Syria strongly condemned the presence of French and German Special Forces in the war-hit country, after media reported the deployment of the two countries’ military forces in Northern Syria.“The Syrian government consider German and French military presence in Ain al-Arab and Manbij areas as a blatant interference, a flagrant violation of UN Charter’s principles and an overt unjustified aggression on the sovereignty and independence of Syria,” Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Syrian response comes as Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Tuesday has revealed Germany started deploying troops to the Northern part of Syria “to help the Kurdish fighters in the battle against ISIL in Aleppo province”.

The Arabic-language service of the news agency further added that the German troops have been deployed near the besieged town of Manbij.

Jun 15 13:00

France Building Military Bases In Syria: Report

By Brandon Turbeville

The use of proxy forces to destroy the secular government of Syria is now starting to give way to stealth methods of direct ground deployment of Western Special Forces and ground troops under the guise of assistance and coordination with “moderate” terrorists...

Jun 15 10:19

Magnanville Attack: ISIS Claims Link To Paris Suburb Stabber Who Killed Police Officer & His Wife

A police raid in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville has ended with the death of a hostage taker, who fatally stabbed a police officer near his house.

Jun 15 08:07

France Begin Mass Arrests Amid Huge Revolution

French authorities have begun the mass arrests of protestors taking part in what some are calling the biggest revolution in France for 200 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is only going to make things worse, by sending a signal that government is more concerned with the banks than with the people; a sentiment remembered from the time of Louis XVI!

Jun 14 12:10

CHAOS ERUPTS IN PARIS AS RIOT POLICE UNLEASH ON 50,000-STRONG LABOR PROTEST

French police unleashed tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators Tuesday as tens of thousands packed the streets of Paris in an outpouring of opposition to the government's anti-labor agenda.

The CGT labor union, which helped organized the march, hoped Tuesday's mobilization would be the largest since protests launched over new labor standards, which allow employers to more easily fire workers and create precarious, lower paid positions in place of permanent contracts.

"I’ve been to all the demos since March because I want to live in dignity, not just survive," Aurelien Boukelmoune, a 26-year-old technician, told AFP in Paris. "I want the reforms to be withdrawn, pure and simple. Only then will it stop. For the government's sake, they should withdraw the law, otherwise we'll block the economy."

Jun 14 11:36

At least 40 injured, 58 arrested in Paris anti-labor reform protests – police

At least 40 people, including 29 officers, were injured as protesters against France’s highly unpopular proposed labor law clashed with police in Paris. Police made 58 arrests and deployed tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators.

Twenty-nine officers and 11 rioters have been injured during clashes in the heart of the French capital, police said.

Security forces deployed six water cannons to calm the demonstrators, at least 58 of whom were detained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You WILL love your slavery to the Private Central Banks!"

"You WILL love your slavery to the Private Central Banks!"

"You WILL love your slavery to the Private Central Banks!"

"You WILL love your slavery to the Private Central Banks!"

Jun 14 07:46

26 injured, 15 arrested in Paris anti-labor reform protests – police

At least 26 people have been injured as protesters against highly-unpopular labor reforms clashed with police in Paris. Officers deployed tear gas against “hooded hooligans,” while nearly 15 people were arrested, police said.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in the center of the French capital on Tuesday, BFMTV reported.

Clashes took place near Port Royal railway station in Paris. Dozens of people, mostly hooded, threw stones and firecrackers at the security forces, who responded with force to disperse the demonstration.

Several people were injured in the clashes. Pictures on social media showed emergency services evacuating the injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Labor reform" is just "Austerity" in a new wrapper. The message is still the same. "Work harder, give us more money, and don't expect anything in return!"

It's time to update an old reliable tool!


Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 13 15:26

French Government Threatens To Crush Strikes

President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls made unprecedented threats to crush ongoing strikes against the Socialist Party’s (PS) unpopular and regressive labor law in the run-up to yesterday’s opening of the Euro 2016 football cup, amid a massive security operation.

Jun 13 08:47

WIKIPEDIA WARNS AGAINST FRENCH ATTEMPT TO EXTEND EU PRIVACY LAW GLOBALLY

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has said an attempt by France to give an online privacy ruling global force is opening up a “disastrous can of worms” and could spur global censorship.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 11 07:42

French Forces Begin Construction of Military Base in Syria's Aleppo

According to a Kurdish source, French forces stationed in northern Syria have begun constructing a military base near the city of Kobani in Aleppo province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It should be pointed out that Syria has not asked France, nor given permission, for a military base in Aleppo.

So, how would you feel if Mexico just decided to build a military base in Texas without permission from the US?

Jun 10 19:31

France shuns Europe as Brexit revolt spreads

A pan-European survey by the Pew Research Center released today found that 61pc of French voters have an “unfavourable” view, compared to 48pc in the UK.

A clear majority is opposed to “ever closer union” and wants powers returned to the French parliament, a finding that sits badly with the insistence by President Francois Hollande that “more Europe” is the answer to the EU’s woes.

“It is a protest against the elites,” said Professor Brigitte Granville, a French economist at Queen Mary University of London. “There are 5000 people in charge of everything in France. They are all linked by school and marriage, and they are tight.”

Jun 10 14:13

England fans go on rampage in Marseille. Next fight – with Russia

English football fans went on rampage in the center of the French city of Marseille. Violent clashes occurred between the crowd of drunk fans and local residents. About 200 fans began throwing chairs and bottles shouting "ISIS, where are you?" The fight erupted at around midnight on Friday in the Old Port area of the city, TASS reports. According to the agency, riot police had to use tear gas to disperse the raging England fans. Security forces cordoned off the area, but only a few offenders were arrested, others managed to escape. According to witnesses, the clashes resumed some time later, and the riot police had to cordon off the area again. Police dogs were involved to neutralize the locals, who wanted to answer the opponents. The UEFA European Championship 2016 takes place in France from June 10 to July 10. Russia to play vs. England on June 11 in Marseilles. About 150,000 England fans are expected to stay in the city on the day of the match.

Jun 10 12:07

Fearful of EU Disintegration and Mired in Crisis, France Wants Britain Punished for Brexit Revolt

As support for a British exit from the EU strengthens, at least according to the latest polls that give some people whiplash, policy makers on both sides of the English Channel are finally beginning to think about the days, weeks and months after June 23. Some countries, such as Germany, seem more inclined to favor a soft, pragmatic approach in the event of a Brexit, while others, led by the government of France, are calling for a more punitive response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes, I can already see the French trying to invade England!

Jun 09 11:46

France Admits Special Forces Active In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

Yet another confirmation has arrived regarding what informed observers have known since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis but what, up until this point, authorities have tried to deny – that French Special Forces are active on the ground in Syria.

According to reports by French news agency, AFP, the Special Forces troops are working alongside terrorists in northern Syria in an effort to guide the operation to retake Manbij. The French soldiers are also working alongside the SDF, a loose coalition of terrorists, YPG, Kurds, Arabs, and other groups, supported by the U.S. and NATO...

Jun 08 12:23

French Senate adopts resolution on scaling down of anti-Russian sanctions

The French Senate, the upper house of the National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution on a gradual scaling down of the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions. The proposal to lift the sanctions rallied the support of a majority of senators at a plenary session in the Luxembourg Palace.

Jun 08 11:45

Senator says France's future inconceivable without dialogue with Russia

France cannot do without dialogue with Russia and that is why the anti-Russian sanctions should go, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French Prime Minister from 2002 through 2005 and currently an influential senator said on Wednesday during the Senate debates on a draft resolution that stipulated a gradual scaling down of the EU sanctions against Moscow. "France's future is inconceivable without dialogue with Russia," Raffarin said. "The text of the resolution is well-balanced and that’s why I’ll vote for it." Earlier, the document got endorsement by Senate’s influential commission for external affairs and defense. Its members expressed regret over the worsening of relations between Brussels and Moscow and called a return to a trustworthy and durable rapport a necessary condition for strategic partnership in the solution of common problems.

Jun 08 11:20

RAW: Thousands Of Refugees Evacuated From Paris Camp

Some 2000 refugees were evacuated from the Jardins d’Eole camp in northern Paris, Monday morning.

Jun 07 07:41

'Get lost!' French economy minister pelted with eggs amid labor reform strikes

France's economy minister was left scrambling for safety when a group of angry union activists attacked him with eggs. It comes amid nationwide strikes and protests against a controversial labor reform law.

Emmanuel Macron was attempting to attend an event in the Paris suburb of Montreuil on Monday when he was struck with eggs by angry members of the CGT union telling him to “get lost.”

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 15:42

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution.

Jun 06 13:39

Did Clinton’s Emails Expose CIA Agents?

Even as Hillary Clinton closes in on the Democratic nomination, facts continue to emerge indicating that her sloppy email practices may have endangered secrets, including the identities of covert operatives, writes Peter Van Buren.

These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.

From a series of Clinton emails, numerous names were redacted in the State Department releases with the classification code “B3 CIA PERS/ORG,” a highly specialized classification that means the information, if released, would violate the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 by exposing the names of CIA officials.

Jun 06 13:30

MSNBC Admits Plan to Suppress Bernie Sanders Voters in California

A stunning revelation from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews...

Matthews flat out states that there is a plan in place at MSNBC to announce Hillary as the clear winner, hours before anything is officially declared, to make people think they will be wasting their time by going out to vote for Bernie.

This is a stunning example of the dirty tricks that the mainstream media will play to further their preferred establishment candidate’s position in the race:

Jun 06 13:26

Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

There are several lines of inquiry against Mme. Clinton:

(1) Did she work with, as yet unnamed, foreign governments and intelligence services to strengthen their positions and against the interest of the United States?

(2) Did she provide information on the operations and policy positions of various key US policymakers to competitors, adversaries or allies undermining the activities of military, intelligence and State Department officials?

(3) Did she seek to enhance her personal power within the US administration to push her aggressive policy of serial pre-emptive wars over and against veteran State Department and Pentagon officials who favored traditional diplomacy and less violent confrontation?

(4) Did she prepare a ‘covert team’, using foreign or dual national operative, to lay the groundwork for her bid for the presidency and her ultimate goal of supreme military and political power?

Jun 06 08:58

RAW VIDEO: MIGRANT MAYHEM IN PARIS NO GO ZONE

This footage is absolutely shocking...

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Jun 06 08:05

French Govt Reveals Plan To Teach Arabic In Primary Schools

France’s Education minister, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, has found herself on the firing line since revealing a plan to teach Arabic to primary school kids as young as six. Belkacem has suggested including Arabic among the language choices for French pupils.

Jun 05 07:27

The French peace initiative 'emptied of all substance'

The French initiative, as it has come to be known, was first proposed by the Hollande government last year. In its original form, it consisted of a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that would set forth clear parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace, along with mechanisms and a timeline for achieving them.

Faced with concerted US opposition and Israeli hostility , the Quai d'Orsay repeatedly watered down its terms and, concluding that US support for any such resolution would not be forthcoming as a matter of principle, ultimately chose to capitulate rather than stand its ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merde!

Jun 03 12:48

French MP: Sanctions should be imposed on Ukraine

Thierry Mariani, Member of the French National Assembly explained in an interview to Izvestiya newspaper that "first of all, anti-Russian sanctions should be lifted, the second, sanctions should be imposed on Ukraine. As Kiev currently demonstrates its disregard, not implementing the Minsk agreements. And the main responsibility lies on the Ukrainian party". Mariani also noted that resolution against anti-Russian sanctions, which will be considered in the Republic's Senate on 8 June, is very likely to be adopted. According to him, it will provide the French government with a definite signal even in case it continues official policy. As he said, "step by step regional and national parliaments wonder why the anti-Russian sanctions should be maintained to their own detriment. And what is happening in different parts of Europe evidences disagreement with official policy of the EU".

Jun 03 12:06

France became a disaster area (VIDEO)

At the weekend the age-old record could be beaten, if the water level in the Seine river rises above 6 meters. In the city paralyzed traffic, closed several metro lines and the main museums. 76 castles of the middle ages and modern times run the risk of being flooded by the river Loire. The water is getting very close to the most visited castles Cheverny, Blois and Amboise. Legendary Chambord is trying to save the furnishings and carpets. The fortress is de-energized, the water flooded the basements. The garden in which Moliere presented Louis XIV "The Bourgeois gentleman", littered with the trunks of washed away trees. Europe's largest forest type park is at risk of becoming a pond...

Jun 02 06:41

Leader of France’s Jewish Defence League on run in Israel after conviction in Paris

The leader of France’s Jewish Defence League was on the run in Israel on Wednesday after receiving a prison sentence for violent gang attacks in Paris, according to a MEMO source in Paris.

Joseph Ayache, 30, was convicted on Tuesday night alongside three accomplices by the 14th Chamber of the Paris Correctional Court.

All four defendants were self-confessed members of the far-right JDL, which is banned in both Israel and the USA for its links to terrorism.

Jun 01 14:29

FRANCE IN CHAOS – Biggest and longest protests & riots since French Revolution

As the country prepares to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 Football Championship in less than two weeks, labor strikes at oil refineries and nuclear power plants; fuel shortages paralyzing aviation and public transport system; violent street protests; nationwide riots; and a state of emergency until the end of July to cover the Tour de France has proved a major headache for François Hollande — currently the least popular French president since polls began in France

Jun 01 07:32

US issues travel alert for France ahead of Euro 2016

The US warned its citizens on Tuesday about the risks of being in France during the Euro 2016 football tournament next month.

May 31 07:45

GROVELLING Merkel and Hollande launch thinly-veiled ATTACK on Brexit

ANGELA Merkel and Francois Hollande have launched a desperate plea for European unity ahead of Britain’s once-in-a-generation referendum.

May 29 07:52

French PM Valls stakes political career on union fight

Engaged in a fierce tug of war with unions and some of his own party over labour reforms, France's embattled Prime Minister Manuel Valls has staked his political career on staring down the crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Regardez, mes maîtres les banquiers ont m'a ordonné de vous faire tous les pauvres afin qu'ils puissent être riche, et je vais le faire, alors vous pourriez aussi bien vous habituer à l'idée!" -- Le Miniister

*Look, my masters the bankers have ordered me to make you all poor so they can be rich, and I will do that, so you might as well get used to the idea!
"Où est la guillotine?"* -- Les gens

*Where is the guillotine?

May 28 06:44

French Senate to consider resolution on easing anti-Russia sanctions

France’s Senate will debate a draft resolution calling for the easing and gradual lifting of anti-Russia sanctions on June 8. The draft resolution has already been supported by the body’s Committee on European Affairs.

May 27 11:03

Still thinking of going to France this weekend? Half the country's petrol stations have run dry, riots break out in Paris and human traffickers are waging war in Calais

As thousands prepare to make trips across the Channel for the bank holiday weekend, British motorists were advised to cancel trips to France today as fuel pumps ran dry and violent industrial action against employment reform spread across the country.

Up to half of the country's 12,000-odd petrol stations are now empty, as riot police were sent in to try and lift blockades of fuel refineries.

By this afternoon, all but one of the blockades manned by union activists had been cleared away, a government spokesman said, adding that the situation is 'improving everywhere, all over the country'.

It came as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that 'this country is dying from its inability to reform'.

Meanwhile, a mass brawl involving people smugglers at the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais left 40 injured, including a young female aid worker, yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yeah; that "let's blend all the human races together into one homogeneous herd of obedient and pliant workers" idea is working out real swell!!!!!!!!

May 26 07:47

France: “State of Emergency” Extends State Terrorism as Nationwide Protests Gather Momentum

As riots, strikes and protests sweep across France, ostensibly driven by a revolt against new labour laws introduced by the Government’s labour reform bill, we ask if we are seeing the escalation of the chaos strategy designed to create unrest and divide social movements, thus undermining any genuine grass-roots organisation against the ever extending “state of emergency”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or are we seeing the start of a global revolution against the money-junkies?

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

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