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Dec 10 14:20

Eventually This Had To Happen: France Investigates Russia Over Yellow Vest Riots

France is investigating Russia over the yellow vest riots. Sorry, Macron, please look in the mirror.

Dec 10 12:17

First reactions to Macron speech

Maybe it's the language translation, or my lack of expertise on French politics, but this #Macron speech came across as weak: a lot of apologies, throwing around government money, some solutions perhaps unrealistic. Sacre blah!

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That is how it came across to me.

Dec 10 11:23

France Beats its Citizens Bloody for the Crime of Protesting the Globalists (VIDEO)

The French police are taking a very heavy-handed approach to dealing with protesters as this disturbing video shows bloodied and beaten citizens being beaten and dragged by heavily armed police.

Dec 10 10:42

Russian media covered the Yellow Vest protests; now France is investigating Russian ‘interference’

France has opened a probe into Russian “interference” in the anti-government Yellow Vest protests, with Russian media and “Russia-linked” social media accounts targeted for the grave crime of actually reporting on the crisis.

Hundreds of social media accounts supposedly linked to Russia have “sought to amplify” the still-raging French street protests, according to an “analysis” seen by the Times of London.

The source? Ryan Fox, a former NSA employee and the co-owner of an American cyber-security firm which “monitors disinformation” online and has a history of dubiously promoting nefarious Russian ‘meddling’ as a panacea for all Western ills.

Dec 10 10:39

EU Army Deployed To Paris To Crush French Revolution

The EU army has been deployed to the streets of Paris in an attempt to crush the historic French revolution currently sweeping across France.

Armoured European Union military vehicles were filmed storming Paris on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of protestors continue to protest globalism.

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The EU army may have been sent in over concerns that the French military might not want to oppose the protests.

Dec 10 10:20

'At the end I ask myself why I work just to survive' man who had 'yellow vest' idea tells Euronews17

Amidst another weekend of violent unrest in cities across France, Euronews interviewed Ghislain Coutard — the man behind the yellow vest idea.

A month before the first roadblocks, Coutard responded to a call to action on Facebook by posting his own video, which would quickly go viral. In it, Coutard suggests people place a yellow safety vest on their car’s dashboard as a symbol of solidarity, earning the movement its worldwide famous name.

Coutard — who did not go to Paris this weekend — spoke to Euronews about why he put up the video, why he joined the movement, and what it would take for the protests to stop.

Dec 10 10:05

Macron to address French nation as students blockade dozens of schools

— On Monday morning there were disruptions in up to 120 schools across the country, including 40 schools completely blockaded by students.

Dec 10 09:44

French Lessons

French people are standing up for their rights and speaking out for many others around the world who are sick at the injustice of capitalism. None more so than people of Western states who have had to endure decades of economic austerity while a tiny elite become ever more obscenely wealthy.

In addition to the irrational malign distribution of wealth that capitalism bestows, Western states — that is, the oligarch-serving politicians — spend and waste inordinate financial resources on militarism and waging criminal wars.

For the fourth weekend in a row, the French public have taken to the streets of Paris and other major cities to demand economic justice.
They also want President Emmanuel Macron to resign. Macron has so far kept his usual aloof silence on the protests, leaving it up to his prime minister Edouard Philippe to placate the angry nation.

Dec 10 09:26

BEX ALERT - UKRAINE’S SBU, BRITISH MEDIA, US THINK TANK: RUSSIA IS BEHIND “YELLOW VEST” PROTESTS IN FRANCE

The French Secretariat-General for National Defense and Security (SGDSN) is investigating rumors on Russia’s alleged meddling in the “Yellow Vest” movement, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with RTL.

Sputnik reported that the minister’s statement followed a Times newspaper report, citing citing an analysis carried out by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company, that hundreds of allegedly Russia-linked Twitter accounts were presumably fueling the yellow vest rallies by posting pictures of injured protesters and retweeting posts connected to the unrest.

In addition, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, about 600 Twitter accounts allegedly linked to the Kremlin have begun focusing on France, boosting their use of the hashtag #giletsjaunes.

Dec 10 09:24

France: Almost 1,000 arrests as 'Yellow Vests' protests continue

Dec 10 08:23

France's Yellow Vest movement strikes a victory for working people across the EU

Though the Gilet Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement in France may appear to have erupted from nowhere, its arrival has been a long time coming.
“Men make their own history,” Karl Marx reminds us, “but not of their own free will; not under circumstances they themselves have chosen but under the given and inherited circumstances with which they are directly confronted.”

And confronting the thousands of Yellow Vest protesters who’ve been laying siege to central Paris these past few weeks – along with millions of ordinary working people across France – have been and are the deepening consequences of a broken and defunct neoliberal economic model, compounded by the refusal of its prime movers, chief among them French President Emmanuel Macron, to wake up to the deepening dystopia fashioned in its name.

Dec 09 21:26

MACRON CRISIS: EU may NEVER be able to TRUST President again, experts warn

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Dr Oliver Davis, a reader of French Studies from the School of Modern Languages and Culture at the University of Warwick, said: “It seriously damages his reputation for technocratic competence and calls his political judgement into question.

“The fact that his government was clearly taken by surprise and thought it could tough out unrest but has now given way to it shows that he is not a good listener.

“This is how the government is already trying to present itself, after the recent U-turn, almost as psychotherapeutic listener attentive to the nation’s sufferings - but rather that he was not only rash in his earlier pronouncements but guilty of a major error of political judgement.

“This is without doubt the toughest challenge Emmanuel Macron has faced since being elected and probably the most serious political crisis to engulf France since the near-insurrection of Mai ’68.”

Dec 09 15:49

French ‘Yellow Vest’ protester has hand BLOWN OFF by grenade as country descends into violence and bloodshed

Gendarmes were supported by 12 gendarmerie Berliet VXB-170 armoured cars, complete with 7.62mm machine guns and a 56mm Alsetex Cougar grenade launchers.

The vehicles are designed to break down barricades and to advance on crowds during riots.

A total of 106 out of 109 squads of gendarmes mobilised across France, along with other paramilitaries groups such as the Republican Security Companies (CRS).

The Yellow Vests said their protests would continue indefinitely as they campaign for even more tax reductions.

There have been calls for a State of Emergency to be announced, and for the Army to take to the streets.

The current spate of Paris violence is considered the worst since the Spring of 1968, when President Charles de Gaulle’s government feared a full-blown revolution.

Dec 09 15:35

France protests and the 'yellow vests’ deep anger reveal the hypocrisy at the heart of the green agenda

The yellow jacket protests are over more than just a single, obnoxious tax. They arise from the failure of Western leaders, like Macron, to look out for the interests of their people as a whole instead of just their favored classes.

The enraged, resentful citizens in the streets of Paris and rural roads of the countryside have no interest in crowning a new king. But they are fed up with paying ever-rising climate taxes so their “betters” in the drawing rooms of Paris and Brussels can feel good about themselves and pad the wallets of their business cronies.

Dec 09 15:31

French high school students made to kneel with hands on heads by police – video

Dozens of students in the Paris suburb of Mantes-la-Jolie were made to kneel with their hands on their heads on Thursday, amid unrest that has spread to schools during three weeks of anti-government demonstrations. Protests at nearly 300 schools against stricter university entrance requirements have added to the unrest as Paris prepares for another weekend of gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests

Dec 09 10:29

French 'Yellow Vest' protester had his hand 'blown off by a grenade' and a woman 'lost an eye' during riots as clean-up gets underway in Paris and Macron prepares to unveil new tax cuts in grovelling speech to quell unrest

A French 'Yellow Vest' protester had his hand blown off after reportedly trying to pick up a grenade in Bordeaux while a woman in Paris lost an eye during violent clashes last night.

The device detonated when the man tried to pick it up in order to throw it back, the city's deputy public prosecutor Olivier Etienne confirmed, Sud Ouest reports.

But no further details have been released about the man's identity or his current condition.

Dec 09 09:30

FLASHBACK JUNE - Dipping into taxpayers' money: President Macron orders a new swimming pool to be built just a few feet from his private beach

Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron have ordered a new swimming pool to be installed a few feet from their private beach - so as to avoid people taking pictures of them sea swimming.

The Elysee Palace confirmed the five figure expenditure at the Riviera retreat where France's presidential couple will spend their summer break.

It also confirmed that the French taxpayer would be paying for the new swimming pool.

Dec 09 09:29

France is the new tax hell in Europe and beyond

While the dust has not yet settled in the streets of Paris, after sweeping protests against fuel tax hikes, it just so happens that France has taken the crown from Denmark as the most taxed country in 2017, the OECD found.

Among the 34 developed members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Emmanuel Macron leads the nation with the highest tax-to-GDP ratio, the organization reported. France leads with 46.2 percent of GDP against the average of 34.2 percent of other members, thus dropping the long-standing leader in the rating, Denmark.

The Scandinavian country’s numbers, meanwhile, shrank to 46 percent, down by 0.2 since last year. Sweden, Italy, and Greece round out the top five, while Mexico is the last on the list at 16.2 percent.

Dec 09 09:27

Color of outrage: Yellow Vests rallies sweep across France and abroad

France has been gripped by rallies as Yellow Vests demand new concessions from the government. Hundreds of protesters, including the movement’s leader, were detained during the demonstrations.

Yellow Vest mayhem has hit the country for the 4th consecutive weekend. Protests in the capital this Saturday resulted in clashes between demonstrators and police, with officers resorting to tear gas. Hundreds were detained and taken into custody in the capital.

Dec 09 09:25

Erdogan: French 'Yellow Vests' Protests Show Europe Has Failed on Democracy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated Saturday that Turkish police were frequently accused of using force, however, he pointed to the situation in France and urged to note how the local police treated people there, the Anadolu news agency reported.

According to the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited by the Anadolu news agency, the Yellow Vest protests pointed out to Europe's failed democracy, human rights and freedom, adding that Europe's security was threatened by the native population.

"The walls of security and welfare that they so cherished started to be shaken not by migrants or Muslims, but by their own citizens," Erdogan said.

Dec 09 09:24

Brussels Police Detain 450 People in Yellow Vest Rally

As many as 450 people were detained in an unauthorized yellow vest protest in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Saturday, with 10 individuals having appeared in court, the city's prosecutor's office said.

"The Brussels Prosecutor's Office can provide the following information. At this stage, the issuing of arrest orders has been confirmed for 10 people," the prosecutor's office said in a statement, adding that as many as 450 people had been subject to administrative detention.

Dec 09 09:22

Farage on Paris Riots, 'Disconnected' Macron: 'Goodness Knows Where This Ends'

Dec 09 09:20

'Who sows poverty collects protest' Salvini LASHES OUT at Macron and EU over Paris riots

Speaking to about 80,000 people at a Lega rally in Rome, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister blamed Emmanuel Macron‘s austerity policies and the EU for the deadly yellow vests protests in the French capital. Mr Salvini claimed the core paradigm set out in the EU Treaties are currently undeliverable by member states because of the contrasting attitude of the Brussels institutions against Governments’ economic proposals.

He told the crowd: “You tell me how it is possible to guarantee what is written in the institutional Treaties.

“Full employment, sustainable growth, solidarity between states and citizens.

“Look at the images coming from Paris.

“Remember those that came from Greece. Look at the economic crisis that even the super powerful Germany is starting to experience.

“Spain, or other countries.

“Think of the yellow vests who are guaranteeing public order in this square and are protesting in Paris.

Dec 09 09:11

Armoured vehicles bearing EU flag STORM Paris in sign European Army ALREADY created

Riots have been raging across the city for the last few weeks as anger about the high cost of living and increased fuel taxes threaten to topple Emmanuel Macron’s Government.

Shocking scenes today saw riot cops confronting the so-called Gilet Jaunes – after the high-vis yellow vests they have worn.

But one particular video has caused a stir after it was posted on social media.

Dec 08 10:31

Yellow Vests 'Spokesman' Warns Against Protests in Paris

"Yellow vest" protesters should not take to the streets of Paris, since doing so would "certainly" lead to deaths, Christophe Chalencon, who calls himself movement's spokesman, told Sputnik on Friday.

"We should no longer protest in Paris. If there are protests in Paris, there certainly will be deaths," Chalencon said, stressing the need to "continue putting pressure" on the government.

According to Chalencon, if Saturday's demonstrations end in violence, French President Emmanuel Macron "will be politically dead."

"What’s happening outside Paris is not that serious. We need to avoid… vandals and law enforcement forces, who are present in large numbers and have much more powerful weapons. We need to avoid contact with them. We need to continue putting pressure, but with an iron fist in a velvet glove," he stressed.

Dec 08 10:10

Le Pen Says Ongoing Crisis in France Can Be Resolved Only by Political Means

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-wing National Rally (RN) political party, said Friday that the ongoing crisis in France can only be resolved by political means.

"We believe that the way out of the crisis is essentially political. This decision excludes any use of violence that only adds chaos to adversity," Le Pen said in a letter published on the party's website.

She noted that the political solution to the crisis depended on the authorities, stressing that French President Emmanuel Macron "is deprived of sympathy for the people, constrained by arrogance and indifference of the elites."

Dec 08 10:06

Police Use Tear Gas as Yellow Vests Protests Rock Paris for 4th Week (VIDEO)

The so-called "Yellow Vests" protests, named after the reflective vests all French drivers are required to keep in their cars, have been ongoing in France since November 17.

Despite French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that he was abandoning a proposed fuel tax, "Yellow Vests" protests continue under the banner "All to the Elysee" on Saturday, December 8 in Paris, a reference to the Elysee Palace, where the president of the republic officially resides.

Earlier, authorities announced that they would close the Eiffel Tower on the day of the upcoming December 8 demonstration, citing safety concerns. The Louvre, the Delacroix arts museum and the Tuileries Garden will be closed as well.

Dec 08 09:53

Israeli Scammers Swindle 3000 French of $20 Million, Many Other Countries - No Wonder Macron Is Hated

Macron was created, elected, and is propped-up by Jewish finance and media.

"Investigations reveal a pattern of Israeli officials stone-walling efforts to stop the perpetrators of massive financial swindles in various countries, from Europe to the US to the Philippines… While some Israeli reporters work to expose the scams, a new one is already underway."

Dec 08 09:52

Macron's 'Hard Ball Play' Failed, Provoked Backlash From Protesters - Scholar

8000 extra police are to be deployed to the streets of Paris this weekend, as part of 89,000 gendarmes deployed nationwide in anticipation of further protests by the Yellow Vests movement. This is despite a government U-turn on its plans to scrap a proposed rise in fuel tax along with a gas price hike.

The Yellow Vests movement now goes beyond protesting the fuel tax rise and is uniting people from all walks of life against the President Emmanuel Macron, who they consider to be out of touch with the average French worker. His package of reforms which he has pushed through the Senate since he came to power have hit the vulnerable in French society the most, and as he sought to boost businesses and the economy.

Le Pen Says Ongoing Crisis in France Can Be Resolved Only by Political Means

Dec 08 09:50

Nationalists Are Burning Federal Buildings and Degenerate Art Museums in France

The rank and file police and military sympathize with the conservative nationalist demonstrators, and are standing down, and even supporting them in some cases.

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Read this one all the way through!

Dec 08 09:49

Macron Disappears as France Locks Down for Weekend Violence.

Dec 08 09:48

Macron must LEARN from Trump: EU's future hinges on ability to quash angry REVOLT

The pro-EU technocrat promised to unite a divided France as he beat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, making him the youngest French head of state since Napoleon. The 40-year former investment banker had never held office before becoming President but the European Union was hopeful he could usher in a new dawn with France at the heart of it. But his dreams of an EU army and Eurozone reform are becoming more distant as days go by, thanks to a unique and violent uprising that has recently emerged.

The so-called “yellow jackets” are frustrated with the increasing price of fuel, tax and the cost of living, and they have made their voices heard – literally leaving Paris in flames.

The movement is born out of small working class French towns, whose people are highly suspicious of Mr Macron’s bold initiatives aimed at pleasing the metropolitan elite and bankers of Paris.

Dec 08 09:37

They're Coming To Paris In Attack Mode - This Is A Revolution Folks!

Dec 08 09:36

THE BEGINNING TO AN END

The disease that caused this yellow vest revolution is the “40-40-40 SYNDROME” where the people work 40 hours a week, at a job they hate, for 40 years of their life, in hopes they will make 40% of what they could not afford to live on in the first place.

Dec 08 09:30

French police arrest 700 people protesting against govt. across France

Dec 07 09:22

Israel furious as prestigious French human rights award goes to B’Tselem, Al-Haq

Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups B’Tselem and Al-Haq have both received a prestigious French award, prompting a furious response from Israeli officials.

The five laureates of the 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic were announced on Wednesday, an award which honours individuals or organisations that promote human rights.

The award ceremony will take place at the Ministry of Justice in Paris on 10 December, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Attendees will include French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet.

Dec 07 09:09

France braces for 'ULTRA-VIOLENT' protests, with 89,000 cops on the streets and shops boarded up as demonstrators vent fury at Macron's reforms despite the President caving in to Yellow Vest demands

France is bracing for 'ultra-violent' protests' this weekend with 89,000 police on the streets and shops boarded up as demonstrators vent their fury at President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

A dozen armoured cars equipped with machine guns will also patrol parts of Paris as the French government attempts to avoid urban warfare tomorrow amid fears thousands will bring chaos to the streets.

The Yellow Vests – fuel price protesters named after their high visibility jackets – will be joined by groups from the far-Right and the hard-Left in a mass show of anger against Macron's administration on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Eiffel Tower will be closed, 8,000 police officers will be deployed in the French capital alone and 14 'high-risk' sectors will be cleared out - including one containing the world-renowned and glitzy Champs-Elysees avenue.

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Dec 07 08:35

Child rioters as young as 12 are among 153 arrested at a SINGLE French high school as astonishing footage shows suspects kneeling with their hands behind their heads as police bark out commands

Child rioters as young as 12 were among 153 arrested at a single high school in France as the country's law and order crisis intensified.

Astonishing video of police guarding the youngsters from the Lycée Saint-Exupéry, in Mante-la-Jolie, some 30 miles west of Paris, was on Friday posted on numerous social media platforms.

The children and teenagers have their hands behind their heads and are on their knees, while some have their faces pushed up against a wall.

Dec 07 08:34

That Aged Badly: Macron Worship Turns Sour as Protests Intensify

With France brought to its knees by the country’s worst unrest in half a century, as citizens protested Emmanuel Macron, there will be increasing concern amongst the globalist establishment over the future of the French president they hailed as the saviour of Europe.

Reports have showed a country in chaos over the past three weeks, with hundreds of people wounded and a number killed in anti-government protests which, despite disruption and violence, enjoy wide support from a large majority of the population.

Against so-called green taxes and a major squeeze in French workers’ cost of living, the Yellow Jackets movement represents “a rejection of all things Macron”, admitted the liberal U.S. magazine Slate this week.

Dec 07 08:32

Radicals Want to Overthrow French Gov't Via Yellow Vest Protests - Spokesman

French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux believes that radical forces are attempting to use the "yellow vest" protest movement as an instrument to overthrow the French government.

"Obviously, this is organized. Politicized and radical elements are trying to turn this movement into an instrument. They want to overthrow the government," Griveaux said in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, asked about whether the protesters had any particular goal staging action near the Elysee Palace.

Dec 07 08:30

MACRON CRISIS: President may be replaced by ARMY GENERAL - 'right-wing is REAL WINNER'

EMMANUEL Macron could be replaced by a French Army General as tensions between the French President and the so-called "yellow vests" fail to subside, claimed former MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

Dec 07 08:26

Army on the way to Paris? PHOTOS & VIDEOS of French armored vehicles on the move emerge online

Photos and videos of armored vehicles allegedly approaching Paris to be deployed during Saturday’s protests have appeared on Twitter. Earlier, the French PM promised military police vehicles at the rallies.
Even though the government dropped the fuel tax hike after mass protests last week, the Yellow Vests will still march on December 8.

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised 8,000 additional officers in Paris and 89,000 nationwide to be deployed during the protests. He also announced that “a dozen armored vehicles” belonging to the French Gendarmerie will be rolling on the streets of the City of Lights.

Dec 06 10:50

France Abandons Fuel Tax Increase After Weeks of Protest

The French government has totally abandoned the planned increase in fuel taxes that have sparked massive, weeks-long protests across the country. The news comes one day after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the tax hike would be delayed for six months from its planned January 2019 rollout.

"The government is ready for dialogue and is showing it because this tax increase has been dropped from the 2019 budget bill," Philippe told the National Assembly Wednesday.

Dec 06 10:49

French Police Union Calls on Police to Join Yellow Vests' Protests

After the surge in fuel prices in France, the so-called Yellow Vests movement has held protests, calling firstly on the government to lower the prices, and then also on French President Emmanuel Macron to resign. On Wednesday, the French National Assembly approved a moratorium on the planned fuel price hike.

The French labour union Vigi has called on its members working in the national police and in the Ministry of the Interior to start an indefinite strike on Saturday, joining the Yellow Vests movement. The statement was placed on Vigi's Facebook page on Wednesday.

"The demands made by the Yellow Vests movement related to all of us. The time to organize legally and express solidarity with them for the benefit of all has come", Vigi's post reads.

Dec 06 10:24

French parliament’s left parties to discuss vote of no confidence against government

At least three left-wing parties at the French parliament have agreed to discuss a vote of no confidence against the government amid sweeping protests, against Macron’s policies, which have gripped the country.

Among those planning to question Emmanuel Macron’s leadership is La France Insoumise party whose leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has long been a vocal critic of the current government.

Dec 06 09:38

Elysee fears ‘putschists’, coup attempt during Yellow Vests protests this weekend – media

With more Yellow Vests protests approaching this weekend Elysee Palace is worried about a possible coup attempt. Calls have been made to attack parliamentarians and police forces, French media report.

Even though the French government abandoned the fuel tax hike after sweeping protests, the movement still calls upon its followers to gather on December 8. “The Act IV” will be held under the motto “we stay on our course.” The Facebook event has already counted 6,000 people who wish to participate and 22,000 others who are “interested.”

Dec 05 19:06

French Citizens Want Cheaper Energy, not Global Warming Elitism

Op-Ed by David Unsworth

Diesel moves France. Whereas in the United States diesel is increasingly a rarity used mainly to fuel heavy trucks, drivers in France and much of Europe have diesel cars. In past generations, diesel was believed to be more environmentally friendly. Today, it turns out that is not the case. Diesel is actually far worse for the environment than traditional gasoline.

This weekend, anger over a 6 percent increase on diesel taxes led to the largest and most violent protests France has seen since the 1960s. The “gilets jaunes” (or yellow vests in English) are so named because they don reflective bright yellow-colored vests that all French motorists are required to have in their vehicles when they take to the streets...

Dec 05 17:15

France's Yellow Vest movement strikes a victory for working people across the EU

The French government’s decision to suspend the proposed levy on fuel was a victory for the French people, whose tradition of fighting and struggling for the right to a quality of life consistent with human dignity is centuries old.

In forcing Macron – whose disregard for those at the sharp end of the neoliberal god he worships has been inordinate – to back down, the Yellow Vest movement has rendered working people throughout the EU a great and significant service, reminding them that passivity in the face of injustice only succeeds in inviting more injustice.

Macron’s initial ‘let them eat cake’ refusal to countenance backing down (before, that is, he did back down), proclaiming with the bombast of the mouse to the cat that “People complaining about rising fuel prices are the same ones who complain about pollution and how their children suffer,” will follow him all the way to his resignation or the next French presidential election, whichever comes first.

Dec 05 16:51

Rebel in Paris: Tear gas and flames sign of coming “revolution"

Dec 05 11:16

What is Really Happening in France?

Dec 05 11:06

Will Paris Riots Scuttle Climate Accord?

Yet, though confidence may abound in Katowice that the world will meet the goals set down in Paris in 2015, the global environmentalists seem to be losing momentum and losing ground.

Consider what happened this weekend in France.

Saturday, rage over a fuel tax President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to cut carbon emissions brought mobs into the heart of Paris, where they battled police, burned cars, looted, smashed show windows of elite stores such as Dior and Chanel, and desecrated the Arc de Triomphe.

In solidarity with the Paris rioters, protests in other French cities erupted.

Virulently anti-elite, the protesters say they cannot make ends meet with the present burdens on the working and middle class.

Specifically, what the rioters seem to be saying is this:

We cannot see the benefits you are promising to future generations from cutting carbon emissions. And we cannot survive the taxes you are imposing on us in the here and now.

Dec 05 10:36

France's Meltdown, Macron's Disdain

On November 11th, French President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by inviting seventy heads of state to organize a costly, useless, grandiloquent "Forum of Peace" that did not lead to anything. He also invited US President Donald Trump, and then chose to insult him. In a pompous speech, Macron -- knowing that a few days earlier, Donald Trump had defined himself as a nationalist committed to defending America -- invoked "patriotism"; then defined it, strangely, as "the exact opposite of nationalism"; then called it "treason".

Dec 05 10:36

Farage: Macron ‘Virtue Signals’ to the World, Is ‘Disconnected’ from the French People

Brexit architect Nigel Farage has condemned France’s President Emmanuel Macron for spending more time “virtue signalling” to the world than connecting with his own people, which he said has resulted in the escalation of violence at Yellow Vest protests.

The Member of European Parliament and former UKIP leader told Trish Regan on Fox News Business Monday that while the Yellow Vest protests began with the issue of ‘green’ taxes, in its third week it has evolved to express dissatisfaction with the global ruling elite, specifically 40-year-old President Macron.

“What we saw in the last couple of days was the third week, now, of these protests and a level of violence not seen in France since the student uprising in 1968,” Mr Farage said, “so it would appear that these protests are gaining momentum.”

Dec 05 10:30

France's "Yellow Vest" revolution exposes globalist puppet Macron

Dec 05 10:29

Macron Blinks: France Suspends Fuel Tax Hike After "Yellow Vest" Riots... But It's Not Enough

Despite French President Emmanuel Macron letting his people "eat cake" with a six-month suspension of the government's new "climate change" fuel taxes, the so-called "Yellow Vest" movement which has been protesting throughout France for more than three weeks is still spitting mad.

Dec 04 15:13

The Real Significance Of The French Tax Revolt

At some point, it is too much. Just as the citizens suffering under Soviet rule finally said no more, the people suffering under social-democratic rule might someday do the same. Observers have waited decades to see reforms that might forestall such a thing. Reforms haven’t happened. Now the people are in the streets, setting fires and protesting the police. -- And it’s not just France. It’s spreading to Belgium and the Netherlands – the building of a European Spring. -- What we see in Paris today might be the end of social democracy as we know it. What comes in its place is what the battle of ideas today is really about.

Dec 04 11:49

No French Revolution in America

More than 80% of the people of France—ordinary working people, not the professional bureaucrate class—support the “gilets jaunes,” the yellow vests in the street protesting against the globalist policies of Emmanuel Macron, defender of the mega-wealthy and upholder of EU progressivism.

The establishment media in the US and Europe are focusing on the violence of the protests—including vandalism of the Arc de Triomphe (which is a monument to war and French colonialism)—and underplaying the political and economic complaints central to the demonstrations.

Dec 04 10:07

Riot police clash with ambulance drivers in France in latest anti-government protest

Paramedics today clashed with riot police in France as dozens of ambulances joined ongoing anti-government protests.

The vehicles blocked a bridge leading to the National Assembly in Paris on Monday.

Lines of riot police officers stood in the rain to prevent the ambulance workers from getting too close to the building.

Ambulance drivers were also pictured facing off with officers during a demonstration at the Place de la Concorde.

Dec 04 10:07

Revolt Against Globalism

The Great Awakening is happening right now. Human beings are tired of the corruption, destruction and manipulation of the ruling class elite (RCE). The mainstream media, which is a pawn of the RCE, is constantly trying to distract us, they use divisive issues to create collective emotional responses, often violent, in their ‘victim’ Proletariat class.

Racism, sexism, transsexual rights are all tools to control the proletariat with a constant supply of manufactured emotional cues. The government maintains control with these type of issues, pushing them to the forefront, dividing our society into tiny pieces, division being the prime tool of the RCE. With maximum emotional distraction at play, the populace forgets what truly matters, the one thing everyone has in common: economics rights.

Dec 04 09:45

A Quick Look at the Recent French Protests

Dec 04 09:21

The Real Significance of the French Tax Revolt

By Peter C. Earle

The gilets jaunes (Yellow Jacket) anti-tax riots in France escalated over the past weekend, again citing the impact of higher taxes on fossil fuels – and high levels of taxation in general – on everyday life. French citizens, already subject to the highest taxes in the OECD, are being crushed by both new and systematically increasing taxes, and have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in a “citizen’s revolution”. Recommendations to declare a state of emergency have for the time being been tabled.

With no sense of irony whatsoever, in a press conference on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron stated: “I will never accept violence.”

Yet violence is the core component of his chosen vocation as a statesman...

Dec 04 09:07

France introduces 6-month moratorium on fuel tax increases

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced a six-month suspension of the fuel tax hike which triggered massive unrest across the country, saying the measure is aimed at stopping the violence and restoring public order.

Dec 04 09:05

Macron On Edge As Up To 120,000 Angry "Yellow Vests" Prepare To Storm The Bastille

French President Emmanuel Macron may institute emergency tax cuts in an attempt to stem violent protests which have gripped France for three weeks, according to Bloomberg.

The government is increasingly worried that the economy, alongside its own political fortunes, is threatened by demonstrations against fuel taxes that have spiraled into a push-back against Macron’s policies.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the impact of the riots was “severe,” and left a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels to return to Paris for crisis talks with colleagues. -Bloomberg

Dec 04 08:59

‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Aren’t May 1968 Students, They’re Sans-Culottes

What began as a spontaneous explosion of anger at a surge in fuel prices set by the French government last month has become a nationwide conflagration called the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests” after the reflective safety clothing item. Showing no signs of stopping, its demands and base have expanded amid state intransigence.

Hundreds of thousands of French people have joined the protests since November 17, many of them peaceful but with an increasingly visible and large part of them becoming riots. Over 70 percent of French people polled said they support the movement, although an even higher percentage said they disapproved of the violence, which is mostly centered in Paris.

Dec 04 08:57

Great Coverage of Astounding 'Yellow Vest' Violence From Russian TV: 'Macron Might Have to Resign'

The French really shot themselves in the foot by electing Macron in the first place and now the people are rioting in protest of his policies. They are getting so extreme that it appears Macron may even be forced to resign. But are these legitimate grassroots protests?

The host points out that this protest looks remarkably similar to ‘color revolutions’ that the US has been known to produce, which could make sense since they started shortly after Macron announced plans for a European Army to succeed US-led NATO.

Regardless, Macron is immensely unpopular with an approval rating around 25%, while the protestors enjoy massive public approval.

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