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Aug 14 06:37

Mass Protests Held in Paris Against Coronavirus Lockdown and Health Passes

Last month, around 160,000 people took to the streets, protesting against the introduction of health passes that require every person to show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR or antibody test to enter public places, including bars and restaurants.

Sputnik is live from Paris as mass protests against coronavirus lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations, and other pandemic restrictions hit the French capital. Many groups, including the Yellow Vests, are voicing their concerns about health passes, which were made obligatory for public places on 21 July.

Aug 14 06:25

France the World Leader for Freedom

Aug 13 07:42

Macron &Co. Quietly Create Certification Council to Control France’s Doctors

Passed by decree on the sly, Macron and Véran create the “National Certification Council”, subject to the government, to renew or withdraw the right to practice from doctors who do not obey… not a word in the media

PROFESSION GENDARME

This is huge!!! Awful, unthinkable… Doctors under high surveillance of politicians and therefore of Big Pharma… Macron will have done everything to us… even the unthinkable, even the unimaginable. It remains to be seen whether the doctors are aware of this (what is the purpose of the unions and the doctors’ association?) and whether they will allow it to happen…

Only retired doctors can speak the truth and not submit.

Aug 12 06:02

FRANCE DINING AREAS ALMOST EMPTY AFTER COVID PASSPORTS ENFORCED

Aug 11 18:17

Reuters: Half of Paris Cafes And Bars Refusing to Comply With Vaccine Passport Scheme

Though you wouldn't know it from watching the media's highlight reels of compliant sheep going along with France's vaccine passport rollout, half of Paris cafes and bars are reportedly refusing to comply with the control scheme despite the government's terroristic threats.

Aug 11 09:27

Reuters: Half of Paris Cafes And Bars Refusing to Comply With Vaccine Passport Scheme

Though you wouldn't know it from watching the media's highlight reels of compliant sheep going along with France's vaccine passport rollout, half of Paris cafes and bars are reportedly refusing to comply with the control scheme despite the government's terroristic threats.

Aug 10 09:55

Migrant Who Burnt Down Nantes Cathedral Is Released, Kills a Catholic Priest

A Rwandan immigrant in France already under investigation for setting the Nantes cathedral on fire last year has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Roman Catholic priest, prosecutors said on Monday.

The 40-year-old man surrendered to police mid-morning and admitted to killing the head of the religious congregation where he was staying as he awaited trial for the cathedral fire. …

“At this stage of the investigation there seems to be no terrorist motive whatsoever,” Le Goater said.

Aug 10 08:02

FRENCH STRIKE

Aug 10 00:18

'Dystopian Nightmare': Paris Cops Demand Outdoor Diners Show Their Vaccine Passports

Reuters on Monday shared video of police in Paris going from diner to diner at outdoor cafes and restaurants demanding to see everyone's vaccine passports.

Aug 09 17:15

[Video] French Health Pass Poster Shows Government Printed them in January 2020

"I will show you something: Look at the date. This is live. It's not a fake poster. The date is 20th January 2020, so even before the first wave they already had their posters ready. Well, isn't that nice? They had foreseen this in January of 2020. I'm putting this in public (videotaping date on poster). This is all very normal (sarcastic). They don't take us for idiots." (sarcastic)

Aug 09 05:47

French President Macron Says Anti-Vax Protesters Have ‘Lost Their Minds’

French President Emmanuel Macron has stepped up criticism of radical anti-vaccine demonstrators who oppose his push to boost vaccination across the country. “I won’t give in to their radical violence at all,” Macron said in an interview with Paris Match magazine, according to excerpts made available online before the full article is published on Thursday. “Their attitude is a threat to democracy. They mix up everything.” “A few tens of thousands of people have lost their minds to such an extent that they are capable of saying we live in a dictatorship,” Macron said. Anti-vaccine activists claim that government measures that make vaccination almost mandatory for those who wish to resume a normal life are oppressive.

Aug 08 06:13

‘Like a War Zone’: Scenes of COMBAT in Paris as police and citizens FIGHT in cafes, streets, and sidewalks over VACCINE PASSPORTS

The streets of Paris are unrecognizable this weekend. Or very recognizable, depending on which part of history you’re comparing them against. The World Wars? The Terror?

Once again, western civilization’s canary in the fascism coal mine is in CHAOS as citizens fight STORMTROOPERS in the form or riot police and COVID cops, as France’s pandemic regime continues to impose more and more restrictions, including vaccine passports and mandates and more.

It didn’t start with war. It started with peace.

Aug 06 07:56

France threatens to imprison restaurant owners who serve the “unvaccinated”

Emmanuel Macron’s “big stick” approach to enforcing his mandatory Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccination” program is already threatening some restaurant owners with possible arrest.

Restaurants that refuse to check patrons’ Chinese Virus injection cards or smartphone apps at the door could face prosecution by the state for failing to keep everyone “safe” against Chinese Germs.

Aug 06 06:05

Mass protests kick off in Paris after France’s constitutional court approves controversial Covid legislation (VIDEOS)

Reinvigorated mass protests kicked off in the French capital shortly after the country’s top court upheld controversial legislation which makes a coronavirus ‘health pass’ mandatory for the general public.

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Paris on Thursday, heading towards the Constitutional Court. The judicial body ruled on the Covid legislation package earlier in the day.

Aug 06 06:02

French firefighters’ & hospital unions declare strikes against ‘unconstitutional’ vaccination mandate

Two French unions have called for strikes against the compulsory vaccination of firefighters, healthcare workers, and caregivers. They say the measure violates fundamental rights.

One of the leading French firefighters’ unions, FA/SPP-PATS, which boasts 7,000 members, said it will go on strike starting Monday unless changes are made to the recent law on compulsory vaccination of certain employees.

“The obligatory vaccination of firefighters under [the threat] of penalty violates the constitution,” the union said in a statement.

“Our union does not oppose vaccination,” the organization’s spokesperson, Andre Goretti, told BFM TV. “But the conditions, under which it is being imposed on the professional level, with [the threat of] financial and other sanctions – that’s where we disagree.”

The hospital and caregivers’ union, SUD Sante Sociaux, also called for a strike and protests against the measure which it labelled “a new attack on labor law.”

Aug 04 19:24

The French Fight Back

Aug 02 05:09

Something Truly Remarkable is Unfolding in France, And It’s Starting to Feel a Little “King Louis-ish”

If you’re not familiar with the French Revolution (May 5, 1789 – November 9, 1799), it was an incredible period of sweeping political and societal change in France.

And while there were many different circumstances and reasons which sparked the revolution, it really boiled down to three main crisis points: social, political, and economic. And one of the most formidable groups spearheading the push for reform were the peasants — or as we’d call them today, the “working class.”

French peasants were furious over rapid population growth, harvest failures, physiocratic calls for modernization of agriculture — basically “agricultural economists” seeking to revamp farming – -as well as the rising cost of dues paid out to the Lords who owned the land.

These issues were the driving force behind the peasants’ desire to demolish feudalism in France.

Aug 01 05:55

Massive Crowds Protest Vaccine Passports And Mandatory Vaccinations All Over France

French citizens have had enough.

According to Disclose.tv, millions have French citizens have taken to the streets all across France in protest of vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations.

Jul 31 07:24

Demonstrators Take to Streets of Paris in Protest Against COVID Health Passes, Mandatory Vaccination

France has been engulfed by protests in recent weeks as the government introduced new measures to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus strains across the nation, including so-called health passes for public venues that show a person either has antibodies, was vaxxed, or has a negative PCR test.

Sputnik is live from the French capital on Saturday, 31 July, as Parisians take to the streets to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccination and new restrictions. The protests have been rocking the nation for weeks, with the public venting their anger over new government legislation designed to tackle the spread of COVID.

Last Saturday, some 160,000 protested in nationwide demonstrations against the introduction of the health passes that require every person to show proof of full vaccination, a negative PCR, or antibody test to enter any public place, including a bar or a restaurant.

Jul 30 07:17

Equatorial Guinea detains French military helicopter hours after France’s appeals court upholds guilty verdict for VP Mangue

Equatorial Guinea has detained a French military helicopter, with the vice president claiming it landed without authorization after violating the African state's airspace. France has denied any wrongdoing.

Vice President Teodoro Obiang Mangue said the aircraft was a “French military reconnaissance helicopter” which landed at Bata International Airport, despite having no authorization and allegedly breaching Equatorial Guinea’s airspace.

“This demonstrates once again the intention of France to destabilize the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,” Mangue tweeted on Thursday over the incident.

Jul 30 05:48

Hospital workers in Nice, Francerefuse to administer the jab any longer.

This needs to happen everywhere!!!!!

Jul 29 06:29

France fines Monsanto for illegally acquiring data on journalists, activists

France's personal data protection agency on Wednesday fined US firm Monsanto for illegally compiling files of public figures, journalists and activists with the aim of swaying opinion towards support for its controversial pesticides.

The firm, now owned by German chemical giant Bayer, failed to inform the people on the watch lists compiled in the context of a heated public debate about glyphosate, a weed killer, it ruled.

The CNIL agency fined Monsanto 400,000 euros ($473,000) in the case brought by seven plaintiffs.

Compiling lists of contacts was not in itself illegal, the agency said, but only people who could "reasonably expect" to figure on such lists because of their business sector or their public standing should have been included.

Furthermore, data had to be collected legally and targets informed, including of their right to refuse being listed. By keeping the lists secret, Monsanto deprived them of this right, CNIL said.

Jul 29 05:47

Macron Files Complaint Against Creator of Photomontage Depicting French Leader as Hitler

French President Emmanuel Macron's legal team has filed a complaint against the activist who photoshopped the head of state's face into a picture of Adolf Hitler in protest of the government's COVID-19 vaccination policy, the BFM TV broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

The posters, showing moustachioed Macron dressed as the Nazi dictator, were seen on the streets of Toulon and La Seyne-sur-Mer during protests against compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for certain professions and the extension of the health pass to bars, restaurants, leisure and cultural venues all over France. The photomontage also had "Obey, get vaccinated" written on it.

Earlier this month, Toulon prosecutors launched a criminal case into the incident.

Legal proceedings have been initiated against Michel-Ange Flori, who is now reportedly charged with defamatory libel.

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When you swing at the mud balls, you still get muddy!

Jul 29 05:45

The French intelligence service’s warning that pro-freedom, anti-health pass protesters pose a new terror threat is risible

The security agency fears citizens opposed to the government’s liberticidal Covid rules might turn to extremism. But it is the Macron government’s own draconian actions that are fomenting radical dissent.

A new law christening the Covid-19 health pass and QR code tracking system in the daily lives of French citizens has cleared hurdles in the Senate, with only the Constitutional Council standing between freedom and a new world in which French citizens are required to present proof of an anti-Covid double-jab, or a nose swab test within the previous 48 hours, to access restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, swimming pools, bars, hospitals, and some shopping centers.

The pass would also become a condition of continued paid employment for those working in these venues, along with non-negotiable mandatory jabs for health care workers.

Jul 29 05:42

Russia Outraged by Claims of Links to Anti-Vaccination Activists in France

The Russian Embassy in France on Monday expressed outrage over remarks by Christophe Castaner, the leader of the "La Republique En Marche!" group in the parliament, on allegations of a link between Moscow and anti-vaccination communities on social media.

On Thursday, Castaner replied in the affirmative when asked by an anchor of the French radio station RMC whether other countries, including Russia, could be behind such community groups.

"It is with surprise and outrage we have heard the claim by Christophe Castaner that ‘Russia or other countries’ might be behind the community groups of anti-vaccine advocates on social media. We would like to underscore that we firmly support the maximum vaccine coverage of the planet’s population [against COVID-19]," the embassy wrote on Facebook.

Jul 28 06:09

French ex-justice minister Rachida Dati who was tipped to become country's first female president faces 15 years in jail for corruption over £766,000 payment from on-the-run ex-Renault boss

A former Justice Minister of France who was strongly tipped to become the country's first female President was today facing up to 15 years in prison after being charged with a range of corruption offences.

The indictment of Rachida Dati, 55, follows a glittering career which at one stage saw the right-wing conservative being entertained by the Queen and Prince Philip at a Windsor Castle state banquet.

On Tuesday night, financial prosecutors in Paris confirmed Dati had been charged with 'passive corruption by a person with a public elected mandate while working in an international organisation,' which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and a fine equivalent to £128,000.

Jul 28 05:32

Cuba's Embassy In Paris Damaged In Molotov Cocktail Attack

The Cuban Embassy in Paris has denounced as "terrorism" a Molotov cocktail attack Monday night, which it said caused significant damage.

Noting that the overnight attack left no injuries to diplomatic staff or bystanders, an official statement pointed the finger at the United States, strangely enough, despite no suspects as yet being apprehended.

Jul 28 05:29

France Lashes Out At Iran - "Risks Jeopardizing" Stalled Nuclear Talks

Despite recently being seen as among the most supportive JCPOA signatories who want to see a completed nuclear deal, France is now accusing Iran of needlessly dragging out indirect negotiations with the US in Vienna. The talks have remained stalled ahead of the seventh round of talks, which the Iranian side said would resume after Iran's president-elect Ibrahim Raisi takes office on August 3rd.

France's foreign ministry laid blame for the long stall at Tehran's feet, however, saying "If it continues on this path, not only will it continue to delay when an agreement to lift sanctions can be reached, but it risks jeopardizing the very possibility of concluding the Vienna talks and restoring the JCPOA."

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The impasse is not Iran's fault! Iran wants the Unites States to remove the sanctions the US already agreed to in the original JCPOA and the US is refusing!

Jul 26 12:42

France Warned US in 2015 About Wuhan Lab It Helped Build, Former COVID-19 Investigator Claims

The U.S. federal government should have stopped funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2015 when China reduced its cooperation with the French in building and operating the lab, according to the leader of an investigation into COVID-19’s origins by the State Department under the Trump administration.

In 2015, French intelligence officials warned the U.S. State Department and their own foreign ministry that China was cutting back on agreed collaboration at the lab, former State official David Asher, now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute think tank, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

By 2017, the French “were kicked out” of the lab and cooperation ceased, leading French officials to warn the State Department that they had grave concerns as to Chinese motivations, according to Asher.

Jul 26 10:04

FIERCE CLASHES between protesters & police in Paris as tens of thousands rally against Covid certs, vax mandates in France (VIDEO)

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second weekend in a row to protest against health passes and mandatory vaccination for medics. In Paris, rallies ended up in scuffles with police.

Law enforcement officers in the French capital used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowds as the situation on the streets spiraled out of control during the massive demonstrations provoked by the government’s plans to extend health passes for public places and enforce mandatory vaccination for certain jobs, including health workers.

Jul 26 06:23

‘This is not freedom’: Macron denounces ‘irresponsibility and egoism’ of those who refuse Covid jab

French President Emmanuel Macron argued on Sunday that refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 is not “freedom” because anti-vaxxers infect and kill others through their “irresponsibility” and “egoism.”

Macron said during a visit to French Polynesia that though “everyone is free to express themselves,” there is “no such thing as freedom where I owe nothing to anyone.”

What is your freedom worth if you say to me ‘I don’t want to be vaccinated,’ but tomorrow you infect your father, your mother or myself?

Jul 26 06:23

Macron To Discuss Legacy Of Nuclear Tests In French Polynesia

French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with flower garlands and Tahitian dancers on the tarmac as he touched down Saturday night for his first official trip to French Polynesia.

While in the South Pacific territory, he plans to discuss its strategic role, the legacy of nuclear tests and the existential risk of rising seas posed by global warming.

Residents in the sprawling archipelago of more than 100 islands located midway between Mexico and Australia are hoping Macron confirms compensation for radiation victims following decades of nuclear testing as France pursued atomic weapons.

The tests remain a source of deep resentment, seen as evidence of racist colonial attitudes that disregarded the lives of islanders.

Jul 24 07:07

French police exempt from "Covid pass"

Jul 23 07:05

Video: Protesters Gather Near Senate Building in Paris to Rally Against COVID-19 Passes

People have gathered to protest against the introduction of COVID-19 passes in front of the Luxembourg Palace in the French capital, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.

The leader of the Popular Republican Union party, Francois Asselineau, called on the protesters to rally near the Senate at about 15:00 GMT. People demand the cancellation of health passes, saying they violate basic rights. Banners accusing French President Emmanuel Macron, Health Minister Olivier Veran and Prime Minster Jean Castex of "strealing freedoms" can be seen in the crowd.

Among the protesters are members of the "Yellow Vests" movement.

Jul 22 07:52

Pegasus Spyware Targeted French President Macron - "Extremely Serious" Breach Under Investigation

The latest victim who was targeted using the phone hacking spyware Pegasus has been revealed to French President Emmanual Macron - part of a growing list that's said to include some 600 government officials and politicians from over 30 countries. Israeli tech firm and Pegasus-developer NSO Group is in damage control mode after an international consortium of news outlets has published dozens of stories exposing the hacks. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also on the list.

Jul 21 13:32

It’s a revolution?

Jul 21 05:13

French Police Lay Down Shields Join 100,000 Protesters Marching Against Vaccine Passport

“The health pass will never be a right of access that discriminates among the French. It cannot be made compulsory for access to everyday places,” French President Emmanuel Macron pledged in April during an interview with the regional press. However, less than three months later and Macron has done an about-face.

Last week, in full totalitarian form, Macron mandated the “health pass” or (pass sanitaire) that will be mandatory in order to gain access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people, including cinemas and museums. From the beginning of August, it will be necessary to show your health pass to have coffee or eat lunch at a restaurant – even on an outdoor terrace – or to shop at a mall.

In order to have a coffee in France, beginning next month, citizens will have to prove they’ve had the vaccine. According to the government’s draft bill, restaurants and businesses who refuse to comply will be fined up to €45,000 and proprietors face up to a year in prison.

Jul 21 05:13

Investigation opened into giant Macron-Hitler billboard comparing Covid policy to Nazi regime

The Toulon prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into a defamatory poster which conflates images of French President Emmanuel Macron and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, amid criticism of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

A billboard seen on the outskirts of Toulon and La Seyne-sur-Mer, displaying an image of French President Emmanuel Macron dressed in a Nazi uniform and sporting Adolf Hitler’s trademark toothbrush moustache, has caught the attention of the city’s prosecutor, according to local media reports.

A report in France Bleu on Tuesday morning stated that the Toulon prosecutor’s office had now opened an investigation into the defamatory posters displayed in the Var department.

Jul 20 13:36

Emmanuel Macron identified in leaked Pegasus project data

The leaked database at the heart of the Pegasus project includes the mobile phone numbers of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and 13 other heads of state and heads of government, the Guardian can reveal.

The South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, are also listed in the data, which includes diplomats, military chiefs and senior politicians from 34 countries.

The appearance of a number on the leaked list – which includes numbers selected by governments that are clients of NSO Group, the Israeli spyware firm – does not mean it was subject to an attempted or successful hack. NSO insists the database has “no relevance” to the company.

Jul 20 12:45

France Rises Up Against The New Fascism

By Winter Oak

“The people have woken up – at last!” declared local Gilet Jaune rebel Michelle as she watched the vast crowds assembling on the main square of Montpellier in southern France.

She has been involved with the Yellow Vest movement since the very start of the popular revolt against the Macron regime in November 2018.

Two years ago, in April 2019, another Gilet Jaune told me on the same spot, the Place de la Comédie, that France was witnessing “a turning point in history”.

Despite the vast levels of militarised repression used against the Yellow Vests, not to speak of the relentless propaganda in the mass media, the movement never abandoned the struggle.

Only the “emergency” of the Covid crisis pushed it, more or less, off the streets.

The spirit of revolt has not been very much in evidence in France since March 2020, with the population divided and fearful, as elsewhere.

Jul 20 10:36

FRENCH MAD LADS ARE BURNING DOWN "VACCINE" CENTERS

Jul 20 06:57

France Rises Up Against the New Fascism

"The people have woken up – at last!” declared local Gilet Jaune rebel Michelle as she watched the vast crowds assembling on the main square of Montpellier in southern France.

She has been involved with the Yellow Vest movement since the very start of the popular revolt against the Macron regime in November 2018.

Two years ago, in April 2019, another Gilet Jaune told me on the same spot, the Place de la Comédie, that France was witnessing “a turning point in history”.

Despite the vast levels of militarised repression used against the Yellow Vests, not to speak of the relentless propaganda in the mass media, the movement never abandoned the struggle.

Jul 19 12:31

French Pasteur Institute study shows how well Ivermectin can treat COVID-19 infection

Ivermectin (IVM) attenuates COVID-19 inflammation and other clinical symptoms in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to a recent study by the French Pasteur Institute. The paper was published in EMBO Molecular Medicine last Monday and states clearly that “standard doses” of Ivermectin can prevent clinical deterioration and reduce olfactory deficit. The abstract noted: “Altogether, this study supports the use of immunomodulatory drugs such as IVM, to improve the clinical condition of SARS-CoV-2-infected patients.”

Jul 19 09:15

French police join the protestors!

Jul 19 07:59

Over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND rally against ‘Covid-19 tyranny’ in France, protesting immunity passports & vaccination mandate (VIDEO)

Some 114,000 people have rallied across France to denounce what they see as government intrusion into their private lives. The protests were in response to the rollout of Covid-19 certificates and mandatory vaccination plans.

Thousands-strong protests took place in major French cities on Saturday, with a total of 137 protest events reported by the Interior Ministry. The biggest march in Paris drew about 18,000 people. The activists were chanting “Liberty!” and carrying signs protesting the policies of President Emmanuel Macron and demanding his resignation.

Jul 19 07:02

HUGE: THE MASSIVE UPRISING IN FRANCE HAS BEGUN!

Jul 19 06:16

Macron Threatens Business Owners Who Fail to Check Patrons’ Covid Passports with One Year Prison Sentence, €45,000 Fine

French President Emmanuel Macron recently announced that a Covid passport would be required in order to enter restaurants and theaters.

Macron also announced a new mandatory vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers.

Jul 19 06:03

France Says No!

Jul 17 06:37

VACCINATIONS MANDATORY IN FRANCE - CANADA / USA TO FOLLOW IN OCTOBER - AUSTRALIA THE FIRST TO FALL

Jul 16 04:52

France’s mandatory ‘health pass’ with government-issued QR codes for access to everyday life is the start of a dystopian nightmare

President Macron’s announcement that citizens must adhere to a Covid-19 vaccination schedule, or pay for nose-swab tests every 2-3 days to live any semblance of a normal life, is the final nail in the coffin of civil liberties.

In the dead of summer, just a couple of days before the July 14 Bastille Day national holiday, when many French citizens had tuned out and left the big cities for some respite from a long stretch of sanitary restrictions – including months of curfews – French President Emmanuel Macron took advantage of the lull to drop a bomb on their lives that few were expecting.

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Bâtard!

Jul 15 09:09

French Citizens Riot in Response to Plan to Mandate Vaccine Passports

French citizens rioted in response to plans by President Macron to mandate vaccine passports to enter venues like shopping malls, restaurants bars, hospitals, bars, cafés and access public transport.

As we highlighted yesterday, people will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter any of these sites from August onwards.

Given that they would have to cover the bill for every single PCR test, the restrictions would make the vaccine de facto mandatory for anyone who wants to live a normal life.

People in Paris responded on Bastille Day with an unruly protest that led to French police using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Jul 15 07:38

Scenes of civil war right now reported in France against the COV_ID passport.

Jul 15 07:25

France's Covid rebellion: Vehicles are set ablaze and tear gas is fired in Paris over Macron's new law that all health workers get jabs and requiring new Covid pass for anyone over 12 going to a restaurant

Protesters in Paris were tear gassed during violent demonstrations against France's new Covid laws making jabs compulsory for health workers and demanding vaccine passports for bars and restaurants.

Hundreds of cafe owners, hospital workers and parents, some chanting 'Liberty! Liberty!', took to the French capital on Bastille Day to rebel against President Macron's controversial plans that were introduced this week to tackle the nation's surging coronavirus cases.

Large crowds were confronted by riot police, who fired tear gas to try to disperse the advancing group. Protesters and police kicked the tear gas canisters at each other, and cyclists calmly weaved through the crowd.

Jul 15 06:35

‘The pass shall not pass!’ Protesters take to streets across France after Macron drops vaccine passport bombshell (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw rocks and bottles, set construction equipment on fire in Paris, and picketed state buildings across France, in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s vaccine and health pass moves.

Mass protests all over the country took place on Bastille Day, the anniversary of the 1789 storming of the notorious Paris dungeon that kicked off the French revolution. In Paris, police fired tear gas to suppress the demonstrators.

Jul 15 06:34

Courageous Macron Restarts the Yellow Vests Protest Movement Against Himself

In a move with consequences that anyone could have predicted Macron has galvanized another protest movement against him. Call it the Yellow Vests 2.0 for now.

Macron had been plagued by Europe’s most resilient protest movement for most of his mandate but caught a lucky break with COVID-19. The Mind Virus of 2020 allowed him to decree lockdowns which also took care of Gilet Jaunes.

Rather than remember he owed his new-found situation as a ruler not facing weekly uprisings to an extremely unlikely gift, he went out of his way to provoke them once again by decreeing Europe’s most Draconian vaccine passport regime.

Jul 14 12:45

Macron — Get the Vax or live in the shadows

Jul 14 07:37

It looks as if the French are ready to sharpen the guillotines!

The Yellow Vests movement (#GiletsJaunes) in France announced they’ll take the streets on July 14th in protest to President Macron’s plan for mandatory #COVID19 vaccinations of all French citizens.

This was announced yesterday after Macron spoke on national TV announcing more mandatory vaccination measures for all citizens.

Jul 13 06:56

Macron delivers bad news to France: Vaccine passports, mandatory shots for health workers, AND unpopular pension reform

French President Emmanuel Macron has told his citizens that they’ll need to be vaccinated to visit bars and board trains, and health workers face mandatory Covid jabs. Macron will also push ahead with unpopular pension reforms.

In a televised address on Monday, Macron announced that coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory for healthcare workers in France, and a “health pass” proving vaccination status, or a negative test for Covid-19, will be necessary to board a train or visit restaurants, theaters, bars and cinemas from August. All French people over 12 years old will need a pass.

"We will extend the health pass as much as possible to push as many of you as possible to get vaccinated," Macron said.

Jul 08 06:31

French govt warns ‘dangerous and quick’ Delta variant could ‘ruin the summer’

The French government has warned its citizens that the “dangerous and quick” Delta variant has the ability to “ruin the summer”, calling on people to get vaccinated against the Covid virus soon to avoid a future lockdown.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, government spokesperson Gabriel Attal warned that France is at risk of a fourth wave of the virus due to the mutations of the Delta variant, which make it a highly transmissible strain.

Attal highlighted concern among health officials as Covid infection rates rise in 11 of the nation’s metropolitan regions, including around the Ile-de-France area of Paris, which has seen numbers double in the past week.

Jul 07 12:45

Report: Abortion Activists Gear Up For Response If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case out of Mississippi where abortions are banned after 15 weeks,

Jul 07 07:56

Marine Le Pen re-elected as leader of French right-wing National Rally party

Marine Le Pen has been re-elected as the leader of France’s right-wing National Rally party. With less than a year to go until France’s next presidential election, polls show Le Pen nipping at President Emmanuel Macron’s heels.

Le Pen was re-elected at a party congress on Sunday, winning 98% support and facing no competition.

“Your confidence honors and obliges me,” Le Pen tweeted after the vote. “Unite for victory!”

Jul 07 07:24

French & Germans are to blame for Ukraine & Georgia losing control over swaths of territory, claims top Kiev security official

France and Germany bear moral responsibility for Ukraine and Georgia losing territory. That’s according to the secretary of Kiev’s National Security and Defense Council, who pointed the finger at the EU’s two strongest powers.

Speaking to Forbes, Aleksey Danilov focused his accusations on Paris, saying that France’s actions led to Kiev losing control over Crimea, as well parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and contributed to Tbilisi’s loss of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

“Our international partners reproach us and say that we haven’t defeated corruption,” Danilov said. “But there is corruption in other countries too. The French, for example, were engaged in negotiations between Georgia and Russia in 2008. As a result, the Georgians lost some territory.”

Jun 21 06:50

French Conservatives Gain Ground as Macron and Le Pen Fail to Make Headway in Key Regional Polls

The first round of regional elections in France, perceived as a "rehearsal" for the 2022 presidential election, has been marred by a conspicuously low voter turnout: only one voter in three cast their ballots on Sunday.

French voters headed to polling stations on Sunday to cast their vote in the first round of regional elections, but both French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move and the right-wing National Rally, headed by 2022 presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, suffered a setback, failing to make the ground they intended, exit polls showed on Sunday night.

According to projections, Macron's party showed a poor performance in many of France's 13 regions, failing to win more than 10 percent of the overall votes. National Rally, while ahead of Republic on the Move, garnered only 18-19 percent of the votes - down nine percent compared to the 2015 regional polls.

Jun 20 06:14

Multicultural Gang Turf Wars Getting ‘More Violent’, Admits Paris Police Major

Both fuming and bragging, the man told the police officers that he used his car as a weapon during the street battle in a northern suburb of Paris, ramming the vehicle into a fighter from a rival group.

“I destroyed him,” the man said. “For certain, he’s at the hospital. He’s got a cut on his skull, he’s got a cut on his mouth.”

For the veteran police major called out to deal with the aftermath of another bloody brawl, the eye-opener this time was the sheer brutality, the clear intent on both sides to gravely wound and perhaps permanently maim.

On a national level, such disorder is translating into polarized and politicized debate about violence ahead of France’s presidential elections next year and local elections this month. President Emmanuel Macron’s opponents are using the perennial hot-button issues of crime and policing to attract votes.

Jun 17 04:18

Wild-Looking ‘Open Rotor’ Engine Could Cut Airliner Emissions by a Massive 20 Percent

Along with boosting fuel efficiency, it's slated to maintain existing performance and noise levels.
Airlines are a major source of airborne pollution, and making them more sustainable is a goal of governments and the aviation industry alike. There have been several proposed solutions to this problem by private companies and elected officials, but a new sort of engine could reduce emissions and fuel consumption without having to sacrifice the existing convenience of air travel.

Jun 15 07:34

COVID Delta variant represents 2-4% of French cases -minister Veran

PARIS, June 15 (Reuters) - The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus first found in India - which experts estimate to be more infectious than other variants - currently represents 2-4% of confirmed COVID cases in France, said French health minister Olivier Veran on Tuesday.

Veran added this meant France was registering between 50-150 cases a day of the COVID-19 Delta variant, which highlighted the importance of sanitary protocol measures and vaccinations to keep the virus at bay.

"We are in the process of crushing the virus and crushing the pandemic, and we must in no way let the Indian variant get the upper hand so that it leads to another wave of the pandemic," Veran told reporters at a Paris vaccination centre.

Jun 14 06:53

Israeli Nuclear Engineer Confirms: The Mossad Sabotaged Iraqi Nuclear Equipment on French Soil

On June 7, 1981, 40 years ago last week, Israel destroyed the Osirak (aka Tammuz) nuclear reactor near Baghdad. The decision to use the air force to launch the surprise attack on the unfinished facility was made by the government headed by Menachem Begin, in consultation with all the country’s defense and intelligence bodies, after other options to thwart Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program had failed.

Jun 11 10:33

Emmanuel Macron warned of 'bellwether' regional elections - President's future at risk

French President Emmanuel Macron has been warned regional elections held at the end of June will be an important barometer for public opinion as they will be the last major election held before the 2022 presidential vote. But pollsters believe National Rally leader Marine Le Pen is set to take several regions in a historic first which could spell disaster for Emmanuel Macron's reelection chances. The French President has been touring regions to promote his party La République En Marche but was recently slapped in the face when he met with crowds.

Jun 11 09:02

The narcissistic fall of France

I use that quote from Pascal (Pensées, 229) because I am not setting out to assert positive truths nor to defend opinions. I see a situation which — as Pascal writes in his next sentence — “offers nothing but cause for doubt and anxiety”.

In asking me to give an opinion on the now celebrated “Letter of the Generals,” UnHerd‘s Will Lloyd rightly notes: “What seems most extraordinary about the furore that followed is that so few people questioned the premise of the letter — that France is on the point of collapse.”

Jun 09 08:58

France Freezes Aid to Central African Republic Over Russia Ties

France has suspended military cooperation with and economic aid to the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). France accuses C.A.R.’s government of being “complicit” in a Russian disinformation campaign targeting France, a French defense ministry official said to the media on Monday. [Which is codeword for France being less popular than Russia in CAR.]

The French foreign ministry said that $12.2 million in economic aid to the C.A.R. government would be “suspended until further notice.” [Oh noes, not a full $12.2 million.] However, French humanitarian aid and other projects worth more than $7.3 million, which directly target the needy Central African population will continue, the ministry added.

The French military will also continue to provide about 100 soldiers in a European Union-led military training operation in the C.A.R.

Jun 09 08:53

2 arrested after incident that has seen French President Emmanuel Macron SLAPPED IN FACE (VIDEO)

France’s President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face as he approached the crowd during his visit to a town in southeastern France. The incident was broadly condemned by French politicians and has led to two arrests.

Macron was visiting the department of Drome in southeastern France when the incident happened. The president was meeting restaurateurs and students to discuss the nation’s recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. At some point, he decided to approach a crowd of onlookers in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage.

A video circulating on social media shows the president, dressed in shirt sleeves, reaching out his hand to a crowd of well-wishers standing behind a metal barrier. A man wearing a mask and glasses then suddenly grabs him by the arm before apparently hitting him in the face and shouting “Montjoie Saint Denis” and “Down with Macron-ism.”

Jun 06 07:10

Emmanuel Macron makes humiliating U-turn – protesters win as President scraps major policy

EMMANUEL MACRON has made a humiliating U-turn on one of his flagship policies - two years after his radical plans fuelled widespread protests across France.

The French President has abandoned his key election pledge to reform pensions. The biggest post-war changes would have increased the retirement age and merged private and public sector savings into one universal points-based system.

The 43-year-old put the overhaul of the pensions system in his winning 2017 election manifesto and pressed ahead with the sweeping changes in 2019.

Widespread “Gilets Jaunes” or yellow vest protests were triggered in 2018 following plans to hike fuel taxes, but descended into a wider movement against government policy – including pension reforms.

President Macron suspended his pension plans last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic and has now said his proposals cannot go ahead as planned.

Jun 02 05:24

Typical! French officials to use EU presidency to 'help Macron get re-elected'

FRENCH officials are set to use their EU presidency to help Emmanuel Macron get re-elected as the President of France, according to the director of the Centre for European Reform.

Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, said France will use its EU presidency in the first half of next year ahead of the French presidential elections to "promote its ideas of Europe".

Jun 01 09:01

Air France cancels flights as Russia withholds clearance

Air France (AIRF.PA) cancelled two more flights to Moscow on Monday after Russian authorities failed to approve flight plans that avoid Belarus airspace.

The European Union has urged its airlines to avoid Belarus amid outrage over the forced landing of a Ryanair (RYA.I) jet en route to Lithuania from Greece on May 23 and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board.

"Air France confirms the cancellation of flights AF1154 and AF1654 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Moscow on 31 May 2021 as the authorisations from Russian authorities to enter their territory have not been granted," the airline said.

The French airline, part of the broader Air France-KLM group, was forced to cancel two Paris-Moscow flights last week after receiving no Russian clearance for flight plans skirting the territory.

Obstacles to rerouted Air France flights appeared to have been resolved late last week, allowing Air France to carry out two weekend Paris-Moscow services. read more

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