Do some French people see what's going on? Yellow Vest Protests

loreta

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How this situation is still lasting, is a big question. How Macron is still there, also.
Maybe this cops are under drugs? Why are they acting like that? And why this movement and situation is so little known around the world? People don't care, evidently. They don't care because on tv they don't talk about that. This planet is suffering because of the tv! that hypnotise people making them robots. And maybe robots are more aware of what is happening in this planet then people that live their lives following what tv is telling them. people don't care about what is happening in France, not in Yemen, not in Gaza. We live in a planet of insensitive humans. What an horror.
 

angelburst29

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Protests by a Right's Group did succeed in their demands.

A Saudi vessel that had been due to load weapons at a northern French port on Friday set sail without them and headed for Spain, a day after a rights group tried to block the cargo on humanitarian grounds.

May 10, 2019 - Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo
A French patrol boat sails next to the Bahri-Yanbu, a Saudi Arabian cargo ship, that waits to enter in the port of Le Havre, as human rights groups try to block the loading of weapons onto the vessel, France, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A French patrol boat sails next to the Bahri-Yanbu, a Saudi Arabian cargo ship, that waits to enter in the port of Le Havre, as human rights groups try to block the loading of weapons onto the vessel, France, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French rights group ACAT argued in a legal challenge on Thursday that the consignment contravened a U.N. treaty because the arms might be used against civilians in Yemen.

A French judge threw out that legal challenge but the Bahri-Yanbu set course for Santander shortly after minus the weapons, officials said and ship-tracking data showed.

The saga is an embarrassment for President Emmanuel Macron, who on Thursday defended arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh leads the pro-government military coalition in the four-year civil war that has devastated Yemen, killed tens of thousands and left much of the population on the brink of famine.

Macron said on Thursday Riyadh, which he called a key ally in the fight against terrorism, had assured him the weapons the ship was to load were not to be used against civilians.

An official working for Jean-Paul Lecoq, the opposition Communist member of parliament for port city Le Havre, confirmed the vessel had left without the consignment.

“This is a lesson for the executive,” he told Reuters. “It can no longer give bland statements saying ‘do not worry, we have guarantees’. That no longer works.”

European powers are split over arms sales to Saudi Arabia, with France and Britain lobbying against German efforts to toughen the way they are regulated.

The Bahri-Yanbu had been at anchor 25 kilometers (15 miles) off Le Havre since Wednesday evening, already carrying a separate consignment of arms loaded in Antwerp.

WAR CRIMES ALLEGATIONS
The move by ACAT came after online investigative site Disclose published leaked military intelligence showing weapons sold by France to Saudi Arabia, including tanks and laser-guided missile systems, were being used against civilians in Yemen.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that Paris adhered to rules related to arms sales,

France is one of Saudi Arabia’s main arms’ suppliers, but has also faced increasing domestic pressure to review that trade relationship as the human cost of Yemen’s war has risen.

ACAT had argued that the transfer contravened the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, which says one country cannot authorize the transfer of weapons if it knows at the time that those weapons could be used to commit war crimes or target civilians.

U.N. officials have said all sides in the Yemeni conflict may have committed war crimes.

The government declined to give details of the arms order, which Disclose had said included eight Caesar howitzer cannons.
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Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms...


France seeks handle on Facebook algorithms to help combat hate speech
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French authorities should have more access to Facebook's algorithms and greater scope to audit the social media company's internal policies against hate speech, a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron has concluded.

The French president, who will meet Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg later on Friday, wants France to take a leading role on tech regulation, seeking to strike a balance between what he perceives as the United States’ laissez-faire stance and China’s iron grip on the Internet.

The 33-page report, co-written by a former head of public affairs for Google France, recommends increasing oversight over the world’s largest social media network and allowing an independent regulator to police the efforts of large tech companies to deal with hate speech.

The report comes after Facebook allowed a team of French regulators to spend six months inside the company monitoring its policies. It represents a “half-time” assessment for their stint which started in January.

“The inadequacy and lack of credibility in the self-regulatory approach adopted by the largest platforms justify public intervention to make them more responsible,” the report said.

France’s parliament, where Macron’s ruling party has a comfortable majority, is debating legislation that would give the new regulator the power to fine tech companies up to 4% of their global revenue if they don’t do enough to remove hateful content from their network.

“Our goal is to move ... toward proper regulation,” a source close to the Finance Ministry said.

Facebook’s decision to allow the team of French regulators inside the company was the first time the wary company had opened its doors in such a way.

The regulators did not have access to confidential corporate information, the finance ministry official said. The French task-force has also been holding meetings with Facebook in the United States.

G7 countries to simulate cross-border cyber attack next month: France
FILE PHOTO: Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

Leading Western industrial powers will for the first time jointly simulate a major cross-border cyber security attack on the financial sector next month, French officials said on Friday.

The exercise, organized by the French central bank under France’s presidency of the Group of Seven nations (G7), will be based on the scenario of a technical component widely used in the financial sector becoming infected with malware, said Nathalie Aufauvre, the Bank of France’s director general for financial stability.

Institutions such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of England have already conducted such tests, but the June exercise will be the first across borders at the G7 level, Aufauvre told a cyber security conference at the bank.

“Cyber threats are proof that we need more multilateralism and more cooperation between our countries,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the conference.

Aufauvre said the three-day exercise aimed to demonstrate the cross-border effects of such an attack, and would involve 24 financial authorities from the seven countries, comprising central banks, market authorities and finance ministries.

Representatives of the private sector in France, Italy Germany and Japan will also participate.

The financial sector is the most common target of cyber attacks, accounting for 19 percent of the total, according to a recent study by IBM.

However, financial regulators in countries such as France and Germany say that requirements in some countries outside the G7 are less onerous, creating an incentive for firms to move operations there to cut costs.
 

isparnid

Padawan Learner
CŒUR DE BOXEUR : LA VÉRITÉ SUR CHRISTOPHE DETTINGER - AVEC ANTOINE PEILLON
It's not perfect but the video can be subtile in English.

I watched an interview with Antoine Peillon by Denis Robert on the "Le Média", an internet TV channel.
Denis Robert (who prefaced Juan Branco's book Crépuscule) presents Antoine Peillon's book "CŒUR DE BOXEUR : LA VÉRITÉ SUR CHRISTOPHE DETTINGER".
It’s a very moving interview - personally - it moved me deeply. Not only because he shows Christophe Dettinger in a different light than the one the media gave ad nauseam ; but also with the lucidity with which he describes the current situation in France.
I remembered (among other things) the government's schizophrenia (minute 46) and the hope of another humanity (minute 56)… but the whole interview is filled with a great humanist passion.
 

mabar

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We must look at the long time of politics and the short time of the revolution.
I couldn't help thinking about it again, it's through politics that you gain spaces to be able to do/change things.

The Union of French Muslim Democrats in the assault of the Europeans, the municipal in the visor--- french
A time invalidated by the Ministry of the Interior, the list of the Union of Muslim Democrats of France will finally participate in the European elections. Openly anti-Zionist, anti-imperialist and anti-colonialist, what is its purpose?

"A Europe at the service of the people": the list of the Union of the Muslim Democrats of France (UDFM) was added, May 4, to 33 lists in the running for the European elections of May 26. The party obtained the approval of the place Bauveau after having settled "administrative problems" as the Parisian explains its founder Nagib Azergui. Refuting the accusations of communitarianism, it ensures to be a candidate to fight, among others, against the "trivialization of Islamophobia". For him, "we are attacking a new community with dangerous theories".

"We want to be present at every meeting so that the French get used to us"

The UDMF, which has been in existence since 2012 and has never managed to pass a first round in local and national elections, nevertheless considers the European elections as "a stepping stone" to better fit into the hexagonal landscape during the municipal elections. in 2020. "A clear objective," says Nagib Azergui in the Ile-de-France daily, adding: "We want to be present at every meeting so that the French get used to us."

A law at European level to condemn any "Islamophobic" speech
For its first participation in the European elections, the UDMF, whose political ideology is based on the triptych "anti-imperialism, anti-Zionism, anticolonialism" , intends to present a heterogeneous program focused on "seven capital challenges".

Alongside the fight against " plastic pollution ", "endocrine disruptors" or "allergens" , are those against "tax havens" and "groups of influences". The UDMF also wants to see the "emergence" of an "independent European military force", in order to get France out of NATO, responsible in its opinion for the worsening of the security situation, particularly in the Sahel and the Middle East.
"The challenge of fighting hatred"
In a sub-part of its program entitled "the challenge of living together", the UDMF insists on the need to fight against facies control as well as on ethno-religious discrimination. "According to several studies conducted, a black person is 6 times more likely to be controlled than white, while a North African has 7 to 8 times more," says the UDMF. In response, the party advocates the creation of "a new public institution like the Defender of Rights" which would have the mission to organize "testing operations much more frequent and especially systematic".

Within this same area, the UDMF campaigns for the right to vote non-EU foreigners in local elections. For the time being, only nationals of a European Union State residing in another Member State may, in fact, vote in municipal elections under certain conditions (number of years of residence, reciprocity). Deploring that France does not follow some of its European neighbors on this subject, the UDMF wants the application of a European directive requiring all European Union states to grant the right to vote to foreigners outside the EU .
Finally, the party discusses the issue of Islam in a chapter titled "The Challenge of Fighting Hate". For this political formation , " a law must be inscribed in the European Parliament to condemn any dissemination of hate speech to the Muslim community by allowing the dissolution of any Islamophobic associations or groups, all media that exploit this Islamophobic literature to make profit by conveying anti-Muslim conspiracy theories ". According to her, this legislation will make it possible to crack down on those who claim to formulate a "reasoned criticism of Islam" and who would in fact wish to "convey genuine calls for the detestation of Muslims".

translated with google traductor
 

c.a.

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Open Letter of an Imprisoned Yellow Vest: Neither the Truncheon nor Prison Seem to Stop This Movement
May 6, 2019 / Stalker Zone
Mid Snip 11-14 minute Read:
The sum of facts alleged against Thomas P., as well as the a-typical conditions of his arrest, provoked the usual media outburst. Placed in custody and incarcerated, and even though he had not explained his actions, he was immediately presented as a kind of “super breaker”, ultra violent, ultra yellow or ultra black, the monstrous qualifiers were not lacking.

Since yesterday [May 5th – ed], a letter written from his cell has circulated in Facebook groups dedicated to the Yellow Vests movement, his lawyers were able to confirm that their client was indeed the author. Whatever one thinks of the facts Thomas P. is accused of, he explains himself with great sincerity and removes the mystery that could hang over his acts as much as over the course that led him to join the Yellow Vests. The words of prisoners are rare, that of Thomas P. will therefore be valuable insofar as it simply explains these gestures that some describe a little quickly as “breakage”. In this introspective narrative, the young man seems to express no regret, except for the state of our lives and the world.
Major Yellow Vest protests have been planned in the French cities of Nantes and Lyon on Saturday, as the movement seeks to rebuild momentum after last weekend’s record low turnout.

The 26th consecutive weekend of demonstrations comes just two weeks before this month’s critical European parliamentary elections.

Yet nearly six months after the movement first began, support for the Yellow Vests appears to be dwindling. Last week’s demonstrations drew less than 19,000 people nationwide, according to the French Interior Ministry – a number that has been contested by protesters as too low.

Yellow Vests hope that by staging large rallies in other major cities, they will be attracting supporters who don’t have the time, resources or inclination to travel to Paris every weekend.

“There’s a sort of fatigue and fear because of the police violence. There is also a financial aspect: it’s expensive to protest in Paris … but (the movement) could take off again from nothing,” Thierry Boirivant, a 44-year-old accountant and self-avowed Yellow Vest, told AFP on a highway outside of Lyon.

Boirivant said that French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent concessions following a months-long “grand debate” on national policy – which was launched in response to the ongoing Yellow Vest protests – failed to address the movement’s demands. His views were shared by another protester, David L. (who did not give a last name), in Nantes.

“People are exhausted, they’re sick of it. Deep down, we want to stop, but we also want something powerful and concrete to happen before summer,” the 41-year-old told French news agency AFP.

Earlier this month, members of the Yellow Vest movement announced they were fielding a list in the upcoming European parliamentary elections on May 26. But it is expected to garner no more than 2 percent of the vote, according to a recent poll by Elabe for BFMTV.

In preparation for Saturday’s protest, police in Lyon have blocked off four additional shopping areas. Authorities in Nantes have limited access to the city’s centre.

Protests will still be held in Paris, where police have cordoned off the famous Champs-Élysées avenue, the National Assembly and the area surrounding Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Demonstrations have also been planned in the French cities of Lille, Dijon, Toulouse and Strasbourg.

 

angelburst29

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Last two weekends, I noticed the American press have been "playing down" the YV protests?

May 11, 2019 - France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes
French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reform agenda.

This from Russian outlet TASS:

May 11, 2019 - Around 18,600 people take part in Yellow Vests protests in France


© AP Photo/Michel Euler

The twenty-sixth wave of Yellow Vests manifestations in France this Saturday has gathered around 18,600 people, a report by the French Interior Ministry informs. About 1,200 people have participated in the demonstrations in Paris, the ministry added.

The protesters disagree with police estimations, claiming that around 37,000 people have gone out on the streets in France this Saturday.

In general, the protests have taken place in a peaceful manner, apart from some clashes with the police in Nantes, where law enforcement officers were forced to use tear gas, and Lyon.

Since mid-November, France has been gripped by street riots over skyrocketing fuel prices, growing taxes and soaring living costs. The demonstrations spiraled into clashes with the police and a protest against the country’s leadership, whom protestors accuse of ineffective government and taking insufficient measures to fight poverty. Despite certain concessions made by the authorities, like cut taxes and wage hikes, the Yellow Vests pledge to carry on these rallies.
 

itellsya

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I don't think i've seen this posted yet, but i think it relates to what's going on in France.

As many of you will have seen, last year at the 2018 Fête de la Musique, the headline act chosen by Macron to showcase France's musical heritage on the steps of the Elysee Palace was an electronic dance music DJ,who found fame on France's gay scene, and his cross dressing performers.

And so, as if no lessons had been learnt following the outcry at that event; for the 350th birthday celebrations of the Paris Opera house the chosen afterparty entertainment was the same DJ, who, in the leaked video, this time is accompanied by 2 males in thongs dancing to a crude rap song.

I came across the video in a tweet the day after it happened and i couldn't quite believe it so i looked around for confirmation and eventually found an article on RT France, but i've yet to see it reported in English.

I read that they were eager to prevent any footage being leaked, which i guess would at least show some self-awareness, and one can see why. There doesn't appear to be much footage or information online, although that could be because guests complied or just because it's more of a regional story, and that people aren't so fazed by this anymore.

It strikes me as particularly ridiculous because, as with the Fête de la Musique, what does this have to do with Opera?? I can understand people might want to go a party afterwards, but did they have to do this in the Opera house? Since these people claim to be fans of Opera, wouldn't they just have had an Opera themed after-party? Taken with the event at the Fete, it's just very telling of the state of 'high' culture, or at least those influencing it, imo.

You can see the short video and stills at the link - i've refrained from posting them here since i think you get the idea.


After his performance at the Elysée, DJ Kiddy Smile celebrates the 350th anniversary of the Opéra Garnier (VIDEO)

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Opéra Garnier, a gala was held within the building. DJ Kiddy Smile electrified the stage with his dancers. The atmosphere was reminiscent of the very unusual 2018 Fête de la musique at the Elysée...

On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the creation of the Opéra Garnier, located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, 700 guests attended the gala held on May 8. Among the highlights of the event: the presence of DJ Kiddy Smile, invited to close the evening with an "after party" which, for the first time, was held on the Opera stage, as reported on the website L'officiel.com.

The DJ's performance, accompanied by his team of androgynous dancers who are adept at voguing - an urban dance style born in the 1970s in the United States, in gay clubs frequented by Latin American and African-American homosexuals - is reminiscent of the very unusual 2018 Fête de la musique at the Elysée. An excerpt from the evening was immortalized in a video posted on YouTube where you can see the DJ's dancers wiggling to a frenetic rhythm...

At the initiative of Stéphane Lissner, Director General of the Paris Opera, the gala was supported by Rolex and Schiaparelli, partners of the event. The Palais Garnier was founded on June 28, 1669, originally bringing together a group of singers, the first professional orchestra in France and a corps de ballet.

Après sa prestation à l'Elysée, le DJ Kiddy Smile fête les 350 ans de l'Opéra Garnier (VIDEO)
11 mai 2019, 10:34

Pour célébrer les 350 ans de l'Opéra Garnier, un gala s'est tenu dans l'enceinte de l'édifice. Le DJ Kiddy Smile a électrisé la scène en compagnie de ses danseurs. L'ambiance rappelait la très insolite Fête de la musique 2018 à l'Elysée...
A l'occasion du 350e anniversaire de la création de l'Opéra Garnier, situé dans le IXe arrondissement parisien, 700 convives ont répondu présent au gala qui s'y est tenu le 8 mai. Entre autres moments forts de l'événement : la présence du DJ Kiddy Smile, invité à clôturer la soirée à travers un «after party» qui, pour la première fois, s'est tenu sur la scène de l'Opéra, comme le rapporte le site L'officiel.com.
La performance du DJ accompagné de son équipe de danseurs androgynes adeptes du voguing – un style de danse urbaine né dans les années 1970, aux Etats-Unis, dans des clubs gay fréquentés par des homosexuels latino-américains et afro-américains – n'est pas sans rappeler la très insolite Fête de la musique 2018 à l'Elysée. Un extrait de la soirée a été immortalisé dans une vidéo postée sur YouTube où l'on peut apercevoir les danseurs du DJ se déhancher sur un rythme effréné...

A l'initiative de Stéphane Lissner, directeur général de l'Opéra national de Paris, le gala a reçu le soutien des maisons Rolex et Schiaparelli, partenaires de l'événement. Le palais Garnier a vu le jour le 28 juin 1669, réunissant, à l'origine, une troupe de chanteurs, le premier orchestre professionnel de France et un corps de ballet.
 

loreta

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If France was the symbol of liberty and justice (a myth) now we can see how France is kaputt. It is a good sign to see all of this, it is more and more clear, so transparent. Are we like in the 30's, specially the Germans, now Europe in general and the world, incapable to react to all this depravity? Not just because of this video, this is just the point of an iceberg. The depravity is everywhere, like a virus. This world is sick.
I have reason to have nauseas when I think of Macronini! He is so nauseabuntus!
 

c.a.

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If France was the symbol of liberty and justice (a myth) now we can see how France is kaputt. It is a good sign to see all of this, it is more and more clear, so transparent. Are we like in the 30's, specially the Germans, now Europe in general and the world, incapable to react to all this depravity? Not just because of this video, this is just the point of an iceberg. The depravity is everywhere, like a virus. This world is sick.
I have reason to have nauseas when I think of Macronini! He is so nauseabuntus!
The cutback's within the municipality's is on the rise. All interaction's concerning administrative contact is now done online.




 

angelburst29

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When Emmanuel Macron became French president two years ago he promised a clean break with the past. Within months of taking office he had cut tax on companies and investors and made hiring and firing easier via changes to labor laws.

Two years into presidency, Macron refocusing economic reform drive
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting with elected officials and local association members as part of the Great National Debate in Evry-Courcouronnes, a Paris suburb, France, February 4, 2019.   REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Two years on, and after six months of ‘yellow vest’ street protests against his pro-business reform drive, the 41-year-old former investment banker is steering the economy with a new focus on households and boosting their incomes.

His juggling act - keeping his reform drive alive while making concessions to protesters - has boosted growth, economists say, while investment is firm and unemployment down.

Faced with the protesters’ accusations that he was ignoring workers and pensioners, and with the sometimes violent demonstrations causing weekly disruption in cities across France, Macron changed tack.

After a package of concessions in December worth more than 10 billion euros ($11.23 billion), Macron announced income tax cuts last month worth a further five billion euros.

To pay for it, he aims to delay tax cuts for some companies and close corporate tax loopholes. Spending cuts have also been promised, although no details have been given.

“Public policy is swinging back to supporting demand and households to the detriment of competitiveness because we don’t have any extra margin to do both at the same time,” said economist Emmanuel Jessua with think-tank Rexecode.

France’s international partners say that is a fair price to pay if it helps keep the peace and allows Macron to push ahead with further reforms.

“Overall France needs to consolidate because the deficit and debt are too high,” a senior IMF official said in Paris last week, adding: “There could be some flexibility to respond to social concerns and to find a renewed consensus to continue pushing the reform process forward.”

STRIKE A BALANCE
Macron’s concessions, made up mainly of tax breaks targeting low-income workers and pensioners, could push growth to 1.5% this year, the OFCE economics think-tank estimates. Without that public money, growth would be closer to 1%, OFCE economist Mathieu Plane said.

But the fiscal stimulus risks pushing the budget deficit further than planned over a 3% limit, which the government expects to temporarily overshoot this year due to a long-planned tax change.

By contrast Germany, ever hesitant to loosen the purse strings even as a slowdown in international trade weighs on its economy, is expecting growth of only half a percent this year.

“If Emmanuel Macron is able to get out of the domestic social crisis, there are some sources of growth,” Plane said.

“Mixing supply-side policy with measures focused on boosting demand and purchasing power can help strike the right balance.”

As Macron begins the third year of his five-year term, he can claim his policy steps are beginning to bear fruit, though economists caution it will take years before their success or failure is fully clear.

The labor market is looking its perkiest in years, with unemployment at a near 10-year low and the employment rate at its highest since 1980. Youth unemployment has fallen sharply.

The percentage of new workers hired on permanent contracts, which employers avoided until Macron eased rules on firing, has risen to a record high of nearly 50 percent.

People are starting new businesses in record numbers and the business climate has changed enough in two years to make France a top destination for foreign investment, according to U.S. consulting firm ATKearney.

It ranked France fifth worldwide as a place for foreign investment, up two spots from last year despite the images of “yellow vest” street clashes and vandalism beamed around the world.


With major overhauls to the unemployment and pensions systems due this year, big foreign companies like staffing company ManpowerGroup, which has its biggest market in France, are convinced Macron will stick to his reform program.

“Overall, the French government is intent on making France more competitive as a place to invest and as the place to grow. And I don’t see that changing,” ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising said in a recent earnings call.
France won't ease reforms if far-right make EU gains: PM
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (not pictured) at the 'Christchurch Call Meeting' at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France May 15, 2019. Yoan Valat/Pool via REUTERS

President Emmanuel Macron will press ahead with a social and economic reform agenda that spurred months of anti-government protests in France even if the far-right comes out on top in European elections, his prime minister said on Thursday.

Merkel admits differences with Macron, says they agree on fundamentals
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and French President Emmanuel Macron have "intense debates" and think differently but can still find compromises, insisting that they are able to drive the European Union forward.

Former French president Sarkozy set for trial over 2012 campaign
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy attend a ceremony in tribute to World War II resistance fighters killed at the plateau des Glieres, near Thorens-Glieres, France March 31, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

France's Constitutional Council cleared the way on Friday for former president Nicolas Sarkozy to be tried over alleged illegal financing of his failed re-election campaign in 2012.

France reopens inquiry into 2013 murder of Kurdish militants
FILE PHOTO: Members of the Kurdish community in France rally in protest at the murder of three female Kurdish activists found shot to death in the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

French prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish militants, a judicial source and lawyer for the families of the dead activists said on Thursday, a case which could impact France's diplomatic relations with Turkey.
 

goyacobol

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On the periphery of the YV movement, the dissolution of a too fraternal organization, it seems.

Poor France, RIP.

What happened to the old saying full of common sense "charity begins at home" ?
Thanks for the video Maat. With the captions I was able to follow it somewhat (they talk so darned fast).

It sounds like they don't want any French helping French homeless and hungry people.

There was an acronym they used that I was not familiar with so I looked it up.

"crif" or CRIF (if I got it right).

Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France

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At the end of the video there was this comment:

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So the opposition to the resistance by YV or any other grass roots groups is seen as anti-semitism it seems (or being portrayed that way).
 

Adaryn

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The cultural enrichment of France. Enjoy:
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"I burned France"... The right is protesting against Nick Conrad's new video, Castaner takes to court

Several LR elected representatives are denouncing his new video "Doux pays" (Sweet country) in which he "burns" and "f*cks" France

Published on 19/05/19 at 12:32 pm - Updated on 20/05/19 at 02:33 am

Rapper Nick Conrad at the Paris Criminal Court on January 9, 2019. - Philippe LOPEZ / AFP

The rapper from Seine-Saint-Denis did it again. After his clip "Hang the Whites", Nick Conrad is again at the heart of a controversy. The controversial rapper once again claims his hatred of France in a video clip entitled "Doux Pays", broadcast Friday on YouTube, against which the Minister of the Interior indicated on Sunday that he had filed a lawsuit.
"I f ***ed France, I f***ed France. Until the agony, I burned France, burned France", "This Hexagon, I b*gger its grandmother", "I planted a bomb under its Pantheon", "What does Charles Trenet, that asshole, say? The country has never been sweet," says the rapper, among other things.
On the accompanying video footage, Nick Conrad can be seen simulating a woman's suffocation with his hands.

"I ask that he be prosecuted and heavily convicted."


"I condemn unreservedly and unambiguously the unspeakable comments and the odious clip of #NickConrad. I refer the matter to the public prosecutor," Christophe Castaner, currently on a trip to Côte d'Ivoire, wrote in a tweet. "At my request, the Pharos platform [in charge of fighting illegal content on the Internet] is working to remove what is nothing more than a call to hatred of our country and violence," he continued.

This new provocation has provoked a reaction from several political figures. Among them, the head of the LR [Les Républicains] list for the European election, François-Xavier Bellamy, who posted a long message on Facebook on Saturday evening. "There is no excuse for these words. No tolerance to have for what is nothing more than incitement to hatred, which must be severely condemned for the very concrete acts of violence it will produce.

"What a disgrace! The hate preacher rapper #NickConrad does it again and says "I f*ck France"! His sentence must be much more severe than the ridiculous 5,000 euros inflicted for calling for the "hanging of whites and their babies", Eric Ciotti also tweeted. "I ask that he be prosecuted and heavily convicted. This hatred is unbearable! ", said Senator Les Républicains Bruno Retailleau.
The leader of Debout la France, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, also denounced "a call for murder and civil war".

"The word "France" should be considered here as French mentality" (:rolleyes:)

The rapper is not on his first try. He was already sentenced in Paris on 19 March to a suspended fine of 5,000 euros for his ultra-violent clip Hang the Whites. Broadcast in September 2018, this clip [since removed by YouTube] had inflamed social networks and sparked numerous outcries within the government and in the political class. The rapper staged himself there, pushing a gun into a white man's mouth, shooting at him or crushing his head on a sidewalk.
For his new video "Doux Pays", the rapper apparently wanted to anticipate this time by trying to explain the lyrics of his song at the end of the video. "The word "France" is to be considered here as a French mentality, media,... which have arrogated to themselves the right to qualify Nick Conrad inaccurately rather than to open the thorny debate. It is therefore on them that these words turn but in no way on the French who are inadvertently influenced by the media and false opinion leaders," explains the rapper, calling himself "an artist" and "a free man".
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Nice try "Nick", but it doesn't fly…
 
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