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  • France Yellow Vests Week 284: Olympic Opening Ceremony Subject To Security Situation*Left Leader Denounces 'Banana Republic' Following Speaking Ban*Iranian Consulate Incident*The Protest Today

    04/20/2024 8:12:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush
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    Plans for the 2024 Paris Olympics 100 years after Paris Olympics of 1924 involved an elaborate opening ceremony along the Seine River but now security concerns and fear of terrorism are putting those plans into question... This week National Rally leaders Jordan Bardella and Marine Le Pen in the National Assembly saying defeat for the government in the European Parliament elections on June 9th should lead to dissolution of the Assembly and new elections in France... This week the leader of France's main Leftist party (LFI) Jean-Luc Melenchon was banned from speaking in a room at the University of Lille......
  • France Yellow Vests Week 219: Massive Opposition To Macron's "Pension Reform", Macron Proposal Brings Protesters Out

    01/21/2023 6:31:16 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    The Thursday strike and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's "Pension Reform" leading to more than two million participants according to organizers. The government's estimate 1.12 million. A call for a another national strike and protest on January 31st and for smaller strike actions to begin Monday. Today the "Left" in France led by its political leader Jean-Luc Melenchon will hold a protest march to oppose the Macron pension plan. The march spearheaded by youth groups. Protesters are gathered in Paris this afternoon opposing COVID policy and dressed in Yellow Vests... The Left protest against the "pension reform" came later in...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 195: Heat, Drought, Inflation, Protest Continues

    08/06/2022 6:21:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    Drought a big concern of France's government at the end of the week Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne activating an inter-ministerial crisis group. As the very hot summer continues with temperatures in many parts of France regularly exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit more than 100 communities said to be without water supplies. The situation described by mainstream media as historic... And this 59 minute video gives you an inside look at the protest on the streets of Paris today you will see the distribution of fruit, magicians and comics in the midst of today's march on the streets...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 182: The "Left" Mobilizes, The Economy Flounders, Macron Sworn In For Second Term

    05/07/2022 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    The "Bernie Sanders-AOC" of French politics Jean-Luc Melenchon missed the second round of the presidential vote last month but his strong third place showing became a catalyst for a campaign to promote Melenchon as the only viable force to keep President President Emmanuel Macron in check. Melenchon has touted himself as the next Prime Minister of France if the "Left" could win the upcoming legislative elections of June 12th and 19th. His "France Unbowed" (LFI) party this week concluded agreements with the "Green Left", the Communists and the Socialists to run a coordinated slate of candidates across hundreds of the...
  • French Presidential Election Poll: 85 Per Cent of Muslims Voted to Keep Macron in Power

    04/25/2022 2:40:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 4/25/2022 | Peter Caddle
    Muslims in France voted overwhelmingly for Emmanuel Macron, with 85 per cent of Muslim ballots going towards keeping the French President in power. 85 per cent of votes from Muslims in France during Sunday’s general election went to keeping Emmanuel Macron in power, a poll seen by a French Catholic paper has found. It stands in stark contrast with the incumbent’s overall vote tally, with the reelected president winning just over 58 per cent of total ballots. According to a poll conducted on behalf of the Catholic La Croix magazine, around 85 per cent of Muslim voters gave their ballot...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 1/10/2021

    01/10/2021 10:02:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    Comment And Analysis Before the news summary lets consider the situaton and try to consider the way it really is tonight... President Trump ordering US flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of law enforcement including those members of law enforcement who died in connection with events at the US Capitol... Fences erected in Olympia, Washington outside the State Capitol building ahead of tomorrow's legislative session... "There will be 400-750 National Guard present as well as 200 police and 100 other deputies..." That's the scene people were told to expect at Washington's State Capitol Monday as the legislature goes...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 32: The "Yellow Number" Over 25-Thousand, Goverment Estimates....11,800

    06/22/2019 5:30:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
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    The Yellow Vests on the streets of Paris and marching and rallying in other locations in France today with a reported 25 percent increase in numbers from last week according to the "Yellow Number" Facebook page. The government's Yellow Vest estimate this week was 11,800, up from 7,000 last week. In Paris 1100 Yellow Vests reported today.....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/21-Wednesday 5/22/2019

    05/22/2019 2:36:16 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    The United States State Department is "seeing signs" of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces in northwestern Syria. The State Department promising Tuesday that the US and allied nations will respond "quickly and appropriately" if the use of chemical weapons is proven.... Top US officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford briefed members of Congress Tuesday about Iran.... The United Nations representative for Libya says steps need to be taken to cut off arms supplies to Libya where a government ostensibly backed by the UN is...
  • 'Yellow vest' leader Eric Drouet arrested

    01/02/2019 5:42:07 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 01/02/19
    One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations, Eric Drouet, was detained by French police and placed in custody on Wednesday for organising a central Paris protest without declaring it, according to a source at the prosecutors office. Drouet -- who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon -- was held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, according to a police source. A few dozen demonstrators had gathered outside a McDonalds near France's famous Arc de Triomphe war monument and had been waiting for Drouet to arrive early Wednesday evening. "Yellow vest" demonstrations -- so-called after the high-visibility...
  • Macron sparks uproar in France with church remarks

    04/10/2018 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies ^ | 10 April 2018 13:52 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that he wanted to repair church-state ties caused uproar Tuesday, sparking charges he was tampering with France’s longstanding secular tradition. The Church and the state were for centuries virtually indistinguishable in France, but the 1789 Revolution marked the first step by republicans to exclude religion from government affairs, codified in a 1905 law separating the two. But tensions have persisted, with conservative politicians often accusing officials of denying France’s cultural heritage — as seen in efforts to install nativity scenes at town halls during Christmas. Macron, who prides himself on tackling difficult issues head-on,...