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    Riot police crack down on anti-Global Security Bill protesters in Paris

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    French citizens are once again protesting a bill that punishes those who release photos and videos identifying police officers, something critics say is a major challenge to press freedom.

    As protesters marched near the Place de la Republique in Paris, police also took to the streets in riot gear, and several clashes between demonstrators and officers took place.

    Saturday's demonstrations are only the latest protests against the security bill, which would fine offenders thousands and possibly land them behind bars for up to a year. Rallies in Marseille, Paris, Lyon, and other cities descended into violence in December, as protesters launched projectiles at riot police, and vehicles and businesses were vandalized.

    In response to the protests, government officials announced they would rewrite Article 24, which takes aim at photos and videos of officers, and find a more balanced approach.


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    Mayor of Paris District Agrees With Generals Threatening to Seize Control Amid ‘Civil War’ Danger

    by Ilya Tsukanov Sputnik
    12:24 GMT 30.04.2021
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    A group of over 1,200 French generals, officers, service members and police personnel signed an open letter to the French government last week urging it to act against radical ideologies and religious extremism to prevent a civil war and the disintegration of the Fifth Republic. The letter has sparked a major debate throughout France.

    Rachida Dati, mayor of the 7th arrondissement (district) of Paris, has expressed her agreement with the recent letter to the government by current and former members of the military and other security services about the dangers of violence and civil conflict caused France-hating ideologies, Islamism and “suburban hordes”.
    “What is written in this letter is a reality,” Dati said, speaking to France Info on Thursday.
    “When you have a country plagued by urban guerrilla warfare, when you have a constant and high terrorist threat, when you have increasingly glaring and flagrant inequalities, when some patriotic people are breaking away from society, we cannot say that the country is doing well,” the official suggested.
    Recalling last week’s stabbing murder of a policewoman by a Tunisian Islamist outside Paris and warning that the country’s police officers “have become a target for terrorists”, Dati expressed concerns that “the police will break down one day”, and stressed that if they “crack”, “we will go well beyond the disintegration of society”.

    Dati served as a spokesperson to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and is a member of France’s liberal-conservative Les Republicains Party. Along with her job as mayor of the 7th arrondissement, she has served as a member of the European Parliament, where she took part in the drafting of reports on counter-terrorism and anti-radicalisation, and finding solutions to the migrant crisis which hit Europe in the mid-2010s. In early 2020, she attracted controversy over her remarks about the terrorist shootings in Hanau outside Frankfurt, Germany after she suggested that Chancellor Angela Merkel was “paying a high price today for the massive opening of the borders” in 2015, and said that many migrants do not appear to share Europeans’ “republican values”, which sparks “clashes”. A large group of current and retired military officers, including 20 retired generals, signed an open letter published in French magazine Valeurs Actuelles on 21 April warning about what they said was a growing danger of France’s disintegration.

    What Did the Letter Say?
    The letter argued that France is now facing a “grave hour” and “is in peril” from “several mortal dangers facing her,” including what it said were dangerous “racialist, indigentist and decolonial theories” which it suggested promotes a “racial war” between French people of all colours and creeds. “They despise our country, its traditions, its culture, and want to see it dissolve by tearing away its past and its history. Thus they attack former military and civilian glories with statues, analysing centuries-old words,” the letter said of the authors of these theories.
    “This is a disintegration which, together with Islamism and the suburban hordes, is leading to the detachment of many parts of the nation and their transformation into territories subject to dogmas that are contrary to our constitution,” the letter continued. “The dangers are growing, the violence is increasing day by day,” the appeal stressed, pointing to the recent grisly incident involving the decapitation of a teacher outside his school in October 2020 after he showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The officers penning the article suggested that they, as “servants of the Nation…cannot be passive spectators of such actions”.
    “It is therefore imperative that those who lead our country find the courage to eradicate these dangers. To do this, it is often enough to apply without weakness the laws that already exist,” the address recommended.

    It warned that “if nothing is done, laxity will continue to spread inexorably in society, ultimately causing an explosion and the intervention of our active comrades in a perilous mission to protect our civilisational values and safeguard our compatriots on the nation’s territory”.
    The latter remarks were interpreted by some as a threat of military rule, and 18 active-duty officers who signed the letter have faced disciplinary action. 20 retired generals and over 1,000 officers and service members of various ranks, as well as police and gendarmerie personnel signed the appeal. Macron’s government has blasted the appeal, which was published on the 60th anniversary of the failed 1961 coup d’état against French President Charles de Gaulle, with Florence Parly, minister in charge of the armed forces, warning that all active duty signatories will face punishment, up to and including compulsory retirement. Parly also blasted the officers for their alleged lack of political “neutrality and loyalty”.

    A poll by Harris Interactive commissioned by LCI, a French television channel, found that 58 percent of Frenchmen and women “support” the open letter’s authors, with a whopping 86 percent agreeing that some cities of neighbourhoods have areas where French law does not apply, and 73 percent agreeing that French society is disintegrating. 45 percent of respondents agreed that their country may soon face a civil war. 64 percent said the officers who signed their names to the letter should not be reprimanded.

    Tweet reads: "64 percent of French say they have heard of the letter published by military personnel on the Valeurs Actuelle website."

    Following the letter’s publication, Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Rally Party and runner up in the 2017 presidential election, slammed the current government for its alleged security and immigration-related failures, and warned that France would face an “explosion” if he was reelected in the upcoming 2022 elections. Le Pen expressed support for the letter’s authors, saying what they were asking for was simply for the state to “apply the law”. She encouraged them to join her in her campaign to “fight for France”.


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    Open letter from retired military : a plot against the Republic ?

    by Thierry Meyssan
    Voltaire Network | Paris (France) | 4 May 2021

    In three years, France has gone through two major crises that have not been answered: the questioning of globalization by the Gilets jaunes and the disintegration of the State by the police unions. Neither of them has received a substantial response. If the observations of these whistleblowers are shared by all, it becomes impossible to share them publicly. Democracy does not die from the absence of contradictory debates but, worse, from the erection of taboos.
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    Full article: https://www.voltairenet.org/article213001.html


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    Search & Seizure at Home of Judge Who Rendered the Sensational Weimar Mask-Judgment

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    As 2020News has just learned, the judge at the Weimar District Court, Christian Dettmar, had his house searched today. His office, private premises and car were searched. The judge’s cell phone was confiscated by the police. The judge had made a sensational decision on April 8, 2021, which was very inconvenient for the government’s anti Coronavirus measures policy.

    At the suggestion of a mother, the judge had ruled in a child welfare proceeding pursuant to Section 1666 of the German Civil Code (BGB), Ref.: 9 F 148/21, that two Weimar schools were prohibited with immediate effect from requiring students to wear mouth-nose coverings of any kind (especially qualified masks such as FFP2 masks), to comply with AHA minimum distances, and/or to participate in SARS-CoV-2 rapid tests. At the same time, it had determined that classroom instruction should be maintained (full text of the ruling in German including three expert opinions – English translation will be available soon).

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    French fishermen blockade Jersey port as 2 British naval vessels arrive at the island amid fishing row (VIDEOS)

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    French fishing fleet is seen at the entrance to the harbour in St Helier, Jersey, May 6, 2021 © Marc Le Cornu/via REUTERS

    French fishermen have sailed their vessels to the port of St Helier to stage a protest at the lack of full fishing licences issued to French fishermen since Brexit; Britain has deployed two sizeable naval vessels nearby.

    Data from marinetraffic.com shows around 25 French-registered vessels stationed just outside Jersey’s main port on Thursday morning, although some eyewitnesses claim there are more.

    The trawlermen are protesting the dearth of licences granted to French fishing vessels following the Brexit agreement which saw the EU lose its jurisdiction over British waters.

    Hugo Lehuby, a representative for the Normandy regional fishing committee, told Reuters that
    “this is not a blockade… It’s not our objective to smash stuff up.”
    “The objective is to express our unhappiness about the restrictive measures that were imposed,” he added.
    In TV footage, one of the Royal Navy vessels deployed, the HMS Tamar, can be seen further out to sea. The 90-meter-long patrol boat was one of two vessels deployed to the island.

    Media stationed on the island ahead of the protest reported a number of clashes between French and local ships, one of which was caught on camera.

    On Wednesday, Jersey’s external relations minister, Ian Gorst, hit back at France after Paris threatened to cut power supplies to the island in response to the Channel island’s non-issuance of full fishing licences to French fishermen. In 2019, 95% of Jersey’s electricity came from France.

    Gorst said that of the 41 French vessels who were issued licences last week, the majority had provided the historic fishing data that Jersey had requested. However, 17 had not, “and that’s where the problem is.”

    French fishermen have protested frequently that they’ve struggled to obtain new licences to fish UK waters since Brexit. In April, a group of trawlermen staged a protest at Boulogne, blockading trucks delivering UK-landed fish to France.


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    'Civil war is brewing in France and you know it': French military launches another salvo at Macron with new open letter

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    FILE PHOTO. French soldiers from the Sentinelle security operation patrol the streets in Paris, France on November 19, 2020. © Reuters / Benoit Tessier

    A group of active French military personnel has published a new open letter to the country's president Emmanuel Macron, warning him of a "civil war" brewing in the country after all the "concessions" he's made to Islamism.

    The letter, published in the conservative Valeurs Actuelles magazine late on Sunday, strikes a similar tone to the message published by the same outlet last month. Unlike the previous one, which was signed by 25 retired generals and active-duty soldiers, the new letter is anonymous and is open for signing by the general public. As of noon on Monday, it had attracted over 100,000 signatures.

    The authors of the letter have described themselves as active-duty French soldiers, belonging to the younger generation of the military that saw actual combat over the past years.
    "We are what the newspapers have called 'the fire generation.' Men and women, active soldiers, of all armies and of all ranks, of all opinions, we all love our country. These are our only claims to fame. And while we cannot, by law, express ourselves with our face uncovered, it is equally impossible for us to stay silent," the letter reads.
    The letter accuses President Macron of making "concessions" to Islamism on French soil, while the country's military has been spilling its blood to fight against it in "Afghanistan, Mali, the Central African Republic or elsewhere."

    The authors have also indicated that at least some of them have taken part in the domestic Operation Sentinelle, launched after the devastating 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and witnessed certain ethno-religious communities in France completely detached from the rest of the country.

    For such communities "France means nothing but an object of sarcasm, contempt or even hatred," the letter reads.

    Like the previous letter, this new one warns the republic's authorities of an impending "civil war," with the very existence of France being at stake. "Once again, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well," the letter reads.
    We are not talking about extending your mandates or conquering others. We are talking about the survival of our country, the survival of your country.
    The authors of the letter have also voiced strong support towards the signees of the first one and harshly criticized the government's response to it.
    "To encourage the army's senior officers to take a stand and expose themselves, before angrily sanctioning them as soon as they write anything other than battle reports, one must be quite perverse," the letter reads.
    Cowardice, deceit, perversion: this is not our vision of the hierarchy. On the contrary, the army is, par excellence, the place where we speak the truth because we commit our lives.
    The first letter, published on April 21 – on the 60th anniversary of a failed coup d'état against General Charles de Gaulle over his support in favor of independence for Algeria – caused an uproar among France's top officials. Prime Minister Jean Castex branded the message "an initiative against all of our republican principles, of honor and the duty of the army," while the military vowed to punish the active-duty signees.


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    From Infowars yesterday:
    Ex-Cops Warn France is on the Brink of Collapse

    More alarming news out of France, where a group of 93 former police officers are now warning that areas of the country have become “lost territory” thanks to illegal immigration and rampant criminality.


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    More alarming news out of France, where a group of 93 former police officers are now warning that areas of the country have become “lost territory” thanks to illegal immigration and rampant criminality.
    I heard the same about Berlin 4 years ago from people who live there; emergency services would never go to certain parts of the city as it was too dangerous.

    It saddens me; I always loved Paris, but even back in 2012 on my last visit there I was shocked at the dump it had become.

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    Senior Military Officers’ Open Letters to Macron – Commentary & Background

    by Gary Littlejohn for the Saker Blog
    May 17, 2021

    Part 1 – Contains the first two letters
    Part 2 – Contains the next two letters
    Part 3 – Commentary – you are now here.

    Introduction
    There have been reports recently in the French media that retired senior French military officers, and a lot of younger serving officers, had written an open letter to President Macron saying in effect that unless the French government took decisive action on the banlieues (suburbs, but here code for ‘immigrant’ areas) then the alternative could well be a civil war. To be clear, they were not threatening a coup, but urging the government to deal with what they saw as a serious, growing problem, a problem made still more acute by the despair and unrest manifested in the Yellow Vest series of demonstrations.

    The letter was published on the 60th anniversary of the attempted military coup against President Charles de Gaulle over Algeria (21 April 2021). That date may not have much resonance these days, but I can say from personal experience that even on the 14th July 1961 (Bastille Day) tensions were very high in Paris, with machine gun nests on every corner around the Arc de Triomphe. It transpired decades later that there had also been a massacre of hundreds of Algerians at around this time, with the whole affair being completely covered up by the media. Here is the link to that open letter, which is referred to at times in commentaries as a ‘tribune’ or ‘platform’.
    https://www.valeursactuelles.com/pol...e-patriotisme/

    See the translation: https://thesaker.is/for-a-return-of-the-honor-of-our-rulers-20-generals-call-on-macron-to-defend-patriotism/
    What does this imply for the cohesiveness of France, given the lengthy protests by the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) that were analysed so ably by Ramin Mazaheri on The Saker website? The growing Islamist unrest, which attracted greater attention after the Cathedral at Nantes was set on fire, is stretching the French police forces further at a time when a declared state of emergency has become the new normal in France, through legislative sleight of hand.
    https://thesaker.is/police-suicide-i...ds-to-be-deaf/
    The mayor of a part of Paris, a woman of Algerian descent, has supported the sentiments expressed in this first letter, but the public government response was to discuss how those officers could be punished for their actions, and hypocritically to accuse the anonymous serving officers of cowardice for not signing their names, which would be a disciplinary offense.

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    Full article: http://thesaker.is/senior-military-o...ers-to-macron/

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    This is an interesting video in English (10:50 minutes) about the exodus of people from Paris since the lockdowns started, their reasons and the effects it's having on Paris and the places that they're heading to in other regions. I'd heard of the many people in America moving out of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but not Paris.


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    President Macron was slapped in the face today as he greeted crowds in Drome, south-east France today.

    Bien fait, mon ami!

    https://twitter.com/anadoluagency/st...58207649771522

    (Does anyone know how to embed this properly please? I'm not familiar with Twitter.)

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    The defence should show the jury a picture of Macron and ask them if they could honestly say they didn't want to do the same thing...

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