France

Comment faire gagner les Gilets jaunes?

Une analyse théorique, politique et stratégique.
Par Jacques Nikonoff, Gilet jaune, universitaire, président du Parti de la démondialisation (Pardem)

Après la magnifique mobilisation des « gilets jaunes » du 17 novembre et ses prolongements, un premier bilan s’impose afin de mieux éclairer la suite des évènements. Avec des centaines de milliers de participants et plus de 2 000 points de rassemblements, les Gilets jaunes sont certainement à la veille de devenir un acteur significatif et durable de la vie politique et sociale. C’est une étape décisive dans la reconstitution du peuple comme corps politique autonome. Ce que conteste fondamentalement ce peuple, c’est la mondialisation néolibérale, même si les choses ne sont pas dites en ces termes par les Gilets jaunes. (more…)

What Exactly Did the French Vote for? The European Union against the French Nation

ελληνικά   /  español

Macron won 23.75% of the votes, while his opponent Le Pen won 21.53%, according to official results. Republican Francois Fillon and independent left-candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon won 19.91% and 19.64% respectively. While the former Socialist party candidate, Benouit Hamon has accrued just 6.35% of the vote. The remaining 8.82% of the votes were shared by the remaining 6 candidates for the French Presidency.

The collapse of traditional bipartisanism

What do the results show? First of all, an impressive collapse of traditional bipartism, of the two (more…)

Le nouveau dogme de l’OTAN et de l’UE se met en place par des coups comme l’attentat de Nice et le coup d’État alla turca

Par Dimitris Kazakis

ελληνικά

Le sommet de l’OTAN qui a eu lieu en Pologne les 8 et 9 juillet 2016 était le plus important depuis les temps de la guerre froide. Ce sommet a vraiment marqué un virage. L’Alliance a décidé de s’organiser de sorte que les forces armées de tous les pays membres –en plus des membres de l’UE– composent un corps militaire plus ou moins unique pour servir non pas la défense mais la « sécurité collective » contre des menaces telles que le terrorisme et l’ « agressivité » de la Russie.

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The EU and the attack on European workers’ wages

Η ΕΕ και η επίθεση στους μισθούς των Ευρωπαίων εργαζομένων

Five years after the Wall Street crash of September 2008, figures compiled by Britain’s House of Commons Library on wage rates in the 27-member European Union show that workers’ living standards have been thrown into sharp reverse.

The statistics belie claims that the euro zone has “turned the corner” with a modest rise in growth over the last quarter. The situation is particularly acute in those countries that have been subject to the dictates of the “troika”—the EU, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—which has overseen massive cuts in social spending as demanded by the international banks.

In Greece, wages have fallen by 11.3 percent since the autumn of 2010 [EPAM-International’s comment: the actual wage reduction is much bigger!]. The UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies has (more…)

France’s Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria

Πρώην υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Γαλλίας : Η Βρετανική Κυβέρνηση ετοίμαζε πόλεμο στη Συρία. Αιτία : η αντι-Ισραήλ στάση της Συριακής Κυβέρνησης, που έκανε τη χώρα στόχο για υποκινούμενη από τη Δύση αλλαγή καθεστώτος.

France’s Former Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, has stated in a televised program on LCP that UK government officials had told him about preparations for war in Syria two years prior to the start of the 2011 protests and conflict. The reason given for this war is the Syrian government’s anti-Israel stance that made Syria a target for Western-backed regime change.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-s2AAh06I&feature=player_embedded

US intelligence targeted Italy and France embassies

France, Italy and Greece were among 38 “targets” of spying operations conducted by US intelligence services, according to documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper by fugitive former CIA operative Edward Snowden.

Οι Μυστικές υπηρεσίες των ΗΠΑ στόχευαν τις πρεσβείες της Ιταλίας, της Γαλλίας και της Ελλάδας εκτός άλλων (μετάφραση στα ελληνικά στο τέλος του άρθρου)

One of the leaked US National Security Agency (NSA) files said that intelligence officials targeted embassies and UN missions by implanting bugs in electronic communications gear, tapping into cables and collecting communications using specialised antennae, according to a report on the Guardian’s website Sunday.

Attempts were made to eavesdrop on the French, Italian and Greek embassies in Washington while Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India and Turkey were all named as subjects of operations in a 2010 document. (more…)

Syria crisis: France and Britain move a step closer to arming rebels

François Hollande appeals to Europe to lift arms embargo at Brussels summit

Francois Hollande

 

The French president, François Hollande, who will force the Syrian situation on to the agenda at the EU summit. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images
 

France and Britain have moved a step closer to arming the opposition to the Assad regime in a radical move aimed at tipping the balance in the two-year civil war while also ignoring European policy on Syria.

The French president, François Hollande, went into an EU summit in Brussels with a dramatic appeal for Europe to join Paris and London in lifting a European arms embargo, but the sudden policy shift was certain to run into stiff German opposition.

“We want the Europeans to lift the embargo,” said Hollande. “Britain and France are agreed on this option … France has to first persuade its European partners. But France also has to accept its responsibilities. We can’t allow a people to be massacred by a regime which has shown that it doesn’t want a political discussion.”

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, called for the EU embargo to be abandoned, declaring that France and Britain would act in concert, as they did in going to war against Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya when Germany joined Russia and China at the UN security council in voting against. (more…)