Now, the belligerent rhetoric has also put on the defensive Macron’s main political opponent in the presidential election, the socialist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, head of the France Insoumise (Unbowed France) party, against whom a smear campaign has begun for voicing disquiet over the stigmatisation of Muslims in the French society. In an attempt to undermine the Left by associating it with “Islamism”, which has a very negative connotation in the minds of the French majority, Mélenchon has been branded as an “Islamo-leftist”. This character assassination campaign may work to Macron’s advantage.
AMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDAFRANCEFRENCH CRYPTOFASCISMFRENCH IMPERIALIST COLLABORATION
CAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSFRANCE
France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday banned all gatherings of more than 100 people but hundreds of demonstrators are continuing the weekly Yellow Vest vigil and are protesting at Paris landmarks.
Thousands of French security forces personnel hit the streets of the capital in a bid to clamp down on the movement, which has now been running for 70 consecutive weeks.
ABOMINATIONSCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDAFRANCE
LUCINA BOHNE—Has the Garbage-Stream Media informed you that momentous things are happening in France? That French workers have been on general strikes, occupation strikes, on nationwide strikes since 5 December, now shouting REVOLUTION? That millions of people have joined them in the street? That lately even firefighters have gone on strike? That Macron’s police are beating even firefighters? NO? Well, isn’t that typical?
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GILBERT MERCIER—France is at a crossroad. A fairly benign bread-and-butter protest has turned into a major popular dissent putting in question France’s political system. It is new, unheard of, and because we live in the digital age, with immediate communication, the world is not only watching, but there is a contagious factor to it, which in the Anglo-Saxon world is called “Yellow Vests Movement”.
CAPITALIST SICKNESSFRANCEGILETS/ YELLOW VESTS
RAMIN MAZAHERI—It is normal that this imperialist psychosis occurs in the European Union in 2019, as it is indeed a neo-imperialist project. The question the French cannot quite answer is: are they the still the coloniser, or are they now colonised?