Farmers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, and other countries across Europe are protesting radical leftist governments by obstructing major transport networks with tractors. This widespread populist movement is sweeping Europe at a time when over-regulation, taxes, and the climate change agenda threaten the livelihoods of not just farmers but working-class people and comes several months before the European election cycle kicks off in June.
Some countries hit hardest by protests have been Germany, Italy, Belgium, and France. Protests are expected to spread to Spain and Portugal.
Continue reading “Europe Erupts In Widespread Farmer Protests As Revolt Against ‘Green’ Policies Intensifies – ZeroHedge 1/31/24”
For nearly three weeks I’ve been suggesting with increasing forcefulness that the official figure of 1,400 Israeli deaths from the Hamas attack may have been considerably exaggerated. Here’s what I’d said last Monday:
Continue reading “Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and Racialism – Ron Unz 11/13/23”
The Palestinian struggle brings to the forefront the colonial relations that underpin today’s world, and that the West, and its media, work tirelessly to hide.
With every Israeli massacre in the besieged Gaza Strip, the double standards of Western media and governments become palpable. This time, however, the targeting of Palestinians and their supporters, especially across Europe, seems to be more violent and coordinated than ever before. On October 10th, the UK Home Secretary sent a letter to Chief Constables in England and Wales, encouraging the police to broaden the grounds on which they can arrest Palestine supporters. The letter encourages the police to consider chants such as ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ as an “expression of violent desire” and Palestinian flags as “intended to glorify acts of terrorism.” Yesterday, the German police attacked supporters of Palestine on Sonnenallee, arresting some of the protestors. In Vienna, the police banned a Palestine protest and issued fines to as many as three hundred protestors. In France, the police banned Palestine protests.
Continue reading “On Western Media and the Erasure of Palestine – Hashem Abushama 10/14/23”
French police have banned two rallies scheduled for 12 October in solidarity with Palestinians being slaughtered in the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces.
The protest ban was implemented “taking into account the risk of disturbance to public order,” according to French media citing police officials.
The decision was taken two days after security forces violently repressed a pro-Palestine rally in France’s second city of Lyon, using tear gas and batons to break it up.
Continue reading “France Bans Pro-Palestine Rallies, Seeks to Criminalize Support for Gaza Resistance – The Cradle 10/12/23”
People who recall how the United States and its NATO partners (along with their propaganda mouthpieces in the news media) generated public support for a proxy war in Ukraine may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu. A similar effort is now underway with respect to Niger and other countries in West Africa. Washington is upset about a recent military coup in Niger, which was the latest ouster of a pro-Western government in that region. U.S. leaders are concerned not only because the coups have underscored the fading influence of France, the former colonial master, but because the insurgents have adopted a friendly stance toward Russia.
Continue reading “Niger May be the Next US Proxy War – Ted Galen Carpenter 8/13/23”
Question 1: Hitler
In the West, we’re taught that Hitler is the embodiment of all evil, but it’s more complicated than that, isn’t it? The more I read about Hitler, the more convinced I am that his views about the Versailles Treaty were fairly commonplace among Germans living at the time. It seems to me that if Hitler hadn’t emerged as the leader who promised to restore Germany (to its original borders), someone else would have taken his place. The real problem was the injustice of the treaty itself which exacted reparations that could not be repaid along with the partitioning of the German state. It was the onerous settlement of Versailles that ensured there would be Second World War not Hitler.
Continue reading “Hitler, Churchill, the Holocaust, and the War in Ukraine – Ron Unz and Mike Whitney 7/17/23”
World War II ranks as the greatest military conflict in human history and became the shaping event of our modern world, with the account told in many tens of thousands of books. But over the last five years I’ve published a long series of articles providing elements of the story that are sharply—sometimes even shockingly—at odds with the standard narrative.
Continue reading “More Falsehoods of World War II – Ron Unz 6/19/23”
France has suffered €1 billion in damage due to widespread rioting, said Geoffrey Roux de Bézieux, head of France’s largest employer federation, the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF), during an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien.
Continue reading “French Riots Already Cost €1 Billion in Damage – John Cody 7/4/23”
The urban riots which broke out in France following the death of the 17-year-old Nahel M. during a police traffic check have revived the already long-standing debates on the problems of the French suburbs, which combine social, historical, town planning and security issues.
Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes that despite the “suburb plans” implemented for more than forty years, policies with regard to disadvantaged neighborhoods have not really succeeded in reducing inequalities and the social divide to the rest of the French population….
Main-stream (legacy) media seems to be “off the mark” and “behind the news curve” when it comes to coverage of the riots in France. Alternate media has been a bit better in coverage, but the articles and information are dispersed in such a way that makes it difficult to get a sense of what is actually happening and why.
Today’s Substack is an aggregate of some of what I consider the more usefulanalysis of the French riots – and the underlying social unrest that is tearing that country apart.
Continue reading “Macron Fiddled, While France Burned – Robert W Malone, MD 7/3/23”
On his second day in Marseilles, Tuesday, June 27, Macron announced that a new military hospital would be built on the Sainte-Marthe site by “the beginning of the next decade,” reports CNews.
Continue reading “France Builds New Military Hospital in Preparation for War – Remix News 6/29/23”
The neocons who control brain-dead Biden tell us over and over that World War II was the “good war.” Didn’t we have to stop Hitler from conquering the world? They say this in order to justify their plans to start a nuclear war against Russia and China. If you look at the facts rather than neocon propaganda, World War II looks very different.
Continue reading “The Truth About World War II – Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. 6/26/23”
“Much of the current political legitimacy of today’s American government and its various European vassal-states is founded upon a particular narrative history of World War II, and challenging that account might have dire political consequences.” – Ron Unz
Continue reading “Why Everything You Know About World War II Is Wrong – Ron Unz and Mike Whitney 6/12/23”
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, powerful institutions have been using it as an opportunity to usher in more surveillance and speech control.
One of these institutions, the WHO, an unelected global health agency, has spent more than a year pushing to expand its powers via two instruments — a pandemic treaty/accord and amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005). These instruments will collectively give the WHO, an unelected health agency, new powers to target “misinformation,” grow its surveillance tools, and push a framework for global vaccine passports.
Continue reading “US, Canada, And France Express Full Support For WHO Pandemic Treaty – Tom Parker 6/5/23”
The Swiss painter Miriam Cahn caused outraged when she exposed paintings depicting graphic abuse in a Paris museum. While people were horrified by these “works of art”, Emmanuel Macron and the entire media establishment have been praising and defending her. Let’s look at the “art” elite stooges are so vehemently defending….
Five years ago, I wrote a column criticizing Democratic and Republican members of Congress who joined the media in gushing over an address from French President Emmanuel Macron as he called for European style censorship. Free speech has been in a virtual free fall in France for decades and Macron is a major voice in that movement. This week, the French added another outrage to Macron’s legacy by promising to prosecute three citizens who protested the President by flipping him off at an event. The use of “Le Doigt” could now land them in “La Prison.”
Continue reading “Protesters to be Prosecuted for Flipping Off the French President – Jonathan Turley 4/24/23”
UK’s National Union of Journalists and two publishers have condemned the Metropolitan police for using anti-terror laws to arrest a French publisher who arrived in London to attend the London Book Fair.
Ernest Moret, who is employed by Editions La Fabrique in Paris, was arrested after arriving at St. Pancras railway station to attend the book fair. The police stopped him under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which gives them broad powers to search people arriving at border crossings to see if they are involved in terrorism. The interrogation would have been illegal in France.
Continue reading “London Police are Condemned for Using Anti-Terror Laws to Detain Publisher who Protested Macron – Christina Maas 4/20/23”
In an unprecedented case, a woman from northern France is set to face trial for allegedly insulting President Emmanuel Macron on social media.
The incident occurred when the woman referred to Macron as “filth” in a Facebook post. If found guilty, she could be slapped with a hefty €12,000 fine, although jail time is not on the table. The trial is scheduled to take place in June.
Continue reading “French Woman Faces $13,000 Fine for Facebook Post Calling President Macron “Filth” – ReclaimTheNet 4/1/23″
We have previously discussed the alarming rollback on free speech rights in the West, particularly in France (here and here and here and here and here and here and here). The latest such case is a criminal trial of French Senator Stéphane Ravier for stating that “immigration kills the youth of France.” It is another example of why free speech is in a virtual free fall in Europe.
Continue reading “French Politician Faces Criminal Trial for Immigration Criticism – Jonathan Turley 3/8/23”
“I want Russia to be defeated in Ukraine,” French President Emmanuel Macron publicly told the media. But it’s not what he privately told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He also said that now is not the right time for dialogue with Moscow and that France is ready to sustain “a longer conflict.” That’s not what he told Zelensky either.
Continue reading “Public vs. Private: Managing Perceptions of the War in Ukraine – The Libertarian Institute 3/1/23”
Europeans are storming the streets in unprecedented numbers to protest NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine and their own declining living standards. The Grayzone has covered demonstrations and interviewed protest leaders in several countries since the war erupted.
Athens, Greece –– This February 21, several thousand Greeks filled Athens’ streets to denounce NATO and the United States in the wake of Antony Blinken’s Greece visit, where the US Secretary of State applauded the Mediterranean country for being amongst the first European countries to support Ukraine, thus leading to way for “the support of democracy.”
Continue reading “European Antiwar Protests Gain Strength as NATO’s Ukraine Proxy War Escalates – The Grayzone 2/27/23”
Though it was clear that Burkina Faso was eventually going to follow in the footsteps of Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR), Ouagadougou’s decision to break military ties with France was not as simple as media sound bites want us to believe.
The conventional wisdom is that these countries are walking away from their former colonial master, France, to forge alternative alliances with a new ally, Russia. These convenient analyses are largely shaped by the geopolitical tug-of-war between old and new superpowers: The US and its NATO allies on the one hand, and Russia and China on the other.
Continue reading “A Month’s Notice: Why Burkina Faso Ordered French Troops out of the Country – MintPressNews 2/13/23”
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced he intends to send ‘light tanks’ to Ukraine, which will make France the first to supply Western-manufactured tanks to the conflict, after some like Poland earlier transferred Soviet tanks.
While NATO allies have gradually increased the sophistication of weaponry shipped to Kiev, including longer range missiles and more recently Patriot systems approved by the US, they have stopped short of sending either tanks or fighter jets, largely on fears of Moscow expanding the war in response.
Continue reading “Macron Pledges ‘First Western Tanks’ To Ukraine While US Mulls Bradley Fighting Vehicles – ZeroHedge 1/4/23”
Over the past weeks a coordinated all-out assault on our agriculture—the ability to produce food for human existence—has begun. The recent G20 governmental meeting in Bali, the UN Agenda 2030 Cop27 meeting in Egypt, the Davos World Economic Forum and Bill Gates are all complicit. Typically, they are using dystopian linguistic framing to give the illusion they are up to good when they are actually advancing an agenda that will lead to famine and death for hundreds of millions not billions if allowed to proceed. It’s driven by a coalition of money
Continue reading “War on Global Agriculture: The Unsustainable ‘Sustainable’ UN Agenda 2030 – F.WilliamEngdahl 11/30/22”
It’s one of the greatest ironies of history that gold detractors refer to the metal as the barbarous relic, when in fact the abandonment of gold has put civilization as we know it at risk of extinction.
Continue reading “The Lost World of the Barbarous Relic – GeorgeF.Smith 12/3/22”