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Gilet Jaune SITREP for Labor Day and Acte 25

by Le Saker Francophone for The Saker Blog 7,400 police officers and gendarmes have been mobilized, including 22 CRS companies and about thirty squadrons of mobile gendarmes. Didier Lallement, the new prefect of the capital, intends to act firmly and orders the police to “go to contact”. 164,000 people took to the streets on Wednesday, May 1, including 28,000 in the capital, according to the latest assessment by the Home

Six months after it begins, the oligarchs/Macron versus Gilets Jaunes battle is still raging and will keep on

By Le Saker Francophone for the Saker Blog This battle that the French people will win – we do not yet know when, but sure it will – is the vanguard battle of a Western world in full decline because their elites, no longer able to plunder the rest of the world as they did before, are beginning to plunder their own country in order to continue to accumulate a

Yellow Vests get 1st game-changing win: A vote to stop denationalisation of airports

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog You never read the word “denationalisation” in Western media anymore, only “privatisation”. That makes sense… “denationalisation” is so obviously negative; it’s lack of patriotism and concern for the public welfare isn’t being covered up. The New York Times seemed to stop using the word around the mid-1980s – which makes sense, because that’s when the propaganda of neoliberalism fully took hold. In 2019,

Gilets Jaunes SITREP. ACT 19 and 20.

by the Francophone Saker for the Saker blog To try to hamper Acts 19 and 20, the government banned the demonstrators from entire neighbourhoods and perimeters. The Champs Elysées for Paris and the city centre for large cities. Any offender will receive a fine of 135 euros to be paid immediately or 190 euros to be paid later. For instance, a couple has been fined for simply wearing a sweater

Report: Yellow Vests Act 20 (media heavy – loads slowly!)

by Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog Act 20 of the Yellow Vests took place on March 30th nationwide in France and happened against the background of last week’s brutal beating of a female protestor in Nice. My reports on Acts 18 and 19 can be read here and here respectively. Paris The demonstration in Paris was focused on housing expulsions, energy cuts, and expensive accommodation. It should be noted

February 2019 Gilets jaunes SITREP

by Le Saker Francophone for The Saker Blog   After the Act XIII held on Saturday, February 9, we can witness that the movement is still holding and will not falter by spring. Too many people have now understood what is at stake. Between 50,000 demonstrators, according to government figures, and 250,000, according to the figures of a police union have rallied all around France and not just in Paris,

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