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French vote shows the undemocratic rot of the pan-European project 2/2

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV Part 1 discussed how a “hung parliament” isn’t going to happen in France. President Emmanuel Macron won enough seats and can find plenty of allies among the mainstream conservatives, as well as the Socialist Party and Green Party. Thus, on all issues involving far-right economics, neoliberalism and the pan-European project Macron will proceed without parliamentary difficulty. Part 1 ended with my pointing out

French vote shows the undemocratic rot of the pan-European project 1/2

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV France’s election season finally got interesting, but only marginally. Even though his brutal repression of the Yellow Vests should disqualify him from being a public servant ever again, Emmanuel Macron was re-elected president, incredibly. However, he has finally been reprimanded at the voting booth – his parliamentary coalition just lost its absolute majority. The Yellow Vests can claim wresting yet another concession. Unfortunately

Macron re-election win no win for Iran, JCPOA or Muslims

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog and cross-posted with PressTV The re-election of Emmanuel Macron is being celebrated by Brussels, high finance and his “bourgeois bloc” of core French supporters, but Macron’s record shows that Muslims and Muslim nations anticipate little reason to celebrate. After Macron’s victory the Iranian foreign ministry called for face-to-face talks to resume on the JCPOA pact on Iran’s nuclear energy program “as soon as

Le Pen-Macron: finally, a vote where the people can decide if it’s war or not

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog From 1792 to 1815 there were not one but seven “Coalition Wars” which involved most of Europe. It’s an era which should be properly termed the “7 European Wars Against the French Revolution”. Think the average European was thrilled about gutting their own economies – for 23 years! – in order to get involved in what was truly a civil war in a

Le Pen now wants in the euro & no Frexit – should the Left want her in?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog I predict – along with nearly every poll made on the subject – that 2022 will see a repeat of the 2017 election in France: Marine Le Pen vs. Emmanuel Macron in the second round of April’s vote. Don’t be mistaken – so much has changed in 5 years! Remember these? “Two-speed solution for the European Union”, “Frexit”, “sortie de la zone euro!”

Le Monde’s circus invite: ‘France is a leftist country which votes right’

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog In less than three months France will have a presidential vote, and I haven’t written much about it because I’ve been too occupied with what I humbly hope will be the authoritative book on the Yellow Vest movement. The working title is France’s Yellow Vests: Western Repression of the West’s Best Values. It will be published for free in serialised form, like my