General Strike brings France To Standstill As Nation Protests Macron Policies

France has been closer to social breakdown than the political establishment in the EU and their mainstream media sock puppets will ever admit since the the gilets jaunes demonstrations at their height nearly torched Paris and other cities. It would be a mistake to think, as television news bulletins and large circulation newspapers have suggested that support fot the protest movement has dwindled or the national mood is any less angry. Last month we reported on protests promted by new, over – zealous restrictions on agriculture imposed by the EU, as thousands of French farmers drove their tractors into Paris and other cities and blocked the main highways.

Today, in responce to calls by unions and activist groups for a nationwide strike, public workers across the country stayed home on Thursday, immobilizing public transit across the country as the first general strike in more than 20 years began.

The main reason for the walkout was President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms (not unlike how a planned – then scrapped – gas tax hike sparked the giles jaunes).

On the fist day of the strike, which is planned to last through the weekend, parts of Paris resembled ghost towns during the morning rush hours. Roads were empty, and train stations were deserted, according to the Times.

The biggest industrial action of Macron’s tenure is, so far, outweighting by a huge margin the Yellow Vests protests  in scale: 50% of French teachers are reported to be off work, nine out of ten trains have been cancelled today and eleven of the fourteen lines in the Paris Metro are closed. A total of 245 separate demonstrations have been announced across France as students,  police officers and firefighters, healthcare workers and others joining the action. Striking ground staff at Air France forced numerous flight cancellations, leaving thousands of travelers stranded. Air France cancelled 30% of its domestic flights and 10% of international short- and medium-haul flights on Thursday, RT reports.

Millions of workers are staying home.

In Paris, some commuters and shoppers resorted to bikes, skateboards or walking in the bitter cold as buses and underground trains failed to run. Some joked that the strike had made Paris into a much more ‘eco-friendly’ city. This  way of looking at the situation must have appealed to thousands of Extinction Rebellion activists and other environmentalist groups who took the opportunity to link their the climate action agenda to the protests.

The strike is expected to continue until Monday as the unions and Macron butt heads over the controversial pension reform proposals. Paris police are deploying 6,000 riot police to do battle with demonstrators who have decided to take their yellow vests out of the closet and back into action.

Many of the French capital’s most popular tourist spots were forced to shut their doors because of the strikes. The Eiffel Tower and the Orsay museum did not open on Thursday, while the large parts of The Louvre, the Pompidou Center and other museums were mostly closed with only the most popular exhibits accessible.

Outside the busy Gare du Nord railway station taxis lined up with their green lights on, struggling to find customers in the deserted streets.

Of more immediate concern for Macron and his beleagured government is the fact that dozens of gilet jaunes protesters are blocking the nations major fuel terminals in the south and near the city of Orleans, leaving more than 200 petrol stations without fuel on Thursday, while another 400 report they will run out on Friday. If that action persists the country could be at a standstill by the end of next week. These blockades show the protesters have a coherent strategy which could bring the country to its knees and force Macron out of office or at least into a humiliating climb down. No matter how many times political leaders wax lyrical about the wonders of clean, green, sustainable energy, society still needs oil,  in spite what the Swedeish Baby Troll Greta Thunberg and her supporters wish for.

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Macron Slams Greta Thunberg After Pippi Longstocking Lookalike Ecowarrior Sues France Over Climate

France’s boy president Emmanuel Macron ripped into elf – like eco warrior Greta Thunberg after the 16-year-old Pippi Lonkgstocking lookalike climate messiah filed a law suit accusing five developed nations of inaction on global warming in violation of the 30-year-old UN Convention on the Rights of a Child. Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey. Our Pippi is obviously not very bright as the nations she complained were destroying her future are probably doing more than most in their efforts to trash their economies and the standard of living of their citizens in aid of making United Nations bureaucrats feel important and fake science peddlers get rich.

Notably, she left out India, which has the fastest growing volume of CO2 emissions China – which is the world’s worst polluter by total volume, although we should not let the hysteria generated by Thunberg and other puppets of Cultural Marxist organisations blind us to the fact that Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant, but is essential to the existence of life on this wonderful planet.

Thunberg, a non too clever sixteen year old who looks much younger *a tad retarded maybe?) is a dupe, being manipulated by some clever and profoundly unpleasant people who have a globalist, authoritarian political agenda.

After browbeating the UN for ‘stealing her childhood‘ on Monday, Thunberg tweeted “Today at 11:30 I and 15 other children from around the world filed a legal complaint against 5 nations over the climate crisis through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

Obnoxious little brats need their arses smacked, but doesn’t a pretentious idea like titling a document “The Rights Of A Child,” in an obvious bid to guilt trip us all into compliance with its agenda show what a nasty, fascistic, wannabe – world – government organisation the United Nations really is. And what of Thunberg’s parents, with the levels of political indoctrination she displayes it is obviously they who robbed her of her childhood so why, in politicall correct Sweden are they not in proson for abusing their daughter’s ‘right’ to a normal childhood.

Thunberg’s complaint calls out nations that have ratified the UN treaty, yet – according to her – have not upheld their obligations. And again, she’s said nothing about pollution from China or India.

In response to the Swedish activist, French President Emmanuel Macron told Eruope1 that her stance was “very radical” and likely to “antagonize societies.” 

“All the movements of our youth — or our not-so-young — are helpful,” said Macron, adding “But they must now focus on those who are furthest away, those who are seeking to block the way.”

The head of state stressed that he didn’t feel “that the French government nor the German government, currently, were blocking the way.”

Macron also said he wanted young people to “help us put pressure on those who are blocking the way” and to “partake in very clear action.” –Business Insider

President Trump, meanwhile, appears to be having fun with the whole thing.

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Paris brought to a standstill by anti-Macron transport protests

On Friday, public transport workers in Paris staged a coordinated walk-out against Macron’s planned pension former which caused the worst disturbance to the French capital’s public transport network in more than a decade.

The strike represents the first major action taken against President Macron’s plan to standardized ‘universal’ pension system. The plan would see one single points-based pension system created out of the 42 different systems which currently are in place right now, the Local reports.

Massive traffic jams and large crowds waiting at the platforms with at least a few lines still working were both triggered by the protest.

Yellow Vests Week 43: Tensions Escalate Again As France’s Protests Continue

For the Yellow Vests movement in France, September 7th was billed as a come back from the summer break when there has been a lull in activity. France traditionally comes to a near standstill in August each year as the French head off on their annual vacation, and the protest movement was no exception.

Unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron tried to take political advantage of this distraction to advance one of his many unpopular policies, pension reform plans that will create a single national pension system with higher contributions for individual taxpayers and lower ones for business, thus stoking up the potential for an escalation of protests to the levels witnessed earlier in the year.

Former investment banker Macron is not trusted on the pension issue by 70 percent of the population according to polls and his plan is seen as a ruse to lift the retirement age to 64 from 62 and a continuation of broader policies to tax workers more to pay for the welfare state while cutting taxes for business and wealthy individuals in the name of economic stimulation and competitiveness in the world economy.

The vehicle fuel taxes that triggered the fist protests last year were ostensibly “green” but in effect they served the same purpose of relieving the tax burden on business and shifting it onto the general population.

The notion that business comes before environmental concerns reinforced by word going into the Newsdump Weekend that pesticide use in France will be allowed within distances ranging between 15 and 30 feet of schools and homes.  Environmental activists and the EELV environmentalist party expressing their opposition to the plans. Such policies have destroyed Marcon’s credibility as they contradict his pretence to be heading a ‘green’ government, having made grandiose but unachievable promises to phase out petroleum and diesel vehicles and make France a net zero emissions economy by 2040.

Thousands took to the streets of France to protest today, not in the huge numbers at the height of the movement in the early months, but significantly up on recent weeks.

Demonstrations took place in Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Rouen as part of Yellow Vests’ “Act 43” rally. In some cities, particularly Montpellier, the protests turned violent with clashes between the participants and riot police. Violence was also reported in Rouen.

“The demonstrators threw projectiles on the police as protests continued into the night. Summations were made and there was the use of tear gas in response to the throwing of projectiles, the protesters were rejected and returned outside the perimeter,” the sub-prefect of permanence, Jean-Éric Winckler, said as quoted by AFP.

The first blockages Yellow Vests began early in the morning on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Seine-Maritime.

Yellow Vests protestors in Rouen (picture: http://www.chb44.com )

​In Montpellier, between 1,500 and 3,000 people took part in the rally, with clashes also reported near the city’s station. According to AFP, some of the protesters fired projectiles, prompting the police to use tear gas.

Protestors in Montpellier use umbrellas as makeshift shields (Picture: Daily Mail )

Some incidents and clashes were also reported in Lille, where more than 600 protesters took part in the rally (according to a police source), while the Yellow Vests say the number of demonstrators there stood at 1,500.

Meanwhile, during a rally in Paris, an emblematic figure of the Yellow Vests movement, Éric Drouet, was fined twice “for organizing an undeclared event” and was ordered to leave the perimeter.

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Macron’s Amazon fires antics are just a globalist effort to oust Bolsonaro

International political opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and their media allies are cynically exploiting and exaggerating the impact of the fires in the Amazon to demonize the ‘Trump of the Tropics’.

The plight of the Brazilian rainforest hasn’t dominated the international headlines to the current extent since the late 1980s heyday of Sting earnestly pleading for donations while standing alongside impassive tribal chiefs.

Leonardo Di Caprio, Madonna, and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken to social media to sound alarm about the burning “lungs of the world” that produce “20 percent of Earth’s oxygen.”

Emmanuel Macron not only stated the same claims in his own tweet, but made the “international crisis” of the Amazon fires the last-minute headline theme of his home G7 summit, urging the world to #ActFortheAmazon, as the leaders of the top Western powers pooled together $40 million in (rejected) donations.

Surely, something extraordinary is happening in Brazil?

Well, not really. First let’s clear out the straightforward myths. The Amazon does not produce 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, nor is it the “lungs” of anything, as it consumes as much of it as it creates. In the internet era it should be easy to debunk this within three minutes, without requiring special statements from NASA scientists.

Nor does it help to post decades-old pictures with fires from various places across the globe, which is something every person namechecked above has done. One assumes, particularly because of their boss’ stated dislike of ‘fake news’, that there must be someone on the French president’s staff who is able to perform a Google image search.

International opposition to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed “the Brazilian Trump” have spun a fake news story about the fires that according to mainstream media and establishment politicians are destroying the Amazonian rain forest. In fact the globalist carel are cynically exploiting and exaggerating the impact of the fires, started deliberately for completely legitimate reasons, in the Amazon to demonize the ‘Trump of the Tropics’.

The plight of the Brazilian rainforest hasn’t excited the showbusiness wankerati to the current extent since the late 1980s when former schoolteacher and rock star turned wannabe messiah Sting took to the airwaves earnestly pleading for donations to preserve the way of life of rain forest natives while standing alongside impassive tribal chiefs with unsold Police CDs inserted in their lower lips.

In response to the current crisis, Leonardo Di Caprio who flies round the world in his private jet to warn people of the dangers of burning carbon dioxide producing fuels, Madonna who still performs high kicking dance routines while wearing scanty outfits  in front of sad old men who fantasise about golden showers, and Cristiano Ronaldo an ageing football star and all round cunt, have taken to social media to sound the alarm about the burning “lungs of the world” that produce “20 percent of Earth’s oxygen.”

Emmanuel Macron not only stated the same claims in a speech at last weekend’s G7 summit, but made the “international crisis” of the Amazon fires the screaming headlinefor the world;s Suday papers, urging the world to #ActFortheAmazon, as the leaders of the top Western powers pledged $40 million in (rejected) donations (which Bolsonaro turned down, telling Macron, “You couldn’t even save Notre Dame.

Surely, something extraordinary is happening in Brazil isn’t it? you might well ask.

Well, no. It’s all bollocks. First let’s clear out the statistical lies. The Amazon does not produce 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, nor is it the “lungs” of anything, as it consumes as much oxygen as it creates. In the internet era it should be easy to debunk this within three minutes, without requiring special statements from NASA scientists. It’s basic fucking biology FFS, look up photosynthesis.

As for the propaganda pictires of raging fires lit by farmers burning crop stubble on land that might, just might, have once been rain forest but is noe under cultivation,, apart from many being decades old and showing far from raging fires  or from sites hundreds of miles from the Amazon and some not even on  the same continent, which is something every attention seeking has – been namechecked above has done. One assumes, particularly because of their boss’ stated dislike of ‘fake news’, that there must be someone on the French president’s staff who is able to perform a Google image search.

The whole Amazonian wildfires scare story is fake news , partly to whip up hysteria about climate change because nobody except university brainwashed wankers believes the Caron Dioxide fossil fuels bullshit any more, and partly to pave the way for a regime change coup in Brazil where President Bolsanaro is guilty of putting the interests of brazil’s people ahead of the interests of global corporations.

Macron Threatens G20 On Climate Then Backs Off

France’s boy president and current climate scaremonger in chief and leading European federalist Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit full of sound and fury, which like the stuff of Macbeth’s soliloquy in Shakespeare’s play turned out to signify nothing. Having started with a threat that France would refuse to sign the concluding statement unless it included a renewed committment to actions agreed in The Paris Accord of 2015 according to Bloomberg.

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French boy president Emmanuel Macron and Prime minister Abe of Japan: (picture: Reuters)

If we are not able to get around a table and defend the climate, then France won’t go along with it,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

Then, probably because is aides were reminding him in stage whispers that The Paris Accord did not committ some of the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitters, including China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexico and Turkey to do anything on the grounds that they are ‘developing nations, the boy president began to backpedal. One of his entourage suggested that it was impossible to discuss hypotheticals, and another said that the threat wasn’t a threat – rather, Macron was simply indicating France’s priorities.

European Council President Donald Tusk took issuer with Macron’s comments, saying during the Thursday press session that G20 leaders should instead help Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe draft a positive final declaration rather than threatening to boycott it.

Hours later, Macron rewound his position during a press conference with Abe, saying that he had only meant if France’s climate initiatives weren’t adopted, “We’ll have met for nothing.”

By Friday, Macron had backpedalled even more, saying only that climate would be a major issue at the G-20, a statement which did not contain a threat of any kind.

As Bloomberg notes, “Climate and bio-diversity have always been major issues for Macron — partly because the landmark 2015 Paris Accord was signed in the French capital while the former Goldman Sachs investment banker was a minister in Francopis Hollande’s socialist government, and we should not forget the even more politically significant fact that the French Green Party made major advances in May’s European parliamentary elections,, to become serious contenders alongside marine Le Pen’s EurosceptIc Rassemblement National to challenge Macron’s globalist, Europhile, neoliberal party. Macron has calculated that voters favoring tougher action on the environment could be an important source of support as he fights to stave off Le Pen’s challenge.

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‘Black Vests’ African Protestors Take Over Paris Airport

Hundreds of illegal migrants, mostly from sub – Saharan Africa occupied the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, the main air terminal in France yesterday, preventing people from boarding their flights and demanding that President Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe met them to hear their demands. Predicably the cheese – earting – surrender – monkey government gave in to the demands of these criminal scumbags and granted them all immediate citizenship. “France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” yelled one of the migrants, through a loudspeaker, as they pressed for their presence in the country to be regularised. The protest was organised by the pro-migration La Chapelle Debout group, Calling themselves “Black Vests” in a bid to claim similar legitimacy to the Yellow Vests, the working and middle class movements who have been protesting Emmanuel Macron’s ‘government for the rich and globalism’ policies for months, the migrants also demanded Air France “stop any financial, material, logistical or political participation in deportations” in a statement published on Facebook.

Due to the kid gloves approach taken by successive French governments to the criminal acts ofIllegal migrants, these thugs now appear to have little fear of reprisals for lawlessness, with hundreds having conducted a similar protest demanding regularisation outside the Paris police quarters in January, according to Le Parisien. They were even more arrogant in 2018, storming the historic Basilica of Saint-Denis, which holds the tombs of France’s kings. They were joined in that action by far left anti-borders activists who helped vandalise the church and descecrate several tombs, forcing clergymen to cancel a Catholic mass and remaining in situ until the authorities forcibly ejected them from the premises. It has also been widely rumoured that Muslim extremists elements in the illegal immigrant community were responsible for burning the national shrine, Notre Dame de Paris cathedral last month. The official narative which claimed the inferno was started by an electrical fault or building materials in a part of the 1000 year old church undergoing renovation were debunked by contractors who conformed there were no live electrical circuits in the area where work was in progress and neither were combustible materials stored in the area. Populist politician Marine Le Pen, leader of Rassemlement National, the Eurosceptic, anti – immigration party condemned the seeming involvement of left-wing politicians in organising and promoting the demonstration, saying that “By calling migrants to desecrate the Basilica of St. Denis, Necropolis of our Kings… the far-left show that, in their immigrationist madness, they are ready to trample our civilisation and desecrate a place of historical worship.” If the French Prime Minister has truly caved in to the demands of these criminals it sets a dangerous precedent for European Union nations. In the whole of sub – Saharan Africa there is only one abundant skill set, that of holding out a begging bowl and looking pathetic. Start giving such people what they ask for and you will never be rid of them.

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