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Meanwhile, in France...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Yes, alarming live pictures coming from Paris.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    About sums it up...
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    We could have used such police tactics in England in August of 2011.
  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  6. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Presume that's not your car, eh?

    Nor these from last weekend:


    Or these:

  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    21st century France under Macron
  8. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter


    Is the gilets jaunes movement a populism?

    We are clearly in a populist situation. By populist, I mean the establishment of a political dividing line between ‘those below’, ‘we’, the people, and ‘those above’, the ‘caste’. This construction of a new divide is the result of the emergence of a whole series of resistances to thirty years of neoliberal hegemony that have established a post-democracy. This post-democracy era is characterized by a crisis of political representation and a crisis of the neoliberal economic system. Above all, citizens feel that they have no real choice between the political options on offer, they no longer see a difference between centre-right and centre-left. And they wonder why they should go and vote. This is a fundamental movement common to all of Western Europe. It is what I call the ‘illusion of consensus’: people feel forgotten, they want to be listened to...
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  9. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    The 21st century West. As long as we're ruled by globalists, we're just like those kids.
  10. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    Les Casseurs ahr spoiling eet again
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    737 arrested in Paris... violent protests reported in Marseilles

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  12. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Nonstop coverage on TV today. Spilt screen and even quad screen coverage of Paris. Elsewhere gilet-jaune picketing large supermarkets.
    sodalime likes this.
  13. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    The news seems largely centred on events in Paris . . . in the South there have been pop-up road blocks for weeks, some supermarket shelves/aisles are empty as deliveries are not getting through, there's been a significant uptake in online shopping as people don't want to risk sitting in traffic queues for hours and would prefer if someone else did that on their behalf, les péages kiosks, cameras and equipment have been vandalised beyond repair . . . seems a minority of extremist protesters (les casseurs) jumped on the bandwagon weeks ago and are persisting with their violence
    catmother likes this.
  14. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Kicked off in Bordeaux.
  15. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Not the same Daniel Cohn-Bendit who had ''erotic encounters with five year olds''?

    Wonder what possessed the Guardian to publish him. :eek:

    Ah, he's in with Macron... what odd company to keep.
    artboyusa and Sir_Henry like this.
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They do love a good riot don't they.
  18. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    If only Khan had waited a couple of weeks he could have got a much better price for those water cannon.
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  19. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    My parents who live in a medium sized town in France were saying that there were gaps in the aisle of the Leclerc where they do their weekly shopping and that the gilets jaunes were blockading the ring road on a regular basis (their help/cleaner was late coming to them) and blocking the roads to the big shopping outlets/hypermarkets on a Saturday when working people are trying to do their shopping. Not easy to understand a protest by "average people" who are basically making the life of other average people harder. My parents are not a fan of Macro but they are appalled at the demands of resignation,they say that in a democracy,the people will get their chance at the next election. The gilets jaunes reminds them of the 1930s and that is not a good thing.
  20. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    That is how my mum feels too. She is quite angry and depressed at the actions of les casseurs, but she is not particularly supportive of 'Jupiter' and his policies either.

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