France

27.05.2016 Pressenza London

Protests intensify, spread across France as workers refuse submission

Protests intensify, spread across France as workers refuse submission

‘What we want today is for this movement to spread,’ says unionist. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid ongoing blockades and intensifying clashes with police, protests against President François Hollande’s controversial set of labor reforms deepened on Thursday as workers in France’s nuclear plants joined the… »

09.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

France – Celebration & invitation

France – Celebration & invitation

Dear Friends, Here are some dates… 8 May 1945. End of WW2 in Europe. Nazis defeated. 12 May 1944. I was born in Paris under German occupation.  My grandfather had been seriously wounded in the trenches of Verdun during World War I. That made him a fervent champion of Franco-German reconciliation. … »

05.05.2016 Pressenza London

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

At this stage, France says ‘No,'” says president François Hollande” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The corporate-influenced TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), exposed earlier this week as “an enormous corporate power grab,” looks increasingly precarious. French President François Hollande reportedly said Tuesday that he would… »

18.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

A French teacher and the state of emergency

A French teacher and the state of emergency

  SHAFAQNA – If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France today is an empty shell of a Republic, a pretence democracy governed by an… »

28.02.2016 Pressenza London

Nei­ther war nor state of war

Nei­ther war nor state of war

Pub­li­ca­tion : 15 février 2016 By Ben Cramer for Athena21 France was at war long before the attacks on Novem­ber 13. How­ever, those attacks have greatly served as a pre­text to inten­sify mil­i­tary oper­a­tions. Since the begin­ning of the 21st cen­tury, wars of plun­der… »

23.11.2015 Vonnie Boston

Beyond Words… as the tricolour flies from Kiwi goal posts

Beyond Words… as the tricolour flies from Kiwi goal posts

We must engender and perpetuate the spirit of care, love, joy and kindness and never give in even to the most harrowing incidents. That poignant, powerful message emanated from the bottom of the world in an astonishingly moving and ever so fitting epitaph event yesterday (Saturday 21st ) in sport… »

15.11.2015 Redacción Madrid

الرد الإنساني ضد العنف

الرد الإنساني ضد العنف

Arabic text of the campaign through social networks calling for peace and nonviolence: بعد الإعتداءات الإرهابية التي عانتها مدينة باريس الليلة السابقة وَأمام التدابير التي تعتزم أخذها حكومة فرنسا و الحكومات الأوربية و حكومات الحلف الأطلسي،نُشرت اليوم رسالة في جميع الشبكات الإجتماعية تدعو الشعوب للرد بطريقة… »

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