France

26.11.2016

Catherine, on her way towards the light

Catherine, on her way towards the light

On the 24th of November, 2016, our dear friend Catherine lost her final battle against her illness and left us for other spaces, other times and other wavelengths. Catherine started to participate in Pressenza by translating articles.  She was a passionate translator, translating from Spanish.  Translators know full well that… »

22.09.2016

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

By Ana Carvallo-Phillips Often absent from the fear-driven media frenzy surrounding the Islamic State and France’s recent terror attacks in Nice and Paris the less acknowledged reasons may be found behind the augmenting violence in France and the rest of Europe. Aside from a reckless foreign policy, including… »

08.09.2016

Britain & France Pledge to Build Wall at Calais Refugee Camp

Britain & France Pledge to Build Wall at Calais Refugee Camp

Britain and France have pledged to build a “big, new wall” in the French port city of Calais amid an increasing crackdown against the refugees living there, many of whom are seeking to reach Britain by stowing away on trucks and lorries headed through the Channel Tunnel. As many as… »

30.08.2016

France to call for an end to EU-US free trade talks

France to call for an end to EU-US free trade talks

Talks over the hugely controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US are in danger as France pushes for an end to negotiations and a German minister says they have failed. French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the latest European leader to speak out… »

27.08.2016

French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

By Sarah Aziza France’s “burkini ban” was dealt a blow today as the French high court overturned the controversial rule in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The decision came after a groundswell of protest in response to images of French police patrolling beaches… »

27.05.2016

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

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

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… »

26.04.2016

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, and began to spread death over all the northern hemisphere, except over France where we were told that the radioactive plume was stopped at the border. After Chernobyl there was Fukushima, on 11 March 2011. This… »

18.04.2016

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… »

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