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  • Man who stabbed Irish lecturer, 66, to death ..claims he 'insulted Prophet Mohammed'

    12/12/2018 3:37:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 34 replies
    Irish post ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Aidan lonergan
    THE Pakistani man who brutally stabbed to death a Dublin-born lecturer outside a university in France this week has claimed the Irishman "insulted" the prophet Muhammad. English language teacher John Dowling, 66, was knifed 13 times outside Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in northwest Paris as he left for lunch on Wednesday. Now 'Alli R.' – the 37-year-old former student student under arrest for the killing – has confessed that he held a personal grudge against the teacher after being kicked out for failing exams last year. Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...
  • Armoured vehicles bearing EU flag STORM Paris in sign European Army ALREADY created

    12/10/2018 3:32:49 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    ARMOURED vehicles bearing the European Union flag have stormed into Paris as protesters bring the city to a standstill.
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre shut down as France braces for new riots

    12/09/2018 8:59:52 PM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-07-18 | Samuel Petrequin and Sylvie Corbet
    Nationwide, about 89,000 police will fan out in the streets, an increase from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as the protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit the French capital in decades. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will be shut on Saturday for safety reasons. Music festivals, operas and other cultural events in the capital were canceled.
  • What the Liberal Media Didn't Tell You About the Looting in Paris

    12/09/2018 3:15:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 9, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    This week, we have seen how the networks avoided the connection of Les Gilet Jaunes or Yellow Vest protests in Paris to the global warming ideology promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron (which led him to impose a fuel tax that he was forced to back away from). However, another bit of misreporting from much of the mainstream media involves properly identifying who it is during these Yellow Vest protests that are doing the looting and desecration of monuments with graffiti.  Fortunately we have an alternative Canadian news source, The Rebel, which has reported from Paris on who the perpetrators are....
  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 11:06:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 89 replies
    So now we have combat ready armored vehicles with the EU flag which are being used against unarmed European protesters who are demonstrating against a pro EU authoritarian regime.
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    12/09/2018 5:08:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Another French aristocrat ignores the middle class. Will he survive? “Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.” —John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel Paris is experiencing major riots they haven’t seen in fifty years. Protesters say this is the start of a revolution which will eclipse the rioting that occurred in 1968 when France was near civil war. Citizens are protesting a gas tax increase designed to discourage the purchase of vehicles that contribute to climate change. Diesel, the most popular fuel in France is currently $6.35...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • 1,723 arrested in 'yellow vest' protests in France

    12/09/2018 3:34:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 9, 2018
    More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest "yellow vest" protests, which left 135 people injured and caused widespread damage. Of the 1,723 detained on Saturday, 1,220 were ordered to be held in custody, according to the interior ministry. Despite the security clampdown clashes broke out in several cities across the country, including Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of protests against rising living costs and the embattled French President Emmanuel Macron. Paris again saw the worst of the of the violence as protesters, wearing their distinctive yellow safety jackets, set fire to...
  • Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots...

    12/08/2018 12:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 191 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/8/2018 | France24
    Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with 'thousands' of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by "yellow vest" protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation..... The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture removed to avoid metal bars from being used as projectiles. About 89,000 police were deployed across the country.
  • Academic Stabbed to Death for ‘Insulting Mohammed’ During Lecture

    12/07/2018 7:58:34 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 89 replies
    NRO ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Jack Crowe
    An Irish lecturer was stabbed to death by a student outside the Paris university where he taught on Wednesday for allegedly insulting the prophet Mohammed by displaying a drawing of him during class. John Dowling, 66, was speaking with a student, identified by authorities only as Ali R., following a lecture when the 37-year old student fatally stabbed him 13 times in the throat and chest. The suspect, who is set to be indicted for murder on Friday, told the authorities that, while he killed Dowling to defend his faith against a perceived slight, he has also long maintained a...
  • ‘Great Violence’ in Paris Anticipated as Police Staff Join Macron Protests

    12/07/2018 10:05:21 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The French government expects the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protests in Paris this weekend could be more violent than ever, despite President Emmanuel Macron buckling on fuel tax hikes. The Élysée Palace, seat of President Emmanuel Macron, announced to French media they are expecting “great violence” on Saturday as Yellow Vest protestors have announced “Act IV” of their nearly four-week-long protest against the Macron regime that was initially sparked by a rise in fuel taxes, franceinfo reports. According to the Élysée, they expect “a hard core of several thousand people” to arrive in Paris on Saturday with the intent to...
  • France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

    12/07/2018 10:04:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Richard Lough, Sudip Kar-Gupta
    PARIS - France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the three-week-old “yellow vest” revolt had “created a monster” and vowed police would have no tolerance for violence, with much of Paris in lockdown and tens of thousands of police deployed nationwide. Castaner warned that radicals would likely again infiltrate the protest movement - a backlash against high living costs but also, increasingly, a revolt against Macron...
  • Macron's top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

    12/07/2018 4:59:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Laurie Garrett
    While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron's hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his "yellow vest" countrymen. Macron's popularity has been low in France for months, and has now fallen to just a 23% approval rating. But the rioting across his country sends a frightening signal to...
  • ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

    12/07/2018 4:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Alissa J. Rubin and Somini Sengupta
    PARIS - Vincent Picard describes himself as a “militant ecologist.” But when protesters took to the streets to express their rage over a planned increase in France’s fuel tax, Mr. Picard joined their ranks. He acknowledges that the tax might encourage the conservation considered critical for a healthy planet. But with the nearest train station 35 minutes away, he has to drive to work every day. “I am conscious that we have reached the end of fossil fuels and that we have to modify our habits,” said Mr. Picard, a 32-year-old pastry maker from northern France. But, he added, “You...
  • France Breaking: The Countdown To Protest, Controversy Over Student Arrests

    12/07/2018 2:40:53 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The French police forces including the special CRS riot police will be as fully mobilized as possible in Paris and other locations tomorrow as the "yellow vests" protests move into their next phase of mobilization swelled by new supporters. 125-thousand plus were estimated to have protested last Saturday and its quite possible that the protests may be even larger tomorrow. The Prime Minister of France's increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, Edouard Philippe, appeared on the evening television news Thursday to say 89-thousand police are mobilized for tomorrow's protests....
  • Paris riots show difficulty of fighting climate change with taxes

    12/06/2018 10:09:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | by AP
    PARIS -- The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off of fossil fuels and slow climate change. Macron said the higher tax was his way of trying to prevent the end of the world. But the yellow vest protesters turned that around with the slogan: "it's hard to...
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre among Paris tourism sites to close on Saturday

    12/06/2018 12:18:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 | by Staff
    PARIS - French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops on Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, fearing a recurrence of last week’s violence in Paris, officials said on Thursday. “We cannot take the risk when we know the threat,” Culture Minister Franck Riester told RTL radio, adding that far-right and far-left agitators were planning to hijack rallies by “yellow vest” protesters in Paris. He said the Louvre museum, Orsay museum, the two operas, and the Grand Palais were among the sites that would be closed a week after rioters looted and defaced the Arc de...
  • France Latest: Macron Appears To Be Making More Concessions To Shut Down Protests

    12/06/2018 2:40:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The government in France put out the word Wednesday night that the fuel tax would be suspended not just for six months, but for all of next year (2019). The leader of the opposition National Rally (former National Front) Marine Le Pen tweeted late Wednesday night that President Emmanuel Macron should pledge on his honor not to reintroduce the tax wit the amended budget in the spring. Whether this apparent concession will help stamp out protests is uncertain. Four have died and hundreds have been injured in the weeks of protests by the "yellow vests" but now high school and...
  • The Revolt of the “Yellow Vests”

    12/05/2018 8:16:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/18 | Viv Forbes
    Increasing number of people are fed up with their green overlords For decades now, working people, tax payers and retirees have been battered by the Green elites who shelter in well-paid tax havens like the UN and Greenpeace. These Green elites have been supported by fellow travellers like the Clintons, Obama and Hollywood in America; Merkel in Germany; David Cameron, Prince Charles, David Attenborough and the BBC in UK; Macron in France; Gillard, Turnbull, Flannery and the ABC in Australia; the Trudeau dynasty in Canada; plus ranks of pious clerics, scheming oil sheiks, green energy speculators and guilt-stricken big business...