Saturday 14th of December 2019

the troops revolt in anger, as the job of hitting yellow vests loses its cachet while the rich get tax breaks...

police
The center of Paris was paralyzed by the largest rally of police officers in years; they say they are in total despair after being abandoned by the government.

More than 20,000 police officers of different ranks – from operatives and commissioners to administrative staff – marched from Bastille to the Republic Square in the French capital on Wednesday, according to organizers.

The police have no money. Salaries keep falling. Our status and our pensions are being attacked, one of the policemen told RT, explaining officers are tired of the work overload brought by the Yellow Vest protests, “which makes them sacrifice their family life.

His colleagues echoed his concern about the working conditions… and the overall lack of resources.”

“Officers from all of France” arrived in the capital to decry attempts to shush the high suicide rate in the police and tell the government that the law enforcers are “short of staff; short of money and we just can’t do their job,another policemen reiterated.

 

Read more:

https://www.rt.com/news/470067-french-police-protest-suicides/

 

"The national police is angry" says the banner...

 

 

sick of being fobbed !...

marre
Scores of people thronged the streets of Rouen, France, demanding the authorities disclose “the truth” about a recent fire that ravaged a local [US] chemical plant, making the air barely breathable in the contaminated area.

Joined by local union members, hundreds of anxious Rouen residents marched through the town just days after the major blaze swept through the Lubrizol chemical factory on Thursday. Some were holding banners and placards, others vented ire at the way the authorities tackled the aftermath of the massive fire.

People in Rouen allege that the government is hiding essential information from the local community. "I’m here to know the truth, to know which products we are breathing, to know why they didn’t close the schools before knowing all the results, explained one woman.

We want to know all the consequences on our health and on the animals, on the agriculture, it’s important as well. We’re waiting for true answers, she told Ruptly video agency.

 

Read more:

https://www.rt.com/news/470049-rouen-chemical-blaze-protests/

 

See also, toxic fumes:

http://www.seine-maritime.gouv.fr/content/download/36618/246928/file/INE...

http://www.seine-maritime.gouv.fr/content/download/36619/246932/file/INE...

 

Honest translation of banner: "tired of being smoked off (polite way to say: fucked about)" (translation by Jules Letambour)

 

Note: the French government has forbidden the sale of any farm produce (milk, meat, vegetables) from affected areas. See:

https://www.rt.com/news/470017-rouen-blaze-chemicals-list/

murderer inside the french police...

Parts of central Paris were sealed off on Thursday after an employee at the city’s police headquarters stabbed and killed four colleagues before being shot dead.

The man, who worked in the technology department, reportedly stabbed a colleague in his office with a ceramic knife before turning it on others, with the last attacked in the courtyard outside the historic building near Notre Dame Cathedral.

The victims were three male police officers from the anti-terrorist department at the prefecture and a female administrator in the public security department. A female employee of the human resources department was seriously injured and was operated on at the Percy military hospital.

Officials did not say anything about the motive for the attack.

Confirming the deaths, the interior minister, Christophe Castaner, said from the scene: “He worked with these colleagues and had never shown any behavioural difficulties or anything to raise an alarm.”

“Our thoughts are with their families and of those who were injured ... the news regarding the injured is reassuring.

“The inquiry has started. I am thinking of the police here and around France. Everyone is shocked and profoundly hurt by what has happened here.”

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/03/police-officer-dies-knife-...

 

 

 

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a totalitarian religion or radical islam...

After the controversy generated by his comments on immigration and Islam, Eric Zemmour justified himself, adding that Islam is a "totalitarian religion”. 

Many personalities have expressed support for his views.

In the "Zemmour and Naulleau" broadcast on the evening of October 2nd on Paris Première, columnist and essayist Eric Zemmour made his remarks on Islam and immigration, following the "Convention of the Right" on September 28, and it has sparked controversy.

"I maintain [that] I do not harm anyone," he said during the talk show

"Islam is a totalitarian religion that controls people [...], and secondly I have the right to say such, we have the right to criticise a religion", replied Eric Zemmour to his friend Eric Naulleau , invoking, in support of his views, several authors such as "Paul Claudel who compared Islam to Nazism".

In order to develop his argument, the commentator quoted a 2005 report of the High Council for Integration: "The practice of religion being free, Islamophobia, that is fear or hatred of the Islamic religion, is not racism. "

Invited by the presenter of the programme, Anaïs Bouton — who was  "shocked" by Zemmour’s comments — to explain his participation in the "Convention of the Right", organised by relatives of Marion Maréchal, Eric Zemmour asserted that "it was not a partisan nor an electoral meeting, [nor] a meeting around Marion Maréchal".

Eric Zemmour continued, by affirming that "defending his convictions was a project of society". He put forward the idea that other journalists got involved in politics, mentioning examples from newspapers such as Le Monde and  Libération.

Some philosophers and politicians also support Eric Zemmour, in the name of freedom of expression.

If Eric Zemmour became the target of attacks after his speech of September 28 and was targeted by an investigation of the Paris prosecutor's office, the columnist had the support of many personalities. Many of them have invoked the freedom of expression and the right of opinion, to defend Zemmour. 
Two of the three candidates for the presidency of the party Republicans (LR), Julien Aubert and Guillaume Larrivé, are among his defenders, like the deputy and president of Debout France, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, the MEP Rassemblement national ( RN) Gilbert Collard, the philosopher Michel Onfray, the Gaullist essayist Dominique Jamet and the journalist Elisabeth Lévy.

The association Damocles, co-organiser of the "Convention of the Right" also supported the polemicist, with the launch of the hashtag on social networks "#JeSoutiensZemmour” [# I support Zemmour] and the publication of a petition entitled: "No to censorship, yes to freedom of expression!“


A base event was nonetheless canceled despite his continued support by Le Figaro.

For the Figaro — one of the employers of Eric Zemmour — being questioned by the Society of Journalists (SDJ), the managing editor Alexis Brezet replied that "the words of Eric Zemmour "[were] not representing Le Figaro’s position and in no way were bindind the newspaper”. 

The newspaper had decided not to dismiss Eric Zemmour, though the event of support once planned in front of the offices of the Figaro was canceled.

Meanwhile, another of his employers, RTL, has terminated its collaboration with Eric Zemmour, without, however, completely closing the door to his programs. "Eric Zemmour will no longer participate in the 8:20 debate on Friday, which he already collaborated only punctually," AFP told the station on October 3, confirming information from the site Puremédias, and stating that during the last quarter, he had only appeared three times on the air. "As part of the plurality of opinions to which RTL is committed, the door is not closed to Zemmour" as a guest however, on broadcasts, stressed the broadcasting station.
The management of Paris-Première (a channel that belongs to the M6 ​​Group, like RTL) has for its part announced that it had summoned the journalist on October 1 "to review his recent participation in political events and particularly for the shocking and provocative comments "he had held, and that he had "been firmly reminded of the conditions of his participation" in the Zemmour and Naulleau program.

Read more:
https://francais.rt.com/france/66493-droit-critiquer-religion-eric-zemmour-persiste-signe-apres-sa-diatribe-sur-islam

Translation by Jules Letambour
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The wife of a police employee who killed four colleagues at the Paris force's HQ says he had a psychotic episode, was incoherent and heard voices the night before, reports say.
Mickaël Harpon, 45, was shot dead by police at the scene.

French officials are trying to establish a motive for the killings.

Harpon's wife has been taken into custody, although the Paris prosecutor's office says she has not been charged.

Police union officials have suggested that Harpon may have been involved in a workplace dispute. 

His wife has apparently told police that he had a disagreement with his bosses and felt his work was unappreciated. Harpon was also described as 70% deaf. [Apparently he had converted to Islam 18 months before].


The killings came a day after police went on strike across France over increasing violence towards officers.
Witnesses described scenes of panic, with many people fleeing the building in tears. The area in the île de la Cité was sealed off.

What happened?

At about 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT; 12:00 BST), the attacker is said to have gone into the building and straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.

He stabbed three people inside two offices and two women on a stairway, before he was shot dead by an officer inside the building's courtyard.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49931153

Translation by Jules Letambour

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In the aftermath of the deadly attack perpetrated at the Paris police headquarters, the national antiterrorist prosecutor's office became involved. Several elements have accredited the hypothesis of a radicalization of the assailant.
Did Mickaël H. perpetrate a jihadist attack in the heart of a prestigious intelligence service? The trail of radicalization is now privileged in the investigation of the killings at the Paris police headquarters, now in the hands of the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office (Pnat).


The investigation, conducted until then by the Paris prosecutor's office, was taken back under the qualifications of "assassination and attempted assassination on person in charge of the public authority in relation with a terrorist enterprise", as well as for "association with terrorist criminals, "said the Pnat Friday.


SMS exchanges with his wife

Several elements collected by the investigators have led to the hypothesis of the radicalization of Mickaël H., the employee of the Intelligence Directorate of the Paris Police Prefecture (DRPP) who stabbed four of his colleagues to death on Thursday. shaking the police world.


The close relationship of this 45 years old computer scientist, converted to Islam a year and a half ago, with people belonging to the Salafist movement has spurred the investigators of the Criminal Brigade, according to various sources.
According these sources, the study of phone calls placed the investigators on the hypothesis of the preparation of a violent act by this man employed in a service, whose mission included the collection of information on jihadist radicalization. It includes SMS exchanges with his wife, whose custody was extended Friday.


The knife was bought on the same day

According to the sources, he also bought the kitchen knife the day of the attack, accrediting the hypothesis of a premeditated act.

"This tragedy is all the more terrible (...) that it was carried by one of us," said the prefect Didier Lallement, who tried to prevent any controversy over the control procedures at the PP .
According to him, the security conditions inside the prefecture "are absolute" and "are not in question”.

"How is it that in the heart of the anti-terrorist struggle someone who is radicalized, has not been detected?" asks Yves Lefebvre, general secretary of the Unity-SGP-FO police union. "There are flaws in our system," he says.


https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/10/04/tuerie-a-la-prefecture-de-police-le-parquet-antiterroriste-se-saisit-de-l-enquete-6655297-10407.php

Translation by Jules Letambour


Note: Gus Leonisky is an atheist who finds all religions dangerous, ignorant and nonsensical.

Note: Éric Zemmour identifies himself as a Jew of Berber origin, and above all as a French Jew.

Not far from the police headquarters, Paris:

paris
Picture by Gus Leonisky.

Note: have the harangues from Éric Zemmour inspired Mickaël Harpon?

meanwhile at lubrizol...

In 2019, vith two decrees, the prefecture gave Lubrizol a green light to increase storage capacity for products that were "dangerous for aquatic environments"

Despite a number of failures since 2013, the Lubrizol plant in Rouen, where 5,253 tonnes of chemicals went up in flame at the end of September, had been authorized to increase the amount of pollutants stored, deplore environmentalists, while the state assured the company was up to standards.

"This company was caught red-handed in 2013, 2015, 2017 with shortcomings, pollution, security breaches, ...and the Prefecture gave the authorization to store more dangerous products," lamented Yannick Jadot, an ecologist from EELV MEP, as he was preparing to join about 1,800 people (according to the police) who demonstrated in Rouen with the cry of "Lubrizol is guilty, the state is its accomplice". The ecologist also saw "a form of complicity between Lubrizol and the state".

 

Read more:

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/10/04/rouen-pourquoi-lubrizol-a-pu-stocker-...

 

Translation by Jules Letambour

 

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sick of being fobbed !...

 

Note: Lubrizol is apparently own by Warren Buffett's companies...

when freedom is deadly to freedom?...

In regard to a totalitarian religion or radical islam... (see above), the speech delivered by Eric Zemmour on 28 September can be read in English here:

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/eric-zemmour-blockbuster-speech/

 

 

 


no manif...

After the attack on the police headquarters in Paris by Islamist Mickael Harpon, a demonstration to denounce "media misinformation" on the subject was planned. The interior minister wants to ban the rally.


Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, reported on Twitter on October 9 that the event planned, in his words, "in support of" Mickael Harpon would be banned: "The event planned for Gonesse in support of the assassin of the Police headquarters is an infamy and an insult to the memory of our police officers. I spoke with the prefect of Val-d'Oise: the rally will be banned."

 

Read more:

https://francais.rt.com/france/66644-gonesse-manifestation-soutien-assas...

 

Translation by Jules Letambour.

 

Interestingly, the list of famous people in Gonesse shows a shift of names...

 

Jean Camus, Louis Furmanek, Pierre Lorgnet, and Albert Drouhot from Gonesse belonged to the French Resistance movement during the German occupation of France from 1940 to 1944.


King Philip Augustus was born in Gonesse on 21 August 1165.

Simon Abkarian

Dr. Ernest Broquet, former mayor of Gonesse and recipient of the Legion of Honor

Annabelle Euranie, judoka

Mohamed Fofana, footballer

Aboubakar Kamara, footballer

Louis Labeyrie, basketball player

Cedric Moukouri, footballer

Alice Nayo, basketball player

Thierry Rupert, basketball player

Halifa Soule, footballer


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JL note: manif is the word often used by French protesters to define their "manifestation" (protest).

20 minutes to spot a bad candidate...

 

"We are very good in France to make accusations [...] but at the other end of the line, public servants have to sort out the mess and they are already overworked."


At the police job interview: 20 minutes to spot a bad candidate


Contacted by RT France, a police source on the interview boards for the police jobs expresses some skepticism: "The board that sets the interview for an aspiring policeman is composed of the three police corps — that of officers, that of commissioners and that of officers and guards. A psychologist is also present. But the board only has 20 minutes to decide on the value of the candidate or not. If we do not like the profile of the person, we have to give it what's called an eliminatory mark, that is, between 0 and 5 out of 20, otherwise there is a possibility that the person could be hired nonetheless by catching up with big marks at other criteria (sport and writing). Only 20 minutes to know if a person is potentially dangerous, inept or good, is very short! Periods of strong hiring come in cycles. So when we are asked to hire, it may be that some interview boards are less discerning."

 

Read more:

https://francais.rt.com/france/66713-vigilance-ou-delation-policiers-dep...

 

 

Translation by Jules Letambour

 

 

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possible radicalisation...

Two police officers suspected of turning to radical Islamism have reportedly been disarmed since the jihadist attack on the Paris police headquarters on 3 October. One of them was also suspended on a provisional basis.


Two policemen suspected of Muslim radicalisation have reportedly been disarmed in the Ile-de-France, according to information from the newspaper Le Parisien, which exposed a "psychosis" among the forces of the police. After the Islamist attack that bereaved the Paris police headquarters on 3 October, the prefect Didier Lallement issued a note on 7 October asking service directors "to report immediately to [their] superiors the signs of a possible radicalisation of an agent ".

 

Read more:

https://francais.rt.com/france/66754-deux-policiers-franciliens-soupconn...

 

Translation by Jules Letambour.

 

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firies in paris protests...

Thousands of firefighters from all over France that demonstrated on Tuesday came to denounce the lack of staff and recognition of a profession "left to itself".

More than 7,000 professional firefighters "angry" from all over France demonstrated Tuesday afternoon in Paris to demand more staff and recognition. The government announced meetings about this in November.

By train or bus, "soldiers of the fire" flocked at midday, most in their navy blue coat with fluorescent bands, to parade between the places of the Republic and the Nation at the call of the nine unions of the profession.

They praised the "success" of this "strong mobilization", which they say gathered between 7,000 and 10,000 people.


Between whistles, smoke and sirens, the demonstration was cheerful and in good spirit until the arrival place of the Nation, where some clashes took place with the police when firefighters wanted to continue onto the Paris ring road. The CRS repulsed them with tear gas and water cannon.

Some firefighters managed to descend on the ring road at Porte de Vincennes, where they briefly disrupted traffic. Dozens of others also gathered before the National Assembly, where they were dispersed at the end of the day after several hours of face-to-face meetings with the police.

 

Read more:

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/10/15/pompiers-en-colere-des-milliers-de-so...

 

Translation by Jules Letambour.

 

 

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protecting the police...

According to BFMTV TV channel reports, 27 police officers have been reported to be Islamist radical following the terrorist attack on the Paris Prefecture, which killed four people on 3 October.


Since the attack by an Islamist terrorist who killed four people on October 3, 27 police officers from the Paris prefecture have been reported for radicalisation, according to information from BFMTV. The news channel added that the files about these men were still on the desk of the Director General of the National Police, Eric Morvan.


The source states that three of these police officers were subjects of requests for suspension by the police chief, Didier Lallement. Among them, two police officers were reportedly disarmed: one is assigned to Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police (DRPJ), the other is a gendarme in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, in the Hauts-de-Seine.


According to BFMTV, the profile of the 27 police officers reported is quite similar. It would be mainly men with ranks ranging from gendarme to officer.


The services of prefect Lallement issued a memo to officials on October 7, less than a week after the attack of the prefecture: "In case of detection of signs of a possible radicalisation of an agent, it is important to report it immediately and directly to the hierarchy." the note states: "There are several signs and cues that can trigger a reporting procedure, such as physical and clothing changes, change of food, the refusal to shake hands with women staff, and/or a brutal rejection of daily habits."

 

Read more:

https://francais.rt.com/france/67126-radicalisation-islamique-27-fonctio...

 

Translation by Jules Letambour.

 

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protests against the murder des femmes...

Marches have been held in dozens of French cities to condemn femicide and other forms of gender-based violence.

Using the hashtag #NousToutes (All of Us), protesters accuse the authorities of turning a blind eye to the problem.

Measures to tackle domestic violence are expected to be unveiled on Monday.

France has one of the highest rates of murders linked to domestic violence in Western Europe, with at least 115 women killed by their partners or ex-partners this year alone, local media say.

 

Read more:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50531213

 

 

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