Thursday, May 23, 2019

Yellow Vest movement marks 6-month anniversary with marches, scuffles with police break out (VIDEOS)

from RT:

Scuffles between police and protesters broke out in France’s Reims as the Yellow Vest movement rallied on its 27th weekend in a row. The six-month anniversary demonstrations were peaceful in Paris and other cities.

Some 15,500 demonstrators have rallied across France, according to figures from the Interior Ministry. While the organizers claim the figure is just over 40,000 participants, it’s still no match to the numbers the movement attracted when it started in November last year.

French Labor Leaders Size up Yellow Vests

by Léa Bouchoucha, Consortium News:

Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other members of a new collective of professional child minders. They wore pink vests, held balloons and had set up a large pink-and-white banner that said “Maternal assistants are angry. No to the unemployment reform.”

Later that Saturday, on May 30, the Yellow Vest protesters were going to be on the streets as usual. But Cheron and her allies wanted to stage their own, single-issue demonstration. Today, when a privately employed childcare worker loses a contract with a French family, government insurance will provide between 60 percent and 75 percent of the lost income. But the government is contemplating a reduction in that allowance that Labor Minister Muriel Pénicaud may decree this summer.

Antifa Is The Paramilitary Arm For Democrats: Creating ‘No-Go’ Zones For Conservatives And Independent Media While The MSM Turns A Blind Eye To Journalists Being Attacked

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

For years we have seen stories about Antifa groups setting up “no-go zones” in U.S. cities, which they call “Anti-Fascist Zones,” in an attempt to prevent any event, lecture or speech they do not agree with, declaring anyone that thinks differently than they do Is a “fascist,” and then physically attacking them.

In January 2019, Big League Politics captured a screen shot of a now-deleted post by Jam City Antifa, which included a map with areas circled in red, claiming they were “Anti-Fascist Zones,” and stating “fascists located in these areas are free engagement however seen fit.”

SELCO: What Combat Is Really Like (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

When SHTF, nobody told me how hard is gonna be and what things I would have to do to survive. There was no training or simulations.

Most of the stuff I was going through for the first time in my life. I was hoping it was only a temporary situation, that it not going to last for a whole year.

A few events opened my eyes and somehow made me a survivor right at the beginning. I had the luck to understand in the very early stages how hard it was and what it takes.

Tear gas, water cannons, clashes in Nantes, Lyon at week 26 of Yellow Vest protests (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

from RT:

The defiant Yellow Vests, though in dwindling numbers, have marched across France for the 26th straight weekend. In Nantes and Lyon the rallies ended up in clashes between the demonstrators and police.

A week after the lowest turnout since the movement began as a protest against a planned fuel tax hike in November, the Yellow Vests, who are now protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s broader reform agenda and supposed indifference towards the fate of the ordinary French people, once again took to the streets of the French cities.

What Would It Take to Spark a Rural/Small-Town Revival?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

There are many historical models in which the spending/investing of wealthy families drives the expansion of local economies.

The increase in farm debt while farm income declines is putting unbearable financial pressure on American farmers, who must be differentiated from giant agri-business corporations. This is placing immense pressure on farmers, pressure which manifests in rising suicide rates.

If this isn’t the nadir of rural America, it’s certainly close.

Did Europe Alter its Destiny By Accepting Refugees?

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

QUESTION: If I remember my history well, letting in all of these refugees who are Muslim will eventually mean that Europe becomes Muslim or at the very least we will have a Muslim at the head of the EU in a matter of just a few decades. Would you care to refresh my history on this topic of migrations and how these change society? After all, the blacks were slaves and it took less than 150 years after your civil war for Obama to become president.

Yellow Vests mobilize for another weekend of protests, the 25th in a row

from RT:

Three days after clashing with police at May Day demonstrations, Yellow Vests protesters marched in Paris and across France, in the 25th straight weekend of anti-government anger.

According to the Interior Ministry, 18,900 demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday, the lowest turnout since the movement began as a protest against a planned fuel tax hike in November. However, the Yellow Vests have regularly disputed the figures released by the ministry, accusing officials of downplaying the scale of the protests.

Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Under Threat From Violent Mobs

from Consortium News:

Activists who have been living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington have called on the State Dept. and Secret Service to stop violent mobs from attacking them.

Activists who have been living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington are reporting that violent protestors have been attacking both them and embassy property.

‘ARMAGEDDON’ RIOTING BREAKS OUT IN PARIS AS EXTREMIST BLACK BLOC ANTI-CAPITALIST DEMONSTRATORS HIJACK MAY DAY AND YELLOW VEST PROTESTS

by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

By 2pm, there had been 165 arrests in Paris, most for public order offences related to the rioting. Weapons were also confiscated as the police used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to try and restore order.Black Bloc activists with their faces covered could be seen leading attacks on officers, and smashing up vehicles and shop fronts. The worst early violence was outside La Rotonde, President Emmanuel Macron’s favourite restaurant in Montparnasse.

Cartier $7.5bn Owner Fears Prospect of The Poor Rising Up ‘Keeps Him Awake At Night’

by Joe Martino, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:While at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Monaco, Johann Rupert, Cartier’s $7.5 billion owner, shared that he fears the prospect of the poor rising up and it ‘keeps him awake at night.’
  • Reflect On:Are the elite, who own much of the world’s wealth, evil and obsessed with money? Or is it something else? It’s common to believe they they are evil, but this isn’t the case. It’s truly a reflection of better questions we must begin asking ourselves.

VIDEO: Antifa Mob Violently Attacks Independent Journalist At Huntington Beach March

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

A mob of masked antifa goons were filmed violently assaulting an independent journalist at the “March to End Sanctuary State” on Saturday in Huntington Beach, California.

YouTuber “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon” shared video of the attack which shows him approaching the group to ask why they’re wearing masks.

Antifa goons were seen laying hands on him immediately and eventually attacking him with sticks. Despite being outnumbered around ten to one, Brandon managed to fend them off and deliver solid blows against his attackers in self-defense.