Media Silent as Biggest Protests Since French Revolution Sweep France

June 1, 2016

(ANONHQ) As the country prepares to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 Football Championship in less than two weeks, labor strikes at oil refineries and nuclear power plants; fuel shortages paralyzing aviation and public transport system; violent street protests; nationwide riots; and a state of emergency until the end of July to cover the Tour de France has proved a major headache for François Hollande — currently the least popular French president since polls began in France. The protests are being called the largest and longest lasting since the French Revolution.

Explosive Trade Union Revolt Plunges France Into Chaos

The first collaborative protest against the Socialist government since Hollande came to power in 2012, kicked off on 9 March. On March 31, nearly 400,000 people took to the streets, disagreeing with the sweeping changes to labor laws; though organizers put the number at 1.2 million.

On April 9, about 120,000 people marched in Paris and across France for a sixth time, protesting against contested labor reforms. Organizers called for yet another strike on April 28, and a massive protest on May 1, Labor Day.  Reports of police officers clashing with protesters, deploying tear gas in several French cities, and protesters burning vehicles, smashing windows flooded the Internet.

In his response, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in the city of Lyon:

“I call on the organizers of these demonstrations to condemn with the same firmness that I do the unrest caused by these handful of thugs.”

Demanding a complete withdrawal of the draft reform bill, French workers stepped up protests, rallies and blockades in the third week of May.  As per the latest updates, one in three gas stations across the country run dry, causing long queues at normally well-stocked stations. There are blockades at 5 of France’s 8 oil refineries. Nearly 1/5th of nuclear power output is cut by striking staff. Since the nation’s electricity supply has dropped, the government is forced to dig into its emergency reserves.

On May 26, more than 150,000 marched against the government’s plans to make it easier for firms to hire and fire. Reuters reports:

“In the southwestern city of Bordeaux, about 100 people targeted a police station, throwing objects and damaging a police car. In Paris and in the western city of Nantes, bank windows were broken and protesters clashed with police. The next big day of protests is planned on June 14 [when French senators begin discussing the reform package], four days after the Euro 2016 soccer tournament opens in France. The CGT warned it could be disrupted if the government refuses to withdraw the draft reform bill.”

Although French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is willing to modify some of the proposals, workers’ unions are unwilling to back down. Particularly angry that the government is enacting a constitutional power to bypass parliament to pass the bill, several unions led by one of the country’s largest unions, the General Confederation of Labor (or the CGT),declared in an open letter:

“This week, the actions, the strikes and the blockades by workers from a number of industries to demand the retraction of this labor bill and to obtain new rights show that our determination remains intact.”

Plagued by dismal popularity ratings and high unemployment, President Hollande, who staked his whole term in office on improving life for the country’s struggling youth, says the labor reform is vital to tackle joblessness. Labor Minister Myrian El Khomri, too, defends the new labor law dubbed “the bosses law” by its opponents.

This law corresponds to the situation in our country. We have an unemployment rate of over 10% the same as it was 20 years ago. It has improved over the last month, however that is not satisfactory. Our country created fewer jobs than other European countries [Between 2013 and 2015, 57,000 jobs were created in France, 482,000 in Germany, 651,000 in Spain and 288,000 in Italy.] So for me the text and the goal of this reform is to be able to just improve access to employment.”

However, opponents of the labor reform say it will threaten cherished rights and deepen job insecurity for young people by helping companies fire staff arbitrarily. Henry Samuel and Raziye Akkoc of The Telegraph observed:

“The government believes it will create thousands of jobs but the IMF, and the French opposition say the reform doesn’t go nearly far enough to significantly reverse record unemployment, now at 10%, and soaring public debt, due to reach 98% of GDP next year.”

What Lies Ahead

This is the first time a Socialist French government has faced a nationwide trade union rebellion in more than 30 years. The left’s opposition to the reforms has been vast, threatening to tear apart Hollande’s own support base.

The Independent Writes:

“The proposed reform has compounded the fury of many within the Socialist Party and the further left at what they see as the treacherous, rightward course of the Hollande-Valls government. The protests have been led by the former Socialist leader, and ‘mother’ of the 35-hour week, Martine Aubry, who has resigned from all her official positions within the party. Aubry complains that the rewriting of French employment law in line with ‘liberal’ pro-market dogma is a betrayal of the French ‘social contract.’”

An online petition against the proposed changes has gathered over 1 million signatures, a record in France. According to a recent Le Parisien poll, a majority of French people favor labor reforms, but 70% oppose the government’s way of going about it.

It will be a political suicide for Hollande if he rolls back the labor reform – he has promised he will not run for re-election next year unless he manages to stem the rise in unemployment. But as The Guardian rightly notes, it is not just Hollande’s political survival at stake, though, but the image of France itself.




13 Responses to “Media Silent as Biggest Protests Since French Revolution Sweep France”

  1. Men Scryfa says:

    Nothing that could not be solved by a few of us with nerve and some machine guns.

    • OutandAbout says:

      And as well. Sorry for so many comments. In these highly charged times both on the macro as well as the micro level. Though things are ok on the micro again now.
      But this urgent Truthseeker business that never sleeps, and plants seeds in our minds. To help spread the Hundredth Monkey effect and achieve the Critical Mass of the 144,000 Elect where as, according to Eireport is imminent. It will no longer be a straight diagonal line of increases in conscious awareness. But going up.and up exponentially.

      Therefore Men Scryfa.

      At the risk of being repetitive. Every single thing know we read and consider in the news, trying to identify real threads and patterns of whos upto what.

      This is now THE main thing, game in town that is going to effect ALL the other issues that bother us so much. Its much more than the Achilles Heel. Its the Gamechanger, the Equaliser. What weve been waiting for. We must extrapoloate and infer backwards from the effects Nibirus going to have later this year.

      The question of course arises , how dangerous will it be for the Meek, tge Oppressed, the Good?
      We must refer the reader to the latest Cosmic Convergence post on Nibiru and its effects on the Schumann Resonance.
      Ill post excerpts and analyse if i can over coming days.

      And to end. Coming from our galactic central sun, plus it seems Nibiru. Like a spiders web, tge cosmic grid, galactic plasma energy grid, solar system grid, and Earth leyline grid. All these superwave energies are going to flow to us via this grid and trickle to every corner of this earth.

      I think theres a clear reason for Alex Jones Infowars hyping up the Danger cataclysm factor of this Event

    • peugeott says:

      You seem to be a very intelligent person, I wonder what job you do.

      • OutandAbout says:

        Hi thanks for the compliment. I do nothing special at all. And even though i have no complaints and have a lot to be grateful for. By this current Matrix societies yardstick, at first glance i may seem like an underachiever and some might say failure. However i am able to assimikate the world, and think, and try and help where things are clearly not right.
        I have a feeling in the new Second Renaissance Golden Age thats coming, as we leave the Kali Yuga. Will be more my time, i will be more suited to then. Rather than now at times feeling like an alien, alienated, on certain levels things.

        It raises the question, is it high status im hoping for in tge coming Golden Age? No, not at all. But i would like my potential to be released and feel accepted part of things. Real Lifes not a total desert though. I have a lot to be grateful for, and know some good people.
        However too, in the online world, thats why i like Tapblog.

        I do feel like i have been born before my time. I feel like i am one of many, and this blog has quite a few i feel affinity for, midwives helping birth the coming Free Energy Golden Age and raising planetary consciousness. Perhaps to help pusg push push us all to the Hundredth Monkey effect.

        In this Second Renaissance, i do not see myself as an artist. Though i am entralked by beautiful good things. But id like to tap into some creativity i have, channel it powerfully. And feel pleased with its posituve effects as well as a feeling if release and catharsis.

        Alternative medicines a big area. Hydroponic organic decentralised growing, id like to get into.
        I even fancied at one point running a small backstreet yakitori type place like in Tokyo. Or small tandoori place.
        Though i think those will have to take a back seat, with all the work involved as we exit the Kali Yuga.

        For now though, i am in stasis, in a very unassuming job….

    • OutandAbout says:

      What is this streak of light captured by ISS cameras? Footage shows ‘fireball UFO’ passing in view of space station Daily Mail – 4 hours ago

    • OutandAbout says:

      About Those Freak Lightning Bolts in France, Germany and Poland… [video].

      Posted by Starship Earth: The Big Picture

      Dani Arnold McKenny takes these stories apart. The details are very interesting. No proof it was lightning. But she explores another theory that may explain the induries and deaths—out of a clar, blue sky with no rain, as was the case in Germany.

      Great job, Dani. ~ BP

      Transpicuous News: Lightning or Earth

      Electrical Discharge?

      Oh the Questions. I love it when you read a news story, that’s carried by every news agency across the planet and not one of them has the same information or facts. “Wild Lightning in Paris” hit’s 11, or 9 or 5 or …. some people, Killing 3 or 5 or 1…. or critically injuring 8 or 3 or 1 person…. Yep. Immediately my alarm bells ring and I have to go a diggin’!!!

      • sovereigntea says:

        What better way to dampen the spirits of the mob than a lot of foul weather floods and rain ?

        Torrential rain has inundated France, including Paris, where flooding has caused deaths, thousands of evacuations and closures of museums.

        The rain that fell across eastern and central France on Wednesday and Thursday continues to bring a rise in the levels of rivers, including along the Seine River which runs through Paris.

        Water levels rose high enough to escape the banks of the river and took to the streets of the French capital.
        River gauges at midday on Friday, June 3, already rose to 6 m (19.7 feet).

        This is the highest level the Seine River has risen since 1982, when the river reached 6.18 m (20.3 feet). If the expected river level of 6.5 m is reached, this will be the worst flooding Paris has endured since 1955.
        Many parks, transportation lines and businesses were also forced to close due to the flooding. More than 20,000 homes were without power in Paris and Loiret regions on Friday afternoon, according to French energy company Enedis.

      • sovereigntea says:

        see EISCAT

        Would they modify the weather ? Here is your proof 🙂


        (Geneva, Switzerland, 23-
        25 April 2014)MEETING REPORT

        CAS MG
        recommended that a review of the status on weather modificationshould ideally be carried out every few years or when new evidence accumulates, and be based on the core budget
        of WMO, as weather modification is an important issue in many countries.

        Do check out the logo on this doc Baal / NATO

    • OutandAbout says:

      Hi there Sovereigntea
      All this rain in France, creating misery. What does it tell us? That this cabal are just a pathetic bunch of creeps who are actually on the defensive, and their positions diminishing. Yes, they have ahuge varied diverse playbook arsenal ro draw on whether using bad people, or paid criminqls, or the msm, or scalqr weaponry. But they are still in an inherently defensive shrinking position, i can sense. They know it, We know it.
      What im about to paste below, usually, i wouldnt trust , because as far as channelings from the higher realms, you dont know who youre in touch with. A Luciferian Deceiver if Light maybe.
      However ST im less inclined to think that with this one now. Why?
      Because the dec20th video of Nibiru in California that cannot be challenged. If the NWO coukd theyd sow things up much more now than putting rain on Paris. I sense satanists on the defensive.
      Nibirus coming to help us. In many ways. And it doesnt necessarily result this time in what Alex Jones is revving people up for

      The dark Ones continue to lose power and their options are becoming very limited. Many times they have been requested to surrender but have declined, seeming to be prepared to fight to the bitter end.

      “Many groups have got behind those of the Light and together present a formidable challenge to the dark Ones. Along with many powerful individuals they represent a powerful force for good. Certainly matters are coming to a head and the good news cannot be held back for much longer, as everything has advanced to a point where it is impossible for the outcome to be prevented.

      “Much is lined up to be introduced as soon as possible so that your quality of life can be uplifted. The next 18 months should be exciting as it will be the period during which much is planned. So after many disappointments there will be a period coming when you should be pleased to learn of the advances being made.

      “There is still chaos in a number of areas, but Beings of Light are working hard to overcome the obstacles that are in the way of peace. War and everything of that nature is to be stopped, and your true history will be written into the annals of time. You will learn why you have experienced the lower dimensions, and how you have been manipulated by those with their own agenda for Humanity.

      “Your immediate concerns are in respect of your evolution, and there will be some great changes that will enable you to live in complete peace. You are awakening to your true selves, and will join those who have already ascended. Duality as you know it will be left behind in the lower vibrations, but will still exist in the higher levels and be of a harmonious nature.”

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