Firing on Protesters: Will Macron’s New Tactics Against the Yellow Vests Make Simmering Pot Boil Over?

France stands at a crossroads, with the Macron government attempting to drag the country in a new direction and a disunited and leaderless movement attempting to reverse this change. The outcome of this battle will shape the course of Western Europe’s largest country for decades to come.

Genevieve Legay | Yellow Vest

NICE, FRANCE -- A 73-year-old activist is the latest casualty of French President Emmanuel Macron’s crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes protest movement. Geneviève Legay of the anti-globalization group Attac had her skull fractured by police in Nice as they charged at her during the nineteenth consecutive week of protests against the president’s

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Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by the US “Resistance”

To the surprise of no one, mainstream pundits have stoked fears of ‘Russian interference’ behind the unrest.

France | yellow Vest Protests

In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowing President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in neighboring states like Belgium and the

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French President Macron Reportedly Indefinitely Cancels Visit to Israel

There is speculation that the cancellation is in protest against Israel’s Jewish Nation-State law, which critics say institutionalizes apartheid.

From left, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose during the opening ceremony of the France-Israel season event, in Paris, June 5, 2018. Christophe Petit Tesson | Pool via AP

President of France Emmanuel Macron has taken the highly unusual decision of canceling a trip to Israel for the second time. Last year Macron said he had planned to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in spring 2018 to voice French support for the continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The trip was postponed to November but

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Macron Wants to Implement Compulsory Military Service

Macron hopes to provide some sort of social glue to foment social cohesion in the Western European nation with compulsory military service.

French President Emmanuel Macron is floating the idea of reintroducing compulsory military service. The plan intends on introducing youths to military life and service from the age of 16 for both girls and boys. The unpopular programme is expected to cost the French government nearly $2 billion. The BBC reports: The French government has

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France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

The belligerent and saber-rattling turn in U.S. policy has pleased anti-Iranian U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel, but has alarmed many other countries, traditional rival and ally alike.

President Donald Trump talks during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Oval Office of the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly appears to be pursuing his “gut instinct” on the Iran nuclear deal and is leaning toward withdrawing from the landmark accord, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader has agreed with Trump that a “new arrangement” must be worked out with Iran, although the two leaders

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Defending Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Rouhani Says Trump Has ‘No Clue’ About International Treaties or Law

“You are just a businessman, a tradesman,” Iranian president declared, addressing Trump. “You are a tower builder. How is he going to pass judgment on international issues?”

President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a conference in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran, April 25, 2018. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

The nuclear deal is the nuclear deal, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in response to comments by both U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House a day earlier in which Macron suggested that changes could be made to (or alongside) a multilateral nuclear agreement in order to save it from sabotage by the

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