Open Letter to “A Hated President”

Open Letter to “A Hated President”

François Ruffin, Deputy, La France insoumise

Published in Libération
26th November, 2018
Translation by TheEuropeans

In 2017, François Ruffin addressed a letter to Emmanuel Macron, describing the “hatred” that the French felt for him. More than a year later, the Deputy hammers in the message again: “What unites the Gilets jaunes [Yellow Vests] is the aversion you provoke.”

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The ‘Yellow Vests’ : How the Intellectuals Saw Them Coming

The ‘Yellow Vests’ : How the Intellectuals Saw Them Coming

Quand les intellectuels voyaient venir les ‘gilets jaunes’
LE FIGARO/ANALYSIS, 19th November 2018.
The Yellow Vests movement, more than just a popular uprising, is a new symptom of the revolt of whole populations against the globalized society — a revolt that cuts across all Western democracies.

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“Yellow Vests : The Demonstration at Place de la Concorde Will Be Prohibited”

“Yellow Vests : The Demonstration at Place de la Concorde Will Be Prohibited”

En Direct — ‘Gilets jaunes’ : la manifestation place de la Concorde sera ‘interdite’
LE FIGARO/LIVE, 20th November 2018.
Tolls, roundabouts etc. Since the beginning of the yellow vests [gilets jaunes] movement on Saturday [17th November], blockages have continued everywhere in France, punctuated by violence and arrests.

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Security : What Ministers of The Interior Dare Not Say

Security : What Ministers of The Interior Dare Not Say

Control : Newly appointed Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, at the Centre de coopération franco-espagnole policière et douanière in Perthus (Pyrénées-Orientales), 12th November

Sécurité, ce que les ministres de l’Intérieur n’osent pas dire
Le Point, 15th November 2018.
Mafias, gang violence, Islamists, drug-traffickers… Revelations from police records on the state of security in France…

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Violence in Toulouse Again Raises the Question of the No-Go Zones

Violence in Toulouse Again Raises the Question of the No-Go Zones

Les violences à Toulouse posent à nouveau la question des «zones de non droit» FIGAROVOX/INTERVIEW, 18th April 2018. Several districts of Toulouse have been prey to urban rioting since Sunday night [15th April, 2018 – Ed.]. Guillaume Jeanson, attorney at the Paris bar, believes this violence demonstrates that state security policy is still failing to restore republican order to the “lost territories”.

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French Firefighters Under Fire

French Firefighters Under Fire

Les pompiers lancent #TouchePasÀMonPompier
Firefighters launch #HandsOffMyFirefighter
LE FIGARO, 13th February 2018. An initiative launched by the Fédération nationale des sapeurs-pompiers de France ­(FNSPF) [French National Federation of Firefighters] and the network of regional and departmental fire-fighters’ Unions, aims to raise public awareness of the rising tide of violence directed against their members.

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