Archiv: fuel


18.11.2019 - 13:51 [ PressTV.com ]

US trying to hijack fuel hike protests in Iran: Analyst

He emphasized that people in Iran enjoy the right to protest, referring to remarks by President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff in which he stressed that all officials should be listening to the protesters’ views.

“Whenever there is some legitimate and legal protests, the United States, the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) as well as people outside the country, the opposition, the son of the past shah step forward in order to hijack the protests, in order to stage violent actions and sabotage,” he said.

08.12.2018 - 16:05 [ CNN ]

Macron’s top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

05.12.2018 - 10:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe

Extreme forces are rejoicing over the president’s predicament. Their ultimate goal is a political takeover of the continent

05.12.2018 - 10:16 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Secret policemen disguised as journalists attacked real journalists during protesting in #France. The moment of the attack by the civil police officers on the journalists and the reaction of the journalists was reflected on the camera #YellowVests

05.12.2018 - 10:09 [ Politico.eu ]

France’s fuel tax retreat dismays COP24 climate talks

France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit.

That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 percent, highlighted the difficulty of imposing any economic pain in the name of tackling climate change.

04.12.2018 - 19:16 [ BBC ]

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.

The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.

03.12.2018 - 19:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Students blockade schools as French protests spread: About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders

High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.

About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.

03.12.2018 - 19:42 [ BBC ]

France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday’s fuel protests in the French city of Marseille.

The woman, who lived in an apartment near to where the protests were taking place, was hit in the face while closing the shutters.

03.12.2018 - 18:57 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

As the #GiletsJaunes protests in #Paris #France continue and grow stronger, it also receives support from policemen A group of police officers took off their helmets and didn’t intervene against the #YellowVests Many calls are being made by policemen to join the protests

03.12.2018 - 18:11 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Police violence in the middle of #Europe The harsh intervention of the French police against the #YellowVests continues… A single protester was insensibly beaten up by 8 police officers during #GiletsJaunes in #Paris #France

03.12.2018 - 18:05 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

#GiletsJaunes in #Toulouse #France Students are joining the #YellowVests in many cities now. The police is shooting tear gas capsules right at them. Also reports of shots being fired. The students are shouting #MacronDemission on the streets.

03.12.2018 - 07:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

Paris protest: ‘People are in the red. They can’t afford to eat’

„At the last election, I left the ballot paper blank. I don’t have confidence in any of the political parties and I don’t see that changing until a party emerges that is more interested in the people than in those with huge fortunes.“

03.12.2018 - 07:35 [ New York Times ]

Yellow Vests Riot in Paris, but Their Anger is Rooted Deep in France

The “Yellow Vest” protests he is a part of present an extraordinary venting of rage and resentment by ordinary working people, aimed at the mounting inequalities that have eroded their lives. The unrest began in response to rising gas taxes and has been building in intensity over the past three weeks, peaking on Saturday.

With little organization and relying mostly on social media, they have moved spontaneously from France’s poor rural regions over the last month to the banks of the Seine, where they have now become impossible to ignore.

03.12.2018 - 07:30 [ theLocal.fr ]

Revealed: The shocking scale of poverty in France in 2018

(8.11.2018) In total there were around 8.8 million people living below the poverty line in France in 2017. In France this means they are living on an income of less than €1,026 a month, and many of them live on considerably less.

03.12.2018 - 07:22 [ France24.com ]

Macron surveys damage after worst riots in Paris for decades, calls for talks

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led crisis talks that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.

01.12.2018 - 17:44 [ FranceTVinfo.fr ]

DIRECT. „Gilets jaunes“ : 75 000 manifestants recensés en France, la situation reste très chaotique à Paris

Après des échauffourées près des Champs-Elysées, des heurts s’étendent, dans l’après-midi du samedi 1er décembre, à plusieurs autres quartiers de Paris dans une grande confusion, en marge de la mobilisation des „gilets jaunes“ qui rassemble quelque 75 000 personnes à travers la France, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur. La préfecture de police de Paris dénombre 183 interpellations et au moins 80 blessés, dont 14 membres des forces de l’ordre.