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Media blackout in UK – but French people have been on streets for 6 days in protest

France is seeing huge protests against below-inflation pay rises and Macron mishandling of energy and economy – you won’t hear about it from the UK ‘mainstream’ media, but you can watch here. Spread the word…

While the UK languishes under Tory plans of further needless cuts, a complete lack of meaningful opposition from the Labour front bench and a constant stream of propaganda and misinformation by so-called ‘mainstream’ news outlets, just across the Channel in France, the people have been out on the streets for a week in mass protests against the real-terms pay cuts and mismanagement of the energy crisis of the Macron government.

But you would never guess it was happening just a few miles away, if you rely on UK print and broadcast media.

The BBC and Sky News have not mentioned it, nor do any of the print media seem to have bothered to inform their readers, as searches of their websites and wider Google searches indicate:

A wider Google search reveals only foreign news coverage of the protests:

Clearly the UK Establishment is worried that if people here wake up to the fact that the French are rebelling against government abuse that is less foul than what is happening in the UK, then British people may similarly rise up and refuse to tolerate it, taking our righteous anger to the streets until there is the change that none of the main parties are now offering.

And they are determined to keep everyone from hearing about it.

But you can watch below, at least until and unless the non-stop feed is removed – and you can do your part in raising awareness by sharing it:

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32 comments

  1. The French public have always been more aware of the state of the nation with the Republic being celebrated every year on Bastille day
    .Macron is little more than a puppet much like the knight of the realm in the labour party and clearly just as dangerous for democracy and freedom that the French fought for.
    They are not held back in the belief of the anointed establishment and Royals like Britain and the future for macron is not looking good especially with the winter months coming fast and furious.

  2. Got to hand it to the French they’re out on the streets at the drop of a croissant. As for our MSM its ” report no evil”. The establishment must really fear folks on the street hence this anti protest legislation that Braverman has pushed through parliament. If we all go out can the lock us all up? Wouldn’t have the space in prisons for that.

  3. “that Braverman has pushed through parliament.” with roaring cheer and jubilation from BlueKeef and his Starmerstruppen! In fact The NEO-Labour Party TORIES are probably disappointed that Braverman didn’t make it a Marshall Law and the minimum sentence is not BlueKeef’s favourite 10 years.
    Exactly, we may see them getting tested when UK/Europes Q3 Profits are announced.
    Then again perhaps not!
    Europe will be hopping though, perhaps they will wake Britain up!
    Then again perhaps not!

  4. Well the media over here has to be very careful. All it takes is the BBC to suggest that there might be a shortage of petrol and all hell breaks out at the pumps as the entire readership of the Daily Mail panic buy and stock pile as much of it as they can making a possible shortage a reality.

  5. our media are just prostitutes for the establishment the scum journalists will say anything to keep their cushy jobs on the BBC/SKY/C4/YTV/GBN they are all the same fucking scum

  6. Interesting stuff in France.
    Not only are the “natives getting restless”, but their restlessness is having an effect on even Macron.
    Recently, he has been getting into spats with Scholz over Germany’s mad commitment to destroying the EU with the sanctions regime.
    He has also been suggesting that the US should “take the lead in negotiating” a resolution to the situation in Ukraine. The clear implication being that he is saying to the US “It is your war. It is our economy that you are using as a weapon. Get us out of it.”
    People power is having an effect if France.

  7. Nato should have been disolved ages ago. Instead of setting up projects that nurture peace, equality and justice, Europe is persuaded into financing US Pet project. That is out of order.

  8. American General Jack Keane honestly admitted today on the Fox News channel: “For just $66 billion, we got Ukraine at war with Russia.”
    According to him, the United States has invested about $66 billion in the Kyiv regime since February of this year, which helped arm Ukraine and set up local society for war with Russia. The old warrior said that “investments in Ukraine today are very profitable, because for relatively little money in the interests of the United States, not Americans die in the war with Russia, but Ukrainians.”
    The confessions of the former chief of staff of the US Army are so cynical and frank that they knock the ground out of all pacifists and supporters of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. The questions of who attacked first and why this is necessary disappear by themselves. You just need to carefully listen to the words of the general:
    “Some Republicans doubt the correctness of our spending today, including on Ukraine. But we have a budget of 6 trillion dollars, and, in fact, it is several hundred billion more. We invested crumbs in Ukraine – only 66 billion a year. This is 1.1% of the budget. And we get disproportionately large benefits.
    https://mailbd.net/news/confession-of-us-general-we-paid-only-66-billion-for-ukrainians-to-die-for-us-interests-in-the-war-with-russia-7407/
    THE US LED NATO HAS TO GO.

    1. Thank you for this Harry Law – it is brutal.Most people know nothing about it and given the calibre of the MSM very few ever will.

    2. AND…..

      ‘West prepares to plunder post-war Ukraine with neoliberal shock therapy: privatization, deregulation, slashing worker protections’
      .

      While the United States and Europe flood Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars of weapons, using it as an anti-Russian proxy and pouring fuel on the fire of a brutal war that is devastating the country, they are also making plans to essentially plunder its post-war economy.
      .

      Representatives of Western governments and corporations met in Switzerland this July to plan a series of harsh neoliberal policies to impose on post-war Ukraine, calling to cut labor laws, “open markets,” drop tariffs, deregulate industries, and “sell state-owned enterprises to private investors.”
      .

      Ukraine has been destabilized by violence since 2014, when a US-sponsored coup d’etat overthrew its democratically elected government…..
      .

      https://mronline.org/2022/08/01/west-prepares-to-plunder-post-war-ukraine-with-neoliberal-shock-therapy/

      And you can be ABSOLUTELY certain that Zelensky is fully on board!

      1. And Caitlin Johnstone posted the following article yesterday:

        ‘Worthless House Progressives Retract Mild Peace Advocacy Under Pressure From Warmongers’

        The Congressional Progressive Caucus has retracted an extremely mild, toothless letter its members had written to President Biden politely asking him to consider adding a little diplomacy into the mix to help end the conflict in Ukraine. The retraction followed a deluge of public outrage against their slight deviation from the official imperial narrative.

        https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/10/26/worthless-house-progressives-retract-mild-peace-advocacy-under-pressure-from-warmongers/

    1. The security services, probably. They’ve clearly put some kind of D-notice on any mention of Al Jazeera’s The Labour Files. However, the YouTube versions for now seem beyond its reach.

      I heard the French protests were primarily questioning the wisdom of spending on/provision of weapons for Ukraine in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis…

  9. Meanwhile the latest estimates of the UK governments debt level puts it at £2.7 trillion.
    That is the equivalent of over £40,000 for every man, woman and child in the country
    Gilts pay out an amount every six months and repay the initial loan at the end of the period.
    The current level of “interest” paid each month means that the government has to pay out £1,600 per year for every man, woman and child in the country – £108bn in total.
    No wonder we have massive potholes everywhere.

    1. BASF, a German company that is the largest chemicals manufacturer in the world, has just announced that it is ti drastically reduce its operations in Germany and transfer them to China.
      Ursula’s plan going well then.

      1. BASF’s relationship with China started in the 1980s. In May 2020, BASF began work on a $10bn large-scale, high-tech plastics factory complex in the south of China (Zhanjiang). The site will produce 60,000 tonnes of engineering plastic compounds a year for the automotive and electronics industries.

        BASF justifies the ‘transfer’ saying that its not only cheaper to make their plastic there, but also that SE Asia is where 80% of the global market is situated. I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s how they’re selling it to their shareholders.

        However, the scale of the transfer/investment means that BASF will probably develop new facilities there, rather than Europe and US (for example, two people I know in Britain are being asked by BASF to relocate to Zhanjiang to develop the production of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) at the same complex). This is truly a global market and the above justification cannot apply with TPU.

        The America/China economic war is fought not just with propagana, but the$/£/¢ too. Your and my well-being is never part of the equation.

    1. Wouldn’t swear to it…But BASF is – or was – IG Farben.

      As a schoolboy, I remember an arl girl – collared me bang to rights after shoplifting a pack of 4 BASF tapes – from WH Smith in Liscard if anyone’s interested – asking why I didn’t I lift the Maxwell gold tapes (they were placed far too sketchy on the outskirts and within the view of the shop assistant)

      This was well away from the shop after I’d made me escape. She’d chased me over to by the McDonald’s (still there, unfortunately) to case me.

      She then told me about about why I shouldn’t steal – and more to the point – why if I should steal, I should steal from the right company/companies

      I just let her carry on….

      Asked her if she was gonna grass me up – she said no – but told me about BASF on involvement to the death camps.

      I felt horrible. I was 13/14, but had she – that woman – screamed blue murder and howled me out as a thief , I’d have thrown me hand in, after what she told me.

      That was my Holocaust education, I suppose. I never asked if or how it affected her; I never got to. She walked away in disgust.

      She did the off, totally unimpressed by my what I suppose was my lack of interest – I DID listen – I guess the age gap just made it complicated

      I’m grateful she didn’t grass me up. I’m grateful she educated me about the corporate involvement in the Holocaust because I had no idea.

      And it’s probably her what gave me the politics that I have held since then.

      God bless her.

      By the way – I still sold the tapes when I got back to school.

      But I never bothered with that brand again….

      1. You are correct Toffee. BASF was/is roughly 1/6 of the IG Farben empire.

        I came across this whilst researching about remain or leave being the right option. Seems many of the senior management were released just months into their sentences, to rebuild Europe no less.

        Some stayed in industry, others went into politics, including the EEC…All were lower than whale shit, as you would say.

  10. ……… and more interesting information.
    I have heard reports that the house in Israel that Zelensky bought was actually for his parents and cost $8 million.
    The more interesting part of the reports says that they have a group of four men providing security – (in Israel?) – and that the group is a team of British special forces.

    1. Goldbach I wonder if the weathers as nice in the winter as Miami,but it’s nice to see hes got a fair selection of bolt holes for when the swag stops ariving this winter….I doubt the people that voted for the actor \comedian will ever hear of the mansions and sunspots until Russian troops arrive in the centre of Kiev this winter.even with all the US and foreign troops nothing going to stop Moscow in their own backyard.not even Nato.

  11. RT news and a speech by putin to the Valdia group discussion.Well worth looking at in the context of the Western world order and the New order growing in the “other world” outside of the western world of I’m in charge “?

    1. As I’m sure you’re well aware, Joseph, we can’t watch that in the UK. Thanks for rubbing it in!

      1. @timfrom

        Try Brave browser. Also, get a VPN, even free will allow access to verboten material.

      2. Thanks NVLA. I’m so clueless, tech-wise! Will give it a try…

      3. Surely you are wrong timfrom, Anthony Blinken has just said “elevating the promotion and defense of democracy and human rights is a foreign and domestic policy priority for the Biden-Harris Administration.  In this vein, the United States is concerned by governments’ increased efforts to silence independent media and otherwise suppress freedom of expression, including by efforts to control access to information via Internet shutdowns, slowdowns, or censorship and the politically motivated targeting of journalists for repression. Access to information and ideas makes for more prosperous, democratic societies”. He omitted to say Russian newspapers and opinions are banned in many parts of the ‘West’. What hypocrisy.

      4. Well, well – “the United States is concerned by governments’ increased efforts to silence independent media and otherwise suppress freedom of expression”
        Blinken should try telling that to Ray McGovern, Patrick Lawrence, The Grayzone, Joe Lauria, John Pilger, Craig Murray, Patrick Lancaster, Eva Bartlett, Philip Weiss, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Chris Hedges, David Miller, Brian Berletic et al.

      5. Now it gets even more insane, if that’s possible.
        The US and the EU, and presumably the UK, are to impose a ban on the export of microchips to China. What do they expect to achieve?
        I guess that it will go as well as their ban on the purchase of Russian energy.
        For “recession” write “depression”?

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