The last news about the Gilets Jaunes | The Vineyard of the Saker

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20-06-19 04:46:00,

by Le Saker Francophone for The Saker Blog

You no longer hear about the Yellow Vests in the media and you think that the movement finally stopped after six months of activity, without getting anything.

Well, that’s not the case. Of course the decrease in the number of demonstrators is huge. From 300,000 at the end of 2018 to 30,000 by mid-2019. But every Saturday these few tens of thousands of irreducible Gj continue to brave police violence, unfair custody and threats just to remind Macron that “we are here, we are here, even if Macron doesn’t want us” as their anthem sings. To remind him that if he thinks he has won the battle, he still has not won this war.

Of course, the government and the corporate media has done its best to destroy the movement. More than 5,000 Gj arrested, thousands in police custody, hundreds jailed, nearly 2,000 wounded, dozens of facial and skull fractures, 12 lost one eye, a repression not seen since the Second World War, in an almost total silence of the corporate French media…. Coupled with a relentless media propaganda to present the Gj as hooligans thinking only about breaking windows and fighting the cops. The group’s leaders and intellectuals have all been subject to direct threats and attacks. Lastly, Etienne Chouard, the promoter of the Referendum for Citizens’ Initiative, the RIC, has just been called a denier of holocaust, close to the extreme right and therefore anti-Semitic. The classic attack against all those who frighten the oligarchic power. In short, the government/media couple has won the first battle but the war is still raging.

But this is not the most important information about this movement. The most important legacy left by these six months of unprecedented popular discontent is that a large part of these Gj understood that it was essential to take back the political life of the country in their own hand and no longer leave it to politicians who were increasingly sold, corrupted, under the orders of the highest bidder. They understand than now the battle is not so much in the streets than in the political arena. That the era of representative democracy is over and that the era of participative democracy is coming to life.

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GILETS JAUNES: Die Verletzten, die verstören (Les blessés qui dérangent) | KenFM.de

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07-04-19 07:51:00,

! HINWEIS: Das Videomaterial enthält schockierende Bilder, die auf sensible Menschen verstörend wirken können !

In der aktuellen Ausgabe der Macht um Acht erläutert Uli Gellermann am Beispiel der Tagesschau die verzerrende Darstellung der Ereignisse um die Proteste der Gelbwesten in Frankreich.

Ja, die Gewalt, bei den samstäglichen Ereignissen quer durch unser Nachbarland, wird von beiden Seiten ausgeübt. Die Zeitung Die Welt meinte am 16.03.2019 ihre Leser so über die Proteste informieren zu müssen:

Zitat: Während der 18. Gelbwesten-Proteste in Paris kommt es zu Zusammenstößen zwischen Demonstranten und Polizei. Ein Mannschaftswagen der Polizei wurde angegriffen, Demonstranten errichteten Barrikaden. Ein Wohnhaus geht in Flammen auf – das Feuer wurde vorsätzlich gelegt. Anarchie im Zentrum von Paris: Der Proteste der „Gelbwesten“-Bewegung sind am Samstag in massive Gewalt ausgeartet. Randalierer plünderten auf dem Prachtboulevard Champs-Elysées Geschäfte und setzten sie in Brand. Sie errichteten brennende Barrikaden und zündeten eine Bankfiliale an. (1)

Zum Ende des Artikels heißt es:

Zitat: Die Demonstranten werfen der Polizei übertriebene Gewaltanwendung vor. Anfang Februar beschloss die Nationalversammlung ein „Anti-Randalierer-Gesetz“, Anfang März stimmte auch der französische Senat zu. Durch die Novelle wurden Demonstrationsverbote deutlich erleichtert. Präfekten können ohne richterliche Grundlage Demonstrationsverbote gegen all jene aussprechen, „die eine besonders schwere Gefahr für die öffentliche Ordnung“ darstellen. Bei Zuwiderhandlung drohen den Demonstranten sechs Monate Haft und eine Geldstrafe von 7500 Euro (1).

Es stellt sich jedoch die Frage der Verhältnismäßigkeit, ob der martialischen Ausrüstung der Staatsgewalt, der unglaublichen Brutalität der Polizisten gegenüber den Bürgern. Der Radikalität der verdeckten Ermittler und Agents Provocateur.

Weit über 2000 Menschen erlitten zum Teil schwerwiegendste Verletzungen, die ihr weiteres Leben nachhaltig veränderten.

Am 27. Februar 2019 veröffentlichte die französische Seite Le Vent Se Leve ein Video, in dem am Ende explizit aufgefordert wird es zu teilen. Der Welt zu zeigen, was zumindest über deutsche Staatsmedien den Zuschauern größtenteils vorenthalten wird. Es sind Gespräche mit den Opfern, die einen fassungslos machen. Es sind Bilder die verstörend wirken (werden) für Menschen, die das Wort Gewalt nur in Verbindung mit Demonstranten bringen.

Unabhängig ihrer Biografie, wird Ulrike Meinhof hinsichtlich dieser Thematik wie folgt zitiert:

Ich halte die Straße keineswegs für ein ganz besonders geeignetes Mittel,

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Gilets Jaunes SITREP. ACT 19 and 20. | The Vineyard of the Saker

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04-04-19 11:22:00,

by the Francophone Saker for the Saker blog

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The Gj Saturdays

To try to hamper Acts 19 and 20, the government banned the demonstrators from entire neighbourhoods and perimeters. The Champs Elysées for Paris and the city centre for large cities. Any offender will receive a fine of 135 euros to be paid immediately or 190 euros to be paid later. For instance, a couple has been fined for simply wearing a sweater that says “Yes to the RIC”.

As the government cannot totally ban demonstrations, it will try everything it can to limit their scope. Intimidations through body and bags searches, custody and fines at the slightest suspicious object, physical violence… In Paris, “8,545 preventive controls have been carried out,” the minister said. The Gj will no longer be considered as demonstrators but as rioters. The government also calls on the army by using anti-terrorist forces to back the police. As a result, some journalists will no longer hesitate to compare the Gj to terrorists.

But all these intimidations will not cool down the Gj who kept on coming numerous those two last Saturdays.

The police officers will be ordered to go hard, and that is what they will do, as shown by the long list of videos showing these charges, shots, bludgeons and humiliations against not only the demonstrators but also the street medics and journalists. Everyone is considered as a livestock to be led by the whip. A 71-year-old woman waving a rainbow flag marked “Peace” is being pushed by a CRS charge, injured to the head when she falls and will end up in hospital. Faced with this problem for the image of the police, it will try again to distort the facts: “Mrs Legay received a visit from police officers at the hospital to ask her to say that she had not been injured by the police officers’ charge but in other circumstances,” said her children’s lawyer. It is the subordination of a victim.

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Gilets jaunes: “Niets zal ons nog stoppen!”

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26-03-19 02:18:00,

Op zaterdag 23 maart kwamen de gilets jaunes voor de negentiende week op rij op straat in vele Franse steden. DeWereldMorgen.be zakte af naar Lille voor de acte XIX, liep mee in de betoging en zag een beweging die na negentien weken nog steeds springlevend is.

1. In november, bij de aanvang van de het protest van de gilets jaunes had schrijver Edouard Louis zich laten ontvallen dat hij in de lichamen van de gilets jaunes het lichaam van zijn vader en zijn familieleden herkende. Gebroken lichamen, kromgewerkte lichamen, lichamen die getekend zijn door de zwaarte van een leven. Ik snap maar al te goed wat Louis bedoelt wanneer ik op de Place de la République sta in Lille, de plaatst waar de gilets jaunes verzamelen hebben geblazen voor hun negentiende act. Hier zie ik bijna uitsluitend lichamen die afgezien hebben, lichamen die je bijna in het gezicht schreeuwen, een vorm van protest zijn op zich.

Echt verrassend is dat niet. Lille is het centrum van de regio Hauts-de-France, de op één na armste regio van Frankrijk. 18,3 procent van de mensen die er wonen, heeft een inkomen dat onder de armoedegrens ligt, de werkloosheid schommelt er rond de twaalf procent. Vooral jongeren worden ongemeen hard getroffen, 30 procent van hen zit zonder werk of opleiding. Wie vanaf de Belgische grens richting Lille spoort, passeert gemeentes als Tourcoing en Roubaix. Het zijn plaatsen waar niemand uitstapt die er niet hoeft te zijn, waar de dominante kleuren baksteenbruin en grijs zijn. Woestijnen van precariteit.


2. In deze regio haalde Le Pen bij de laatste verkiezingen vlot veertig procent, maar bij de gilets jaunes die in de vroege namiddag verzamelen op de Place de République valt geen enkele verwijzing naar Le Pen of haar partij te horen of te zien. Dit protest gaat over het opeisen van een waardig leven, het einde van de maand halen.

Er is al veel inkt gevloeid over de politieke samenstelling van de beweging van de gilets jaunes. Tegenstanders verwijten de gilets jaunes racistisch, homofoob of antisemitisch te zijn en aan te schurken bij extreem rechts. In de realiteit valt daar weinig van te merken. Als ik goed rondkijk zie ik hier en daar symbolen of tekens die misschien kunnen gelinkt worden aan extreem rechts of aan nationalisme,

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March 20th Gilets jaunes SITREP | The Vineyard of the Saker

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22-03-19 09:56:00,

By Le Saker Francophone for The Saker blog

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The balance of power between the Gilets Jaunes (Gj) and the government/media couple is becoming tenser, while remaining, for the moment, in a kind of status quo where neither side wants to give in. The last three weeks have therefore been punctuated by Saturday demonstrations, government repression and media attacks, without anything really moving on. Here are the main news of those last 3 weeks:

The Weekly Acts of the Gj:

Demonstrations are still taking place throughout France and police repression is still very strong, well documented in social media but totally denied by the government and the main stream media. On their side they try to denounce the Gj violence but they have few videos to show it then they have to manipulate the facts to make the population believe that the Gj are violent or that their number is declining.

Act 15 ((February 23rd). According to a new report by the Ministry of the Interior “at 7pm, 46,600 yellow vests demonstrated in France on Saturday, while the union Policiers en colère spoke of 200,000 at 3.30pm”.

Act 16 (March 2). The war of the figures keep on. In total, the Ministry of the Interior counted 39,300 demonstrators in France, including 4,000 in Paris. The Facebook page “Le Nombre jaune”, which counts the number of demonstrators, announces 92,053 people at 6 pm throughout France. But for the Minister of the Interior: “I call for responsibility. Every week 40,000, 50,000 people demonstrate. That’s about as much as the spectators of an “Olympique de Marseille” football match, which means not so much people.”

Act 17 (March 9). According to information provided by the Ministry of the Interior, the mobilization reached a historic low, with 28,600 demonstrators in France, including 3,000 in Paris. These figures are, as usual, subject to controversy and the “France Police-Police officers in anger” union assures that 160,000 demonstrators were mobilized at 15:45. With still the same level of police violence.

Act 18 (March 16). While the Ministry of the Interior counted 32,300 participants during act 18 of the Yellow Vests,

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