Posts Tagged “France”

French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

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French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons  In a democracy, legality, electability and accountability are the foundation of a political party. By Abdennour Toumi  French President Macron, in a conciliatory tone on Monday night, offered a minimum wage rise, tax-free bonuses and reversal of pension charge, yet the majority of the “Yellow Vests” protests…

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France   The anger is not about simple social demands for a decent and a better life, it has become for a large majority of the protesters a personal fight with President Macron. By Abdennour Toumi  The anger and determination of the “Yellow Vests” protests against rising…

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Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election

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Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election

Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election City Council Amrani is becoming known for going where no Arab-Muslim woman has gone before, challenging the establishment and the media, fighting to get to the French Parliament. By Abdennour Toumi Council Farida Amrani, a leading-edge Arab-Muslim woman, is the new face of la France insoumise (LFI)…

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Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press?

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Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press?

Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press? The coverage of Mr. Zemmour vs. Ms. Hapsatou Sy has let victimization and guilty prevail over freedom of the press in France By Abdennour Toumi Burton Rascoe said, “A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life,…

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Grand Pardon or Repentance! 

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Grand Pardon or Repentance! 

Grand Pardon or Repentance!  The evaluation of the past should not stop with memory alone, and spectacle bold decisions in a local political tempest. By Abdennour Toumi Then-candidate Macron speaking from Algiers in February 2017, described French Republic atrocities in Algeria as “crimes against humanity,” which sparked outrage from the far-right and the right political…

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Affaire d’État or Scandal, the Palace Is Boiling

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Affaire d’État or Scandal, the Palace Is Boiling

Affaire d’État or Scandal, the Palace Is Boiling President Macron’s supporters prefer to compare him to President Obama rather than President Nixon, and believe he will survive the storm. By Abdennour Toumi First heat waves of the summer season in Paris have produced an unusual sweat and wet in the town; everybody is trying to…

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