Posts Tagged “Paris”

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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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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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging Migrants are not looking for “five-star” lodging, once accosted safely they need protection and aid in norms with these countries’ human, egalitarian and fraternal values. By Abdennour Toumi Tragic images showing coffins containing bodies of those who drowned in the Mediterranean assembled in the Tunisian coastal city…

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“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

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“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity Ankara’s Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin indicates a new orientation to reinstate Paris’ position in the Syrian civil war by trying to be a major player in the process of Syrian peace talks negotiations. By Abdennour Toumi Turkey’s current military foray Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin, a northwestern…

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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power France football/soccer, a new direction for Doha to seed influence and international presence By Abdennour Toumi Neymar’s transfer from F.C Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is good news for the club, the city, and the Qatari Royal family, according to the French media and political…

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