The contrast between the French government’s and upper class’s response to Monday’s fire at Notre Dame and ongoing inaction to combat income inequality, was a primary driver of mass protests in Paris on Saturday.
The Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests, staged their first major protest since large portions of the historic cathedral burned, apparently due to an electrical short-circuit, to call attention to the €1 billion ($1.1 billion) that the country’s richest families have donated to help rebuild the church, months after the yellow vest movement began demonstrating against income inequality.
“You’re there, looking at all these millions accumulating, after spending five months in the streets fighting social and fiscal injustice. It’s breaking my heart,” Ingrid Levavasseur, a founder of the movement, told the Associated Press
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Thousands of protesters are rallying across France as Yellow Vest demonstrations show no sign of abating on their 20th week despite authorities banning many locations. A heavy police presence can be seen throughout the country.
Read more via Properly Done: Yellow Vests Flood Streets Of France For 20th Weekend (5 Months) In A Row — Humans Are Free
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For all American honest lawyers and American people who really don’t know what’s happening right Now in France, a French lawyer created this English video for you!
Massive repression in France against peaceful citizens.
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Update: Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent.
After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.
Read more: Total Chaos Breaks Out in France as Yellow Vests Clash With Police — Era of Light
An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
Read more: They Want to Censor and Control the Internet, But Activists Reject EU Plan to Pre-Censor Copyright Violations — Humans Are Free
By B.N. Frank
From December 5, 1955 until November 23, 1956, African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama stopped riding public buses until they were legally allowed to sit wherever they wanted. This is one of many examples of how voting with your money makes a difference.
Organization, No5G.com suggests that there is no better time than to vote with your money AGAINST dangerous 5G technology.
The Telecom Industry can’t even prove that 5G is safe.
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By Filip Stojanovski
An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
Among other provisions, Article 13 of the draft EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
The protest was part of a series of gatherings that will culminate in European Union-wide protests on March 23, netzpolitik.org reported.
Read more & Music video: “WILLBOY – WIR SIND KEINE BOTS ❌ (Artikel 13 Demosong) prod. KYA” (3:08) ‘We are not bots!’ In Berlin, Thousands Protest Proposed EU Regulation on Internet Upload Filters —