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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service 30 Nov 2018 08:39 #11571

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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service
By Alex Lantier
20 November 2018

Yesterday, after hundreds of thousands of people across France donned yellow vests and blockaded roads and intersections to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax hike and his social attacks on working people, the French government announced the return to universal military service. In an interview yesterday with Le Parisien, Junior Minister for Youth Gabriel Attal, who is presenting the bill, said: “My objective is to have the first draftees as early as June” of 2019.

The timing of this announcement underscored the close link between the ruling elite’s attempts to put entire generations of youth under military discipline, and its attempts to suppress social anger that is erupting among youth and workers in France and across Europe.

As it announced the return to the draft, the government was threatening a new, violent police crackdown against continuing “Yellow Vest” protesters’ blockades Monday. Some 27,000 protesters were involved, blockading highways in the northeast and near the western coast of France, as well as strategic Total oil refineries in the south.

With 183 protesters still in preventive detention after a heavy police crackdown on the weekend’s protests, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner threatened that Yellow Vest protesters would be “thrown out systematically, methodically” from their blockades during the week.

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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service 30 Nov 2018 08:47 #11573

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Macrons looking like a bit of a dictator right now threatening his countrymen instead of listening to there valid complaints he's so screwed next election Le Pen is on the rise along with nationalist anti immigration sentiment
I would not be surprised if one of the first things Le Pen dose is issue an arrest order for macron for treason over this stuff and it would be justified he is betraying his countrymen to buy his position in the EU

this parts quite worrying

"The Macron government’s return to the draft, after France abolished it in 1997, is part of a broad move across Europe to incite militarism and prepare for war. In 2017, Sweden re-established the draft as part of preparations for war with Russia, citing “Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine and the increased military activity in our neighborhood” as pretexts for the move. In 2016, German authorities announced that they were also considering reinstating the draft."

why are all these European country's preparing for war ? war with who ? why are they calling for the building of an EU army ?

we have the UN to deal with Russia and the EU isn't even paying its share on that yet they want more soldiers of there own

worrying rhetoric to be sure :dry:
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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service 30 Nov 2018 09:43 #11577

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i was looking over some old footage from the EU and found this the other day anyone recognise what movie the script is from ?



I seem to remember something about a transfer of power to the senate ... something about a new army of the republic. :P

I think I know where this is going



next thing they will want to build some sort of orbital laser weapons platform :angry:

The EU is full of some scary people
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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service 30 Nov 2018 11:15 #11579

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You could argue the French are introducing Conscription/National service, to deal with the youth unemployment. How long before Ms-May in this country, decides to bring back ‘national service’ to massage the figures…. :blink:
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Amid mass protests, France announces return to universal military service 30 Nov 2018 11:15 #11580

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I don`t know what`s worse. Staying IN the EU or just getting the hell out and face whatever consequences that brings, even with all the scaremongers on TV saying we are all doomed. I was just thinking to myself yesterday, what other countries around the world (a) have the least conditional welfare system and (b) Is the UK the only one that has a system like UC? Maybe that`s why the recent UN inspector couldn`t believe what he was seeing.

I see rail fares are going up AGAIN in January by over 3%. Funny how commuters here just make a face and moan. In France they would be digging the tracks up! B)
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