France, state of emergency forever?


This video says about itself:

Police use pepper spray to disperse protesters at Global Climate March in Paris

29 November 2015

Crowds gathered in the French capital on Sunday to attend a global march for the climate, despite the ban on gatherings enforced by French authorities.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

France’s state of emergency could be extended indefinitely

France’s parliament has already voted to extend the country’s state of emergency following the Paris attacks for three months

Samuel Osborne

4 hours ago

Emergency powers given to French police could be extended indefinitely, despite warnings from human rights groups.

France’s parliament has already voted to extend the country’s state of emergency following the Paris attacks for three months, giving the police powers to keep people in their homes without trial, search the homes of people without a warrant from a judge and block any website deemed a problem.

A draft law, seen by news agency Agence France-Presse, could extend France’s state of emergency beyond the current three month extension.

The measures mean anyone suspected of posing a threat to security can be placed under house arrest for 12 hours a day to restrict their movement.

Under the laws, public demonstrations are banned and groups inciting acts which could seriously affect public order can be dissolved.

“Right now the protection of the population from further imminent attack is rightly the number one priority,” John Dalhuisen, Director of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme said.

“But the emergency powers currently being rushed through parliament provide for a sweeping extension of executive powers at the expense of essential human rights safeguards.

“They must be used only when strictly necessary and should not become a permanent addition to France’s anti-terror arsenal.”

At the moment, this state of emergency increases the powers of the government of President Hollande.

President Hollande‘s Socialist party government broke its election promises, and basically continued with their ‘center right’ predecessor Sarkozy‘s policies of austerity, war and racism, eg, by Prime Minister Valls against Roma.

Things might get even worse for civil liberties in France than they are already.

The bad experiences with the governments of Mr Sarkozy and Mr Hollande may drive voters to the neo-fascist National Front of Marine Le Pen.

In the hands of Ms Le Pen, the governmental powers of the state of emergency would become an easy stepping stone towards a cruel dictatorship.

There are unfortunately signs that this horrible scenario might become reality. See also here.

FRENCH President Francois Hollande sought yesterday to extend the country’s draconian state of emergency: here.

More French Racism as Prime Minister [Valls] Says Refugees Put Idea of Europe in Danger: here.

In a report published February 3, international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), has denounced the abuses of the Police and the French State under the State of urgency. HRW’s report points to the systematic, arbitrary denials of basic democratic rights by the French police, unchecked by the judiciary under the terms of the state of emergency, and targeting of people of Muslim descent: here.

Amid rising tensions in Europe and popular anger with the draconian austerity policies Paris is imposing under the state of emergency, factional warfare has erupted inside the ruling Socialist Party (PS). Last Thursday, Lille mayor and 2012 presidential hopeful Martine Aubry published a full-page commentary in Le Monde, co-signed with a number of PS legislators and Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the German Green Party, criticizing President François Hollande’s policies: here.

French parliament extends state of emergency amid rising protests: here</a

New French Prime Minister Cazeneuve prolongs state of emergency: here.

44 thoughts on “France, state of emergency forever?

  1. Pingback: German police not catching racist anti-refugee criminals | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Emergency powers for ever? no just as long as it takes to have a enlightened governing power who’s brain is no longer hard wired to violent authoritarian reactive resolutions? the bad news it may take some centuries to happen?
    But for those who do not get what I mean? think centuries of antagonistic violence between France and Britain? now they are all buddies? with a million or so Brits now living in peace in France and vice versa? its all so simple? clue it all began when French and British forces killed each other by thousands at Waterloo after baptism of the blood bath a realization began to dawn we are sort of the same but we thought we were different? funny how its all so peculiar? until you get the formula!

    Like

  3. Thursday 11th February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    FRENCH MPs voted 317-199 yesterday in favour of a Bill which will enshrine draconian emergency powers in the country’s constitution.

    The government claims the measures, including the authority to strip French terrorists of their citizenship, are needed to fight extremism.

    The French Communist Party condemned the legislation, saying it didn’t “provide any response to the challenges facing our people.”

    Its citizenship provisions feed “dangerous” reactions and were based on a misunderstanding of the problem of terrorism, it said, with the communists opposing “racist scapegoating” and “deepening division.”

    The party argued instead for measures to bring together France’s citizens and communities and “honour [the republic’s] promise of liberty, equality and fraternity.”

    Stripping terrorists of citizenship could leave them stateless, the communists added.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-0b42-France-MPs-back-anti-terrorist-changes-to-constitution#.VrzU5uZrgdU

    Like

  4. Pingback: French workers’ mass anti-austerity fight | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: French police bans trade union demonstration | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Militarism trumps football in Paris, France | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Truck massacre in Nice, France | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Nice atrocity perpetrator ‘not religious, marriage on the rocks’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: In France, death of Adama Traoré, and of civil liberties? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: German army violence against German civilians? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: French ‘burkini’ ban, consequence of colonialist history | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: German army at war against German civilians? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: French politicians prosecuted for fraud | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Dutch soldiers against striking Curaçao workers today? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: French workers keep fighting for their rights | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Charlotte, USA demonstration against police violence, 24 September | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: French civil liberties in danger | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: Fillon and Juppé, ‘moderate’ French politicians? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: Berlin atrocity perpetrator and German secret service | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: French racist Prime Minister Valls loses primary election | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: French police rape innocent youth | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: French austerity and militarism politician Macron | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: French politician Fillon’s downfall | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: ‘Pro-human rights’ governments violating human rights | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: French presidential election campaign | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: French politician Macron wants forced military conscription back | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. Pingback: Big protest against French policeman killing Chinese man for preparing fish | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  28. Pingback: French opposition to Trump’s war on Syria, xenophobia | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: French elections, will leftist Mélenchon beat racist Le Pen, warmonger Macron? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: Fascist Le Pen, Big Business Macron in French election second round | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  31. Pingback: French students, workers protest against racism or Big Business election | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  32. Pingback: French voters sceptical on Macron, Le Pen | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  33. Pingback: Paris police teargas against May Day demonstrators | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  34. Pingback: French ‘center right’ torn between fascist Le Pen, Big Business Macron | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  35. Pingback: Macron’s Pyrrhic French election victory | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  36. Pingback: Neonazi terrorist German army scandal update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  37. Pingback: Macron names right-winger French Prime Minister | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  38. Pingback: Macron’s ominous new French government | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  39. Pingback: French president Macron attacks workers | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  40. Pingback: Manchester massacre, mourn, don’t abuse for racism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  41. Pingback: French state of emergency abused, Amnesty says | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  42. Pingback: Macron’s Pyrrhic French parliamentary election victory | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  43. Pingback: French Big Business-ISIS collusion | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  44. Pingback: Rupert Murdoch empire’s whitewash of nazi dictatorship | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.