This 30 December 2016 French video is the trailer of the film Chez Nous, which will be in French cinemas on 22 February 2017.
This video says about itself:
3 July 2013
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made comparing Muslim street prayers to an occupation of French territory by the Nazis.
In the USA, billionaire Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, billionaire Betsy DeVos has a record of undermining schools by privatisation, making education a privilege for rich parents’ children, while poor parents’ children work in coal mines or elsewhere.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Le Pen: Stop free education for migrant children
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen wants to put an end to free education for children of immigrants. The right-wing populist
Stop abusing the word ‘populist’ for politicians like Le Pen. A French court has decided that Ms Le Pen can be legally called a fascist.
Le Pen said in a speech in Paris that newcomers to France should no longer expect that everything will be arranged for them, if she will call the shots. “Do not expect too that your children will be able to get free education. Playtime is over,” said Le Pen.
In France, in public education, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are free of charge.
By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:
BBC slammed for putting on fascist
Monday 14th November 2016
THE BBC was condemned for hosting an interview with a fascist as remembrance services were held across Britain to commemorate the war dead.
Mr Marr admitted that the decision and timing had “offended and upset” people but claimed that it is a journalist’s responsibility to report that Ms Le Pen could be in power next year.
He added: “In the end we are a news programme and I don’t think the best way to honour the fallen is to fail to report on the next big challenge to Western security.”
A protest was held yesterday by Unite Against Fascism outside the BBC studio in central London and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was also appearing on the show, joined them in a call for the BBC not to offer a platform to fascists.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner wrote on Twitter: “Marine Le Pen speaking on Marr, Remembrance Sunday? Why not interview our veterans who fought fascists and lost so many comrades? So wrong, BBC!”
RAF war veteran Harry Leslie Smith, aged 93, wrote: “We make fascism normal by interviewing its adherent rather than stridently and logically arguing against their ideas.”
Labour MP Tristram Hunt said the decision to interview Ms Le Pen was “pretty grotesque.”
She claimed that her election would be the third act of a “global revolution” in which Britain has voted to leave the EU and Donald Trump has been elected US president.
Speaking on ITV’s Peston On Sunday, Ms Evans said: “I was appalled: She said: ‘France is full, we don’t want any more immigrants.’ That is so far away from Ukip policy it is unimaginable.
“We are miles away from Le Pen.”
This video from England says about itself:
“She’s not welcome”: Oxford Union Marine Le Pen protest
6 February 2015
VERSA report from the Marine Le Pen protest outside the Oxford Union. Interviews with key protesters, including the Joint National Secretary of Unite Against Fascism.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Friday 18th December
She claimed to have been trying to show the difference between the two, but the effort backfired, drawing widespread condemnation.
Mr Foley’s family said: “We are deeply disturbed by the unsolicited use of Jim for Le Pen’s political gain” and demanded the photos be taken down immediately.
This is a poster from the Netherlands about the cooperation in the European election campaign between the Dutch xenophobic PVV party of politician Geert Wilders and his extreme Right French colleague Marine Le Pen.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
PVV MEP Marcel de Graaff has been fined for vote fraud. De Graaff in October used the voting card of Marine Le Pen of the French National Front in order not to lose her vote. Voting for another MEP is prohibited. It happens rarely that someone violates this rule.
… When De Graaff was held accountable by Parliament president Martin Schulz, he said he had acted out of “courtesy”. The PVV party and the National Front in the European Parliament are in the same caucus …
De Graaff must pay an amount equal to five times the daily allowance for an MEP: 1,500 euros.
This video from France is about French National Front leader Marine Le Pen and German ex-officer of Hitler’s SS and neo-nazi leader Franz Schönhuber, a political ally and personal friend of the Le Pen family.
By Kanda Gabriel in France:
French neo-fascists committed street crimes to stoke insecurity and fear
17 June 2015
Adrien Desport, a 25-year-old former member of the neo-fascist National Front (FN), and five other FN militants aged 19 to 25, face charges of torching cars on the night of April 8-9 in the Paris suburb of Mitry-Mory in the Seine-et-Marne district. They have also been accused of damaging private property and falsely reporting a crime.
Desport and other FN militants have acknowledged the wrongdoing. Deputy prosecutor Emmanuel Dupic said, “Adrien Desport seems to be the leader of the gang. The charges are serious, there were numerous victims. And they endanger democracy, according to which one must go through the ballot box to defend one’s ideas, not street raids.”
The FN militants used their own criminal activity to boost FN’s law-and-order campaign on insecurity and to blame impoverished immigrant youths for suburban riots. According to police sources, “They organized drinking parties with cocaine and then carried out punitive expeditions to stoke fears of insecurity and win votes for the FN.”
Desport was also charged with making false complaints to police on March 28, when he claimed that he was attacked with tear gas while putting up campaign posters in Châtelet-en-Brie ahead of local elections. “They gassed themselves to make people believe there was an attack,” said the police source.
At the time, Desport reported the fabricated event on his blog, complaining of the “indifference of the media and of certain elected officials.”
During a police search at Desport’s house, Le Parisien reported, “investigators found a police flashlight, a rubber-bullet pistol declared at local police headquarters, tear gas grenades, and a pair of handcuffs.”
Police investigated the matter for two weeks after an FN activist filed a complaint denouncing the actions of some of his colleagues in Seine-et-Marne at the end of May. On June 9, police arrested the FN members, including Desport. Desport has been placed in police custody, while the other FN militants were placed under judicial supervision until a trial which will begin July 15.
A few days after torching the cars, Desport reported the incident on his blog, condemning the arson, in order to fuel FN’s hysterical law-and-order campaign. On April 11, he published an open letter to the inhabitants of Mitry-Mory denouncing “increasingly pervasive” criminality and the “sense of insecurity” in the city.
Desport wrote that the FN “has proposed for years maintaining police services in Mitry-Mory, which has lost its police station; the installation of security cameras in dangerous zones in the city, which everyone is aware of; the creation of an armed municipal police to eliminate the feeling of insecurity that affects our citizens. We must have personnel and material resources, not subsidies for a few NGOs. Security is for everyone.”
Desport joined the FN in 2009, at the age of 15. He was the FN candidate in the 2011 cantonal election in the Paris area. Between 2013 and 2014, he was appointed FN deputy secretary and press attaché in the Seine-et-Marne region. In 2014, he was awarded with the medal of honor by the FN’s current national leader, Marine Le Pen.
Since the incident, the FN has distanced itself from Desport. FN official Nathalie Pigeot told VICE News that Desport and his associates had been “suspended from the party,” adding that she expected them to be expelled permanently.
In line with moves in the French ruling elite to present the FN as a “normal” party, official media and parties—from the ruling Socialist Party (PS) to the right-wing The Republicans (LR), as well as pseudo-left allies of the PS such as the New Anti-capitalist Party—largely glossed over or dismissed the incident.
Reporting on the incident, Le Monde sought to downplay Desport’s significance, writing that he “is not an elected official and never was. The young militant does not have a top position in the FN, which he joined in 2011. He was only a deputy regional secretary, for a time, of the Seine-et-Marne region, … This citizen of Mitry-Mory saw himself as a leading political figure, however. A few burned cars and a simulated assault could stymie this plan, which was already not off to a good start.”
The FN members’ criminal offenses raise an obvious question: what was the social atmosphere in which deceit and petty crime could serve to advance a political agenda? This is bound up with the turn of all France’s capitalist parties, from the mainstream PS and LR to the pseudo-left parties, to support police repression and law-and-order hysteria. They used these policies as a way of diverting social anger over austerity, while strengthening police powers to monitor and repress rising social anger in the working class.
During his presidency, former UMP President Nicolas Sarkozy championed law-and-order sentiment, appealing to neo-fascist voters. After coming to power in 2012, the PS government of President François Hollande largely took over these policies, poisoning the political atmosphere and making militaristic and law-and-order appeals to FN voters.
While destroying the living standards of the working class, Hollande’s government is stoking up pro-FN sentiment, including expelling undocumented immigrants and rounding up and deporting members of the Roma community. At the same time, it constantly advocates reactionary security measures, including broadening the use of surveillance cameras and drones in cities. Recently, the PS adopted a surveillance law allowing the police and the intelligence services to spy on the entire population.
All these measures were based on the hyping of manufactured statistics, lies and the targeting of vulnerable populations. Under these conditions, no one in the political establishment wanted to examine the social roots of Desport’s attempt, on a somewhat smaller scale, to stoke law-and-order hysteria based on faked reports of street crime.
France’s Front National charged with fraud in election finance inquiry. Marine Le Pen’s party, which has previously denounced corruption scandals, accused of inflating campaign expenses: here.
Marine Le Pen faces court on charge of inciting racial hatred. French Front National party leader compared Muslims praying in streets due to mosque shortages to a Nazi occupation: here.
Why we should be scared of Marine Le Pen’s Front National. It has repackaged some of the most destructive and sweetly persuasive ideas of the hard right – xenophobia, protectionism, authoritarianism – into a seemingly modern programme for office: here.
The racist politics of France’s National Front threaten not only Europe but the world, says TOM GILL. But France has a socialist outsider who could bring about a people’s end to the EU: here.
This video says about itself:
A rally by Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, the third largest in the country’s parliament, has been held in Budapest despite government efforts to ban it because of its anti-Semitic nature.
Dutch NOS TV reports today that Geert Wilders, leader of the xenophobic PVV party, says that he has found enough members of the European parliament wiling to coöperate with him to found an official extreme right caucus.
At the moment, the PVV cooperates in the European parliament with Marine Le Pen‘s neo-fascist National Front, the Vlaams Belang from Belgium, the Lega Nord from Italy, and the Austrian neo-nazi FPÖ (the party of the late Jörg Haider). That is MEPs from five countries. However, to form an official European parliament caucus, getting much more European Union money, one needs MEPs from at least seven countries.
Wilders says that the united far right has now reached that threshold of seven countries. He says there will be details on Tuesday at a press conference.
It is not yet officially known from which two countries Wilders’ and Le Pen‘s new allies are. NOS TV suggests: an ex-member of the UKIP party in Britain, and a member of the neo-nazi Jobbik party in Hungary.
NOS TV writes (translated):
Last year, Wilders and Le Pen already tried to form a group in the European parliament. Then, they failed to get the required number of parties together. They had their hopes set on UKIP among others, but that party refuses to coöperate with the National Front, which is anti-Semitic according to UKIP. The British then formed their own eurocritical group in the European Parliament.
According to the NOS report, the new British addition to the Le Pen-Wilders group is said to be an ex-UKIP member, so UKIP itself would then still not cooperate with the National Front officially.
The NOS does not say, contrary to what it says about ex-UKIP, that the Jobbik member joining the Le Pen-Wilders group is ex-Jobbik. That would mean cooperation with the stridently anti-Semitic, violently anti-Roma, openly pro-Hitler Jobbik for Wilders. Wilders, who used to say when he founded his PVV party that he did not want to have anything to do with the neo-fascists of the Vlaams Belang and the French National Front; that he supposedly merely was critical of extreme Muslims blah blah blah blah.
NOS TV update, 16 June 2015 says that the new extreme right group in the European parliament will get about 17 million euros extra money now. The new MEPs in that group are said to be one MEP from Britain and two from the Polish far right, which claims that Hitler, Mussolini, and rape are not that bad.
A former Ukip MEP has defected from Nigel Farage’s European parliamentary group to join a new far-right alliance led by the French Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen.
Janice Atkinson, who represents the south-east of England, praised the “great courage and leadership” of Le Pen as she became vice-president of the new group, Europe of Nations and Freedom, enabling it to qualify for millions of euros in public funding.
Atkinson was expelled from Ukip before the election over allegations that a member of her staff tried to inflate an expenses bill, less than a year after she was elected for the party. She had previously got into hot water for referring to a Thai Ukip supporter as a “ting-tong from somewhere”, forcing Farage to apologise and make a personal visit to the constituent.
However, Atkinson was still allowed to remain a member of Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group, until the news broke on Tuesday that she was switching to Le Pen’s new alliance.
This video from Hungary says about itself:
Hungary: Roma protest against Jobbik abuse
Several hundred Roma have taken to the streets in eastern Hungary protesting against verbal attacks on the community by the country’s far-right political party Jobbik. The ongoing targeting of the Roma highlights increasing tensions in the recession-hit country where far-right Jobbik took over 16% of the vote in the last elections, with this popularity largely based on tapping into widespread public resentment of Hungary’s 700,000 Roma.
Jobbik lawmakers also regularly blame Jews for the country’s economic woes. …
The rising popularity of far-right politicians is a cause of rising anxiety for Hungary’s 100,000 Jews, the largest Jewish community in central Europe with a leading Hungarian Rabbi describing the situation as “unprecedented” and saying that “anti-Semitic public speech has escalated to a point which cannot be ignored by a single decent person”.
This week on Capitol Hill, the Hungarian American Institute is lobbying with a delegation that includes Hungarian Member of Parliament Gabor Seaudt, a member of Hungary’s far-right extremist party Jobbik. Jobbik espouses antisemitic rhetoric and is now Hungary’s second-largest political party. Staudt was formerly a member of Magyar Garda, a Jobbik-connected nationalist paramilitary organization that was banned in 2009. Among those reportedly planning to meet with the delegation is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. Human Rights First’s report, “We’re not Nazis, but…The Rise of Hate Parties in Hungary and Greece and Why America Should Care,” details the growing threat to human rights posed by the rise of Jobbik. It also documents the Hungarian government’s actions over the past four years that have violated religious freedoms, curtailed judicial independence and media freedom, and failed to combat a rising tide of violent antisemitism. These actions have led to a series of rebukes by the European Union, the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and from Hungary’s own Supreme Court: here.