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1 Million Protest In Paris!

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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:03 AM
Hello all,

Sorry for my english, I'm french and I just discovered this website... interesting !
About the strike, it's a shame that it didn't happen before. Our President (I should say rather "the king") has decided to decreasing our standarts of living a lot. Duration of the job insurrance (when you lose your job), healthcare, school quality, etc. He wanted to get close of your former President W Bush... you understand now why it was scary !

But in France, as my good americans friends say to me, we show our disagrements in the street. It's the rest of the revolution when we decided to fight the inegalities by cutting the heads of the king...
This guy, history teacher, makes this difference : "In US, people are afraid of the gouvernment, in France, the gouvernment is afraid of the people". The theory is that in democracy, you decide what kind of President you have. If Bush, Berlusconi (in Italy), Poutine or Sarkosy are elected, there is no reason to be afraid. We elect them. They are there thanks to us. It's our decision to maintain them as President. If they're doing a bad job, we should protest.
Look at Obama, I'm happy for you, that's a wake up ! A rising, as the "boss" said.

Some interested links (from Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal)

I have to admit that the french model is not the best one, of course, I would prefer the swedish of Finland ones, probably the best models in the world.

I would like to see millions of americans in the street for a better healthcare, more holidays, etc. That a better society. Perhaps one day...

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:09 AM
I'm convinced, due to my history of the at least currently unexplained, that a few of the reasons for American complacency are, if you'll excuse me, above top secret; or will prove to be. The basis of the mind-soul rot is the sececy-driven system itself. Real, fundamental change doesn't register (or positively) in (apparently) most Yankeroos due to the extra vigorously Orwellian dumbing down program(s).

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:23 AM

Originally posted by skibtz
You need to change the header in the OP.

A million people protested in France - the number protesting in Paris was in the thousands.

[edit on 31/1/2009 by skibtz]

Agreed, it was about 100,000. Nonetheless, remarkable.

I suggest Americans keep an eye on the BBC website, you WILL ALWAYS be aware of what is going on. They do like to report on protests the world over.

I have been keeping an eye on American news coverage since 1988 (yep, a good ole 2metre satellite dish lets you watch stuff from across the big pond) and I have noticed, US TV news only reports outwith domestic, when there is not much going on at home.
I think in light of the current financial crisis and with Obama taking office etc etc, the editors are a little wrapped up in what is going on at home, rather than abroad.
Your media has always done that.

Add to your favourites / bookmarks.

[edit on 31/1/2009 by Thistled]

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:31 AM
Hi all, sorry for my english,

I just discovered this website and it looks interesting.

As long as our Majesty Napoléon Sarkosy wants to minimize our standart of living, people will protest in the street.
The french model is not the best, I would prefer the Swedish's or Finland's one.

A lot of changes are going to happen pretty soon. US, China, Europe, the world won't never be the same...

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:53 AM

Originally posted by bobbylove321
1 Million people protested in France for this economic crisis.

What exactly were they protesting about it? Does France have a free market system? Are they socialist? What EXACTLY - besides complaining that the economy stinks - were they protesting and saying needed to be done?

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:19 AM

Originally posted by bobbylove321
1 Million people protested in France for this economic crisis.

I'm not surprised how this has got NO media attention in America.
The French complaining about something isn't exactly "breaking news" here in America.

The economy and the current financial crisis is the #1 concern among Americans and is foremost on all of our minds. Hearing about a million people protesting in Paris really wouldn't effect us either way.

Now, if only the French cared about their elderly citizens as much as they care about their wallets, then maybe 10,000 of them wouldn't have been left to die during that heatwave a few years back! And the economy in France would probably be better off if the French weren't so opposed to working more than 35 hours a week! Although this is not the cause for the current global financial crisis, the French economy has been on the decline since it began introducing Socialist policies that reduced productivity as well as their ability to compete in a global market.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:20 AM
I'm not sure what to make of this. Obviously there was a protest but I cannot find anything, on ANY, news site about this. I live in Sweden and our national news broadcast does not say ANYTHING about a protest and these guys report on everything.

I have also not found anything on any of the larges news corps here in Sweden, also nothing on the CNN page. Why can't i find anything? Something must show up somewhere.

Does anyone have a link to a real news broadcast? Not just a googlevideo page which could be anything to be honest

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:21 AM
I just went to to check out the news, their top story is how Obama's half brother was arrested in Kenya for marijuana possession. No mention of any protests. Of course other important news stories on the site are "who will Obama's superbowl guests be?" and "Drew Peterson breaks up with his fiance"!
I checked and there are also protests in Russia. So basically our news media is the equivilant of a gossip rag compared to world media.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:25 AM
this was the most I could find. I had to find a french origin site and it was still hidden behind some half-comedy topic

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:25 AM

Originally posted by truthquest
The job of the mainstream media is to paint protesters as anarchists, crazy, and as negatively as possible. The only reason they would ever cover a story like that is if some of them were throwing bricks at police forces.

In any case, even if they did get widespread attention, protesting the economy seems like an exercise in futility. If instead of protesting these one million people decided to get together and help one another out then maybe they would get what they wanted.

So true. I always hear people saying that we have to "wake up" and take up arms against out gov, etc. etc. My reply is ok, you go first. Try taking up arms against your gov.

Protesting? Just yelling and screaming and hoping something happens?

Try helping each other, bring food to your neighbors, grow your own food, have the community pitch in and help people who are losing their homes.

It's easier to yell at your gov, and blame your gov. What about being "proactive".

Instead of trying to create a riot or a bloody revolution for no gain, lets try to help each other, become self sufficient.

I'll tell you if thing do get really bad, I'll be learning how to be self sufficient, self reliant while people here are taking up arms?

Don't get angry, get smart.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:32 AM
Maybe the reason why the French are so quick to protest against their gov. is because they are socialists?

They rely more on their gov then we do here in USA, they need their gov. to do everything for them and to provide for them. I'm not saying that's bad, it's just how it is.

I hate these people here who are always saying we should "wake up"! Ok, so we should all wake up and do what you think is the right thing to do? (Take up arms, start revolting, etc. etc.?)

Why is violence the first or only option, start shooting, killing/getting killed? Getting a bunch of people angry and killing is easy. Becoming self sufficient is powerful.

I say wake up and get smart, get self reliant, learn to be self sufficient. Grow your own food, heat your own house, provide for yourself.

We should be helping each other, not whining to the gov. to do it.

[edit on 31-1-2009 by Electro38]

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:36 AM
I am not a prophet. BUT... I feel that protests and riots will begin in the US later this year. The average person is fully aware of what is happening and is taking a wait and see approach - hoping that the stimulus works (It won't!). When the realization hits that we are doomed then all Hell will break lose. FEMA camps will be operating at full tilt which will only make the problem worse. Americans are not as stupid or complacent as many think. The government's assumption that the military will do their bidding is their soft spot. This government will fall by 2010. Just my opinion...

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:36 AM

Originally posted by amari

Originally posted by bobbylove321
1 Million people protested in France for this economic crisis.

I'm not surprised how this has got NO media attention in America.

You did not see this on the 6 o'clock News because our media is controled by the NWO. Does this sound familiar the banks recieve the bail out money but the common folk seem to be forgotten.

The clock keeps ticking and time is running out before you start to see similar things happening in the U.S.A. Can you say Fema camps and Marshall law.

Well if I go by this logic, it makes me really happy I saw a summary of this, the situation in england, and also iceland on the CBC news (canadian)

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:38 AM
I really do appreciate the French people's passion.

I wish the majority had it here in the USA, but for most it's Jerry Springer, Smack down wresting, cable, and a six pack of beer, then life is good.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:39 AM
If you click on the links, you will get the full story.

There is no cover up, you just need to know where to find it.

Read the articles please, and be informed.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:42 AM
So what change will this make? Does congregating really do anything? Has it ever?

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by antar

It shows the PTB the power of the people.. If they can gather in the millions.... What if one million pissed Americans gathered to protest in the USA and many were armed?

That is why Obama so badly wants to get stimulus checks in the hands of Americans.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:53 AM

Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Wow! Over 1 million!

Obviously the French know they're being done over. I expect that the rest of the world will wake up very quickly now and do the same.

P.S. No reports in Australia in the MSM either.

[edit on 31/1/09 by NuclearPaul]

Approximately how long would you's say its going to be before we see this happen in Australia? Just recently Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that its time for a N.W.O., we have also heard leaders from Russia, France, USA, and some others also mention this as well. Unfortunately it's just perfect timing for the perfect storm I believe many would feel the same. People know and feel whats going on and they are talking, soon it will spread like a virus.

It takes a thousand to follow but only a FEW to lead. This is just the beginning of what we call the "N.W.O." if people are wanting to stop it, I think that there is more action needed than just "peaceful" protests... we all know they end up the same. Just hope this starts soon and finishes even sooner without any type of warfare..but that's mostly unlikely considering the greed instilled in these vermin secretly ruling this World & humankind within it.

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:57 AM

Originally posted by Rasputin13
Now, if only the French cared about their elderly citizens as much as they care about their wallets

Oh yeah! Because the health care system in the US is fantastic.

I would rather be a French citizen than a US citizen any day of the week when it comes to the government caring for its people's health!

Unless, of course, I had a really fat wallet jam-packed with US dollars, then my health is good hands right?

[edit on 31/1/2009 by skibtz]

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 09:02 AM
reply to post by Thistled

cheers m8.. I just simply could not find anything anywhere, except that french site. It left me wondering why no one was doing any reports on it. obviously they were, thanks!

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