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All Hell Breaks Loose As Yellow Vest and French Police Go Head On

  • DAHBOO777 Published on Mar 16, 2019
    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. Learn More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-0…

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March 18, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , | Leave a comment

US-Backed Opposition Caught on VIDEO Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Aid Truck on Venezuela Border

  • For the record: I am NOT pro Maduro nor am I Anti Maduro. I simply don’t know who to support in Venezuela. I am anti American intervention for OIL. The CIA is definitely attempting an illegal coup against Venezuela.
  • US-Backed Opposition Caught on VIDEO Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Aid Truck on Venezuela Border
    by https://www.rt.com/
    As Washington and Caracas blame each other for torching a truck carrying what the US called vital ‘humanitarian supplies’ from Colombia to Venezuela, a video has emerged, finally shedding some light on the incident.

    The truck caught fire and burned down during a failed attempt on Saturday by US-backed opposition activists to breach the closed Colombia-Venezuela border crossing at the Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge, near the Venezuelan city of Urena. The Venezuelan government refuses to let the American cargo in, calling these ‘humanitarian’ convoys a propaganda stunt and a precursor to a military invasion.

    Photos of the incident were immediately used by US officials to double down on their outrage and calls for regime change in Caracas. But footage that has surfaced on social media tells a strikingly different story, pinning the blame on ‘activists’ in the crowd.

    One clip appears to have caught the moment a man on the Colombian side of the border pelted a Molotov cocktail at the truck, while another video from the scene showed the opposition activists openly preparing the incendiary devices. Border security guards can be seen patiently holding their line at a distance, casting further doubts on claims that the truck was seized and torched after it had crossed into Venezuela.

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February 26, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why It Might Be Too Late for ‘Jupiter’ Macron to Return to Earth Over the Yellow Vest Fuel Protests

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/28/analysis-might-late-jupiter-macron-return-earth-yellow-vest/

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https://www.rt.com/news/426577-macron-year-office-france/

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http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-france-macron-20171003-story.html

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https://www.politico.eu/article/emmanuel-macrons-eu-defense-army-coalition-of-the-willing-military-cooperation/

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https://www.theweek.co.uk/97636/emmanuel-macron-unveils-european-defence-coalition

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http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2729

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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2018/Nov-08/468608-ten-country-european-defense-coalition-launched-in-paris.ashx

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https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/77703

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https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/news/detail/7779/

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February 19, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why It Might Be Too Late for ‘Jupiter’ Macron to Return to Earth Over the Yellow Vest Fuel Protests

Lindsey Williams 2019 Predictions — The Elites Are in Panic Mode — Trump is God’s Anointed to Mess Up Their Plans

  • iKalams Published on Feb 3, 2019
    Lindsey Williams :
    • PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPEACHMENT
    • MY ELITE FRIEND SAID…
    • NEVER THE SAME WORLD AGAIN
    • YOU ARE SAFE SO LONG AS…
    • A PROPHET THAT HAS NEVER BEEN WRONG SAYS…

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lindsey Williams 2019 Predictions — The Elites Are in Panic Mode — Trump is God’s Anointed to Mess Up Their Plans

France on edge: History of Yellow Vest Movement

  • RT America Published on Feb 7, 2019
    The Yellow Vest movement began with grassroots protests in France by those angered by the country’s fuel tax hike. RT America’s Rachel Blevins explains how something minor and localized turned into mass marches, destruction of property, clashes with police, an expansion of protesters’ demands and solidarity from afar.

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , | Comments Off on France on edge: History of Yellow Vest Movement

Yellow Vests, Round 10: Thousands Clash with Police on Streets of Paris

January 21, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , | Comments Off on Yellow Vests, Round 10: Thousands Clash with Police on Streets of Paris

Western Media Blackout! Paris Week 9 Revealed

  • WeAreChange Premiered Jan 14, 2019
    In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on what happened in Paris over the weekend as week 9 of the protests continued. There seems to be a complete blackout on the subject in mainstream western media, so we give you what happened directly from the ground!

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January 16, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Western Media Blackout! Paris Week 9 Revealed

Mainstream Media Afraid of Yellow Vests

  • RT America Published on Jan 14, 2019
    Manila speaks with Investigative Journalist Ben Swann on the US mainstream media’s coverage of the Yellow Vest protests. They also discuss why they have been so under reported and the importance of an informed public. #RTAmerica #InQuestionRT #QuestionMore

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January 16, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mainstream Media Afraid of Yellow Vests

French Riot Police Are Now Using Semi-Automatic Weapons with Live Ammunition Against Yellow Vest Protestors as Macron’s Law And Order Crisis Spirals

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January 15, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , | Comments Off on French Riot Police Are Now Using Semi-Automatic Weapons with Live Ammunition Against Yellow Vest Protestors as Macron’s Law And Order Crisis Spirals

Yellow Vest Protesters Call for Run on French Banks

  • Yellow Vest Protesters Call for Run on French Banks
    by https://www.france24.com/en/
    Yellow Vest protesters have urged supporters to withdraw their money from French banks en masse on Friday in a deliberate attempt to disrupt “the system”. Yet despite the threat, financial institutions appear unconcerned.

    Protesters called for the first wave of cash withdrawals to start at 7pm (local time) on Friday, ahead of nationwide demonstrations planned on Saturday. “We’re going to frighten the state with legal means, without resorting to violence. We know that it isn’t the government that’s in charge, but the banks. If the banks are weakened, the state is also weakened,” a protester identified as Tahz San said in a video posted on YouTube on January 7.

    The goal is to maintain pressure on the government to heed Yellow Vest protesters’ demands – in particular the right to propose and vote on new laws – by hitting them where it hurts: the economy. If every customer withdraws all the cash they have deposited with even a solvent bank at the same time, no financial institution has the sufficient funds to pay out to their clients. Yellow Vest protesters hope that if they can cripple at least one bank, it will have a knock-on effect.

    “There are a lot of people who are prepared to… withdraw their money from banks,” Maxime Nicolle, a prominent member of the movement, said in a video posted on Facebook also on January 7. “Because you’re making money with our cash, and we’re fed up.”

    Bank run ‘difficult, if not impossible’
    Yet French banks remain unfazed by the proposal, as the amount necessary to have a negative impact exceeds the daily limits many banks in France allow clients to withdraw from ATMs.


    “There is very little chance it will work,” FRANCE 24’s business editor Christophe Dansette explained. “The amount of money French people have deposited in banks is estimated at €1.5 trillion, according to the Bank of France. Of this amount, €390 billion is currently (available). Every French person would therefore have to withdraw €5,800. This is very difficult, if not impossible, considering that cash withdrawals from ATMs are limited.” Dansette said that none of the banks he has spoken to have taken any steps to protect their institutions from the plan.

    “There has never been a deliberate run on a bank [in France],” he added. The idea to organise a bank run gained support among the Yellow Vest movement in recent weeks as they sought new ways to maintain public, political and press attention.

    The movement – which began last year in response to a direct tax on diesel fuel – appeared to lose some of its momentum after President Emmanuel Macron announced a number of concessions in December.

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January 12, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , | Comments Off on Yellow Vest Protesters Call for Run on French Banks

France AWAKENS 2019: Weaponized Bank Runs Incoming

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January 12, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on France AWAKENS 2019: Weaponized Bank Runs Incoming

Yellow Vest Protesters to Withdraw All Their Euros in Massive Run on French Banks

  • For the record, I do not advocate a run on the banks. We need to let things settle a bit to see what/who is behind this ‘bank run’ effort. The sheeple may be suckered into another Illuminist scam to introduce legislation for a cashless society. Ie. no form of cash withdrawal will be allowed and it will all be electronic and kept in banks.
  • Yellow Vest Protesters to Withdraw All Their Euros in Massive Run on French Banks
    by Staff reporter and AP, AFP, https://www.news.com.au/
    Furious yellow vests are preparing to withdraw all their euros in a massive run on French banks, as the violent protests spill over to Britain.

    Yellow vest activists are urging French citizens to empty their bank accounts and spark a massive run on the country’s banks in their longstanding fight with the government — which could lead to the collapse of its banking system. The call for citizens to withdraw all their euros come as copycat protests are planned for Britain on the weekend.

    The left-wing “People’s Assembly” activist group has invited thousands of people to wear yellow vests at an anti-austerity “Britain is broken” march in central London this weekend. “See you on the streets and don’t forget your #YellowVests,” the group, which is demanding a general election to end the ruling Conservatives’ program of austerity, wrote on Facebook.

    Meanwhile right-wing, Brexit-supporting activists have signalled their intent to hold demonstrations in British cities, including the capital, under the banner “#YellowVestUK”. This comes ahead of the ninth straight weekend of protests across France, with yellow vests now issuing calls on social media for massive cash withdrawals from banks.

    Protesters hope the move will force the government to listen to their demands, notably their call for more direct democracy through the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws. Activist Maxime Nicolle called it the “tax collector’s referendum.” In a video message, Nicolle said “we are going to get our bread back … You’re making money with our dough, and we’re fed up.”

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January 11, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Yellow Vest Protesters to Withdraw All Their Euros in Massive Run on French Banks

‘Officials’ Worst Nightmare’: Yellow Vests Hope to Trigger Bank Run with Financial Protest

  • ‘Officials’ Worst Nightmare’: Yellow Vests Hope to Trigger Bank Run with Financial Protest
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.

    If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials’ worst nightmare.”

    Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws. 

    We are going to get our bread back…you’re making money with our dough, and we’re fed up,” said protester Maxime Nicolle in a video message shared on YouTube.

    A well-coordinated financial action has the potential to bring the French banking system – and by extension the euro – to its knees, as banks always hold only a fraction of the funds the country’s citizens have in their accounts. However, most banks limit ATM withdrawals to a relatively low amount, meaning protesters would have to line up inside the banks to withdraw the rest of their money, giving the state plenty of time to place restrictions on withdrawals – though this would, no doubt, spark further protest.

    The financial demonstration is a novel means of circumventing Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s proposed crackdown on “unauthorized protests,” announced earlier this week after a particularly violent weekend of clashes with armed riot police – including an unexpected appearance by boxer Christophe Dettinger. Philippe has promised 80,000 security forces will be deployed for the next protest.

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January 11, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Officials’ Worst Nightmare’: Yellow Vests Hope to Trigger Bank Run with Financial Protest

Yellow Vest BANK RUN Protest? They’re Going For The ROTHSCHILD’S, This Could Be HUGE?!!! 01/12/2019

  • Ultra dangerous move. Not just for banksters but for everyone. It can trigger a European wide financial collapse. Be careful of what you wish for.
  • Press For Truth Published on Jan 9, 2019
    The one thing the government and banksters fear the most is an informed population who understand economics and who see through their system of fractional reserve lending. The yellow vest protest in France has been taking their cause to the streets for weeks now with no real results, so now they’re switching up their strategy in an effort to hack at the root of the problem…the banks. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth explains why this new tactic to create a run on the banks has great potential to put the government in it’s place and to create a ripple effect that may soon be felt and mimicked all over the world.

The guillotine carried the name of ‘En Marche!’ – the party of under-fire President Emmanuel Macron.

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January 11, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Yellow Vest BANK RUN Protest? They’re Going For The ROTHSCHILD’S, This Could Be HUGE?!!! 01/12/2019

France in Free Fall

  • France in Free Fall
    by Guy Millière, https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/
    * French officials evidently understand that the terrorists are engaged in a long war and that it will be difficult to stop them; so they seem to have given in. These officials are no doubt aware that young French Muslims are being radicalized in increasing numbers. The response, however, has been to strengthen Muslim institutions in France.


    * At the time President Macron was speaking, one of his emissaries was in Morocco to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which defines immigration as “beneficial” for the host countries. Under it, signatory states pledge to “strengthen migrant-inclusive service delivery systems.”

    * A group of retired generals published an open letter, saying that signing the Global Compact was a further step towards “the abandonment of national sovereignty” and noted that “80% of the French population think that immigration must be halted or regulated drastically”.

    * The author Éric Zemmour described the “yellow vests” revolt as the result of the “despair of people who feel humiliated, forgotten, dispossessed of their own country by the decisions of a contemptuous caste”.

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January 9, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , | Comments Off on France in Free Fall