• Angers : tabassés par des militants d’extrême droite pour un autocollant – Libération

    Cinq personnes ont été agressées par une quinzaine de militants d’extrême droite dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi à #Angers, pour un motif futile. Des violences qui pourraient peser sur la quête de respectabilité du groupuscule #Alvarium dont le leader se présente aux prochaines départementales.


    Le binôme composé de Jean-Eudes Gannat et Helen Tardiveau est candidat aux prochaines élections départementales dans le canton de Segré. Leur campagne repose sur quatre axes : la lutte contre l’immigration et l’assistanat, le soutien aux familles, la préservation des paysages et l’emploi local.

    Jean-Eudes, à l’extrême-droite, entouré d’une partie de la fratrie. C’est clair les Gannat sont proches du peuple…

    FAF investigation

  • How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream - The New York Times

    On both sides of the Atlantic, a loose network of activists and political figures on the right have spent years seeking to cast Mr. Soros not just as a well-heeled political opponent but also as the personification of all they detest. Employing barely coded anti-Semitism, they have built a warped portrayal of him as the mastermind of a “globalist” movement, a left-wing radical who would undermine the established order and a proponent of diluting the white, Christian nature of their societies through immigration.

    In the process, they have pushed their version of Mr. Soros, 88, from the dark corners of the internet and talk radio to the very center of the political debate.

    “He’s a banker, he’s Jewish, he gives to Democrats — he’s sort of a perfect storm for vilification by the right, here and in Europe,” said Michael H. Posner, a human rights lawyer and former State Department official in the Obama administration.

    Mr. Soros has given his main group, the Open Society Foundations, $32 billion for what it calls democracy-building efforts in the United States and around the world. In addition, in the United States, Mr. Soros has personally contributed more than $75 million over the years to federal candidates and committees, according to Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service records.

    That qualifies him as one of the top disclosed donors to American political campaigns in the modern campaign finance era, and it does not include the many millions more he has donated to political nonprofit groups that do not disclose their donors.

    By contrast, the network of conservative donors led by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, who have been similarly attacked by some on the American left, has spent about $2 billion over the past decade on political and public policy advocacy.❞

    The closing advertisement for Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign featured Mr. Soros — as well as Janet L. Yellen, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve at the time, and Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, both of whom are Jewish — as examples of “global special interests” who enriched themselves on the backs of working Americans.

    If anything, Mr. Soros has been elevated by Mr. Trump and his allies to even greater prominence in the narrative they have constructed for the closing weeks of the 2018 midterm elections. They have projected on to him key roles in both the threat they say is posed by the Central Americans making their way toward the United States border and what they characterized as Democratic “mobs” protesting the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee ran an ad in October in Minnesota suggesting that Mr. Soros, who is depicted sitting behind a pile of cash, “bankrolls” everything from “prima donna athletes protesting our anthem” to “left-wing mobs paid to riot in the streets.” The ad links Mr. Soros to a local congressional candidate who worked at a think tank that has received funding from the Open Society Foundations.

    Even after the authorities arrested a fervent Trump supporter and accused him of sending the pipe bombs to Mr. Soros and other critics, Republicans did not back away. The president grinned on Friday when supporters at the White House responded to his attacks on Democrats and “globalists” by chanting, “Lock ’em up,” and yelling, “George Soros.”

    #Antisémitisme #Georges_Soros #Néo_fascisme #USA

  • Activist Arrests in India Are Part of a Dangerous Global Trend to Stifle Dissent | Alternet

    On Tuesday morning, the police from the Indian city of Pune (in the state of Maharashtra) raided the homes of lawyers and social activists across India and arrested five of them. Many of them are not household names around the world, since they are people who work silently on behalf of the poor and oppressed in a country where half the population does not eat sufficiently. Their names are Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira and Varavara Rao. What unites these people is their commitment to the working class and peasantry, to those who are treated as marginal to India’s state. They are also united by their opposition, which they share with millions of Indians, to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The “raw numbers of this terror” are best counted from Turkey. Since the failed coup of July 15, 2016, the government has arrested, detained or dismissed about 160,000 government officials, dismissing 12,000 Kurdish teachers, destroying the livelihood of thousands of people. The editor of Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar, called this the “biggest witch-hunt in Turkey’s history.” In the name of the war on terror and in the name of sedition, the government has arrested and intimidated its political opponents. The normality of this is astounding—leaders of the opposition HDP party remain in prison on the flimsiest of charges, with little international condemnation. They suffer a fate comparable to Brazil’s Lula, also incarcerated with no evidence.

    Governments do not typically like dissent. In Bangladesh, the photographer Shahidul Alam remains in detention for his views on the massive protests in Dhaka for traffic reform and against government corruption. Condemnation of the arrest has come from all quarters, including a British Member of Parliament—Tulip Siddiq—who is the niece of Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The avalanche of criticism has not moved the government. Alam is accused of inciting violence, a charge that is equal parts of ridiculous and absurd.

    Incitement to violence is a common charge. It is what has taken the Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour to an Israeli prison. Tatour’s poem, “Resist, my people, resist them” (Qawim ya sha’abi, qawimhum), was the reason given by the Israeli government to lock her up. The Egyptian government has taken in the poet Galal El-Behairy for the lyrics he wrote for the song “Balaha”—the name a reference to a character in a 1980s film who sees the world in a topsy-turvy manner, a name now used colloquially in Egypt for President Sisi. The Ugandan government has arrested the radio show host Samuel Kyambadde, who merely allowed his talk show to become a forum for a conversation that included items labeled by the government as seditious—such as the arrest of journalists and the arrest of the opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi (also known as Bobi Wine).

    All of them—photographers, poets, radio show hosts—are treated as voices of sedition, dangerous people who can be locked up under regulations that would make any fair-minded person wince. But there is not even any public debate in most of our societies about such measures, no genuine discussion about the slide into the worst kind of authoritarianism, little public outcry.

    #Néo_fascisme #Inde #Turquie #Liberté_expression

  • ’Weeping Nazi’ Christopher Cantwell went from Libertarian to Fascist—and He’s Not Alone | Alternet

    Sheffield traced the paleo-libertarian movement — which is essentially a merging of free-market fundamentalism and far-right cultural populism — back to the “anarcho-capitalist” economist Murray Rothbard, who is famous for, among other things, advocating child labor and claiming that parents should have the legal right “not to feed [their] child [and] allow it to die.” Rothbard was a co-founder of the Koch-funded think tank Cato Institute, and later the Ludwig von Mises Institute, which “enabled the fledgling [libertarian] movement to establish affinity with the neo-Confederate Lost Cause movement.”

    “To solve the problem that few Americans are interested in small government,” Sheffield explained, “Rothbard argued that libertarians needed to align themselves with people they might not like much in order to expand their numbers.” These people included Evangelical Christians and neo-Confederates (i.e., white supremacists) who despised the federal government — especially after it stepped in to defend the civil rights of oppressed African-Americans in the South during the 1960s.

    Paleo-libertarianism was, in other words, a thoroughly reactionary ideology that combined the very worst aspects of both libertarianism and right-wing populism. This makes it distinct from the broader libertarian movement, which tends to be more socially liberal or at least socially tolerant. The “alt-right” was an outgrowth of this unholy alliance.

    This “survival of the fittest” mentality ended up driving Cantwell into outright fascism and white supremacy as he began espousing a pseudoscientific racialist worldview. Many of the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville no doubt followed a similar path.

    It has long been common knowledge that the libertarian movement in America is dominated by young white males. A 2013 survey from Public Religion Research Institute found that, compared to the general population, “libertarians are significantly more likely to be non-Hispanic white, male, and young.” Nearly all libertarians, the researchers write, “are non-Hispanic whites (94%), more than two-thirds (68%) are men, and more than 6-in-10 (62%) are under the age of 50.” It hardly needs to be pointed out that the “alt-right” is also overwhelmingly white, male and young.

    What this reveals is that young white males are far more susceptible to reactionary thinking. This is not surprising in itself. The explicit (or implicit) aim of any reactionary movement or ideology is to restore society to some golden age of the past. Needless to say, it is much easier for white men to romanticize history than it is for women, people of color or LGBTQ people.

    #Libertariens #Politique_USA #néo_fascisme

  • India’s Progressive-Minded Vice President Steps Down: Minorities Are Now More Vulnerable to a Hindu Theocratic State | Alternet

    The timing, the eve of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, ruled as it is by a majoritarian proto-fascist party, could not have been more apt. India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seen a serious deterioration in law and order and in the security of the minorities with repeated incidents of lynchings that reflect hate-ridden public discourse apart from the legitimization of violence.

    Ansari then went further. On his last day as vice president, in his interview to the Rajya Sabha TV channel, he said, “Muslims were experiencing a feeling of unease.” “A sense of insecurity is creeping in,” he noted. In his speech in Bangalore too, he had spoken of the “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians.”

    Not known to be the epitome of either dignity or tolerance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi—for whom Hamid Ansari has been a bête noire ever since the former swept to power in May 2014—responded crudely, with a speech that has been roundly assailed for the depths to which it has taken public discourse in India.

    It was clear what Narendra Modi, a committed soldier of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh before he acquired political office, meant. Though he did not say the word ’Muslim,’ that was what India’s prime minister told his people that day in the upper house of Parliament when he insinuated that Ansari’s entire worldview was stained by his long association with a constrained mahaul (environment) and dayara (circle).

    For the RSS and BJP under Modi and his close associate, Amit Shah, freeing India from the hold of the Congress is close to an irrational obsession.

    #Inde #Néo_fascisme

  • Étrangers et intellectuels: les deux cibles de l’extrême-droite

    Le débat est ouvert, mais l’objectif de recomposition sociologique, politique et culturelle en question pourrait peut-être être résumé comme suit : celui d’une nouvelle politique du commun. Une politique du temps partageable, de l’échange, de la vie sociale, une politique de la pensée, du droit à la pensée, du droit de chacun à la dignité politique — une politique des formes de vie sociale permettant à chacun de vivre, d’échanger et de partager son savoir : de faire société. Une politique ne s’articulant pas sur la séparation entre intellectuels et manuels, sur un « nouveau rôle » ou une « nouvelle mission » des intellectuels ne faisant au final que reproduire des cloisonnements sociologiques périmés, mais revendiquant au contraire l’accès de tous au temps de la réflexion, de l’échange et de la culture. More time , chantait Linton Kwesi Johnson, we need more time . Reste notamment à savoir si cette revendication touchant au temps n’implique pas nécessairement, aussi, une nouvelle conception du revenu, conçu comme un droit et comme une garantie analogue à celle que la Sécurité sociale a permis d’instaurer, en France, au sortir de la deuxième guerre.



  • La fausse spontanéité des meetings de Macron dévoilée par une vidéo RTS - Marc Renfer - 14 Février 2017

    Angles minutieusement choisis lors de la diffusion, militants téléguidés en direct via un service de messagerie : une vidéo publiée sur internet décortique l’envers du décor des meetings du candidat à la présidentielle Emmanuel Macron.


    « Lâchez des ’bravos’, des ’il a raison’, du spontané ! » "Je veux du ’Macron Président !’ et du ’On va gagner !’" Ces injonctions ont été reçues via la messagerie Telegram par les membres de la « Team ambiance » du mouvement politique d’Emmanuel Macron, et ce en plein meeting du candidat à la présidentielle française à Lyon le 4 février dernier.

    Les mots d’ordre reçus et repris par la « Team Ambiance » durant le discours d’Emmanuel Macron. [DR] 

    Cette « Team ambiance » - équipe constituée de militants dédiés à assurer un climat d’enthousiasme lors des rassemblements politiques - a été infiltrée par Christophe Geoffroy. https://twitter.com/Topper_Fr Ce Français de 38 ans a expliqué à la RTS avoir été « étonné par l’ambiance terriblement artificielle » qui se dégageait des meetings d’Emmanuel Macron, en particulier celui tenu à Lille à la mi-janvier.
    Après une rapide inscription sur la plateforme du mouvement « Les jeunes avec Macron », le « simple développeur informatique » comme il se définit lui-même, dit avoir été intégré à un groupe de discussion dédié au meeting de Lyon d’Emmanuel Macron.
    De son expérience en immersion, il a produit une vidéo publiée sur YouTube lundi, qui dévoile la façon dont les mots d’ordre reçus sur les smartphones sont repris religieusement par les militants au moment opportun.
    Les captures d’écran de la totalité des échanges ont été mises en ligne https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-SDFn0qJMZsM0l6T2lyYVN1LWs par Christophe Geoffroy, où l’on découvre que les organisateurs, très satisfaits de la performance, annoncent que la « Team ambiance » est invitée à une soirée en boîte de nuit.
    S’il affiche son soutien à la candidature de Jean-Luc Mélenchon sur les réseaux sociaux, il assure avoir produit ce document pour dénoncer « des pratiques fortement discutables », et pas directement pour favoriser le candidat de la France insoumise.
    Contacté par e-mail, le mouvement En Marche ! n’a pas encore donné suite aux questions de la RTS au sujet de la vidéo et de ces pratiques.


    #macron #emmanuel_macron #en_vedette #loi_macron #trucage #propagande #France #PS #Banquiers # truqueur (comme les autres)