In France’s National Assembly: a Referendum Bill for abolishing nuclear and radioactive weapons.
On 5 June 2019, a bill for a "shared-initiative" referendum was presented at the National Assembly in Paris. Its aim is for French citizens to have a say on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear and radioactive weapons.
The first three speakers were MPs speaking on behalf of the 30 parliamentarians who were the first to sign the bill: Jean-Michel Clément (Vienne, Libertés et Territoires), who chaired the session and organised the presentation with ACDN, Jérôme Lambert (...)
World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018
(Stockholm, 29 April 2019)
Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France, which together accounted for 60 per cent of global military spending. Military spending by the USA increased for the first time since 2010, while spending by China (...)
French Police and Yellow Vests Should you commit suicide? Surely not. But stop obeying!
The Minister of the Interior tells us that on Saturday 20 April, 27 900 people took part in demonstrations throughout France, facing over 60 000 gendarmes, riot police and mobile gendarmes. Given two or these for every demonstrator, the exchanges were “calmer than predicted”. Nothing like the frightening violence on 1 December around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (1)
That’s good. But it annoys the profiteers of violence… Luckily for them, there was some verbal violence … (2)
The slogan (...)