Arms Sales and Obfuscation: the Hypocrisy of France Letter to France’s minister of Defense
Madame Florence Parly, Ministre des Armées Saintes, 18 June 2020 Copies to the President, the PM, etc, and to the media Subjects: France’s Arms Sales to Nations at War Mme Parly’s reply to Christophe Bouillon MP French Nuclear Strategy Madame la Ministre, We thank you for surrounding yourself with such brilliant exponents of obfuscation.
M. Christophe Bouillon, MP for Seine Maritime, had asked you a question about arms sales to Saudi Arabia (Written Question N° 24666 (...)
Letter to President Macron: The Paris Peace Forum and the Question of Disarmament
Saintes, 31 October 2018
Monsieur le Président,
For the centenary of the Armistice of 1918 you will soon inaugurate the Paris Peace Forum, which you set up for 11-13 November. ACDN would have liked to have a stand at it, so as to publicise the project we have pursued since 1996: a referendum on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear weapons. But the fee of 2000 euros required of all exhibitors deterred us. AXA or BNP-Paribas (the bank that invests 7 billion dollars into (...)
France, her Bomb, the World and Us Open Letter to Madame de Sarnez, President of the National Assembly’s Commission for Foreign Affairs
Published in French on 12 October 2018
Saintes, 12 October 2018
Madame la Présidente,
On 8 October 2018, you were a guest on the Chaîne Parlementaire, for the programme « Follow-up» entitled : « France : a powerful voice? ».
During that broadcast you mentioned the perception that, in your view, foreigners perceive France as the bearer of the values of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity". Shortly after that, you added that France was also seen as a "nuclear power" - which you seemed to (...)