Oped in Ouest-France* An Urgent Task: to Abolish Nuclear Weapons by Jean-Marie Matagne and Jean-Michel Clément
Donald Trump tweeted early on 21 June that during the night he had ordered the bombing of three Iranian sites, but then cancelled the order 10 minutes before the planes (already airborne) would have reached their targets and would have caused 150 deaths, according to a US general’s estimate. Without this last-minute U-turn, what would have happened? A new firestorm in the Middle East? And what then?
Whatever results from the crisis between the USA and Iran - and the North Korea tensions - (...)
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 (...)
Yellow Vests, Citizens, NGOs, MPs, Senators… We need to stop President Macron from using illegitimate State Violence
Reedition. First published in French on 26 March 2019.
The State holds the monopoly on legitimate violence. But when its supposedly legitimate violence becomes manifestly illegitimate, the State itself and its institutions lose their legitimacy. Then the people have the right and duty to rebel. The Head of State should submit to the requirements of the sovereign people and return to respecting the constitution. Or resign. Or else by deposed. On grounds of forfeiture.
Balloon: "OK, (...)