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If people were to reflect on the reasons for that difference, they might just begin to understand why we have this strike.
This comment was directed, of course, at those who are prepared to reflect on the issues.

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Aubenas, Ardèche - circa 14 000 inhabitants.
On the two days of strikes on 5th February and 19th March, the trade unions here were astounded to see between 600 and 800 people in the street protesting.

On Thursday 5th December there were between 3000 and 3500 people marching.
The day finished with tear gas and street fighting - totally unknown here!

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Aubenas, Ardèche - circa 14 000 inhabitants.
On the two days of strikes on 5th February and 19th March, the trade unions here were astounded to see between 600 and 800 people in the street protesting.

On Thursday 5th December there were between 3000 and 3500 people marching.
The day finished with tear gas and street fighting - totally unknown here!
It is certainly true that there was a big turnout across France, even here.

It seems Bruno Le Maire has announced there will be no increase to the SMIC - at a time when the proposed pension system is supposed to be linked to salaries! I think if the government wants to go the had route (and it clearly does), it won't be just the CGT that refuses to back down and the unions will be in it for the long haul.

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Spokesman for the teachers down here on our local radio station said there has been a massive turnout by teachers here, their numbers could well be even greater for tomorrow's strike and Friday's strike, they are discussing action for next week, they are totally unimpressed with Blanquer's 300 million offer to adjust salaries (which they say works out to 35 euros per month), that they are totally against the points system and that they will not cease their industrial action until the Prime Minister withdraws the entire pension reform project.

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Anyway....they are not letting up. This week is going to be horrible.

It is not going to be a merry Christmas in France.

But then again, the French only celebrate Christmas day.

On Boxing day they will be back on strike again.

Christmas is such a non event in France. I really don't know why they waste their time.


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Anyway....they are not letting up. This week is going to be horrible.

It is not going to be a merry Christmas in France.

But then again, the French only celebrate Christmas day.

On Boxing day they will be back on strike again.

Christmas is such a non event in France. I really don't know why they waste their time.
Oh dear, are they interfering with your Christmas celebrations? To the extent that you have to decry the way the French celebrate Christmas (which BTW varies greatly)? OF course, those on strike will not face difficulties Strikers have 68% report according to a survey on LCI, must be very hard to take.

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And I put my money where my mouth is, even though given my income, I benefit from no tax advantage. I financially and otherwise support La France Insoumise, I totally and unequivocally support l'Avenir en Commun (we have an environmental program that takes all of the social issues into account, including work and social support), and I am a paid up member of Greenpeace.

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I'm trying to figure out just what La France Insoumise is. From the La France Insoumise website:

"Le Comité de respect des principes est composé de huit membres dont la première moitié est tirée au sort, à parité de genre, parmi les insoumis·es ayant indiqué vouloir participer aux tirages au sort et dont la seconde moitié est issue, à parité de genre, de différents espaces de La France insoumise."

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"The Committee of Respect of the Principles is composed of eight members of which the first half is drawn by lot, with parity of kind, among the rebellious ones having indicated to want to take part in the draws and whose second half is issued, with parity of kind , from different spaces of insubordinate France."

I don't see anything saying, this is what this movement is about. Is it just an umbrella organization for protests?

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France Insoumise is actually a political party somewhat to the left of the Parti Socialiste (which seems to have more or less self destructed recently). Just remember that the political terms "left" and "right" have rather different meanings here in France than what they do in the US.

Clear as mud? Welcome to French politics! <g>

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I'm trying to figure out just what La France Insoumise is. From the La France Insoumise website:

"Le Comité de respect des principes est composé de huit membres dont la première moitié est tirée au sort, à parité de genre, parmi les insoumis·es ayant indiqué vouloir participer aux tirages au sort et dont la seconde moitié est issue, à parité de genre, de différents espaces de La France insoumise."

Google Translate only takes me so far...

"The Committee of Respect of the Principles is composed of eight members of which the first half is drawn by lot, with parity of kind, among the rebellious ones having indicated to want to take part in the draws and whose second half is issued, with parity of kind , from different spaces of insubordinate France."

I don't see anything saying, this is what this movement is about. Is it just an umbrella organization for protests?
La France Insoumise is a political movement of the left, led by Jean-Lyc Mélenchon. What you are citing is the way they have established that Committee, and parité de genre means equal male and female members; The "rebellious ones" are actually the insoumis-es, i.e. the members of the movement. "From different spaces of insubordinate France" means from different areas of responsibility within the movement.

Terrible translation

(I am a member of this movement and the above is pretty much how everything works.)

If you are relying on Google translate you are going to have a hard time understanding much of what is on the website (and there is a huge amount of stuff on it).

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