Saturday, 12 November 2016

Permanent State Of Emergency, Permanent Revolution.

        It is approximately a year since the introduction of the "state of emergency" in France. All states jump at the opportunity to introduce a "state of emergency", if they feel that there is the possibility of increase protests against their ideology. The state of emergency in France was supposedly introduce to prevent terror. However, it has been used against all manner of protests, those protesting the new labour laws in France have come in for some very brutal treatment, with the judiciary drawing on the new emergency powers to bring down its heavy hand on those who were involved in those protest. Youth have been at the receiving end of this increased repression.Thousands of arrests, hundreds of thousands injured, hundreds of homes searched, and increased police repression in the neighbourhoods. It all adds up to more control over the population, dressed up as protecting them from terrorists. Of course France is not unique in this respect, with any state, it is always control at all costs.
Rather a poor translation from the French, but still readable: 

        Almost a year after the events of November 13 become the permanent state of emergency as it celebrates its first anniversary. A year state of emergency that Bernard Cazeneuve detailed figures on Monday during a working meeting "against terrorism and radicalization." Not surprisingly, it is in terms of the effectiveness of repression in preventing the attacks that Interior Minister wished to emphasize. War weapons seizures, number of "radicalized" expelled, everything is good to justify the state of emergency. A yet all relative efficacy to prevent attacks, but extremely effective to suppress the protesters against the Labour Law and strengthen the security noose in the neighborhoods. Here is our statistical assessment of the state of emergency. Damien Bernard Before an audience of prefects and prosecutors, Cazeneuve presented a quantified assessment of its state of emergency. More than 4,000 administrative searches, nearly 95 house arrest still in force, nearly 600 firearms seized "with 77 weapons of war." Moreover, nearly 500 arrests were carried out which resulted in 426 police custody. Nearly 430 prohibitions from leaving the country, and 54 websites blockages making "apology for terrorism" and a twenty mosques and prayer rooms closed because "radicalized" are also counted.
         Effective against terrorism. Really ? The figures announced by the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Monday 7th November at a meeting on counter-terrorism, aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of counter-terrorism measures taken by the government as part of the state 'emergency. An address especially for reassurance about the terrorist threat. We would then be in good hands, the measures taken by the government have borne fruit. Yet to become permanent emergency, inherited his exceptional measures of the war in Algeria, the extension of police powers, the acceleration of judicial procedures, are in no case prevented the attacks, as the illustrated those of Nice, or priest murdered at the Eglise Saint-Etienne du Rouvray. In his book A president should not say this, Hollande himself confessed having used the state of emergency to rein in environmentalists during the Cop21. And to our camp, what assessment of the state of emergency? Yet while Cazeneuve completeness boasts with its "results" on combating terrorism, he fails another assessment of the state of emergency. Thus, in the June 17, according Bastamag, they are at least 753 people, including a hundred people under 18 who have been pursued since the beginning of the mobilization against the Labour Law end of March. Among these procedures, 135 were cleared away. Overall, two-thirds of lawsuits aimed violence to the police, 79 damage, 133 relate to "participation in an armed gathering." The state of emergency is also the brutal police repression during the protests, including youth, more than 5,000 arrests, and hundreds or thousands of injured, a figure at least difficult to determine as the census make invisible by the media most often injured from our side.
       Justice at two speeds. For the protesters, it is accelerating, for the police slowed down! After the police repression, it was the accelerated justice that fell on the protesters, in the form of double punishment. Under the effect of the state of emergency, justice was at least expeditious. The judicial institution has distinguished itself for its rapidity in putting the demonstrators in prison, sometimes reserving a reprieve by chance. Under police pressure, immediate appearances were legion often leading to heavier penalties, including for persons with a criminal record. On the other hand, cases involving police forces dragged on, and ended most often by non-places. Exceptionally, suspended when the aggression is too big, filmed and seen by millions of people, as for the policeman who struck the young student of Bergson. Strengthening the repression in the neighborhoods, trade union repression is not to be outdone! The state and its police forces did not wait for a state of emergency to repress young people from working-class neighborhoods. Techniques of repression that are inherited from the colonial era and structurally affect racialized people. The state of emergency resulted in an increase in the police presence in the neighborhoods, an increase in the controls on the facies, and led to an increase in Islamophobic acts, the tracking of the "radicalized" Muslims encouraging it. But it is also the trade union repression that has leapt, post-Labor law. In particular, trade union repression took place on SNCF railway workers, with the cancellation of two railway workers in Strasbourg, and numerous cases of judicial repression. They are also ex-employees of the CGT Goodyear, who are subject to two years of suspended prison. Many UL secretaries are under the patronage or judicial repression, as for Reynald Kubecki, co-secretary of UL CGT Le Havre. State of emergency until when? One year already. The "state of emergency" which was "not to last" was extended following the bombing in Nice on 14 July. On 21 July, deputies and senators voted to extend the state of emergency for six months, until January 2017. This state of emergency has become permanent and the government has reinforced it lately following the Police demonstrations, with an additional 100 million, to strengthen the means of repression of the police. At the same time, where Cazeneuve boasted his record of the state of emergency, Manuel Valls was at the same time doing everything possible to convince the tourists who deserted the Hexagon to return thanks among other things to the release of 15 million Of additional euros supposed to allow the security in Ile-de-France, notably through the installation of surveillance cameras. So that this government does not pass the relay of the state of emergency to the right, which could succeed it, it is indeed to the construction of a front against the state of emergency and for the defense of our rights Democratic processes to be organized.
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