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Friday, October 22, 2010

France Fried:

:The Europeans including France are redefining their struggle.
:It's not about Nations against Nations anymore...
:It's about the manipulations, the abuses and the oppression of the weakest within a nation

'Sarkozy betrayer, France fights for dignity'

RussiaToday | October 22, 2010 - There's more protest pain ahead for France - as strikers commit to yet more stoppages to vent their anger over plans to make them work longer. Tear gas and water cannon have been used against demonstrators, while President Sarkozy tries to hurry the Senate vote on raising the retirement age to 62. There is more to it! RT talks to Pierre Concialdi - economist from Economic and Social Research institute.

Engdahl on France: Cutting pensions instead of military spendings?

RussiaToday | October 22, 2010 - French police have broken the blockade of a refinery crucial for the capital's fuel supplies. A workers union that captured the depot said at least three people were injured in the clashes. A special operation ended the blockade that had lasted for more than a week, causing significant fuel shortages. Meanwhile, the Senate is expected to approve president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to raise the retirement age to 62 - the reason behind the protests. Frederick William Engdahl, an American writer and journalist based in Germany, questions the reform saying it could be aimed at protecting tiny elite in France.