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Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

French Politicians Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism onto Muslims

French politicians and celebrities signed a manifesto blaming French Muslims for anti-semitism in France. Yasser Louati addresses the hypocrisy in France’s human-rights discourse Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. In France, 300 prominent figures, including intellectuals, celebrities, and former prime ministers such as Nicolas […]

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56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France

On October 17th, 1961, hundreds of French Algerians were killed when French authorities attacked a large protest. France’s racist legacy continues with the profiling and targeting of France’s Muslims today, says human rights advocate Yasser Louati Story Transcript AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. Today is the anniversary of the Paris Massacre […]

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French Presidential Elections: Choice of Lesser Evil Between a White Supremacist or Ultra Neoliberalist

Yasser Louati, says French voters face an impossible choice of an openly racist candidate Le Pen and uber neoliberal, former investment banker that will implement policies that will fuel, ignite and spark even more competitive hatred among French Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. […]

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One Year After Paris Attacks, France Moving Towards Permanent State of Emergency

French human rights and civil liberties activist Yasser Louati says extreme measures of mass surveillance targeting Muslims are not effective in deterring terrorism Story Transcript DHARNA NOOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Dharna Noor joining you from Baltimore. November 13th was the 1 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks last year in […]

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France’s Burkini Ban Rooted in Racist Colonial Past

French civil liberties activist Yasser Louati says you can’t ‘free women’ by denying them individual choice Story Transcript JAISAL NOOR, TRNN: Islamophobia on the rise. In France, five coastal towns recently banned the so-called “burkini,” and three more are considering a ban. The burkini was developed as an alternative to the burka, the full-body cover […]

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France’s Parliament Deals Major Blow to Labor

French PM fast tracks bill that radically changes collective bargaining practices, leading citizens to take to the street and pressure a vote for his ouster Story Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Washington. France and the US just got a little bit closer–in labor law, that […]

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How the French Elite Created the War Against the Veil

French minister’s statement comparing wearing headscarves to slavery demonstrates an ongoing struggle over freedom of religion and citizenship, says Yasser Louati, spokesperson for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France Story Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. France’s decades long battle over the Muslim veil known as the […]