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French Election: Macron Emerges Victorious; Analysts Weigh In (Live Blog)

Emmanuel Macron has been declared the next president of France, despite eleventh-hour twists leading up to Sunday’s runoff.

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Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?

The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE


French Race for President [A Cartoon From the Netherlands]









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When the Word ‘Terrorism’ Is Invoked, Ask Who Benefits (Video)

Political theorist Brad Evans tells “The Trews” host Russell Brand: “[Terrorism] demands a certain form of intervention, which is heightened securitization, heightened militarization.”

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France

We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



Could Proportional Representation Save French and American Democracies?

If he becomes president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, known as France’s Bernie Sanders, hopes to change his country’s electoral process for good. 

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John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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IMF Head Charged With Sex Attack in N.Y.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, director of the International Monetary Fund and the French left’s most promising presidential candidate, was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual assault, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment of a Times Square hotel maid. (more)

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