... 'coincidentally' after the Nice attack on Bastille Day - Hollande and his cabinet put the final nail in the coffin of Social-Democracy in Europe
Tragic irony? A few days after Bastille Day, the French government, absolutely determined, finally managed to lead France into the entrance of the dark neo-Feudal era. The French political puppets stayed absolutely dedicated to their mission as planned from the start.
From telesur :
Amid months of nationwide protests, France's National Assembly officially adopted President Francois Hollande's controversial labor reforms, France 24 reported.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls invoked special constitutional powers on Wednesday to force the contested labor law through parliament in the face of opposition from left-wing lawmakers. Hollande and his Socialist Party claim the law will curb stubbornly high unemployment rates by making it easier for employers to hire and fire workers, and unilaterally set working hours and wages. However left-wing lawmakers and unions say the law is a dramatic setback for France's working class and the historic gains made in the country.
Organized labor and student groups have long contended that the law will only serve to lower the French standard of living, one of the highest in the world. The labor overhaul has already sparked months of protests across the country and a grassroots movement known as Nuit Debout, or Night Standing Up. Since March, nearly 2,000 demonstrators have been arrested in clashes with police.
While the protests have triggered continuing traffic disruptions, 46 percent of French people support the unions' calls, according to a poll in the Journal du Dimanche. Conversely, Hollande, who has implemented a series of neoliberal economic reforms, is deeply unpopular with the French electorate heading into the 2017 election. The bill aimed at making hiring and firing easier sparked months of street protests and waves of strikes by trade unions.
It's indeed unbelievable how François Hollande and his cabinet are devoted to their masters, the big banks and corporations. A week after Bastille Day through which people are celebrating the end of Monarchy and Feudalism, and all these things conquered by the majority since then, the "Socialists" in France became those who decided to take them back without shame. They exhibited absolute determination to pass the anti-labor bill without even thinking the political cost.
The move marks also the definite end of Social-Democracy in Europe and its complete absorption from the neoliberal doctrine.
What has been described in previous article on the occasion of the French Revolution, that “the big bourgeoisie has "filled the gap" left by the monarchs and feudal lords, has dominated through the economic power, and now, is taking back everything that has been conquered with the "plebs'" blood all these decades. The whole story resembles a big fraud that has been revealed in front of our eyes.”, is indeed taking place in front of our eyes. Hollande and his cabinet are some of the agents of this big bourgeoisie which establish the new Feudalism very fast.
Also, it's quite remarkable how fast the former Socialists acted after the attacks in Nice. As also described: “Just when the state of national emergency was about to end for France at the end of July, Hollande announced a three-month extension following the Bastille Day attacks in Nice. The decision was taken almost immediately, but what's even most impressive, is that the French government instantly recognized this new tragedy as a terrorist attack, without waiting for Daesh or other extremist organization to take responsibility. [...] In any case, the extension of the state of emergency for another three-months comes right when Hollande it needed. The football European championship party was over and there was nothing to distract attention from the anti-labor bill that he wants desperately to pass.”
Two days ago, France's National Assembly has voted to extend the state of emergency for six months, just to be sure. The events in Turkey came as a surprising gift and helped Hollande even more, as the global attention turned quickly to Erdogan and his games after the failed coup. The movement in France was literally buried - the mainstream media already tried actually to "hide" it - and the French puppets grabbed the chance and moved very quickly to pass the anti-labor bill.
As the Corporate Europe Observatory revealed: “The current struggle in France over labour law reforms is not just between the Government and trade unions – a European battle is waged. The attacks on social rights stem in no small part from the web of EU-rules dubbed 'economic governance', invented to impose austerity policies on member states.”
Well, do you need any other evidence that this is a class war, above all, and that it probably always was?