Paris burning

A place to discuss the current unrest in France (and now Germany and Belgium)

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jono
Nov 9 2005 13:14

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revolting
Nov 9 2005 15:26

On the Swiss indymedia site there are reports (mostly taken from police press releases and mainstream media reports) about:

*Burning cars and bins in central Berlin

*Arson attacks in Potsdam, Lueneburg, Bremen, Herne and Wanne (again, mostly against cars and bins)

For more (in German) see: http://switzerland.indymedia.org/de/2005/11/36207.shtml

Similar events seem to have errupted in cities across Belgium, for more (again, only in German - sorry) see: http://www.europa-digital.de/presseaktuell/belgien.shtml

isa
Nov 15 2005 11:15

Salam all,

For those who are following closely the french uprising, a series of

interesting links to further readings (including articles, statements of

political groups and parties, eyewitness accounts, blogs, video...).

Feel free to disseminate!

In solidarity,

!-Mad

Naima Bouteldja's piece titled "Explosion in the Suburbs" (an edited

version of this article was published in the Guardian)

http://www.radicalactivist.net/articles/explosion.htm

"A Night with the 'Rioters' who Feel 'Rage' By Yves Bordenave and Mustapha

Kessous, Le Monde (Paris), (English translation)

http://auto_sol.tao.ca/node/view/1601?PHPSESSID=74d829c1bdb22a06c4250c2f9674aa28

Statement of the "Mouvement de l'Immigration et des Banlieues"

(French) http://mib.ouvaton.org/article.php3?id_article=127

(English from Sketchy Thoughts blog)

http://sketchythoughts.blogspot.com/2005/11/communique-from-mouvement-de.html#jumpto

Statement of the Anarchist Federation of france

(French) "Emeutes et répression partout en France : Pas de justice, pas de

paix!" http://www.federation-anarchiste.org/public/breve.php3?id_breve=44

(English translation from Sketchy Thoughts blog)

http://sketchythoughts.blogspot.com/2005/11/communiqu-from-fdration-anarchiste.html#jumpto

Statement from The No Passaran Network, france

(French) "Le feu aux poudres Etat policier = Etat meurtrier"

http://nopasaran.samizdat.net/

(English translation from Sketchy Thoughts Blog) "The Fuse is Lit Police

State = Murder State"

http://sketchythoughts.blogspot.com/2005/11/fuse-is-lit-no-pasaran.html#jumpto

PGA website, many articles with various languages and pics

http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/campanas/migration/paris.htm

Wikipedia page, with loads of links, and detailed discription of the event

a-must-see, though some info are controversial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Clichy-sous-Bois_riots

IMC Paris (reports, coverage and discussions, predominantly in french)

http://paris.indymedia.org/

A couple of english translations of eyewitness reports on IMC UK

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/11/327207.html

Indymedia global page feature

http://www.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/827280.shtml

Video and article accusing the police using flashballs and insulting

people (Only in french) "Emeutes de Clichy-sous-bois les jeunes accusent

la police" http://www.afrik.com/article8965.html

Sketchy Thoughts Blog, though not exclusively about the french uprising,

there are continuous postings of related news collected from various

sources. http://sketchythoughts.blogspot.com/

"Paris is Burning, Rage in the Banlieue" By DIANA JOHNSTONE, from

Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.com/johnstone11092005.html (it is

below the funding appeal)

More to come with time, please stay posted!