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Far Right, Gilets Jaunes and Confusionnistes, Demonstrate in France Against anti-Virus Pass.

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Travelling to the mass anti-Health Pass, anti-vaxx demos in France today (he is said to be with royalists and Gilets Jaunes). “Freedom is a Gift of God.” ©Marie Docher.

Passe sanitaire contre le Covid-19 : troisième samedi consécutif de manifestations.

Le Monde.

In Paris, four events took place One of them, which brought together mainly “Gilets Jaunes” supporters ,began at the metro Villiers (in the 17 th arrondissement) in late morning. Before the procession began, one of their leading figures of this citizens’ movement, Jérôme Rodrigues, attacked “members of the government, members of the media who are there to sell you the effectiveness of a vaccine without having real proof it works” , saying he felt “ demonised ” .

Another event, which was called by Florian Philippot, former number two of the Front National (now the Rassemblement National ) at present president of the ‘Patriots’ party, started in the early afternoon near the Montparnasse train station (6 th arrondissement) . Featuring many red, blue and white (French) flags or a ripped European flag protesters without a mask headed to the Ministry of Health (7 th arrondissement).

Fascist Florian Philippot Leading one of the Big Anti-Health Pass Demos in France today.

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Some 3,000 security forces deployed around the French capital for a third weekend of protests against the pass that will be needed to enter restaurants and other places. Police took up posts along Paris’ Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed avenue by violent demonstrators.

Anti-pass marches were being held in scattered cities across France, and four separate protests were held in Paris, the third weekend of anti-health pass protests.

Tensions flared in front of the famed Moulin Rouge nightclub in northern Paris during what appeared to be the largest demonstration. Lines of police faced down protesters in up-close confrontations during the march. Police used their fists on several occasions.

As marchers headed eastward, police fired tear gas into the crowds, plumes of smoke filling the sky. A male protester was seen in the chaos with a bleeding head.

Another less tension-filled march was led by the former top lieutenant of far-right leader Marine Le Pen who left to form his own small anti-EU party. But Florian Philippot’s new cause, against the virus pass, seems far more popular. His contingent of hundreds marched Saturday to the Health Ministry.

Liberation carries this analysis:

If Philippot managed to take the lead in a protest initiated by conspiracy circles, left movements are also mobilising.

Left movements are also mobilising to protest against what they consider to be a “society of generalized control” or “the establishment of a totalitarian state”. Marked by the “failure” of the gilets jaunes, they refuse to abandon the protests to the far right and to the conspiracists..

As in Mélenchon’s call to respect and understand the marches and protests.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 31, 2021 at 5:18 pm

Conspiracy theories: the Illuminati.

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The Tendance used to have a photocopy of this chart, from back in the days in Leamington Spa. How I got it I cannot remember, either from Warwick Uni library, local library or from the CC of the Illuminati, I am not sure.

It is certainly an eye-opener!

Nesta Helen Webster (24 August 1876 – 16 May 1960) was an English far-right conspiracy theorist, who revived theories about the Illuminati.[1][2][3] She claimed that the secret society’s members were occultists, plotting communist world domination, through a Jewish cabal, the Masons and Jesuits.[2][4] She blamed the group for events including the French Revolution1848 Revolution, the First World War, and the Bolshevik Revolution.[5]

In 1920, Webster became a contributor to The Jewish Peril, a series of articles in the London Morning Post centred on the (forged) document The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.[6][7] These articles were compiled and published in the same year in book form under the title of The Cause of World Unrest.[8] Webster claimed that the authenticity of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was an “open question”.[9]


“Proofs of a Conspiracy” was written by John Robison, a Scottish professor, to warn Britain and other kingdoms that the forces which toppled the French monarchy and started The Terror were still active. In his book, Robison traced the story of the 1776 founding of the Bavarian Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt, a professor at Ingolstadt and the suppression of the order by the royal and church authorities of Bavaria in 1785. The Illuminists went underground all over Europe and used existing Masonic lodges or set up their own as a cover for their activities. In Paris, the Duc d’Orleans headed the Illuminist front called the Grand Orient Lodge, his base to conspire against the ruling House of Bourbon.

The English and Scottish lodges were generally apolitical amd many worked actively to keep out Illuminists as insincere applicants, but Robison maintained that some continental lodges remained hotbeds of revolutionary plotting, and therefore dangerous, at the time he wrote. Robison was a contemporary and collaborator with James Watt (with whom he worked on an early steam car), contributor to the 1797 Encyclopaedia Britannica, professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and inventor of the siren. Although Robison was very much an advocate of science and rationalism, he became an ardent monarchist later in life due to his disillusionment with the French Revolution.

In “Proofs of a Conspiracy,” Robison laid the groundwork for modern conspiracy theorists by implicating the Bavarian Illuminati as responsible for the excesses of the French Revolution. The Bavarian Illuminati had an inner core of true believers, who secretly held radical atheist, anti-monarchist and possibly proto-feminist views, at that time considered beyond the pale. They recruited by infiltrating the numerous (and otherwise benign) Freemasonic groups which were active at the time on the continent. Today, the Illuminati have today become a byword for a secret society which hoodwinks its junior members and puppet-masters society at large-a reputation which is in no little part due to Robison’s book.

This was a great hit amongst my mates in the late 1970s


I last bumped into Piers during his no-hoper campaign to become mayor of London in May, as he was handing out leaflets outside Kingsland Shopping Centre two days before the vote.

“It’s going really well,” he informed me. “We could win. I’m serious.”

Shemirani, Icke and Piers Corbyn would once have carried no more weight than Stanley Green, a man who spent decades walking up and down Oxford Street carrying a billboard bearing the slogan ‘LESS LUST BY LESS PROTEIN’.

No longer laughing at Britain’s new conspiracist right.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm

Piers Corbyn Leading Pro-Assange, Pro-Palestinian, and…Anti-Vaxx Squat in Oxford Street.

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May be an image of outdoors

Piers Corbyn. “They’re meddling with your DNA. They make people ill, they kill people in their thousands across Britain and Europe.”

This seems only now to have have been widely shared. Indeed apart from the Mail and the Express nobody ppears have paid much attention.

Piers Corbyn is SQUATTING in Oxford Street HMV: Anti-vax brother of former Labour leader unfurls Palestinian flag from window while holed-up in closed store – as police are ‘poised’ to raid.

The Mail.

  • Piers Corbyn was pictured waving a Palestinian flag inside Oxford Street’s HMV 
  • Piers, the brother of ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was also there last week 
  • He had been filmed shouting conspiracy theories through a megaphone 
  • Piers had said: ‘They’re meddling with your DNA. They make people ill, they kill people in their thousands across Britain and Europe… Don’t take these vaccines

Also seen at the HMV site was a Syrian flag (far right). Piers had been filmed shouting conspiracy theories through a megaphone.

There is also a North Korean Flag in the picture at the top (right hand corner).

Also seen at the HMV site was a Syrian flag (far right). Piers had been filmed shouting conspiracy theories through a megaphone during a demonstration on May 29, telling passersby: 'They're meddling with your DNA'


This mixture is political confusionnisme gone mad!

Written by Andrew Coates

June 9, 2021 at 4:56 pm