The government calls for “appeasement” on pension reform

Try to no longer resort to 49.3, open consultations, propose a roadmap and even: receive the unions, if they wish. This is what Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne proposed yesterday in an interview with AFP, while tomorrow a tenth day of mobilization against the pension reform promises to be still very popular.
Because social anger has not subsided, and last Thursday, it even regained strength. With always the same request: the withdrawal of the pension reform Like the Prime Minister last night, the government therefore advocates appeasement. But apart from words, he no longer has many tools to do so.

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In Sainte Soline, in Deux Sèvres, a demonstration of opponents of mega-basins was held on Saturday, against these water reservoirs deemed illegal by the courts.
The state had dispatched nearly 3,000 law enforcement officers to the scene. The rally degenerated, and the League for Human Rights yesterday reported an “immoderate and indiscriminate use” of force. This morning, a protester is still between life and death after a head trauma. The Niort prosecutor’s office has opened a specific investigation into the circumstances in which a total of three demonstrators were seriously injured. The organizers denounce the obstacles of the police to slow down the intervention of the relief workers.

Abroad, the situation in Israel is in the news this morning with the dismissal of Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant yesterday and the protests that followed in Tel Aviv last night. Yoav Gallant had proposed to suspend the highly contested and illiberal “reform of the judicial system”, a reform carried out by the far right and the Prime Minister, precisely struggling with justice, Benyamin Netanyaou.

And then we will end this journal with 150,000 signatures: those at the bottom of a petition protesting against the dissolution of one of the most famous and experienced choirs on the planet, the BBC singers.
The British public radio choir, threatened with closure due to cutbacks. The mobilization will therefore have paid off, as well as the open letter of 700 composers.
But if the BBC is backtracking, it is also because it has been approached by organizations offering alternative funding.

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