A prison, karting and a minister, the recipe for August controversy. The Minister of Justice has taken up the torch of the controversy ignited by the far right on “Kohlanness” in Fresnes. Following the publication of a video in which detainees, supervisors but also residents clashed during events inspired by the Koh Lanta game show within the prison, Eric Dupond-Moretti himself demanded an investigation. Near Releasethe president of the International Observatory of Prisons, Matthieu Quinquis, regrets a sterile controversy which masks the real problems of the conditions of detention of prisoners, in Fresnes as elsewhere.
Family planning targeted by the far right. After the publication of a poster showing a pregnant transgender man and accompanied by the following caption: “At Planning, we know that men can also be pregnant,” the nauseating reactions coming from the right and the far right did not drag on. The left, she fiercely defends the institution. The feminist movement denounced in a press release the “clothes” of “extreme right-wing personalities and their sympathizers”. The association plans to file a complaint.
Emmanuel Macron in Algeria to warm up diplomatic relations. The President of the Republic will make his first trip to Algeria since 2017 from August 25 to 27, the Élysée announced on Saturday. The goal ? Relaunch the partnership between the two countries after several months of diplomatic quarrel. On the menu of the discussions, the memorial reconciliation between the two countries and the “regional issues” such as the withdrawal of the French army from the Sahel or the supply of gas.
The government on the trail of a regulation of private jets. This was suggested on Saturday by the Minister Delegate for Transport, Clément Beaune. This statement comes at a time when the banning of these planes is increasingly requested because of their pollution and Julien Bayou, the national secretary of Europe Ecology-the Greens, plans to table a bill to this effect at the National Assembly in October.
Gérald Darmanin draws “green cops” against arsonists. Faced with around a hundred fire starts every day on average this summer, the Minister of the Interior wants to open “3000 green police stations” for’“improve the work of judicial investigation”, particularly in cases of arson caused by arsonists. He thus intends to train the gendarmes in “ecological damage” et “massively reinforce” the Central Office for Combating Damage to the Environment.
The daughter of an ideologue claiming to be close to Putin killed in the explosion of his car. Daria Douguina, journalist, political scientist and the daughter of a Russian ultranationalist claiming to be close to Vladimir Putin, was “Killed on Saturday evening in the explosion of her car in the Moscow region”. According to relatives of the family, quoted by Russian press agencies, it was his father, the intellectual and ultranationalist writer Alexander Dougin, who was targeted.
After the great summer fires, the ONF once again became a political issue. Major disasters have at least one virtue: they make some people rediscover the benefits of public services. While the National Office of Forests has suffered staff reductions for twenty years, parliamentarians from all sides are asking for a reinforcement of the operator, responsible for maintaining the forest estate and preventing fires.
What are the risks of shortages with the drought? Milk, potatoes, honey… As a result of a scorching summer and drought, several agricultural sectors are seeing their production in danger and fear that they will not be able to meet demand. The various heat waves and the drought of recent weeks have damaged a large number of crops. If the situation does not become so dramatic, the declines in production will be very real.
On the far right, clothing no longer makes the fascist. Black or green bomber jackets, Dr. Martens with white laces, jeans rolled up at the ankles, a clean-shaven head and Nazi tattoos. Epinal’s image of the violent far-right activist still exists, but now very marginal. They have now adopted a much more discreet “casual” look, for fashion as much as for strategy.
After her debacle, Valérie Pécresse “always in the service of the right”. “Valerie? She got back in the saddle.” In the astonished mouths of his friends like those, grimacing, of his enemies, the formula keeps coming back. After achieving the worst score for the right in the presidential election (4.78%), the former LR candidate continues to participate in his party’s meetings and is fully involved in “his” Ile-de-France region. Many lend him the intention of representing himself in 2027, without this prospect arousing enthusiasm.