Keyword: Valeurs actuelles

New open letter by French soldiers evokes civil war

Following an open letter by semi-retired French generals claiming that France was facing a civil war, notably because of Islamic extremism, published last month in Valeurs Actuelles, the hard-right magazine has now published a second open letter on the same theme, this time by active members of the military.  

The mask slips: Marine Le Pen backs ex-generals who threaten possible 'coup'

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Marine Le Pen in March 2021. © Xose Bouzas / Hans Lucas via AFP Marine Le Pen in March 2021. © Xose Bouzas / Hans Lucas via AFP

A letter signed by 23 retired French generals, who warn that the military might have to “intervene” in a “civil war” because of a failure by the French state to crack down on “Islamists”, has caused a political row. Defence minister Florence Parly has warned of “consequences” for any active soldiers on the list of signatories, which includes scores of other senior ranks. Meanwhile Marine Le Pen, the president of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party, has given the retired generals her support. As Lucie Delaporte reports, her backing for such views is a stark reminder of what the RN really stands for, after a decade in which Le Pen has sought to soften the party's image.

France to punish retired generals over 'civil war' letter

Defence minister said there would be 'consequences' over the letter to right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles onApril 21st - the 60th anniversary of a failed putsch over Algerian independence.

Row as retired French generals warn of impending 'civil war'

The text, backed by far-right leader Marine Le Pen, was dismissed by Macron’s government as a diatribe from a bunch of military pensioners who “only represent themselves”.

Outrage as far-right French magazine cartoons black MP as slave

French far-right weekly Valeurs Actuelles published a cartoon depicting black radical-left Member of Parliament Danièle Obono as a slave with a chain around her neck, prompting widespread outrage across the political spectrum at the vile racist jibe.

'Roma overdose' magazine cover sparks outrage in France

Socialist Party accuses right-wing weekly magazine Valeurs Actuelles of inciting violence over its latest edition, saying it conveys 'sickening values'.