A French couple have received a two-month suspended jail sentence for refusing to vaccinate their two young children.
Marc and Samia Larere were given the sentence in the criminal court at Auxere, 175 kilometres south of Paris, on Thursday.
The case has attracted widespread attention in France where strict vaccination laws mandate childhood immunisation.
The court was told the couple refused to vaccinate their children, aged three and 15 months, against polio, tetanus and diphtheria because they believed the vaccine would do more harm than good.
In France, proof of vaccination is required before a child can attend day care, school or sports programs.
When the couple could not provide proof their children had been immunised, they were initially charged with neglecting their children’s health, an offence that carries a maximum of two years in prison and a $46,000 fine.
The couple argued they refused to use the combined polio, tetanus and diphtheria vaccine because it contained a “toxic product”.
The charge was downgraded to “refusing to undergo mandatory vaccination”, which carries a maximum of six months’ imprisonment and a $5800 fine.
New vaccination laws came into effect in Australia on January 1, requiring families to immunise their children or miss out on subsidised childcare, worth thousands of dollars a year.
The same rule applies to the family tax benefit part A supplement.
My Conclusion: talk about medical tyranny. Getting fined and being throw in jail for refusing to vaccine their children. Now a law passed in Australia that children are required to get vaccinated of miss out on subsidised childcare. Do you know why the government ran law through because the people are not paying attention and allowing the government to pass such laws.
The CIA and government officials around the world are using the Paris attacks to push brand new surveillance laws. And it was all planned in advance.
While democratic systems usually take months (if not years) to pass new laws and legislation, it only took a few days after the Paris attacks to slap honest citizens with more surveillance laws. Several organizations are indeed capitalizing on the fear and panic caused by the attacks to bring forth a brand new agenda that takes a bold new step towards total government surveillance. What’s worse: Leaked information proves that authorities were waiting on a terror attack to go forward with their plan. Continue reading Happening Now: Authorities Are Using ‘Paris Attacks’ To Fast-Track New Mass Surveillance Laws→
The UN Committee for Human Rights has slammed France for adopting a new surveillance law saying it grants “excessively broad surveillance powers” to intelligence services. The country’s Constitutional Council upheld the controversial law.
“The bill grants overly broad powers for very intrusive surveillance on the basis of vast and badly defined objectives,” the report published on Friday said, as cited by the Guardian. The committee (UNCHR) called on France to “guarantee that any interference in private life must conform to principles of legality, proportionality and necessity”.
The bill was passed by the French parliament in May and late on Thursday was approved by the Constitutional Council – the highest authority on constitutional matters.
“From now on, France has a security framework against terrorism that respects liberties. It’s decisive progress,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls wrote in his Twitter.
Numerous human right organization voiced strong criticism of the new law.
“The surveillance measures authorized by this law are wildly out of proportion”, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, said on Friday. “Large swathes of France’s population could soon find themselves under surveillance on obscure grounds and without prior judicial approval”, he added.
“The French Constitutional Council legalizes mass surveillance and endorses a historical decline in fundamental rights,” La Quadrature du Net, a French digital rights groups, said in a statement.
The controversial law gives intelligence services the power to tap the mobile phones and e-mails of anyone linked to a “terrorist” inquiry without the permission of a court. It also obliges internet providers and mobile companies to provide spy agencies with information upon request.
Intelligence services can also place cameras and other recording devices in private homes and can monitor every action of computer users.
French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal is sending a clear message to Monsanto – biotech maker responsible for Round Up chemicals, and the target of a class action lawsuit in California, soon to be the taken to the US Federal Court.
Royal made the pronouncement this past Sunday that the weed killer Round Up should not be sold in garden shops since it is potentially harmful to human beings.
She told France 3 television:
“France must be offensive on stopping pesticides.”
Some positive news from France, they have banned the weedkiller Roundup because of it’s link to cancer. The UN have classified Glyphosphate, which is the active ingredient in the weedkiller as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’.
This is big news. Monsanto – the worlds most powerful toxic chemical peddler – makes billions selling Roundup to farmers and to the public. They market RoundupReadytm crops that are genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup. This means farmers must use Roundup to control weeds, they must also buy seeds from Monsanto every year as the seeds are sterile. Thus causing a dependency. Aside from the obvious fact that the crop will be saturated with Roundup, weeds have also developed resistance to Roundup leading them to become the only weed in an area and thus putting the ecosystem out of balance. And of course, the farmers then use more and more roundup…