SOMEWHERE IN THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN – On Saturday evening a Gaza-bound boat left Greek territorial waters. Its 10 participants regard themselves as representatives of the entire abortive flotilla to Gaza, and are determined to exhaust all possibilities in order to reach their destination, or at least carry out the symbolic act of protesting the blockade. They are well aware of the Lilliputian dimensions of their venture, compared with the massive impact organizers had initially planned to (...)
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Gaza-bound ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists sets sail from Greece
18 July 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
STRAUSS-KAHN : French writer and human rights activist Claude Ribbe has created a Support Committee for Nafissatou Diallo
13 June 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French ex-managing director of the International Monetary Fund, rich, powerful, famous, bloated with arrogance and vanity, is accused by a perfectly ordinary, hard-working African Muslim immigrant in New York of attempting to rape her and forcing her against her will to engage in sexual acts. Because the ambitious Dominique Strauss-Kahn – the self-proclaimed future president of the French republic – claims to be a leftist, because he was the favourite of the (...)
A show on French Gypsies under the German Occupation censored by the European Commission Liaison Office (ECLO) in Kosovo
28 May 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
A show on French Gypsies under the German Occupation censored by the European Commission Liaison Office (ECLO) in Kosovo.
"Mérignac-Beaudésert, Tsiganes français sous l’Occupation" is an adaptation based on historical documentation dealing with the internment and deportation of French Gypsies during the Second World War. The text has been published by the French publisher l’Espace d’un instant, in partnership with the Voix des Rroms, the Nouvelles alternatives transeuropéennes et (...)
Head of IMF Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault
15 May 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, has been arrested on charges of attempted rape, criminal sexual act and unlawful imprisonment, New York City police said Sunday, the Associated Press reported.
A law enforcement official said Mr. Strauss-Kahn was taken into police custody Saturday after being removed from an airplane at Kennedy Airport.
The law enforcement official said Mr. Strauss-Kahn allegedly forced a cleaning woman onto his bed and sexually assaulted (...)
French plans to topple Gaddafi on track since last November
26 March 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
Timeline of events
October 6, 2011
Nouri Mesmari turned himself over to the French secret service and, according to the Italians, he masterminded the revolution against Gaddafi. The document was leaked to Italian newspaper Libero.
In the documents, the French secret services refer to Mesmari as ‘The Libyan Wikileak’ because he gave them all the inside information about the regime as well as account of who’s who in Libya and who they should or should not contact.
With all the inside (...)
THE MEANINGLESS CONCEPT OF ETHICAL WAR : THE CASE AGAINST INTERVENTION
25 March 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
By John Chuckman
French air force planes struck the first blows: using “intelligent” munitions, the planes struck tanks and artillery which threatened the people of Benghazi.
Now, who wouldn’t be heartened to learn that mechanized forces being used against civilians, civilians whose only demand was freedom from tyranny, were destroyed?
One might easily regard intervention, limited strictly to such targets, as both ethical and desirable, but the truth is that intervention is never (...)
Paris: Week of solidarity and struggles against repression (20-27 february 2011)
19 February 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
To control population movements is one of the States priorities. It is, in particular, to select with care the labour force needed for the economy, and this in a general context of deterioration in the standard of living. This selection requires the reinforcement of imprisonment of people called “undesirable”, border controls and raids, dropping visas and an intensification of the struggle against the ones who in one way or another go against keeping under control population movements. For (...)
Book "Indignez-vous" a virus from France arouses Egypt-translation
2 February 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
INDIGNEZ-VOUS! GET ANGRY! CRY OUT
by Stéphane Hessel
After 93 years, it is almost the final act. The end for me is not very far off any more. But it still leaves me a chance to be able to remind others of what acted as the basis of my political engagement. It was the years of resistance to the Nazi occupation — and the program of social rights worked out 66 years ago by the National Council of the Resistance!
It is to Jean Moulin [murdered founder of the Council] that we owe, as part (...)
"Indignez-vou" by 93-y.o. Incites Youths,600K sold,Translation
12 January 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
INDIGNEZ-VOUS (Translation follows.)
De Stéphane Hessel
Booklet "Indignez-vou" by Man 93 Incites Young French-600,000 Sold
Translated below, Stephane Hessel’s pamphlet, "Ignez-vou!" ("Get Angry" or "Cry Out"), has taken France by storm — a record 600,000 copies sold in 3 months.
Hessel and his comrades fought in a situation reminiscent of the Tribulation as Nazi occupation made France a hell. This incendiary pamphlet is going viral at a time when Europe is "in the streets" (...)
The Faults in the French Educational System Aggravate Social Inequality
19 December 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
by Isabelle Metral and reviewed by Bill Scoble
Aziz Djellab, professor of sociology at the university of Lille-III, comments on the latest PISA report.
Both the media and the French Ministry for National Education were impatiently waiting for its publication: the PISA report  has just delivered its verdict. And the verdict is that the French system is getting more and more inegalitarian, and that social class remains a determining factor in students’ achievements.
This means that (...)