Category Archive: Politics

May 09 2012

no escaping the celebration for new French President Hollande

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Here are some pictures from the celebration on Sunday night of Francois Hollande winning the French presidential election. You’ve probably seen the images already, but these (except the first one) I can vouch for myself.

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Nov 08 2010

No escaping… retirement at 62

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Demonstrations against Sarkozy’s reforms to the pension and retirement system.

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Jun 17 2010

No escaping… the FORCE OUVRIERE

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This post by GUEST BLOGGER  Macondo (Andrew McRae) Today  (Tuesday 15th June), while walking to the Place de la Bastille, Carolyne and I literally stumbled upon the large demonstration by la Force Ouvrière, the largest French workers’ union, against the French government’s plans to raise the pension age and other austerity measures affecting workers and …

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Jan 30 2009

No escaping 300,000 demonstrators

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I now know what it’s like to be caught in the middle of a huge demonstration, and be unable to move. Well, almost. I was walking along the rue du Faubourg St Antoine early this afternoon, on my way to BHV when groups of demonstrators, in support of the national strike, began marching past. They …

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Nov 28 2008

Martine Aubry wins by a hair (or a whisker).

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(This picture of Martine Aubry is from Liberation) We’ve been hearing the idiom ‘d’un cheveu’ in the French news lately, so I decided to translate Yvan Amar’s explanation of it from his Les Mots de la Semaine column on Radio France: In France they’ve been voting to elect the head of the Socialist Party. Of …

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Nov 24 2008

Photoshopping Figaro

The photo is from German newspaper Die Welt. Thanks to my friend Ingrid for her invaluable information.

There’s so much going on in PARIS political circles, I don’t know where to begin. I think I’ll leave Mesdames Royal and Aubry to sort out who’s boss of the Socialist Party this week before I write about them, leaving me to concentrate on Madame le Ministre Dati. Rachida Dati is Sarkozy’s Justice Minister and …

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