Monthly Archives: January 2011

On the road with France’s down and almost out

Elodie Berthaud Between 2005 and 2010, the number of people living with no fixed abode, either living homeless or in precarious conditions of accommodation, totaled 250,000, according to a report published this month by the French National  Institute of Statistics and … Continue reading

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Video: Patrick O’Connor ‘Philosophy to the Barricades? Alain Badiou after the Crisis.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on La Crise morale et philosophique at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Neil Turnbull ‘French Philosophy and the Crisis.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on La Crise morale et philosophique at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Trainstopping: French anti-nuclear activists explore whether targeted direct action, including the deliberate use of the court system to launch political challenges, can open up a space for democratic participation

(by Graeme Hayes, Marie Curie research fellow at the CRAPE research centre, Rennes) On 5 November last, a train carrying vitrified nuclear waste left Valognes, in northern France, heading for Gorleben, in Germany. A little after half past three in … Continue reading

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Pourquoi l’idéologie Valls-Sarkozy est à l’origine du chômage et de la crise ?

Cliquez sur ce lien pour voir l’interview qui a déclenché la polémique actuelle sur les 35 heures. Voici la réponse des animateurs du site http://www.retraites-enjeux-debats.org/ aux propos tenus par Manuel Valls. André Martin, mercredi 5 janvier 2011 « Travailler plus pour … Continue reading

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