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The role of the town hall in France

The town hall is not only a portal to the French government infrastructure, but can also act as a vital social resource if you let it. All town halls are closely linked to their counterparts in other villages and towns in the region and the staff will have their finger on the social pulse of […]

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“In the future, we will turn the guns on you” – People’s World

The prized cannon of the Communards behind the barricades in 1871. | Pierre-Ambroise Richebourg, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first heroic attempt by the French proletariat to create The Commune in Paris, let us examine the interpretation that the German playwright Bertolt Brecht gives of this great event […]

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Residents of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, still lack running water

Published on: 05/28/2021 – 12:04Amended: 05/28/2021 – 12:11 In several districts of the commercial capital of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, residents encounter recurring problems limiting their access to running water. Our Observer lives in the district of Abobo Té where, despite numerous complaints, running water problems have persisted since 2015. He told us about the difficulties […]

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Joint Statement by the Energy Ministers of the United States and France on the Energy Technology and Policy Resolution

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Ministries of Energy of the Governments of France and the United States of America. Minister Barbara Pompili of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm of the US Department of Energy today issued a joint statement: France and the United […]

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Souvenir of the Catholic martyrs of the Paris Commune | Catholic National Register

PARIS – May 28, 1871 puts an end to the dark episode of the Paris Commune, a bloody civil war that pits the legitimate French government of the Third Republic against the socialist and revolutionary republicans who have controlled Paris for 72 days. The terrible wave of repression that followed this period of insurrection, considered […]

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The iconography of the Paris Commune, 150 years later

In the last weeks of May 1871, French President Adolphe Thiers ordered the soldiers to devastate the Municipality of Paris, resulting in massacres throughout the city. Seven days of repression of the bourgeois government culminate with the army of Versailles execute the remaining Communards against a stone wall in the Père Lachaise cemetery. More than […]

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Bruno Braquehais, the father of French journalism who documented the socialist revolution in Paris

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, known primarily as the first successful Communist revolution. For two months in 1871, the people seized the city, and photographs by Bruno Braquehais, currently in the Getty Research Institute’s collection, depict the drama – and destruction – of the period. Braquehais is considered the father […]

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Nobel laureate who discovered HIV now supports homeopathy, anti-vaccines, calls Covid a lab accident

French virologist Luc Montagnier | Photo: Twitter | @Nobel prize Text size: A- A + New Delhi: You are a French virologist, who co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983 and received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008. Then, in the midst of a unique global pandemic, you are starting to […]

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The church pays homage to the religious victims of the Paris Commune of 1871

In a narrow corridor of the Roquette prison in Paris, six priests were lined up in front of a firing squad on May 24, 1871. Among them was the archbishop of the city, Georges Darboy, 58 years old. They were all executed by members of the Paris Commune, the revolutionary socialist government that ruled the […]

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A novel explores power, sex, consent and identity in a French commune

ARCADIABy Emmanuelle Bayamack-TamTranslated by Ruth Diver The difference between a sect and the society in which its members seek refuge can be seen as a matter of scale. Successful cults make exclusive and very particular a recognizable pattern involving rules, systems, norms and, perhaps most importantly, a very confident leader. Although they herald ultimate freedom, […]

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France celebrates 150th anniversary of anti-religious Paris Commune

Rue Haxo in Paris, a white brick church commemorates dozens of Catholic clergy who fell victim to one of the bloodiest uprisings in modern Europe. Its 150th anniversary will be marked during the last week of May with a series of commemorative events. “The Paris Commune was an attempt at revolution, and it was essentially […]

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Flutterwave partners with Amole in Ethiopia to facilitate instant money transfer

Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payment technology company, has partnered with Amole, Ethiopia’s largest mobile digital wallet platform, to enable 8 million Ethiopians in the diaspora (who pay more than 5 billions of dollars a year) to send money home instantly. This was revealed by Flutterwave in a statement seen by Nairametrics. He stated: “The new partnership […]

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Karl Marx saw signs of a socialist future in the Paris Commune

When we talk about the role of IMWA, we need to avoid anachronism. It was neither a solid organization of mass national parties, like the Second International founded in 1889, nor a centralized party of world revolution, as the Third International aspired to be. It was a rather loose network of heterogeneous components (unions, proto-parties, […]

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The history of Paris brought up to date at the Carnavalet museum

The main building of the Carnavalet museum is a 16th century mansion in the Marais district © Cyrille Weiner There will be no lack of curiosities when the Carnavalet museum, dedicated to the history of Paris, reopens on May 29 after five years of renovation. One of them is particularly significant: when the visitor arrives […]

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Austrian Erich Schwam leaves fortune in French village Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, which saved his family from the Nazis

LE CHAMBON-SUR-LIGNON, France – An Austrian who died in December left an undisclosed fortune in the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to thank locals for hiding his family from the Nazis during World War II. Erich Schwam, a Jewish refugee who arrived in the village with his mother and father in 1943, bequeathed an estimated […]

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Farmer mistakenly moves 200-year-old French border with Belgium

A farmer – perhaps unintentionally – moved Belgium’s border with France. The man moved a 150-kilogram stone so that he could extend the length of his land near the Belgian village of Erquelinnes, according to local media. But in doing so, he also altered the 200-year-old international border defined by the Treaty of Kortrijk of […]

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A Belgian farmer moves the border with France by mistake

(CNN) — A major diplomatic incident was averted in Europe after a Belgian farmer accidentally moved the border with France, expanding his country by around 1,000 square meters. Fortunately, the local authorities saw the funny side. The border between Belgium and France stretches for 390 miles (620 kilometers) and the stone markers that define it […]