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The revolutionary ideals of the Paris Commune endure in the Black Lives Matter Autonomous Zone in Seattle

A new autonomous zone created in Seattle by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has striking similarities with the Paris Commune of 1871. Despite its abrupt end, the founding event of the French capital 150 years ago set the agenda for progressive urban policy and broader social justice movements since. But while what’s happening in […]

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New revelations explain why a failed socialist commune in Dallas. (Hint: it wasn’t socialism)

Why do communities fail? As we find ourselves in quarantine and our civic institutions under attack, this is an issue worth considering and one that our history can provide insight into. The history of Reunion, the utopian community established in Dallas in 1855, only to collapse after a little over a year, is particularly instructive. […]

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Additional chlorine in tap water in France due to Covid-19

In recent weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some areas overall water consumption has declined. As a result, more water is left in the pipes for longer than normal, prompting water providers in some areas to increase the levels of chlorine in the water, to ensure it stays clean […]

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How “La Belle Époque” modernized 19th century Paris

Mary Cassatt, “Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Lodge,” 1879 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons Public domain) When one thinks of Paris, its illustrious monuments probably come to mind. While some of these monuments date back to the Middle Ages, many of them were built during The good times. Appearing at the end of the 19th […]

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French village uses black humor signs to stop speeding

Marc Guurez, mayor of the village of 250 inhabitants of Montrécourt (North, Hauts-de-France), made the decision after noticing that few drivers using the main road [Départemental 955] respected the speed limit of 30 km / h, making the village very dangerous. The new signs, which are placed above or next to normal speed limit signs, […]

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No ‘fiber truck’ here, we are in France

The mayor, Mickaël Vallet, wrote to the telecommunications company Orange to tell him that he is not opposed to them advertising the Internet service, but that he does not like the anglicized name. of their “fiber trucks”. The van cannot park in its town – Marennes-Hiers-Brouage, Charente-Maritime – while it bears this name, he told […]

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Thousands evacuated, homes damaged in France earthquake

the earthquake struck Monday, November 11 at 11:51 a.m. It lasted about 10 seconds. The town of Teil, in the department of Ardèche (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) was particularly affected, with around 250 old buildings heavily damaged, as well as two churches whose spiers seem threatened, and a church, part of which of the ceiling collapsed. Images of […]

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The decree of the mayor of France legally authorizes noisy cockerels

Pierre Froelig, mayor of the municipality of Saint-Sylvestre, promulgated the decree this month. It comes after a resident of the town, Daniel Bauquis, was sentenced to € 4,000 – including € 3,000 in damages – after his neighbors sued him for the song allegedly “too loud “of his two roosters. The neighbors filed a complaint […]

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The Paris Commune – from the archives, 1871 | France

The Paris Commune was a radical and popular government which ruled Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871. It occurred as a result of the defeat of France in the Franco-German war and the collapse of Second Empire of Napoleon III (1852-1870). The Parisians united to overthrow the existing French regime which had failed […]

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Rich and poor more and more segregated in the Paris region

Published on: 06/03/2019 – 21:57Amended: 06/03/2019 – 21:58 Over the months of yellow vests demonstrations, the public debate has focused on the rural urban divide and the resources consumed by the Paris region of Île-de-France. But a new study shows that the richest region of the country is also the most profoundly unequal. The greater […]