“We are no fascists!” oh yeah? Prove it.

We come back with our news bits series once more. This time, it comes as a critical specific theme with a twist. Fascists. Let us begin. 1.  It has come to our attention, franchement et scandaleusement d’une certaine manière, that a shallow attempt at democracy and freedom of speech was conducted yesterday en plein centre…

democracy, or that muted radio.

If you look hard enough, in the corner of your eye…. You see it. A blue standard, they call a symbol…    it’s a fickle one, I say. But…. They said this was democracy, one step forward to better, one more injustice fought,all because of a victory, which was no victory, but apparently no one asked…

Un an… de mouvances. Une défense de quoi?

Un an et un mois s’est écoulé déjà depuis le début des confinements. Une année mouvementée, qui est à tout jamais gravée dans les pages de l’Histoire et qui continuerait. Le mouvementé s’est traduit par la reprise de manifestations dans les rues contre certaines formes de corruptions institutionnelles, et, en partie aussi, dans de nombreux…

stop twisting History for your propaganda!!

Recently, I read this article off of the francophone Azerbaijani press, which a friend, equally disgusted by its language, had sent me. Its goal, like everything else Azerbaijan has publicly published in France, was to 1. thank Macron for his little speech to the Armenia Fund’s France branch and 2. compare Nagorno Karabakh* with Alsace-Lorraine….

“Brexit Past the Deadline”, Get Ready for Level 2

🎶 🎶”But it’s ruining the news every single night.”🎶 🎶 It is. It really really is. It has. It really really has. And now an Irish band turned it into a song. (See below for their “published-on-Youtube” video) Because really, how else do you want to express every emotion known to humankind about Brexit?  Yes,…

Brexit: The Artistic Comments

Hallow’s Eve has come and gone. Pumpkins are still in vogue. Leaves are falling. Christmas decorations are becoming visible. We officially have cold freezing weather. And the rain persists. And Brexit continues. Yes, the European Union and Great Britain extended the “exit day” from 31 October. Again. Yet, again. Misery and sighs of exasperation are…

A Love Letter to you Europe

Happy birthday Europe! (with a day late maybe) 69 years ago, you were conceived as a modern concept of the world, as a new Europe, one, which would not fall so easily to conflict and hate. But in 17 days, you’re changing hands: the EU elections happen the weekend of 23-26 May. Change is in…

Brexit: Deadline expired

What kind of country are you if the voice of citizens is divided? What democracy are you if your system is breaking down from “follow the gang” to “I have been elected thanks to a certain agenda and must abide by it”? We’ve decided to continue our Brexit series from a different angle: the deadline…

A Year of Brexit: Island of Woes and Mixed Emotions

It is an isle, or an island, depending on who is speaking. It is in Europe and that is a fact. Yet some there think they are not European because Europe is a continent. It is that minority belief, which snowballed into a referendum, which, in turn, put the island on a cliffhanger of instability…

FIFA: Power, Politics, and, Sports. What We Know.

Football has been politics of another kind. Not unlike diplomacy or state visits. However, it is very different. The World Cup is both a game of power and a super-star show of surprise. This year, surprise is a power element: all favorites have probably been eliminated and the powerful states are all but one not…