une phrase universelle

“Nos familles sont là-bas” Cette phrase universelle, crié en temps de violences et de guerre, et d’oppression C’est comme si certains tournent en rond, leurs voix se brisent, tellement ils/elles ont essayé(e)s de se faire entendre, alors que d’autres sont entendu(e)s dès la première seconde…. A few words on this piece. We first published it…

One night out

I’m running late to one of the best joints in town. My friends had just wrote me and I had flown into action to meet them. It’s a quick walk and past the pass sanitaire control, I enter the brasserie, Au Brasseur, famous for its food and history as a brewery. The place still makes…

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…

Noël, Christmas: Commercial, Bright Lights, or Joy?

At this time of year, there are a lot of insults going around because of politics, state interests, and plain arrogance in the face of modesty. There is another problem… is just me or has the war on Christmas decorations reared its head again? Well, clearly, we are not a fan of this war and…

Armenian Genocide: a commemorative walk

A little over a month ago, a historical event passed another milestone. While not as important as last year, it is still a day of remembrance. 101 years. 101 years of remembrance but also of waiting for world-wide recognition and more importantly, recognition from one country in particular: Turkey. The Armenian genocide, also referred to…

Carnaval!!!!

Le 13 mars dernier, c’était un dimanche. C’était encore la période Carême. C’était presque le printemps. Mais, c’était CARNAVAL!!!! À Strasbourg, c’est toujours en mars juste avant le dimanche des Rameaux. À la bonne mode germanique, il y a musiques, sorcières, danses, bonbons, déguisements et la foule. Très important, la foule… Après le culte, après…

Strasbourg: Balade de dimanche

Un dimanche pluvieux, j’ai rejoint des amis pour un brunch dans un bar restaurant au centre ville de Strasbourg. Après un déjeuner composé d’une tarte flambée traditionnelle, je les suis jusqu’à la cathédrale. D’abord, l’intérieur, puis on a monté ces fameux escaliers  de la tour étroite qui mène à la plateforme et la flèche. De…

European Court of Human Rights in favor of Turkish Diplomat

Last Thursday, the ECHR handed in its final judgement on Perinçek v. Switzerland in a court case concerning the denial of the Armenian genocide. The case has lasted since 2005 when the remarks were made and the first court judgements took place in Swiss courts. Now the question is, during this year, which marks the…