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Focus on French Economy Fuels Gains by Far Right

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2012 @ 7:13:40 PM
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“This small city in northern France has few immigrants and little crime. But in the last local elections here, the candidate of the far-right National Front eliminated the standard-bearer of … [Keep reading >>]

Berlusconi Steps Down, and Italy Pulses With Change

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 11/12/2011 @ 2:47:26 PM
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The streets of Rome pulsed with a sense of historic change. Many cheered Mr. Berlusconi’s exit. Outside the Palazzo del Quirinale, the presidential palace, a choir and orchestra performed Handel’s … [Keep reading >>]

50 Years Later The Infamous Night the Seine Turned Red is Remembered

Filed under: Citizen Action | Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/17/2011 @ 11:52:02 PM
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Monday night, October 17, was our last night in Paris, and as it happen, my birthday.  Near the end of the must-do boat tour of the Seine after dark, we … [Keep reading >>]

Soft Left Wins French Socialist Run Off

Filed under: Elections | Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/17/2011 @ 2:27:33 AM
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Not finding this in the on-line US sites this morning, so I’ll contribute:


Of the remaining two candidates, François Hollande and Martine Aubry, Hollande, nicknamed Monsieur Normal, convinced a good percentage … [Keep reading >>]

DSK Let Down from Own Petard

Filed under: Europe | Sex | Women — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2011 @ 2:02:16 AM
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I’m still in Paris.  The headlines in Le Parisienne and the Herald Tribune both flew DSK’s [Dominique Staruss-Kahn] escape from criminal charges for an alleged rape of a French woman, … [Keep reading >>]

!French Socialists in Primary Run Off

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/10/2011 @ 12:26:17 AM
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Sunday was voting day for the Socialist party in France.  We didn’t see lines at polling places but apparently the 1 million turn-out made it a happy day for the party.   It … [Keep reading >>]

Ku Klux Klan on the Rise?

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/6/2011 @ 11:13:58 AM
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We couldn’t have been more shocked in Como, Italy a few days ago to see this photo, enormous and above the front page fold of La Stampa, one of Italy’s … [Keep reading >>]

News From Italy

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/6/2011 @ 1:59:15 AM
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I’ve been laid up for a few days, and weeks to come, with a fractured collarbone and two fractured ribs, collected on a down-hill bike run in Stresa, Italy.  As … [Keep reading >>]

Norwegian Terrorist Said to be Right Wing Christian

Filed under: Europe | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 07/23/2011 @ 11:20:02 AM

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From internet postings by the man captured at the Norwegian youth camp, with guns in his hands, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, seems to be a committed right-wing,  virulently anti-immigrant, … [Keep reading >>]

Inch’ Allah Dimanche: Algerian Immigrants to France

Filed under: Africa | Europe | Middle East | Migration | Movies | Women — by Will Kirkland 06/16/2011 @ 1:53:07 PM
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Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when … [Keep reading >>]

Austerity and Disempleo in Spain Rouse the Citizenry

Filed under: Citizen Action | Europe — by Will Kirkland 06/1/2011 @ 8:20:10 AM
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Interesting post at Calitics by Brian Leubitz, now traveling in Spain:

Unlock the Puerta
by: Brian Leubitz
Tue May 31, 2011 at 11:17:23 AM PDT

by Brian Leubitz 

You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty … [Keep reading >>]

Spain’s Judges Keep After International Criminals

Filed under: Europe | War — by Will Kirkland 05/31/2011 @ 5:12:05 PM
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Spain has added  its share of criminal activity in countries all around the world, from the time its sailors learned to sail the ocean blue.  Closer to our time the … [Keep reading >>]

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