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Paris manif.

A photo-montage of people taking it to the streets in France.
posted by pwedza (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
In France also the riots are chic.
posted by - at 4:01 PM on January 30, 2009


Aaaah, Paris. The bi-monthly take to the streets to demand stuff day.

1. WHAT DO WE WANT?

2. ???

3. WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!
posted by fire&wings at 4:01 PM on January 30, 2009


PANIC!
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:02 PM on January 30, 2009


The bi-monthly take to the streets to demand stuff day.

Sarkozy? Is that you?

(If you don't get it, it's more proof you didn't read even the first paragraph of the link.)
posted by DU at 4:46 PM on January 30, 2009


It would have been beautiful if people had poured out into the streets of New York over the news of the bonuses. All of the working class people who have lost their homes and jobs..

But, alas, it seems that there was only [O]ne man who raised his voice..
posted by pwedza at 5:06 PM on January 30, 2009


I liked this video a lot.

Note that no one is actually asking for "things" despite the snarky comments above - they're asking for better laws and not to get ripped off by the banksters.

There's a lot of clever stuff on the signs - my favorite, repeated several times is "Rêve Général" - it means "general dream" (general as in "universal") but it's a pun on the phrase "Grêve Général" (as in "general strike").
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:05 PM on January 30, 2009


It would have been beautiful if people had poured out into the streets of New York over the news of the bonuses.

I know, right? If I wanted to make 50% of what I made last year, I'd have gone into fucking consulting. But I couldn't convince anyone else to take it to the streets with me. Fuckin' bankers are cowards.
posted by mullacc at 6:52 PM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love watching the cheese-eating surrender monkeys sticking it à l'homme.
posted by grounded at 7:54 PM on January 30, 2009


When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. That's the way the French are with Strikes.

Disclaimer: I make fun of all Nationalities and Ethnicities, especially the ones I belong to (of which French is NOT), while keeping the jokes within certain parameters to avoid inaccurate 'cheap-shot' or racist stereotypes. The above joke has been judged acceptable within those parameters.
posted by wendell at 8:33 PM on January 30, 2009


So you got sub-primed, mullacc?
posted by pwedza at 10:03 PM on January 30, 2009


Ken Burns has a lot to answer for.
posted by multivalent at 2:34 AM on January 31, 2009


During Mai 68 one could see slogans like "we don't know what we want and we don't want to know what we want !" scribbled on the walls. Right now, we absolutely know what we want : we want the Government to stop destroying the public systems which provide law, education, health, water or energy and substituting to them corporations run by private interests - it will wind up being far less beneficial to the people.
posted by nicolin at 8:43 AM on February 1, 2009


Oh, last Thursday. The students here graffitied the life out of the local University and broke some windows. Way to show the janitors!

There are certainly reasons to speak out politically, strike, what have you, but that music video glorified it to a very false degree.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:33 AM on February 2, 2009


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