Posts Tagged “France”

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data

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Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data Governments around the world manipulate their Census data on populations in order to undermine minority rights and strengthen government abuses against minorities. In the United States, the government has used the Census for decades as a means of suppressing the actual numbers of…

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French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

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French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons 

French Protests Want More Brioche and Less Croutons  In a democracy, legality, electability and accountability are the foundation of a political party. By Abdennour Toumi  French President Macron, in a conciliatory tone on Monday night, offered a minimum wage rise, tax-free bonuses and reversal of pension charge, yet the majority of the “Yellow Vests” protests…

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France   The anger is not about simple social demands for a decent and a better life, it has become for a large majority of the protesters a personal fight with President Macron. By Abdennour Toumi  The anger and determination of the “Yellow Vests” protests against rising…

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Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election

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Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election

Union Activism is Politics in French parliament election City Council Amrani is becoming known for going where no Arab-Muslim woman has gone before, challenging the establishment and the media, fighting to get to the French Parliament. By Abdennour Toumi Council Farida Amrani, a leading-edge Arab-Muslim woman, is the new face of la France insoumise (LFI)…

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Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press?

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Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press?

Is the French Mass Media Democratizing the Press? The coverage of Mr. Zemmour vs. Ms. Hapsatou Sy has let victimization and guilty prevail over freedom of the press in France By Abdennour Toumi Burton Rascoe said, “A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life,…

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Grand Pardon or Repentance! 

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Grand Pardon or Repentance! 

Grand Pardon or Repentance!  The evaluation of the past should not stop with memory alone, and spectacle bold decisions in a local political tempest. By Abdennour Toumi Then-candidate Macron speaking from Algiers in February 2017, described French Republic atrocities in Algeria as “crimes against humanity,” which sparked outrage from the far-right and the right political…

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