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Julia Lyford loves dyspraxic waffles - 21/06/2016

« Dispraxic waffles », whatsit ? You'll find out at the stall where Frank and his friends prepare and sell them to those with a sweet tooth : « We're dyspraxic but not stupid... » Julia watches them supportively. She has been at their side all along since the beginning of their project. In the Northumberland where she lives, the feminist of the Thatcher years has for decades been tearing down the...

Grabbing life with no regrets : Alison Lapper, artist - 08/10/2014

The latest famous hits ring in the little café where the artist Alison Lapper arranged for us to meet. She has her habits here: she even leaves a box of her favourite tea, which she sips with a straw. Alison Lapper is an artist, a mother, and a woman, with a colourful hairdo and personality. She was also born without arms and with very little legs, a fact none can ignore. The landlord walks by:...

George Marks wakes up Louisiana and France - 11/11/2013

George Marks is a 44 years old american artist. He lives in Louisiana, at Arnaudville. As the founder of a collective called NUNU, he celebrates the cultural diversity. Consequence? NUNU creates an economic model from the bottom-up in its closest surroundings, in Louisiana which still have very present french roots. George is an artist. A visual artist, as he says. Visual, for whom is watching,...

The Swedish Amanda highlights her Saami roots - 15/04/2013

Amanda Kernell was born Swedish from her mother and Saami from her father. Back in the times, the Swedish people were oppressing the Saamis. The Saamis were called "Lapons" with contempt. Amanda is a heiress of contradictory roots. From this "between-two-cultures", she makes an advocacy for “being together”. The Saami people are the indigenous from the North of the North, from Norway to Russia....

Dave Bradshaw, co-founder of an alternative festival - 27/07/2012

Dave Bradshaw, a 39 year old Londoner, is one of seven founders of a festival called «Nowhere,« which occurs annually in Spain since 2005. As a regional version of the famous «Burning Man« in the U.S., this festival has the distinction of being funded and run by the festival goers themselves. Creativity, openness to people, and sensitivity to the individual are all exacerbated. In the desert,...


Le billet de la semaine

La bonne éducation

On parle beaucoup des violences policières. Beaucoup trop. Et trop en mal surtout. Ainsi, aujourd’hui, dans le conflit sur la réforme du bac. Comment peut-on sous-estimer à ce point l’effet bénéfique du baston pédagogique sur les apprentis rebelles ? La crainte positive suscitée par les bataillons casqués  sur les écrans des réseaux sociaux et des chaînes – éducatives – d’info en continue ? Le 6 décembre 2018, à Mantes-la-Jolie, des dizaines de jeunes de 12 ans et plus, s’étaient retrouvés à genoux mains sur la tête entourés de policiers matraque en main. Un précédent intéressant. Ces dernières semaines, les gardes à vue de lycéens se multiplient, parfois jusqu’à 48 h, dans des locaux glauques. Ainsi peuvent-ils apprendre la vie. Il faut aller plus loin. Pourquoi ne pas déplacer par exemple les heures de colle au commissariat de quartier ? Agissons pour rétablir la chaîne de l’Autorité. Le Président, les maîtres, les pères. Tiens-toi droit à table, mon fils, ou j’appelle la police.

Michel Rouger

13/02/2020

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