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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 peine au travail

Bonne année aux ouvriers des abattoirs. Et bonne santé surtout ! Par exemple à tous les collègues des ouvrières et ouvriers qui nous bouleversent dans le remarquable film Entrée du personnel à voir ou à revoir jusqu’au 6 mars sur Arte. Révoltant. Les bêtes pâturant chez l’éleveur du coin sont mieux traitées. Un film à voir par tous. Surtout par ceux qui veulent défendre ou réformer les retraites. « Reste à y arriver en bonne santé, dit un ouvrier, et à en profiter au moins deux ans. Autrefois les gens n’avaient pas des cadences comme ça. » Dans des tas de professions, de la souffrance physique au burn-out, la peine au travail s’est aggravée, malgré ou à cause de la robotisation, et à la fin, ceux qui ont beaucoup peiné et meurent tôt financent toujours les retraites de ceux qui ont moins peiné et meurent tard. Une injustice criante aggravée par le  pouvoir actuel qui a durci des critères de pénibilité déjà indigents. Un sujet qui devrait être au cœur des propositions des partis de gauche s’ils étaient vraiment sensibles à la peine au travail des milieux populaires. 

Michel Rouger

16/01/2020

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