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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

​Le prof et Mahomet


Un crime horrible. De nouveau la France levée pour défendre les valeurs républicaines, la liberté d'expression, l'éducation laïque, ses profs. Revenu le dessin de Cabu de Mahomet effondré : « C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons ». Être Mahomet aujourd'hui en France, c'est vraiment un chemin de croix, aurait dit son ami Jésus. Il y a les islamistes qui le trahissent et les ignorants d'en face qui le salissent, deux camps opposés, deux alliés de fait qui se nourrissent l'un l'autre de leur intolérance, l'islamiste sur les écrans des réseaux sociaux, le français zemourien sur l'écran du très catholique Bolloré. Mahomet souffre aussi beaucoup pour les siens, pour la foule des musulmans fidèles à une République qui ne les entend pas, qui continue à les reléguer aux marges des villes, de l'emploi et de la culture. Pourtant, sans le soutien de cette majorité musulmane républicaine aujourd'hui à leurs côtés, les profs ne peuvent pas mener leur combat héroïque pour la liberté de pensée. Pour comprendre ça, il n'est pas pas besoin, comme dirait Mahomet, de faire un dessin.

Michel Rouger
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