Category Archives: English

Yuan’é Hu

Thursday August 2nd 2012, Yuan’é Hu is on the sidewalk in Belleville. It’s the same place she’s been nearly every single day since she ended the hard journey which she to took to get to France eight months earlier. Just … Continue reading

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Eiffage builds prisons of the 21st century

With 69,000 employees and a turnover of 14 billion euros, Eiffage is a gigantic building and civil engineering company (the third biggest in France, after Vinci and Bouygues) and, like all the big bosses in the concrete business, the state, … Continue reading

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Against liberal recuperation of migrant struggles: lessons from Paris

This text on the wave of sans-papiers occupations in Paris tells important lessons for those involved in migrant struggles on the strategies used by liberal democratic states to contain them. If we anticipate these moves, how can we pre-empt them? … Continue reading

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News Briefs from Lucioles #18 – August 2014

AGAINST BAILIFFS AND EXPLOITERS…In response to the arrest of a dozen anarchists in Italy, eight ATMs are smashed or trashed with foam and windows are shattered to pieces on the premises of two estate agencies in Pré-Saint-Gervais and Pantin on … Continue reading

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Strike where it hurts most !

Early in the morning of Wednesday 23rd a SNCF operational cabin went on fire in Vitry-sur-Seine. It’s not surprising because news of this kind can be often found in local tabloids. Technical incident, human error, overheating… or maybe arson. An … Continue reading

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Report and reflections on the March 1 gathering in Belleville metro

Saturday 1st March 2014 there was a callout for a gathering at 15h at Belleville metro station against the police occupation of our lives. Before the rally, traders had been warned by the mayor that casseurs [thugs] would be present … Continue reading

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To never bow our heads ever again

Whether it is directly or indirectly, the Police-Justice-Prison trio is part of our lives. Who has never tasted their handcuffs or their trials, who has never dealt with prison or detention centers? Who has never felt their threatening presence? There … Continue reading

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Sparks in the prisons

Prison is a continuous torture and summer only worsened it. Moreover, there’s the overcrowding of the French prisons and the strikes of the screws at the end of the spring. In the beginning of May, there were about 68.000 prisoners … Continue reading

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News Briefs from Lucioles #9

I hate power On April 5th, around fifteen shots were found to have been fired into the public office of the Socialist Party [currently the ruling party] in the 15th arrondissement. On May 2nd, the windows of the Socialist Party … Continue reading

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News Briefs from Lucioles #8

1,2,3… April 4th, in the 7th district precinct, a pig killed himself. The second, another pig, in Denain (59), also ended his days. The same day, in Saint-Germain-Laxis (77), the same story: this time around it is top cop Noël … Continue reading

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Never vote…

We like to consider ourselves as free men and women, one and indivisible, whom cannot be cut in little pieces to be fit in the institutional drawers of the State or the tills of bosses and others owners. But it’s … Continue reading

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