2016/05/30

" Turkey's Authoritarian Turn"

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Erdoğan’s grip on power in Turkey is tightening. How did it come to this and how can his government be challenged?


In this interview, translated by Mike Corr, Félix Boggio Ewanjé-Epée and Stella Magliani-Belkacem speak with Emre Ongün about the history of the Kurdish movement, its relationship to the Left, and how, together, they should counter Turkey’s rising authoritarianism.


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2016/05/14

.. Victoria Bretagne... de Emmanuelle Guattari..

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Publié le par Emmanuelle Caminade

 

 

La narratrice de Victoria Bretagne nous livre, comme toujours chez l'auteure, une perception fragmentée de ce passé en portant un regard étonné et décalé, très walsérien, sur son environnement et son entourage, dans des situations et lors d'événements apparemment mineurs dont elle transcende la banalité. Et ses observations vagabondes, ses brefs portraits ébauchés des personnes côtoyées ou simplement croisées, ses notations dispersées soulignant d'infimes détails de leur visage ou de leur silhouette comme de leur gestuelle s'articulent autour de la figure fascinante de Victoria Bretagne, une beauté au profil de Madone, balafrée du front au menton par une mystérieuse cicatrice, qui semble aimanter toute cette jeunesse de Blois se réunissant au Trophime, le café tenu par son père.

 

 

 

 

EXTRAITS :

 

 

p. 31

La nuit c'était le seul moment où ses cicatrices n'étaient plus visibles. Invisibles de loin, peu discernables de près à moins qu'on ne soit sous un lampadaire, où qu'on allume une cigarette. Elle reprenait une place prévue. La silhouette, les cheveux blonds.

p. 35
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Victoria dans le jardin de ses grands-parents a escaladé la serre à laitues et est passée au travers; Non.

Le père de Victoria. Victoria a été fracassée contre un mur. Non. Le père de Victoria a surpris la mère avec un amant et a défiguré l'enfant (qui ne s'en souvient pas). Non.

Mais au fait, où est la mère de Victoria ?

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Victoria Bretagne, Emmanuelle Guattati, Mercure de France, février 2016, 88 p.  

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Call for a #GlobalDebout day of action on may 15, 2016

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RT.com: ‘Nuit Debout’ goes global: France’s youth-led movement urges worldwide protests on May 15
The French protest movement “Nuit Debout” (Up All Night) plans to go international, urging people around Europe and the world to take to the streets to protest austerity, among many other grievances, on May 15. In the photo: A woman faces French anti riot policemen as they block the access to the Place de la Republique Read more…
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Paolo Gerbaudo: Nuit Debout: building an open movement in France’s squares Interview on the driving force behind the social mobilization and the inclusiveness of the movement
Michèle Brand: What is the “Nuit Debout”? Like the Occupy Wall Street encampments, Nuit Debout’s central gathering point acts as an incubator for protests
Denis Godard: France: Reflections on ‘Nuit Debout’ After years of apparent apathy and advance of all the reactionary tendencies in French society, something has changed which renews hope
Gilbert Mercier: Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution? Nuit Debout envisions an era of social justice and ecological responsibility
Sam Cossar-Gilbert: #NuitDebout Over the last months France has been rocked by mass protests, occupations, and strikes
Various Contributors: #NuitDebout calls for global action on May 15 On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action
Benjamin Sourice: #NuitDebout: a convergence of struggles takes shape in France The #NuitDebout movement took root from a simple question: “how do we scare them?” The answer was obvious: by spending the night on our feet!
Sam Cossar-Gilbert: #NuitDebout: a movement is growing in France’s squares Fed up with inequality, unemployment and labor reforms — and increasingly outraged at the financial and political elite — tens of thousands across France are taking to the streets and the squares
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Stathis Kouvelakis: Overturning a World France’s Nuit Debout movement has the potential to not just defeat a single law, but to move beyond defensive struggles.
 Denis Godard: Up All Night
France’s Nuit Debout movement is mobilizing anger at austerity outside of traditional channels
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Serge Halimi: Why firefighters are against free trade The French demonstrators in the Nuit Debout movement (Up All Night) hope that a convergence of struggles will enable them to extend their appeal beyond the young and university-educated, and become part of an international dynamic. One of their campaign issues — the rejection of free trade treaties (1) — may help those objectives. The intricacies Read more…
Jonah Birch: A French Spring Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code
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Marina Sitrin: From Paris with Love and Lessons Paris is alive with democracy
Marisa Holmes: The Spirit of Occupy Lives on in France’s Emerging Direct Democracy Movement With each experiment lessons are learned, but they need to be shared. This work will not be easy. There will be repression. However, it must be done
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Sonali Kolhatkar: Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’ Perhaps these explosive uprisings ought to be seen as a natural expression of the mass frustration people feel about their increased subservience to corporate power and political elites
ROAR Collective: Protesters take to the streets across Europe — in photos Tens of thousands of people have occupied the streets of major European capitals in recent days. Could this spring mark the start of a new cycle of struggles?
Jamie Kelsey-Fry: Rêve Générale to Panama Papers From France to Iceland, two seemingly disparate movements converge around the same dream


We call for a #GlobalDebout day of action on may 15, 2016!

We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilize for justice and real democracy on the 15 of May, 2016 for a #GLOBALDEBOUT. We invite you to come to Paris for an International Gathering of movements at Place de la Republic on May 7 and 8.
Today #46mars (April 15) is just two weeks after one million people mobilized in Paris and the movement Nuit Debout continues to grow. In numerous French and foreign cities, #Nuitdebout (Night on our Feet) is a light in the dark, it gives testimony to our hopes, dreams and common rebellions. Those who have taken the squares in the past and those who are taking them NOW: we know something is happening.
The struggle for a better world is Global and without boarders, let’s construct together a global spring of resistance! Join to us on May 7 and 8 in Paris at Place de Republique to debate, to share our experiences and to begin to construct together common solutions. There we will strategize and prepare for an International day of Action on MAY 15 (#76mars). On this date we will occupy, mobilize and take direct action together across the world.
Nuit Debout’s first aim is to create a space for the ‘convergence of struggles’. We hope this convergence will go beyond France and spread worldwide. There exist numerous links between social movements in all four corners of the world; from unemployment to the imposition of the financial markets, from the destruction of the environment to war and unacceptable inequality.
In response to a system based on competition and individualism, we answer with the solidarity, participatory democracy and collective action. Our differences are not a source of divisions, but rather our strength, as we complement each other struggles. We are neither listened nor represented by the current economic system.
Together we retake public space and politics because politics is a matter of all of us. Now is not the moment retreat, but to come together for change.
We are the 99% and we are here to reject the financial and political rule of the 1% and their world. We are here to take back our cities, our places of work and our lives.
On May 7 and 8, let’s come together to Paris to the square of the Republic!
On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action.
#NuitDebout everywhere! #GlobalDebout!

2016/05/01

__ rotation

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  i think rotation's a solution to political and work related concerns  where possible...

 a discourse of rotations

     allowing more fluid movements,

it's the old bugaboo (k)  ,


which doesnt make it any less true,

but it does work,   less power in the hands of one or two persons,

keeping things moving,

and as things

get more complex

with advances in technologies

etc,

one would need,

a sort of algebra,

of rotations and

permutations

allowing for that

ever changing

movement,



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off to the next galaxy at one percent of the speed of light Steven Hawkins and the
  nano vessels,

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   bodies and work,

moving  a t   a  speed of light,


levity,


lambent,





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capital moves at the speed of  'digital' light  ,

   so labor,

     ought  to,












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TvDebout Live #62Mars Nuit Debout

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'A French Spring....'

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A French Spring


A new movement against labor market deregulation is taking shape in France. Since February, when the Socialist Party (PS) government of François Hollande and Manuel Valls announced a proposed reform of the French labor code (code du travail), a wave of protests has swept across the country. On March 9, 500,000 people participated in a national day of action; an additional 1.2 million joined trade union demonstrations on March 31; and on April 9, tens of thousands more marched in Paris and other French cities against the law.
One of the impressive aspects of the new movement is the sheer number of cities and towns where protests have been organized: more than 250 on March 31 alone. That day, bad weather depressed turnout in the French capital. But despite the rain, hundreds of protesters gathered that night in Paris’s Place de la République, in the first of the “Nuit Debout” occupations.
In the weeks that followed, copycat Nuit Debout events started popping up all over France. Tens of thousands flocked to République to participate in nighttime mass meetings.
The occupation polarized French political opinion. The conservative philosopher Alain Finkielkraut denounced the Nuit Debout protesters as “fascists,” after he was loudly insulted when he tried to slip into one meeting. Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) released a statement demanding the movement’s suppression, calling it a “source of violence and degradation.”
And just this week, former President Nicolas Sarkozy gave a speech in which he attacked the protestors as “brain-dead,” and labeled them “thugs.” Never one to mince words, Sarkozy compared the occupation of République to a “burning fire which undermines the state’s authority.”
All of this comes at a time of heightened repression and police violence. Despite the “state of emergency” that’s been in force since the November 13 attacks in Paris, officials have so far shied away from an outright ban on the gatherings. But the government’s suspension of civil liberties has given France’s famously violent national police a green light to crackdown on protests against the labor law.
Demonstrations have been tear-gassed; protesters have been violently dispersed; in many cities, activists have been beaten and arrested, High-school students have faced particularly harsh measures: in late March, video of one student at a north Paris high school being beaten by the CRS sparked national outrage (leading prosecutors to file charges against one of the officers involved).
On the Anglophone left, there has been a great deal written on the Nuit Debout protests. Many observers have pointed out the similarities between these gatherings and Occupy Wall Street or the Indignados in Spain. Less attention has been paid, however, to the struggle that launched Nuit Debout — the movement against the French government’s proposed reform bill.
That’s surprising, because the two are so closely connected: Nuit Debout emerged out of the protests against the draft labor law, and it has fed off the popular energy they unleashed. In the end, its fate is linked to the success of that movement.
Much depends, then, on what happens to the draft labor law. So far, public opinion has favored the protests against the bill: according to a late March survey, almost three-quarters of the public opposes the draft labor law, and over 50 percent want to see protests continue.
With a union-led day of action against the proposal set for tomorrow, and parliament scheduled to begin debating the measure on May 3, the movement against the labor law is entering a critical phase.

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TvDebout #60Mars Nuit Debout

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  1. , le rappel ! Verdi sous le ciel étoilé de la #NuitDebout de Paris, un vent de liberté souffle.
  2. Avec vous êtes venu-e-s en nombre pour refaire le Nouveau Monde 
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2016/04/26

.. Sanders is not a radical...

------------------------------ During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a “New Deal Democrat” than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him. Chomsky said Sanders’ positions on taxes and health care are supported by a majority of the American public, and have been for a long time. He added that Sanders has "mobilized a large number of young people who are saying look we’re not going to consent any more. If that turns into a continuing organized mobilized force, that could change the country. Maybe not for this election, but in the longer term."  He spoke at the Brooklyn Public Library at an event hosted by Live from the NYPL. The event also featured, Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. He discusses his role in the country’s financial crisis in his new book, "And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future." Varoufakis will be a guest Thursday on Democracy Now!

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2016/04/25

..views and points of view --schizioid formations of the world wide strata..

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----------------------------------------------  john nichols http://www.thenation.com/article/the-stop-trump-movement-is-a-joke-sad/

  

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/26/to-clear-the-air-sanders-should-challenge-new-york-vote/ _____________





 the article by St Clair was written before the big primary wins of Clinton on Tues day April, 26_______________________ Sanders___ campaign  


http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/22/bernie-sanders-the-candidate-who-came-in-from-the-cold/ Jeffrey St. Clair

Media Review - Bernie Sanders _Richard Seymour  April 4___

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 Nuit Debout  http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/1507545-je-vais-a-nuit-debout-cette-agora-est-benefique-tous-les-citoyens-doivent-s-y-rendre.html __



well written well thought out article


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 and always good stuff at   ______________________________   The world today with Tariq Ali ____________________________________

2016/04/21

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière « La révolution a d’abord été l’œuvre des écrivains »


 Il y a entre le temps de Rousseau et celui de Flaubert un changement dans le tempo du roman. Un roman se devait de multiplier les événements et les rebondissements. Il se met, à l’époque de la Nouvelle Héloïse, au rythme d’existences quelconques auxquelles il n’arrive, sur un temps long, qu’un nombre limité d’événements significatifs. Avec Madame Bovary, il épouse le temps quasi immobile de la vie d’une fille de paysan dans une petite bourgade provinciale et manifeste un autre ordre d’événements : le temps quasi immobile d’une femme qui regarde filer les heures derrière sa fenêtre devient celui d’une existence en révolte contre un destin d’immobilité, d’une femme cherchant désespérément à vivre une autre vie que celle à laquelle sa naissance et sa condition la destinent. Pour en rendre compte, la narration doit changer sa texture, substituer aux grandes connexions de causes et d’effets une succession de microévénements sensibles. C’est cette démocratie littéraire nouvelle que Virginia Woolf systématise en 1922 lorsque, dans son texte sur la fiction moderne, elle dénonce la tyrannie de l’intrigue, l’obligation d’enfermer la vérité de la vie dans le corset d’une histoire. Cette dissolution de l’histoire dans la multitude des événements sensibles a souvent été considérée comme une dérive « élitiste » du roman. Mais elle est bien plutôt la conséquence d’une insurrection inédite : celle des femmes et des hommes du peuple qui refusent le partage entre une élite vouée aux grandes actions ou aux sentiments raffinés et une masse anonyme vouée aux travaux du quotidien.
http://www.humanite.fr/jacques-ranciere-la-revolution-dabord-ete-loeuvre-des-ecrivains-520454