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France runs out of gas.

France is running out of gas. The two stations nearest me in my town have both put up signs like these (above) after a huge rush to fill up on Friday night killed supplies. The BBC also reports that Charles … Continue reading

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“Strike it up.” Day two.

Strikes move into their second day in France, after a record setting 1.2-3.5 million people took to the streets yesterday in protest of Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial retirement reform legislation. From high school teens to aging service workers and educators, the … Continue reading

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“Clap your hands (if you’re workin’ too hard)”: la grève en France.

The Republic slows to an economic standstill today as hundreds of thousands of workers — Le Monde puts the figure at 230,000 in Paris alone — turn out for another of a series of strikes aimed at President Sarkozy’s controversial … Continue reading

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