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Philippines: murdered boy had wanted to be a policeman

Heard on NPR yesterday, transcript and story at the link:

I turned the conversation back to Kian Delos Santos, whose funeral procession over the weekend drew a massive crowd. Police say the student had ties to the drug trade and that he opened fire on them. I asked Bishop David how the police's explanation has been challenged.

What do the witnesses say about what happened that day?

DAVID: Well, they simply say they saw him being dragged out of his house and brought to a secluded place. And it was there where they manhandled him. And he was bleeding. And he was actually even saying, please, sir - enough - I have an exam tomorrow.

CHANG: But children even younger than Kian have been killed by police in Duterte's war on drugs. What, do you think, is it going to take to change things?

DAVID: I really don't know. All I know is now Kian has awakened people. When it comes close to home and it concerns children who are definitely innocent, people just cannot take it.

CHANG: Do you feel like public opinion against Duterte is really shifting, and then maybe something will change?

{snip}

DAVID: Kian himself wanted to be a policeman. He wanted to support the government in its war against drugs. And many other victims who come from the slums, they speak very highly of the president. And now they feel betrayed.


http://www.npr.org/2017/08/29/546953328/philippine-catholic-diocese-calls-attention-to-war-on-drugs-causalities

"Si je reviens un jour": Les lettres retrouvees de Louise Pikovsky

Je viens de voir cette pièce très intéressante et émouvante sur France24:



En 2010, lors d’un déménagement au sein du lycée Jean-de-La-Fontaine, dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris, des lettres et des photographies ont été trouvées dans une vieille armoire. Enfouis là depuis des dizaines d’années, ces documents appartenaient à une ancienne élève, Louise Pikovsky. Plusieurs mois durant, cette jeune lycéenne a correspondu avec sa professeure de lettres. Son dernier courrier date du 22 janvier 1944, jour où elle est arrêtée avec sa famille. Internés à Drancy, le père, la mère et les quatre enfants ont été déportés à Auschwitz. Ils n’en reviendront pas.

Informée de cette découverte, Stéphanie Trouillard, journaliste de France 24, a prêté main forte à Khalida Hatchy, une professeure de l’établissement qui souhaitait reconstituer le parcours de cette jeune fille. À partir des documents de Louise, elles ont pu retrouver des témoins, des cousins éloignés et des anciennes élèves. Ce webdocumentaire raconte ce travail de mémoire, qui les mènera jusqu’à Jérusalem. Il rend enfin la parole à Louise, une élève particulièrement douée, qui n’a pas pu vivre l’existence brillante à laquelle elle semblait destinée.


Des lettres oubliées dans une armoire



en français/French: http://webdoc.france24.com/si-je-reviens-un-jour-louise-pikovsky/

en anglais/English: http://webdoc.france24.com/holocaust-france-letters-louise-pikovsky/accueil/index.html


No first lady title for Brigitte Macron after petition over her status

Source: UK Guardian

Tuesday 8 August 2017 06.09 EDT

The French president’s wife, Brigitte Macron, will not be given an official “first lady” title or her own budget, the French government has said following a petition against a proposed change to her status.

A “transparency charter” will be published in the next few days to clarify the position of Emmanuel Macron’s wife, but presidential aides insist her role will be strictly public and not political.

The Élysée has made no official announcement, but officials were forced to react after the petition opposed to the president’s spouse having an official title, status and budget was signed by more than 275,000 people in two weeks.

During his election campaign, Macron promised to “clarify” his wife’s role to “end the hypocrisy” over the situation. One of Macron’s first actions after taking power was to set up a working party to examine the “first lady” position.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/no-first-lady-title-for-brigitte-macron-after-petition-over-her-status




A YouGov poll for the French edition of the Huffington Post in May suggested 68% of the French public was opposed to the head of state’s spouse being given an official role.

Jeux Olympiques Paris 2024 : des reves video

1 - Paris-2024 : le rêve olympique de la capitale française (vidéo officielle):




2 - Des JO verts et responsable:




3 - Les malheureux : Êtes-vous pour ou contre les Jeux Olympiques à Paris ?


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