Coluche : 30th death anniversary

Coluche died 29 year ago. Born in 1944 he was a french actor and humorist. He was very popular because of his irreverent sense of humour.

On October 30, 1980, Coluche organised a press-conference in the theatre where he was performing a one-man show. It was there that he announced his candidacy for the French presidential elections in 1981. At first he was not taken seriously until the day the Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, published a poll on 14 December 1980, crediting Coluche with 16% of voting intentions.

In September 1985, he created the Restos du coeur charity. This charity is one of the bigest charity today giving food to millions of hungry people in France.

Less than a year later, in June 1986, Coluche died when his motorcycle crashed into a truck on a road in the commune of Opio in southeastern France. He was 41.

Coluche is a giant emblem of the french contemporary culture. He said truth with a popular language that people understand.

Nuit Debout A French Spring

The social media-driven movement Nuit Debout (or Standing Night) have taken to the streets in more than 30 cities in France. Workers and students are protesting against the French government’s decision to start examining the contested labour law reforms that make it easier for employers to sack workers.

Nuit debout (loosely “rise up at night”) began on 31 March with a twilight sit-in in Paris after the latest street demonstrations by students and unions critical of President François Hollande’s proposed changes to labour laws.

Participants have since held debates in the public spaces on everything from the dominance of Google to tax evasion or inequality on housing estates and have focussed on the recent Panama Papers revelations.

First day of ski

metabief

This year, the begining of winter was dry and snow was missing. Finaly the second part of winter (end of january, february and march) show more snow. This saturday, I was skying in France at Metabief station Jura mountain at the swiss french border.

You just cross the french border and 15 mn later you arrived at this sky station. Altitude is not vey hight (1400m hight at the top). The price is not very hight. With 4 people you can have 4 hours for 74€.

It was the first day of ski and probably the last of the season.

After Brexit France is dreaming of Frexit

Frexit

If Marine Le Pen, party leader, were to win the presidency in 2017, she would seek to emulate the UK’s attempt to renegotiate its membership terms against the threat of an in-out referendum in France, one of the EU’s founding nations. In the meantime, the National Front is hoping the “Brexit” debate will help fuel French Euroscepticism, to the party’s electoral advantage.

Simply because people will learn more about it and realise how undemocratic it is and how much it has been a source of security weakness rather than strength,” he added, ahead of the upcoming EU summit to agree the proposed British deal.

FN Front National is gaining more and more authority but small party is growing as well like UPR.

 

Marie Myriam « L’oiseau et l’enfant » Eurovision 1977

The last time France win eurovision was in 1977

Comme un enfant aux yeux de lumière
Qui voit passer au loin les oiseaux
Comme l’oiseau bleu survolant la Terre
Vois comme le monde, le monde est beauBeau le bateau, dansant sur les vagues
Ivre de vie, d’amour et de vent
Belle la chanson naissante des vagues
Abandonnée au sable blancBlanc l’innocent, le sang du poète
Qui en chantant, invente l’amour
Pour que la vie s’habille de fête
Et que la nuit se change en jour

Jour d’une vie où l’aube se lève
Pour réveiller la ville aux yeux lourds
Où les matins effeuillent les rêves
Pour nous donner un monde d’amour

L’amour c’est toi, l’amour c’est moi

L’oiseau c’est toi, l’enfant c’est moi.

Moi je ne suis qu’une fille de l’ombre
Qui voit briller l’étoile du soir
Toi mon étoile qui tisse ma ronde
Viens allumer mon soleil noir

Noire la misère, les hommes et la guerre
Qui croient tenir les rênes du temps
Pays d’amour n’a pas de frontière
Pour ceux qui ont un cœur d’enfant

Comme un enfant aux yeux de lumière
Qui voit passer au loin les oiseaux
Comme l’oiseau bleu survolant la terre
Nous trouverons ce monde d’amour

L’amour c’est toi, l’amour c’est moi
L’oiseau c’est toi, l’enfant c’est moi

L’oiseau c’est toi, l’enfant c’est moi
L’oiseau c’est toi, l’enfant c’est moi.

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