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Journey to the End of the Night: The Paris ‘Nuit Debout’ movement

In his novel ‘Journey to the end of the night’ Louis-Ferdinand Céline provocatively described the soldiers who had died in the First World War as ‘idiots’. The French writer was referring to the fact the soldiers had given their lives for a cause that was not their own – a futile slaughter of the poor for the benefit of the rich.

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Protests against labour reforms in Paris.

“This movement could be progressive if they could understand that the laws that are being implemented against labour are part of an entire panoply of laws against citizens and against freedom in Europe, and I don’t see that kind of global idealogical analysis.”

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