Tag Archives: Paris

Free speech in France – today and yesterday

A VIDEO OF THE PICTURES AND WORDS OF PETER TURNLEY: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/01/12/cnni-holmes-intv-turnley-images-of-paris.cnn-peter-turnley Please watch this amazing (and quick) video! There is not much more that I can add to the emotional video recording by photographer Peter Turnley, whose images of Paris … Continue reading

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Organization Predicts Outcome – Paris, 1968 compared to OWS, 2011-2012

Does it make any difference if a populist movement is planned or rises spontaneously? What do the origins and structure of the Occupy Movement tell us about its potential for success – when compared to the 1968 May Revolution in … Continue reading

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Spreading Pain or Catharsis? Perils of Turning My Own Era into Fiction

Given the exhilaration of the past week, it is easy to forget certain painful realities. Readers of my historical novel, A Time to Cast Away Stones, set in Berkeley and Paris in 1968, might be forced to relive sorrows and … Continue reading

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The Generation Connection

The Occupy Movement has sparked a national brainstorming. It began with effective naming, slogans, high energy, and an endless conversation. Talk and more talk, all day and into exhilarating, sleepless nights. The Occupy Movement and the 1968 French May Revolution … Continue reading

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