Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why Marxism is on the rise again

Class conflict once seemed so straightforward. Marx and Engels wrote in the second best-selling book of all time, The Communist Manifesto: “What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat … Continue reading

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Les chanteurs français et la guerre d’Algérie. De Mouloudji à Enrico Macias

Officiellement, jusqu’au 20 octobre 1999, on ne parlait pas en France de “guerre”, mais des “événements” d’Algérie. De 1954 jusqu’à l’indépendance le 5 juillet 1962, c’est pourtant bien un ultime conflit colonial qui envoie au front deux millions de soldats … Continue reading

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La Roja como metáfora

A la manera de un Russell Crowe en ‘Una mente maravillosa’, nos situamos ante una hipotética pizarra de matemático, plagada de signos, polinomios y códigos extraños al común de los mortales. Aún así, con la tiza en la mano, nos encantaría añadir … Continue reading

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dEUS’s Tom Barman: ‘I was fed up with singing about myself’

dEUS were formed more than 20 years ago in Antwerp, becoming the first Belgian indie band to sign to a major international label. They garnered international acclaim for their debut album Worst Case Scenario, which welded Tom Waits’s bar-room blues to … Continue reading

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Vraiment, c’est l’éditeur qui fait la littérature ?

Il convient à tout nouveau ministre de soigner la petite phrase inaugurale de son mandat. Certains la mijotent et la mûrissent avant de la lancer en pâture aux medias ; d’autres la laissent choir spontanément de leurs lèvres ; quelques audacieux, dont … Continue reading

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El juez cita como imputados a Rato, Olivas y Acebes por el ‘caso Bankia’

El caso Bankia, o cómo el hasta hace poco cuarto mayor banco español pasó de publicar unos beneficios de 304 millones a necesitar meses después un rescate estatal de 23.465 millones (unos 500 euros por ciudadano), ya está activado en la vía judicial. … Continue reading

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Ukraine police tackle protests over Russian language law

The Ukrainian parliament backed a controversial law giving higher status to the Russian language – a move that prompted fights inside the chamber and protests on the streets of the former Soviet republic. One MP suffered a broken rib from … Continue reading

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