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Anonymous said: Hey! I am thinking of doing a year abroad in France as part of an erasmus program my uni is running but I can't decide between Lyon vs Paris. Would you recommend either city, if so, which one? p.s. the uni is sciences po - thanks :)
Hello! I am sorry for the late reply, I wasn’t able to have the time to write a proper answer to you until now.
I’ve never been to Lyon so I do not think my opinion/recommendation will be very informed here. But I think it depends on what do you want out of the place you will live in. Paris is an amazing city where the cultural life is huge and which you will never be bored of but on the other hand, it can be a very stressful city to live in and every little thing there is also expensive.
From the little I’ve heard about Lyon, it was all positive. It’s a city that was often described to me as having all the advantages of Paris without the cons. It’s smaller so life isn’t as hectic there as it can be in Paris. And everybody I know that spent time there also praised it for being a very agreeable city to live in.
It really depends on what you want really. And well, of what I know of Sciences Po (that’s a school I’ve tried to join twice without success but it gave me the opportunity to look into them and the way they work a lot), I’d pick Sciences Po Paris to be honest but as you’re part of the Erasmus program, I don’t think the quality of the classes and their content will change much for a foreign student doing this kind of one year program.
Anyway, if anybody who knows Lyon read this, I’d very much like to hear their opinions too so it can help you to choose hopefully.
Scotland has been building up to voting on whether they should become Independent from the United Kingdom since 2012, the Idea’s been in the works since the ’50s. Yes voters want to be independent, No voters want to stay in the UK.
The parties backing Yes are the snp, the greens and the socialists, the parties backing No (also known as better together or no thanks) are the tories, labour, lib dems aka the big 3 of shittery
reasons scotland would want independence
- our votes literally don’t count seriously like in a mentaphor you guys would understand it would be as though our entire country voted democrat but the republicans still got into government because the uk is heavily imbalanced
- literally the population of the whole of scotland = the population of london.
- don’t want to be a part of illegal wars
- the maj. of scotland has a socialist sentiment so you could argue we don’t want to be associated w the capitalist uk
- england has been storing their nuclear weapons here for years, making us a target for attack, because they dont care about scottish lives
- basically used scotland as lab rats for taxes and shitty policies so england didnt suffer
- we have free tuition which the english govt want to take away
- we have free healthcare but westminster wants to privatise it which will badly affect scotland as the poorest nation
during the run up to the independence referendum, (referred to as #indyref for shorthand, &please use the indyref tag to talk abt these issues) the yes campaign released hugely detailed plans for an Independent Scotland, the no side produced nothing but scaremongering and outright lies about mysterious ‘new powers’ scotland would get if we stayed in the uk.
There were huge debates which took ages and i cba hashing out again but basically Yes had a more vocal support.
on the 18th sept we all voted and last night/this morning the results came in as an overwhelming result for No. this is bad as it means scotland is stuck in the racist, imperialist uk which supports illegal wars and looks like it’s going to be run by fascists by the next general election. here’s what happened in the horus following this morning;s announcement
- alex salmond, 1st minister & supporter of independence, resigns
- 'new powers' vanishing into thin air as ed miliband says he won;t sign off of them
- evidence of rigged votes in favour of the no side
- no voters who won the referendum rioting in glasgow, burn the scottish flag
- live feed to glasgow tho it looks quiet in george square atm, violence has taken to the streets
- more on ggow
i don’t know much more yet because this is the first day since the vote + i had no sleep after watching the results till 7am so i’ll be periodically reblogging more stuff as it unfolds. followers in west lothian and glasgow keep safe and maybe hide or obscure your yes flags/stickers to keep yourself safe
basically a lot of uncertainty, people have been literally stabbed and businesses burned down. keep an eye on the indyref and scotland tags + my blog if you want to know the latest. scotland’s time zone is UTC+0.
me when I got money: ha! broke ass bitch how the dollar menu taste? I wouldn’t know because it’s Big Macs only around here hoe!!!!
me when I’m broke: capitalism is inhumane and must be put to an end.
schrbk a réagi à votre billet “Idk like people here don’t bother to click on my blog link, see that I…”
leninology.co.uk has a lot of good translated articles (from PIR etc)
thank you!! I’ll check it. :)
Anonymous said: u're accusing the media of not condemning what happened to the Maghrebi boys, yet you didn't condemn anything when the synagogues & Jewish stores were attacked, U said the reporters were fabricating the incident! Magharebi sites posted videos of the attacks with titles like "الشباب المغاربه يحاربون اليهود في فرنسا". you are guilty of trying to brush what happened off, just like the media is doing now! Both incidents are hate crimes&horrific. Magharebi boys are not the only victims.. Jews too
"You didn’t condemn anything". "I" am not a media outlet, I am not the government and I am none of the institutions and organizations I’m always speaking about when I say there are double standards. So get outta here with your false equivalencies.
I said that the incident at the Synagogue, rue de la Roquette, in Paris during the pro-Palestine protest was indeed fabricated and lied about. And btw, I wrote a whole post bringing out sources about it.
Jewish stores being attacked happened later (later than when I wrote this post so don’t accuse me of things I haven’t said) and it was in Sarcelles (which is a Parisian suburb, not Paris itself) and I told people to pay attention what the medias are saying because when it comes to the Synagogue there, the JDL was once again present. And also, I said beware because the medias are indeed saying that the pro-Palestine protest there was banned but they do not mention that a pro-Israel protest was supposed to happen there at the same time and same place and that French authorities allowed it because the French government is playing with fire right now and trying to ignite conflicts between the Jewish and Muslim community on purpose. And this is what happens when you do. So, tell me where here do I say that Jewish stores being attacked were a fabrication?
You know, I googled the title of that video (I don’t understand what it says completely) but I googled and I fell on a video of the JDL attacking pro-Palestine protesters and saying racist anti-Palestinian things (which I have also posted in that post I linked to you) in which we see the JDL being protected by the police. So the title doesn’t matter much to me and doesn’t mean anything because that post and all the other sources I put into it proves long and hard that the incident at Paris was caused by pro-Israel supporters and JDL members. So if that’s the event you meant by “I’m trying to brush off what happened”, let me tell you that I wrote a whole very long post about it and all you have to do is check it instead of, you know, trying to imply that I have as much power as the medias in my askbox which is a pretty stupid loss of your time if you ask me.
Anon, I promise I’ll get into getting sources in English about all this for you as soon as I have free time. :)
Idk like people here don’t bother to click on my blog link, see that I have always lived in France and thus speak French and that I can absolutely show them all the French sources at my disposal and translate them like I have done in the past, when everybody was spreading crap about what had actually happened in that pro-Palestine protest in Paris.
Don’t bother linking English articles at me you cretin, especially when it is using racialized language and using CRIF representatives as “serious and reliable” sources.
Two Algerian teenagers got physically attacked, in a Parisian suburb (in a mostly Jewish neighborhood), by around 30 or so young Jewish people who, while beating them up, were calling them “dirty Arabs” and were telling them things like “You have nothing to do here. This is our neighborhood!” (x) along with shouts of “Israel! Israel!” (x). Absolutely no mention of it in most mainstream medias. Just imagine what the medias would have said if what had happened was 30 Maghrebi people beating up two Jewish youths while shouting “Palestine! Palestine!”.
Now what was done here was blatant and awful and should be condemned, but that second part was ridiculous, you don’t have to wonder what the media would do with anti-Semitic violence accompanied by screams of “Palestine! Palestine!” because it actually happened.
Someone here can’t get sarcasm… I know it happened and what did French medias do when it happened? Using racialized anti-Arab language, blaming antisemitism on North African immigration, speaking about “Muslim antisemitism” so that French Muslims could be scapegoated for French antisemitism etc. Something honest anti-racist activists (several high-profile Jewish activists among them) all pointed out. So, yes, I don’t actually have to wonder because every intellectually honest person who knows a little about the current situation in France knows how it happens.
Get to notice freaking sarcasm and inform yourself about France in the process.