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(pervert, lead astray)
Etymology: to leave the correct road; from dé- plus voie, road
«On commençait à oublier comment Nicolas Sarkozy avait abîmé l'Etat mais avec ces affaires, on s'aperçoit de la façon dont il a dévoyé totalement nos institutions....»
--Bruno Leroux, head of the Socialist Party in the French National Assembly. Sarkozy is in the opposite party, the UMP.
"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
Paris taxi strike Monday 9th March
Metaltemple workers in Chambéry. The union & management can't agree on how many workers to lay off in last-hope plan. So, a general strike.
Paris municipal library employees, calling for a strike on Thursday 13 and Saturday 15 March
Post office workers in Antibes
Post office workers planning a strike on Thursday 13 March
French pilots' union threatens to strike during the entire month of May (not coincidentally a big month for vacation travel with several long weekends of public holidays)
What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business, possessed of great wealth, in which all citizens had a right to share.
--Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) on the citizens of ancient Athens, in The Echo of Greece (1957), ch. 2, "Athens' Failure"
Nude women waving French, rainbow, Iranian and Tunisian flags celebrated International Women's Day at the Louvre today.