Luc Carvounas, campaign director for French National Assembly president Claude Bartolone, for publicly implying that his Les Républicains opponent Valérie Pécresse and two others were involved in an "organized propaganda network" after revelations that 4000 of her election pamphlets were stocked at a town hall controlled by an LR mayor.
"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
Car-service drivers, blocking Porte Maillot, one of the major entrances to Paris
Everyone at Air France
Regional strike of SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux). Extra props to the cheminots (SNCF train workers) for shutting down the trains in a region devastated by killer floods a few days ago.
Not in France, but it could affect you: no trains out of Brussels today, the strikers are blocking the tracks
Our era has seen the birth of an ephemeral creature unknown to earlier centuries: the man coming out of the movie theater. The film he saw has given him everything. He is no longer the man who thinks only of himself. He is reconciled with others. He seems to have a great destiny before him. But he dies in ten minutes or so. The street is full of people who have not just come out of the movies. With their scowling looks, their indifference, their sly way of behaving, they encircle him, drowning him in their throng.
Major floods in the Riviera killed at least 20 people last week; natural disaster declared Thursday 9 October. Another consequence of both global warming (more than one meter of rain fell on Marseilles in a day) and of the building of too much housing and too many roads in floodable areas.