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Bienvenue à l'an CCXXII de la République

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On ne peut entrer dans le socialisme avec l’État de droit bourgeois au-dessus des pauvres et des riches, dans la mesure où il s’agit d’un instrument formel, idéologique, et en fin de compte fallacieux. Mais si l’on est dans le socialisme, l’un des signes, c’est qu’on a ramassé, nettoyé et hissé le drapeau des droits de l’homme, dont l’État de droit bourgeois avait mésusé, et que l’État d’illégalité fasciste, en tant que despotisme, avait totalement anéanti.
Ernst Bloch, Droit naturel et dignité humaine, (trad. Denis Authier et Jean Lacoste, 1976 - éd. de 2002), p. 173.

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Today in Malmö people have been protesting against the nazis in Svenskarnas Parti. The police went crazy, as usual, and rode over people several times, hit them in the head, and so on, all the things police usually do. Nowadays the nazis don’t even have to do the dirty work themselves, they just need a demonstrations permit. 

The police have blood on their hands.

Acab forever. 

Antifascism is self defense. 

No Pasaran.

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Months ago, I saw a post relating an anecdote about how one time Maximilien Robespierre was walking in a procession (with Lindet, maybe? I think that’s who I was trying to draw?) and someone handed him her baby.

Apparently this happened a lot, because my fruitless attempts to re-find the post by Googling various combinations of “Robespierre given baby” turned up other instances of surprise baby presentation, but not the one I wanted.

This one stood out, though, because Robespierre somehow ended up stuck holding the baby for a few minutes as he walked, which is one of the most entertaining mental images I’ve had this year.

The only such incident I’ve ever heard of was with Pétion on the last day of the Constituante. Cf. notably the accounts of the Révolutions de Paris and the Patriote français (both available on Gallica).

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La Révolution française selon Assassin's Creed - Révolution Française

Alors que nous écrivons ces lignes, on annonce à grand renfort de publicité la parution prochaine du cinquième opus du jeu vidéo Assassin’s Creed. Le titre en est Unity (en français “Unis pour la liberté”) et le cadre du jeu se place cette fois-ci (après les Croisades, la Florence de la Renaissance, les pirates du XVIIIe siècle, etc.) dans le Paris révolutionnaire. Le trailer de jeu solo mis en ligne en juin 2014 donne froid dans le dos ! On se croirait chez Taine revisité par le Anthony Mann du Reign of Terror (The Black Book) !

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Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

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~Original~ decree of the National Convention dated 5th September 1793. This sets out some details relating to the Committee of Public Safety: first of all, who may be a member (no members of the former nobility and no unmarried priests), and then what each member is to be paid (three livres per day, the money to come from a special levy on les riches). Printed in Paris, and the typesetting is somewhat irregular, as can be seen. Scans once again my own.

I’m almost certainly having a brainfart and forgetting something obvious but I’m wondering. With these parameters, how did Herault de Sechelles manage to sit on the Committee of Public Safety, given his status as a ci-devant? Is it just because he was elected before 5 September so got “grandfathered in,” so to speak, or was there some other wrangling?

That’s a very good question, but alas I don’t know.

You’ll notice it’s comités de salut public (plural). They’re probably talking about the departmental committees and not “the” CSP. Oops, reading comprehension fail: they’re talking about the sectional comités de salut public. Point still stands though.

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Ferguson cops beat innocent man, then charged him with bleeding on their uniforms


He ran in and kicked me in the head,” Davis recalled. “I almost passed out at that point… Paramedics came… They said it was too much blood, I had to go to the hospital.”

The detainee didn’t get help there, however, because he refused treatment unless the hospital staff would first photograph his injuries. “I wanted a witness and proof of what they done to me,” Davis said, according to the website.

Instead, he was taken back to the jail, where he remained for several days until he could post $1,500 bond related to four counts of “property damage.” In a signed complaint, Daly wrote, Officer Beaird said David bled on his own uniform and those of three others officers.

Police take up position to control demonstrators who were protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson)

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