Hollande’s Government Cautiously Moves Towards Pension Reform

In a televised presentation aired August 27, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced the planned reform of the pension system. However as much as European officials and others in France have called for structural reform of the system, the consensus is that the socialist government’s reform is cautious. Because a system of social protections is […]

Forward-Thinking Politics of Roosevelt 2012 and the Legacy of Stéphane Hessel

Stéphane Hessel, the internationally renowned survivor of a World War II concentration camp and human rights activist, died February 27 leaving behind a legacy bearing great political and ethical weight. He translated his ideological passions into his support in the founding of Roosevelt 2012. Though this is perhaps not his most widely recognized contribution, the […]