LJP Youth: Hollande’s Love Affair Inspires a Video Game

Maria Makarova is part of a new initiative called LJP Youth. The LJP team has partnered with the Bilingual School of Marcq-en-Baroeul, a high school in Lille, France, to create a space for young, aspiring journalists to comment on the world around them. We hope you enjoy what they have to say.  Everyone has been following the developments […]

Marseille and Colombes Find Themselves Caught Between Drug-Dealing Gangs

On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, a shootout transpired in the late afternoon in Colombes, France, a town located in the Hauts-de-Seine region of Paris. Tuesday’s shootout involved a group of young men who shot at a man driving a vehicle. The conflict was subsequent to a clash of a similar nature occurring less than 24 […]

Sad Summer For Women In Politics – Part 1

Sometimes, the law reveals some strange anachronisms. There is still a law in France, from 1799, which forbids women to wear trousers. Of course, it is not applied by anyone anywhere in the country, but the legislator has never felt the necessity to repeal it. However, in 2012, a female minister, Cecile Duflot, was heavily […]

Where is the Left?

Yes, François Hollande has been elected President of the Republic. Yes, the Parti Socialiste (PS) controls all the major institutions. But since there is nothing very socialist about the PS, is it still a Left party? After the defeat, the debate. A few after losing the Elections to the PS, the Union for a Popular Movement […]

A Socialist Vaudeville at La Rochelle

“Courage to Olivier Falorni who has proven himself worthy, who has fought alongside the people of La Rochelle for so many years in a selfless commitment.” It was a simple tweet in support of Ségolène Royal’s opponent, Olivier Falorni, that triggered an uproar in the quiet port of La Rochelle after it was posted Tuesday […]

Ségolène Royal Announces Intentions to Run for President of the National Assembly

Segolene Royal, 2007 Parti Socialiste candidate for President, announced her intentions to run for the President of the National Assembly on Saturday. Royal is currently the President of the Poitou-Charentes branch of the Parti Socialiste and she is running to represent the first district of La Charente-Maritime on the Atlantic  coast of France. Royal ran […]