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by afew Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 10:35:38 AM EST

Here beginneth the open thread

Here continueth same.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 10:36:34 AM EST
An invitation to the opera :

Festival Justice Injustice : Les opéras Festival Justice Injustice: The operas
Claude de Thierry Escaich et Robert Badinter - Création mondiale haut de page Robert Badinter, pourfendeur de la peine de mort, adapte le roman de Victor Hugo pour l'opéra.

Thierry Escaich
Opéra 2013
Livret de Robert Badinter d'après Victor Hugo
En français


Le spectacle

« La révolte des canuts gronde sur les pentes de la Croix-Rousse. Claude court aux barricades.
Arrêté, il sera condamné à 7 ans de réclusion. En prison, sa haine de l'injustice le conduira à l'échafaud... »
Claude raconte l'enchaînement de l'injustice et de la violence généré par un système judiciaire broyeur d'hommes.
Le livret est écrit par Robert Badinter d'après un court roman de Victor Hugo - un des plus célèbres plaidoyers contre la peine de mort - et le dossier judiciaire de Claude Gueux, un personnage ayant réellement existé. Thierry Escaich en compose la musique.

Claude Thierry Escaich and Robert Badinter - World Premiere top Robert Badinter, slayer of the death penalty, adapts the novel by Victor Hugo opera.  Claude

Thierry Escaich  

Opera 2013 Booklet Robert Badinter after Victor Hugo

In French

The show "The Revolt of the Canuts (artisans of the silk industry) rumbles on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse [Lyon]. Claude runs to the barricades.
Arrested, he was sentenced to seven years in prison. In prison, his hatred of injustice led him to the scaffold"
Claude tells the story of injustice and violence generated by a judicial machine which destroys men.
The book is written by Robert Badinter after a short novel by Victor Hugo, one of the most famous arguments against the death penalty, and the judicial case of Claude Gueux, a character who really existed. Thierry Escaich composes the music.

I think I'd better go.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 11:13:54 AM EST
Spanish film stars lash out at government austerity at national awards | The Raw Story

Spanish stars lashed out at government austerity measures at the prestigious Spanish film awards, the Goyas, on Sunday which saw Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" take the top film award.

The critical tone of the ceremony was set by presenter Eva Hache's opening monologue which touched on spending cuts to health and eduction and allegations of slush fund financing at the ruling Popular Party and corruption by the Spanish king's son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin.

Celebrities then repeatedly used their moment in the spotlight when collecting awards during the ceremony broadcast live on public television TVE to strike out at the government's handling of Spain's economic crisis.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 01:56:29 PM EST
Although, how can anyone keep silent?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Feb 18th, 2013 at 07:07:33 PM EST
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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Feb 19th, 2013 at 03:01:53 AM EST

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