Category Archives: Social Unrest

Million Women March goes Worldwide… Even to Nice

The momentum for the anti-Trump Million Women March in DC, the day after the inauguration, has gone worldwide with simultaneous gatherings in over 600 international cities, including Nice.   Stand up and express yourself at 3pm at Place Massena, Saturday, January 21.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Burkini Ban in Nice

I was travelling most of August, so imagine my surprise upon returning home to find Nice splashed all over the news yet again… but this time for the completely ridiculous and reactionary burkini ban!  …And the viral video of armed Nice police passing their time making women disrobe on … Continue reading

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Nice, After the Paris Attacks

In a state of shock after the attacks in Paris, the city of Nice has predictably doubled down on police and military presence, and cancelled all major city-sponsored events and shows over the weekend.  But even though public gatherings this … Continue reading

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Nissa Rebela wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan

After the first night of Ramadan, Nice’s Muslim community woke up to find their street signs stickered over:  rue d’Italie now read ‘Burqa Boulevard’, rue d’Angleterre had become ‘Stoning Street’, and rue de Suisse, the site of the controversial overflowing Islamic prayer center, had … Continue reading

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Nerves of Steel: Estrosi talks bomber down in Vieux Nice

It was a scene straight out of Dog Day Afternoon:  A desperate lunatic, who for years has filled the windows of his Vieux Nice shoe store with slogans insulting the Mayor, calls the Mayor’s office and yells ominously, “…You’ve WON!”   He then barricades himself in his shoe … Continue reading

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Ariane Vandals Wish their Neighbors a Happy New Year… By Burning their Cars

On New Year’s Eve, while corks were a-popping up and down the Cote d’Azur, a very different tradition was being played out in low-income suburbs all over France… the annual lighting of your neighbor’s car on fire.  It’s customary in … Continue reading

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