Category Archives: Social Unrest

80 years ago today: the US Dropped Bombs on Nice!

In the spring of 1944, the situation in Nice was dire.  Nice was not only under German occupation, but after the townspeople frequently foiled the Gestapo’s efforts to ferret out hiding Jews, the SS had recently sent a new commandant, … 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 Bastille Day Truck Attack

I’ve tried to write something each day since the horrendous truck attack in Nice, but my words seemed so inadequate I couldn’t bring myself to post them. Today marks a week since a deranged psychopath purposely drove a truck into the Bastille … 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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Fox News reports Muslim-Only No-Go Zones all over France LOL

Last week, if you watched American ‘news’ channel Fox News, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Nice neighborhoods of Saint Augustin, Trachel, Pasteur, Bon Voyage, Saint-André and the Ariane were official No-Go Zones: off-limits to non-Muslims, void of police, and ruled by … Continue reading

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