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British women carpenters near the front (LOC) by The Library of Congress

Bain News Service,, publisher.

British women carpenters near the front

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, http://1.usa.gov/1D9d3AE

General information about the Bain Collection is available at http://1.usa.gov/1HWc8Jc

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): http://1.usa.gov/1QRnB2d

Call Number: LC-B2- 4294-12

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Irony in French? N-I-Q-A-B (Veil) Ban

President Sarkozy was at the forefront of beating the war drums for backing Libyan rebels. Fast forward to May. If a conservative but rebel Libyan woman visits France and goes out wearing a full-face veil – niqab, she could be arrested.

Sarkozy also was at forefront in expelling EU citizens from France because they did not have jobs and were Roma (gypsies).

Now it is rumored that if he loses the next election, he plans to deport himself to Arizona and run for office on a ban niqab wearing and being Roma in Arizona platform.

Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.uk

Full-face veils outlawed as France spells out controversial niqab ban

Veils that cover the face to be illegal from next month, with President Sarkozy accused of trying to win far-right votes

A woman in a niqab
A woman in a niqab walks with a child in the Tuileries, in Paris, France. Photograph: Horacio Villalobos/EPA

From Saudi tourists window-shopping on the Champs-Élysées to Muslim women in a departure lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport or the few young French converts on suburban estates, any woman who steps outside in France wearing a veil that covers her face will be breaking the law from next month.

Read more at www.guardian.co.uk


Be Indignant! Calling for Return to Finest of French Values

“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” – not expulsion, dis-unity, enmity, and inequality. This may be the beginning of 1968 deja vu worldwide? Can we make it right this time – in peace, joy and love because the opposite will… The title in the piece is wrong – I think being indignant is different from being angry.

Amplify’d from www.indypendent.org
Stephane Hessel PHOTO: Marie-Lan Nguyen
written by a 93-year-old activist and former member of the French Resistance against the German occupation of the Second World War.
It is incumbent upon each of us to work together so that our society remains one that we can be proud of: not this society of undocumented workers, of expulsions, of suspicions towards immigrants, not this society where retirements benefits and social welfare programs are put into jeopardy, not this society where the media is in the hands of the rich.

Read more at www.indypendent.org