Annette Joseph-Gabriel: Hate heaped on black heroines of the French Resistance would look familiar to AOC and Rashida Tlaib
Black French women played important and often overlooked roles in the French Resistance. They served as spies, nurses and clandestine couriers.
May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment
Frances Moore Lappé: What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?
For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the … Continue reading →
January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment
John Topham: Simone Segouin, the 18 year old French Resistance fighter, 1944
Her name was Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de guerre Nicole Minet. When this photo was taken she was 18 years old. The girl had killed two Germans in the Paris fighting two days previously and also had assisted in capturing 25 German prisoners of war during the fall of Chartres.
February 2, 2018 · 1 Comment