It’s coming! The big strike of January 29!

FYI: France will be on strike this Thursday, January 29.

You know it will be big because it has its own website: 29janvier2009.fr

There’s even a Google Map of local manifestations.

Wooo first major grève of the year!

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  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com/ David

    I haven’t been to a protest in years (I mean, to protest, I’ve been quite recently to document them), but I don’t know why, I feel like going to this one.
    I hope it’s big, really big, huge…
    Just to slap Sarkozy and his “now, when there’s a strike, nobody pays attention anymore” and other similar things and disrespect to unions (you’ll see, he’ll call “Sud” terrorists sooner or later.)

    Davids last blog post..Only Fools Are Enslaved By Time And Space

  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com David

    I haven’t been to a protest in years (I mean, to protest, I’ve been quite recently to document them), but I don’t know why, I feel like going to this one.
    I hope it’s big, really big, huge…
    Just to slap Sarkozy and his “now, when there’s a strike, nobody pays attention anymore” and other similar things and disrespect to unions (you’ll see, he’ll call “Sud” terrorists sooner or later.)

    Davids last blog post..Only Fools Are Enslaved By Time And Space

  • http://maladroite.wordpress.com/ Katie

    I have soooo many things to do tomorrow and I know that this is going to totally empêche me from doing anything… Although a good strike is always exciting. All the manifs pass right in front of my apartment building, so I’m sure I’ll get an eyefull.

    I was babysitting for a family last night that spent a year in the US, so I speak English with the kids. The five-year-old asked “comment dit-on ‘ma maîtresse va faire la grève jeudi’?”. I had to laugh because I’m sure that I had no idea what a strike was until I was much older… I always say that strikes are French snow days!

    Katies last blog post..The Power of the Red Pen

  • http://maladroite.wordpress.com Katie

    I have soooo many things to do tomorrow and I know that this is going to totally empêche me from doing anything… Although a good strike is always exciting. All the manifs pass right in front of my apartment building, so I’m sure I’ll get an eyefull.

    I was babysitting for a family last night that spent a year in the US, so I speak English with the kids. The five-year-old asked “comment dit-on ‘ma maîtresse va faire la grève jeudi’?”. I had to laugh because I’m sure that I had no idea what a strike was until I was much older… I always say that strikes are French snow days!

    Katies last blog post..The Power of the Red Pen

  • http://noemagosa.wordpress.com/ Noelia

    I’ve been away so long that I can’t understand so many strikes anymore. Actually I can’t remember any strikes that made sense to me. As teenagers in France we would go protest “for fun”, but frankly I don’t see the point.

    Noelias last blog post..Été 1996

  • http://noemagosa.wordpress.com Noelia

    I’ve been away so long that I can’t understand so many strikes anymore. Actually I can’t remember any strikes that made sense to me. As teenagers in France we would go protest “for fun”, but frankly I don’t see the point.

    Noelias last blog post..Été 1996

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    @Katie: LOL I definitely did not know what a strike was at 5 years old!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    @Katie: LOL I definitely did not know what a strike was at 5 years old!

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    Isn’t it a bit early for strike season?

    Oh well, anything against the &%$% President. I´m still ashamed to be French.

    Zhus last blog post..The Road To The End Of The World

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    Isn’t it a bit early for strike season?

    Oh well, anything against the &%$% President. I´m still ashamed to be French.

    Zhus last blog post..The Road To The End Of The World

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