Post(s) tagged with "France"
“USA’s #1 export industry is not aeronautics, computers or cars, but the entertainment industry: films and TV programmes. TV is now a global presence: the number of TVs per citizen has doubled from 1980 to 1995.
Since 1976, Hollywood foreign profits have risen from 30% to 50%. In 1996, the US film industry held 76% of the European market and 83% of the Latin American one. Foreign films in the USA make up less than 3% of the market.”
“The participation of the cast in the making of this film is precisely what the global media are afraid of, and probably one of the main reasons why the TV channels which were asked for support, refused to finance this film…
What the media are particularly afraid of, is to see the man in the little rectangle replaced by a multitude of people, by the public….”
There are exactly three countries on Earth that do not provide guarantees for paid maternity leave. Papua New Guinea and Swaziland are two of them. Care to guess the third?
“Women are forced to put their careers and financial future at risk simply because they want to have children. During their pregnancy, they face being fired unfairly or not being able to properly care for themselves. They should not have to worry about making ends meet without paid maternity leave on top of that.”
America’s attitude toward women and mothers really pisses me off.
qui è prevista la maternità ma o non assumono donne, per evitare di pagare i sostituti durante il periodo, o la licenziano appena rimane incinta, tanto avevi un cococo,partime,partitaiva,stage,collaborazione,boh e no non è proprio come negli Usa ma ci arriveremo.
Isao Hashimoto, 1945-98
This ingenious and deeply disturbing film shows every nuclear explosion between 1945 and 1998 as a blip and a sound on a world map. The result is a piece that reaches levels of both frenzied cacophony and disquieting silence. Please watch.
Spectacular Libraries in Europe. (via Mental Floss)
Trinity College Library, Ireland
Bibliothéque Nationale de France, France
The Library of El Escorial, Spain
Biblioteca Geral, University of Coimbra
Abbey Library of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Admont Abbey Library, Austria
Melk Monastery Library, Austria
Strahov Monastery Library, Czech Rep.
Clementinum National Library, Czech Rep.
Prisonnières huguenotes à la Tour de Constance, tableau de Jeanne Lombard - G067-Musée du Désert
In revoking (1685) the Edict of Nantes, Louis XIV forbade Protestantism in France. For those who continued to live out their faith, they held secret gatherings called ‘Desert assemblies’, and those who were caught were severely punished. Women were sentenced to be locked up for the rest of their days in the prisons in the kingdom. There were many prisons, but the most famous is the Tower of Constance in Aigues-Mortes (Gard).