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Latest update : 2010-12-30

“Become outraged”

FRENCH PAPERS, Thursday, 30th Dec. 2010: It’s called “Indignez-vous” or “Become outraged” – a short book which has become a surprise bestseller in France. Penned by World War 2 veteran and former diplomat Stéphanne Hessel, the book rails against contemporary society’s problems and has “put words on a general mood in France”, says Libération.

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In today’s French press review, we look at Le Figaro and La Croix, both of which analyze how your wallet will be affected in 2011. Bills are likely to go up across the board. Taxes won’t be raised by tax breaks will be clamped down on. None of this is likely to be offset by the measly increase of 1.6%¨to the minimum wage.
La Croix also covers the “worrying uncertainty in Ivory Coast” where “nobody knows what strategy each camp will adopt”
The paper goes back over 10 years of instability in the country and also looks at the “intense diplomatic activity” of France in support of Alassane Ouattara.
Le Parisien investigates how the Ivorian community in Paris is reacting to news from its home country. One shop in the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood of the 18th Arrondissment has a sign up on the wall – “No talk of politics here”.The owner admits though that it is, however,  difficult to discuss anything other than politics right now.

A few streets away the owners of a restaurant ‘Délices de Josés’ refuse to watch French channels so as not to be poisoned by partisan coverage, as they see it. The Ivorian national channel RTI, controlled by Gbagbo, is beamed into the room.
The front page of Libération features 93 years oldStéphanne Hessel, a World War 2 veteran and former diplomat who has written a bestseller called “Indignez vous” (“Become outraged”). We explain why its become such a success.
Also in Libération, a break-down of movie stars’ favourite cocktails – perhaps inspiration for the New Year?




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