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Amina enfin honnête

Je suis heureuse et soulagée qu'Amina ait eu le cran de dire qu'elle avait menti sur sa première agression dans une lettre ouverte. Elle parle d'un « appel au secours » et réalise, enfin, qu'il s'agissait surtout d'une trahison. Quand la nouvelle de sa première agression (Place Clichy) est sortie dans la presse, mon premier réflexe a été de lui envoyer un message de soutien comme féministe, le second fut d'attendre d'en savoir plus avant d'écrire sur cette affaire comme journaliste. Finalement, j'ai décidé de ne rien écrire. Trop >>>

3 Women Fined Over Topless Protest in Moscow ‘Were Not’ Femen Activists

Feminist group Femen has denied involvement in a topless protest at a Moscow polling station, in which three women removed their clothes to reveal blue and yellow Ukrainian flags painted across their bodies. “This is not Femen,” the group said Sunday via Twitter, attaching a photograph of the protest that had identified the activists as Femen members. Alexei Shlenov, a deputy chief of the Moscow Electoral Committee, told the Interfax news agency that three women, including a Ukrainian citizen, were detained Sunday during a protest at a Moscow polling station. The women were >>>

Russian Foreign Ministry calls a "mockery of common sense" discharge of the … – Interfax

News 15 September 2014, 14:22Russian Foreign Ministry calls a "mockery of common sense" discharge of the Femen activists for their action in Notre Dame de Paris Moscow, September 15, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry officials do not doubt politically motivated character of the decision of the Paris Court that acquitted members of the Femen group involved in the hooligan action in the Notre Dame de Paris. "We paid attention to "the not guilty verdict" >>>

Girls strip at Moscow polling station, face trial

13:55 15/09/2014 MOSCOW, September 15 (RAPSI) – The girls who yesterday stripped to the waist in a central Moscow polling station in support of Ukraine will be held civilly liable, Interfax has announced, citing a source with inside information. The source said that three girls had been taken to a police station where they were charged with committing a civil offence. The girls will face a trial soon. Alexander Brod, head of the human rights NGO Citizens Watch, later said the girls were from the Femen movement, which is known for its scandalous actions. However, Femen refuted that information, >>>

Three girls take their clothes off at polling station to support Ukraine’s statehood

Young women who took their clothes off and interfered with the voting process were detained at a polling station in central Moscow on Sunday afternoon, Alexei Shlenov, deputy chairman of the Moscow City Elections Commission, told a press conference on Sunday. "Three young women, including citizens of Ukraine, were detained and taken to the Tagansky district interior affairs department," Shlenov said. The incident happened at Polling Station 105 located in Moscow's Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. Alexander Brod, the head of the association Civil Control, said the young women, who took off their >>>

Russian Foreign Ministry Slams French Court For Acquitting Topless Activists

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope. In February 2013, members of Femen — a Ukrainian feminist group known for its shocking, frequently topless protests against high-level political and church leaders — burst into Paris' legendary Notre Dame cathedral. In an effort to protest the Catholic Church's stance on gay marriage, the young, semi-nude women banged on an enormous church >>>

Foreign Ministry Slams French Court For Acquitting Feminist Activists

Wednesday, Sept. 17AmCham’s Investment and Legal Committee Meeting convenes this morning in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center at 9 a.m.Learn more about the science of teaching English at today’s EFL Seminar hosted by the British Book Center. Revolving around the topic of learning styles, the workshop will help attendees better understand the different effective learning methods that can be implemented to learn English more effectively.Thursday, Sept. 18Get your nerd on at Boomfest, St. Petersburg’s answer to the United States’ popular ComicCon. Starting today, >>>

Russian Foreign Ministry Slams French Court For Acquitting Feminist Activists

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope. In February 2013, members of Femen — a Ukrainian feminist group known for its shocking, frequently topless protests against high-level political and church leaders — burst into Paris' legendary Notre Dame cathedral. In an effort to protest the Catholic Church's stance on gay marriage, the young, semi-nude women banged on an enormous church >>>

New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday

By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of cancelling some or all of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working. EU ambassadors agreed in principle to the new sanctions last Friday but implementation was held up by a dispute over whether they should take effect now or whether the EU should give more time for a ceasefire in Ukraine to take hold. The ambassadors agreed at a meeting in Brussels that the new sanctions should >>>

Is Femen Dying?

Inna Shevchenko, the 24-year-old leader of Femen in France and de-facto commander of the movement as a whole, scrolled through her iPhone messages several weeks ago, as we sat at a sidewalk table outside a café in central Paris. She studied one new message and smiled. “The National Assembly has just invited Femen to come discuss women’s rights in France on September 4!” Earlier in the afternoon, four of her movement’s topless activists had broken into the French National >>>