Mr. Françafrique 1973

This one image sums up the — still — late Omar Bongo Ondimba better than any words could. If you want to see where the postcolonials learned their tricks, look to their models. Omar Bongo (née Albert-Bernard Bongo) was French…

SNCF Arrests (update 4)

The latest news on the Tarnac arestees. Four of the nine are released under the equivilent of bail, but still face possible charges. They were held four four days of interogations, though the police still don’t seem to have any direct evidence against any of them. Five (which the predictably frantic Le Figaro calls “The Hard Core” of situationalist students) remain in jail awaiting trial.