from Nouvelles en trois lignes/Three Line News Items/ Short Stories
with perhaps "more in mind" than his own punning use of the Faits Divers' Nouvelles en trois lignes--
he may have been thinking also of the example of Gusrave Flaubert
who several decades earlier had created out of a provincial journal’s Faits Divers the novel Madame Bovary:
“Delphine Delamare, 27, wife of a medical officer in Ry, displayed insufficient austerity. Worse, she ran up debts. To avoid paying them, she took poison.”
Nurse Elise Bachmann, whose day off was yesterday, put
on a public display of insanity.
A complaint was sworn by the Persian physician Djai Khan
against a compatriot who had stolen from him a tiara.
A dozen hawkers who had been announcing news of a
nonexistent anarchist bombing at the Madeleine have
A certain madwoman arrested downtown falsely claimed
to be nurse Elise Bachmann. The latter is perfectly sane.
On Place du Pantheon, a heated group of voters attempted
to roast an effigy of M. Auffray, the losing candidate. They
Arrested in Saint-Germain for petty theft, Joël Guilbert
drank sublimate. He was detoxified, but died yesterday of
The photographer Joachim Berthoud could not get over the
death of his wife. He killed himself in Fontanay-sous-Bois.
Reverend Andrieux, of Roannes, near Aurillac, whom a
pitiless husband perforated Wednesday with two rifle
shots, died last night.
In political disagreements, M. Begouen, journalist, and
M. Bepmale, MP, had called one another "thief" and
"liar." They have reconciled.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Write Yr. Support/NYCLAW denounces the NYU admin's attack on student protesters
[Write messages in support of the NYU student protesters to: john.sexton@ nyu.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, provost@nyu. edu, email@example.com]
New York City Labor Against the War denounces the NYU administration's attack on student protesters of Take Back NYU.
The students demand that the university serve its student body through financial transparency and accountability.
They demand that the administration recognize the Graduate Student Organizing Committee/UAW Local 2110, and agree to fair labor contracts for all university employees.
They are particularly courageous in calling on NYU to support the people of Gaza and end University complicity with the Israeli apartheid regime -- demands that parallel recent student protests at the University of Rochester, Hampshire College, and two dozen universities through the UK.
When the administration arrogantly ignored these concerns, protesters nonviolently occupied their student center, a direct action in the tradition of the civil rights, Vietnam antiwar and anti-apartheid movements.
The administration's response has been typically deceitful and vindictive.
It called in the NYPD to attack protest rallies outside the building. It falsely agreed to negotiate, only to detain the students' representatives. It forcibly removed other protesters -- some of whom were assaulted by NYU security, and at least one of whom was arrested. It suspended eighteen protesters and evicted them from university residences.
We are proud of these students' protest and refusal to be silenced. NYU administration must immediately:
1. Rescind suspensions, dorm evictions and all other disciplinary action.
2. Drop all criminal charges.
3. Meet the students' demands.
Issued by NYCLAW Co-Conveners:
Former President, NPMHU Local 300
Former President, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys
Former President, AFSCME DC 1707; N.E. Regional Coordinator, Million Worker March Movement
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