Tag: Clichy-Sous-Bois

  • Youth Protests in France

    Hundred thousands of young people are protesting against the so-called First Employment Contract (Contrat Première Embauche — CPE) allowing employers to lay off under-26s without explanation within the first two years of a contract. Linking back to what Alana wrote in November 2005, when the riots began in Clichy-sous-Bois, the International Herald Tribune went back…

  • Intifada of the Banlieues

    It is November 2005 and the banlieues of France have been burning for twelve nights.