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OCTOBER 2011 -PART 2

 

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HALLOWEEN

NAHPI: Do They Know it's Halloween

 

 

Amazing Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

 

HALLOWEEN : CRIME DATA & VOCABULARY - FACTS & FIGURES
(anglais.over-blog.org)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

Lots of LINKS have been added.

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

RUGBY

New Zealand marks All Blacks' rugby victory with parade - 24 October 2011
- with a video
(BBC)

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ALPHABET

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

VIDEO GAMES

How video games are good for the brain
"Concerns about violent programs persist, but researchers are discovering that playing can boost cognitive function and foster positive behavior."

(boston.com)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

Protesters Against Wall Street - Editorial - 8 October 2011
"At this point, protest is the message: income inequality is grinding down that middle class, increasing the ranks of the poor,
and threatening to create a permanent underclass of able, willing but jobless people..." 

(nytimes.com)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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MYTHOLOGY

Greek Heroes in Popular Culture through Time - VIDEOS
(YouTube)

ex : Achilles :

 

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STEVEN SPIELBERG

Steven Spielberg
"Watch the slideshow, listen carefully and play the game."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VAMPIRES

Vampires
(society6.com)
"Designer Ben Douglas illustrated a dozen pop culture vampires into one art print. Can you name them all?"
(neatorama.com)

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ZOMBIES

 

Twisted Fairy Tale : Sleeping Beauty - a comic strip
(shira-chan.deviantart.com)

 

Zombie craze continues to infect popular culture
"This weekend an estimated 3,000 people dressed as zombies took to the streets of Brighton.
It's the latest proof, if any was needed, that the undead are really on the march - culturally at least."

(BBC)

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RUGBY

2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France - 23 October 2011
"New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point."

Rugby World Cup final photos
(BBC)

 

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CONTAGION

Cartoon: Contagion
"This cartoon by Patrick Blower from The Telegraph is a spoof of the poster for the movie Contagion,
a medical thriller which follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days..." 

+ COMMENTS + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

Contagion
"is a 2011 American medical thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film has an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard,
  Matt DamonLaurence FishburneJude LawGwyneth Paltrow,Kate Winslet, and Bryan CranstonContagion follows the rapid progress
of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus (fomite transmission) that kills within days.[2] As the fast-moving pandemic grows,
the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than does the virus itself.
As the virus spreads around the world, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart..."
See Scientific accuracy
(Wikipedia)

 

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

'Occupy London' start camp in Finsbury Square - 22 October 2011
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Anti-capitalist protesters have started a second camp in London - as a demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral entered its seventh day."

(BBC)

 

"A demonstrator wearing a V for Vendetta mask stands in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt,
during a protest inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHOPPING

Video: A Day in the Life of a Sainsbury's Store
(YouTube)
" Sainsbury's is one of the 'big three' supermarkets in the UK, the others being Tesco and Asda.
This video from the Sainsbury's Careers website provides a rather idealized view of what goes on
behind the scenes in a typical Sainsbury's supermarket during the course of a day."

(englishblog.com)
+ COMMENT + TRANSCRIPT

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RECYCLING / PHONE

Cartoon: BlackBerry Out(r)age
"This cartoon by Kipper Williams from The Guardian relates to the dramatic computer crash at the UK headquarters of 
  Research In Motion (RIM) in Slough, Berkshire, this week, which has left millions of  BlackBerry users
unable to send or receive emails and messages..."
+ LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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ROYAL MARRIAGES

Royal marriages to commoners - 15 photos
(today.msnbc.msn.com)

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MOBILE PHONE / CANCER

Mobile phone brain cancer link rejected - 21 October 2011
(BBC)

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PODCAST / PHRASES

BBC Podcast: The English We Speak
"a weekly podcast from BBC Learning English which looks at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang
in a fun three-minute programme. You can subscribe to the podcast here."

(englishblog.com)

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THE COUNTRY / FARMING

Yeo Valley X Factor Advert: The Churned 'Forever' - with subtitles (YouTube)
COMMENT + LINKS (englishblog.com)

 

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SHOPPING / CHRISTMAS

One in seven will avoid shops this Christmas
"One in seven people intend to use the internet for their entire Christmas shopping this year, a survey has suggested."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MLK

President Barack Obama invokes Martin Luther King legacy at memorial dedication (NEW LINK!)
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Black And White America by Lenny Kravitz
"Martin Luther King, he had a vision
And that's a fact
He died so we could see that was his mission..."

(sing365.com)

 

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TORTURE

Cartoon: Meet the New Boss
"This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent relates to claims that Libyan rebels are 'torturing suspected Gaddafi mercenaries'..."

+ COMMENT + NOTE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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TRUANCY

Warning as 'persistent truants' skip a month of school - 19 October 2011
"More than 450,000 children missed the equivalent of a month of school last year amid rising truancy rates across England."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHOPPING

Shopping by phone at South Korea's virtual grocery - 20 October 2011
"Online shopping is nothing new, especially in plugged-in South Korea. But one company says it's going further.
It's testing out a virtual supermarket in a public place."

(BBC)

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GLOBAL WARMING

Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study - 21 October 2011
"The Earth's surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group
set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has concluded."

(BBC)

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NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Naturalization Ceremony with Outstanding American by Choice, Madeleine Albright
"Lynne Weintraub of Citizenship News emailed this video of a naturalization ceremony." Read what she says.
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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TUDORS

Tudor food by Neil Harverson
See Tudor life
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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PRESENTATION

 Presentation Peer and Self Evaluation Sheets
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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BIOGRAPHY

Autobiography and Biography Checklist 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Wordbank 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

Adventure Wordbank 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

Mystery Wordbank 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

Spooky/Horror Wordbank
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

New York New York: Delusion of the American Dream
(mind-the-blog.eklablog.com)

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HALLOWEEN

Top ten Halloween dress up games
with a few suggestions on how to use them.
(digitalplay.info)

Halloween by the numbers - an infographic
(history.com)

Halloween - Videos
(history.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


HERMAN MELVILLE

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale,[1] 
"written by American author Herman Melville and first published in 1851, is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure
of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by 
Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out a specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge..."

(Wikipedia)


Adaptations of Moby-Dick

(Wikipedia)


Moby Dick Trailer

"Original 1956 trailer to the Reel 13 Classic "Moby Dick" starring Gregory Peck as the infamous Captain Ahab..."
(YouTube)
Moby Dick "is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.

It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Ray Bradbury and the director. The film starred Gregory Peck ..."
(Wikipedia)

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GERTRUDE STEIN

Gertrude Stein celebrated at two Washington DC museums - 14 October 2011
"Why do we care about Gertrude Stein? Two exhibits in Washington DC show that her influence extends far beyond the Jazz Age."

- with a video
(BBC)

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EUROMILLIONS WINNERS

EuroMillions winners: we are now 'officially retired'
"Dave and Angela Dawes reveal what they plan to do with the £101 million they have won from the EuroMillions jackpot."

- with a video
"The money will help out their families and friends...
we've got 15 to 20 people that we are sort of going to make millionaires...
we're going to buy a house over there (in Portugal) and we're going to get married next June..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

V for Vendetta masks: Who's behind them?
"The sinister Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film V for Vendetta has become an emblem for anti-establishment protest groups.
Who's behind them?...
The masks are from the 2006 film V for Vendetta where one is worn by an enigmatic lone anarchist who, in the graphic novel on which it is based,
uses Fawkes as a role model in his quest to end the rule of a fictional fascist party in the UK...
The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny..."
(BBC)



We are the 99% - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Lyrics below the video on YouTube.
"Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Celebrity skin is this your chin
Or is that war your waging..."

 

 

Californication 
"is a portmanteau of the words California and fornication, appearing in Time on May 6, 1966[1] and written about on August 21, 1972,
additionally seen on bumper stickers in the U.S. states of ArizonaNevadaColoradoOregonIdaho,[2]and Washington.[3] 
It was a term popular in the 1970s and referring primarily to the "haphazard, mindless development [of land] that has already gobbled up
most of Southern California",[4] which some attributed to an influx of Californians to other states in the Western United States..."

(Wikipedia)

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TECHNOLOGY

Economist Video: Beyond the PC
"As this video from The Economist online explains, we are entering what some in the technology industry refer to as a post-PC era.
Mobile digital gadgets are overshadowing the personal computer and their impact will be far-reaching..." 

+ LESSON IDEAS + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

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London 2012: Britain sets Olympic record for UN truce call - 18 October 2011
"Britain has set an early Olympic record by getting all 193 UN member states
to sponsor the traditional call for a truce during the London 2012 Games."

(BBC)

 

London 2012 Olympics debate: London will be a nightmare during the Games
"Londoners have been told to go for a beer after work and not use the Jubilee Line
if they want to avoid congestion on their commutes during the Olympics..." 

(telegraph.co.uk)


"Squeeze: commuters pile on to a train at Clapham Junction."

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CARTOON CHARACTERS

FAMOUS CARTOON CHARACTERS - EYES
Can you name them all ?
Click on the eyes to see the characters.

(yoniishappy.com)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT
"We are getting kicked out of our homes.
We are forced to choose between groceries and rent.
We are denied quality medical care.
We are suffering from environmental pollution..."

(wearethe99percent.tumblr.com)

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PROTEST SONGS

Great Protest Songs
(greatprotestsongs.com)

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ROAD SAFETY

Road safety. Warning campaign - with videos
(mind-the-blog.eklablog.com)

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HALLOWEEN

My Halloween mini-book - activity to print
(images.marchello2005.multiply.multiplycontent.com)

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GREENPEACE

Greenpeace Rainbow sails again - 14 October 2011
"The third vessel in the series has just left port in Germany."

(BBC)


"The new Rainbow Warrior is bigger, faster, greener
and better connected than its predecessors."

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RUGBY

Before or after the rugby semi-final ???
"20 extraits dans le désordre: tous comportent des marqueurs de TEMPS:
pouvez-vous les situer dans la chronologie des faits ??"

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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Facebook safety project: créer un vidéo tutoriel
"Cette proposition d'activité orale (prise de parole en continu) porte sur le thème de "Facebook safety and etiquette".
Elle se situe au niveau B2. Elle a été concue pour des élève de 1ere L Langue Vivante Approfondie
mais pourra être adaptée pour d'autres classes."

(Laurence  Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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Mobile phone vocabulary :

coverage – the area where your mobile phone can be used
credit – money to make calls on a pre-paid phone service
direct debit – when money is automatically taken out of your bank account
handset – mobile phone hardware
mobile Internet – nternet on a mobile phone
monthly contract – the contract you sign when you use a service plan
pre-paid – a service you pay for before you use it
reception – signal strength
service provider – a company that provides the connection for your
mobile phone
service plan – a monthly contract that charges calls at a set rate and sometimes gives you a certain amount of free calls.
SIM card – the small plastic card that enables your phone to connect to the service provider
smartphone – a mobile phone with many extra functions
text message – a message of up to 160 characters sent from a mobile phone (also called SMS)
top-up voucher – a ticket to add credit to your mobile phone

Thanks to a colleague : Florence Viquerat.

Cell phones - Vocabulary
(englishclub.com)

Me and my mobile
Text + Vocabulary

(BBC)

Mobile phone vocabulary
(anglaisfacile.com)

GSM Glossary: Mobile Phone Vocabulary
(german-way.com)

 

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STEVE JOBS

Steve Jobs: private memorial attended by Silicon Valley elite - 17 October 2011
"Hundreds of Silicon Valley's elite, most dressed in black, have gathered at Stanford's Memorial Church for a private memorial for Steve Jobs."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

Occupy Wall Street Goes Global - 90 photos
(time.com)

Occupy London: thousands of anti-capitalist protesters demonstrate in the City - 23 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

'Occupy' protests: St Paul's invaded but canon asks the police to move on - 17 October 2011
+ a video
(telegraph.co.uk)

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WHENEVER / WHEREVER / WHATEVER

The Black Eyed Peas - Whenever
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(paroles-musique.com)

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FAMOUS PEOPLE / TATTOOS

Celebrity Tattoos
"Movie stars, athletes, singers, and even (albeit rarely) the occasional politician proudly sports his or her special “tats...”

(neatorama.com)

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HALLOWEEN

Spooky Halloween costumes - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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WILLS

Brits Leave Internet Passwords in Wills (18th October, 2011) - a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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IMAGES and WORDS

Word as Image - animated video
"Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself."

(YouTube)
Korean artist : Ji Lee

 

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VIDEO GAME

Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator - The Gadget Show
"A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment..."

(YouTube)

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SIDECARS

Motorcycle sidecars - Showcase
(darkroastedblend.com)

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PAST PERFECT

I couldn't believe my eyes - a lesson plan
"In this activity the teacher creates situations for the students to get plenty of practice with the form and meaning of the past perfect..."
‘When I arrived home I realized I’d been burgled. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The burglars: had ... '
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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NOISES

Noises and exclamations in English - a worksheet
(usingenglish.com)

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GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

Great fire of London - 2nd September 1666 - interactive game
(fireoflondon.org.uk)

 

Great Fire of London - Teaching resources
(tes.co.uk)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving - Lesson Activities For ESL Students and Kids
"Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate English lessons and games
- vocabulary, quizzes and worksheets for English language learners and kids."

(esolcourses.com)

How To Cook a Thanksgiving Meal - Video Listening Comprehension Exercise
(esolcourses.com)

 

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween Songs: "Superstition" By Stevie Wonder - Gap Fill Writing Exercise

Halloween Songs: "This is Halloween" By Marilyn Manson - Prepositions Gap Fill

Halloween Songs: "The Monster Mash" By Bobby Pickett - Past Tense Verbs Gap Fill

Halloween Songs: "Could it Be Magic?" By Take That - Gap Fill Writing Exercise
WITH VIDEOS
(esolcourses.com)

 

The History of Halloween - Intermediate Listening Comprehension - interactive
with a video

(esolcourses.com)

 

Halloween - Vocabulary, Exercises and Worksheets
(esolcourses.com)




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STEVE JOBS

English Lesson Plan on Steve Jobs - with audio
DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(famouspeoplelessons.com)

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A new page :

Occupy Wall Street :

What is "Occupy Wall Street" ? -
Events
- P
ictures
- Questions - Lesson plans -
Cartoons
- Videos
- Songs

Protests Against Big Business Spread in US - 8 October 2011
(voanews.com)


"Protesters from Occupy Wall Street walk past the New York Stock Exchange
dressed as zombies on Monday, October 3rd."

 

"Les affiches des Indignés recouvrent des distributeurs de billets à Londres, près de la cathédrale Saint-Paul
où sont installés environ 250 manifestants depuis la manifestation mondiale du 15 octobre (2011)."

(20minutes.fr)

 

OccupyWallStreet - October 2011
"La résistance persévère au Liberty Square et dans le monde entier!"
"Tens of Thousands Flood the Streets of Global Financial Centers, Capitol Cities and Small Towns to "Occupy Together"
Against Wall Street Mid-Town Manhattan Jammed as Marches Converge in Times Square...
Protests filled streets of financial districts from Berlin, to Athens, Auckland to Mumbai, Tokyo to Seoul.
In the UK over 3,000 people attempted to occupy the London Stock Exchange..."

+ pictures + audio + videos
From Tahrir Square to Times Square: Protests Erupt in Over 1,500 Cities Worldwide
(occupywallst.org)


Times Square

 

Occupy Wall Street 
"is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City[5] based in Zuccotti Park, formerly "Liberty Plaza Park".
The protest was originally[6] called for by the Canadian activist[7] group Adbusters.
The group claims to draw inspiration from the Arab Spring movement (particularly the Tahrir Square protests in Cairo,
which initiated the 2011 Egyptian revolution) and the Spanish Indignants,[8][9] and is part of the larger "Occupy" protests movement.[10][11]
The participants of the event are protesting against social and economic inequalitycorporate greed,
and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government, among other concerns..."

(Wikipedia)

1 Background
2 Demands and goals
3 Participants
4 Chronology of events
5 Responses and reception
5.5 Foreign political responses
6 Media coverage
7 See also ...


MORE HERE...

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THANKSGIVING

4 nouveaux fichiers sur Thanksgiving sur Audio-Lingua
(audio-lingua.eu)

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HALLOWEEN


The cure - Lullaby with lyrics!
"I spy something beginning with s...
on candystripe legs the spiderman comes
softly through the shadow of the evening sun
stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
looking for the victim shivering in bed..."

(YouTube)

 

 

SYLVAIN KUSTYAN GREAT VIDEO HALLOWEEN - DARK DARK HOUSE
(YouTube)
Visit his blog.

 

 

SYLVAIN KUSTYAN - GHOSTS
(YouTube)
Visit his blog.


 

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In the background :