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..."
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."
"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
'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."
"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."
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."
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
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..."
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)
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
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..."
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)
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)
"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)."
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)
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)