- Diplomatic immunity
"is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments that ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws (although they can be expelled)..."
"Under a parliamentary system of government, a hung parliament
(also known as a minority parliament, a balanced parliament or a parliament under no overall control) is a legislature in which no political party has an absolute majority of seats."
- Listen to the pronunciation.
= 1 a: the art or science of government
b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental
c: the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over
2: political actions, practices, or policies...
- Listen to the pronunciation.
1 a: prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs
b: management or procedure based primarily on material interest
2 a: a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives
and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and
b: a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable
procedures especially of a governmental body
de gouvernenment - vocabulaire
(anglais / français)
- FASCISME / NAZISME
- AUTRE FORMES DE GOUVERNEMENT
Clickable Timeline: Democracy's rocky road
"BBC News compiles a timeline of some of the key events in the
evolution of the political system, from its earliest beginnings in Mesopotamia
(modern Iraq) in 4000BC.
Find out how democracy has spread around the world, through advances
such as Magna Carta and universal suffrage,
but succumbed to setbacks such as Hitler's Germany and the suppression
of 20th century pro-democracy movements.
- 10 things about extradition
"The Edward Snowden affair shows how complicated the international web of extradition treaties is. Here are 10 quirks of the system."
- G8 - June 17–18, 2013 : Host country : United Kingdom - Host leader : David Cameron - Location held : Lough Erne, County Fermanagh
G8 world leaders line up for family photo - 18 June 2013
"World leaders meeting at the G8 summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland have posed for the traditional ''family photo.''
Jane Hill described the traditional group photo where the eight leaders were joined by leaders from the European Union."
The Group of Eight (G8) "is a forum for the governments of eight of the world's eleven wealthiest countries, not including Brazil 6th, India 9th and China 2nd ."
Russia issues warning on Syria as G8 gathers for summit - Article + Video - 17 June 2013
"World leaders have gathered in Northern Ireland for a G8 summit set to be dominated by the conflict in Syria."
+ G8: What is on the agenda? + G8 facts
Behind the scenes at G8 summit hotel - 14 June 2013
"Final preparations are being made at Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, ahead of next week's G8 summit.
The five-star hotel and golf resort will host two days of talks between the leaders of the UK, US, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy and Russia, as well as representatives of the EU.
From the conference room to the kitchen, Chris Buckler went behind the scenes at Lough Erne to get a sense of what awaits the global leaders."
- Strauss-Kahn faces tough routine at Rikers Island jail
"In only two days, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has moved from a $3,000-a-night penthouse suite to a cell - in cell on his own - in one of America's most notorious prisons...
The Rikers jail complex sits on a 400-acre (1.65 sq km) island on the East River, near LaGuardia airport, between the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.
Rikers Island is a chaotic maze of cells, holding some 11,000 inmates, many pending trial.
It includes some 10 separate jails where prisoners are segregated by gender and age."
+ a video (video.theaustralian.com.au)
Some pictures may be shocking for kids.
"a politics-junkie and news-hound, with a thing for lego... Human rights abuses and real events in the world are recreated in lego."
MEDITERRANEAN UNION :
- Union for the Med - a blank map (Wikipedia)
- Mediterranean Union is launched - 13 July 2008
"French President Nicolas Sarkozy has launched a new international body with 43 member nations aimed at ending conflict in the Middle East...
The Union for the Mediterranean will tackle issues such as regional unrest, immigration to pollution."
- Union for the Mediterranean
= "a community of European Union member states and other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea established on 13 July 2008 by French President Nicolas Sarkozy."
sur le BILAN de la journée du 18 octobre
"pour un repérage des formes verbales et aspects,
et incidemment des formes faibles"
+ fiche d'aide
Sabiron - Ac. Poitiers)
INTERACTIVE exercises :
Lesson plans :
Malaysia to have 92-year-old leader (May 12, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad has staged a remarkable political comeback to end the six-decade rule of the Barisan Nasional party."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Oldest Leader - Level 4 or Oldest Leader - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
Angela DAVIS :
- Angela Davis: becoming an icon - une séquence pédagogique (cle.ens-lyon.fr) :
- Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944)
"is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s,
as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement
despite never being an official member of the party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of Critical Resistance,
an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department
at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studiesdepartment.
Her research interests are in feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness,
and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons..."
- Britons Furious Over Politician's Expenses - a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : Politicians / Weekly expenses
INTERACTIVE games :
- Political Idioms: What Did He Say? - Text + Audio - 27 December 2015
"Some of these idioms can only be understood by those who know American English.
If you don’t know what these words and phrases mean, it is difficult to know what the candidates are saying.
Part two of our occasional series on American political idioms."
- What Did They Say? Idioms for Political Campaigns - Text + Audio - 17 October 2015
"Presidential candidates and the political journalists who report on their actions use many idioms and expressions that may only be understood by speakers of American English. If you don’t know what these words and phrases mean, it is difficult to know what the candidates and reporters are saying."
Comic strip / Cartoons :
Posters / Pictures :
Animations / Videos :
Dog whistles: The secret language politicians are using - VIDEO (contains very strong language!) - 28 January 2019
Politicians are using coded language to "manipulate people" into making decisions they wouldn't normally be "morally comfortable with," a political language expert has told the BBC.
This kind of political message – which only a particular target audience is meant to understand – is known as a "dog whistle," Professor Jennifer says.
Some have claimed these tactics were used to make people think Barack Obama was a foreigner. Others said UKIP's "Breaking Point" poster was a racist dog whistle.
So how does it work?"
Speaking Frog: Videos of Famous Speeches
Speaking Frog is "a site which features videos and transcripts of speeches by famous people, past and present, real and fictional.
The nice thing about the site is that the videos and transcripts are presented side by side, so that you can read the transcript, or refer to it, as you watch...."
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