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Seven of the 21 million Pakistanis affected by this summer’s floods are still without shelter, the United Nation’s Pakistan Office reported this week. And an estimated 14 million continue to need urgent humanitarian assistance: here.
A few years ago, the whole island became a nature reserve. But the work in transforming the island from its agricultural past is not finished yet.
As we board the ferry, four female tufted ducks and a great crested grebe in Nieuwendijk harbour.
On a lake on the island: mallards, common pochard, tufted ducks, wigeon. Quite some great egrets (see also here) flying around. On the other side of the bridge: coots, mute swans, one black swan, and hundreds of gadwall ducks.
French workers angry about pensions and more: here.
By Georges Seguy, former Secretary General of the CGT (General Confederation of Labour): We are not in a situation that is strictly comparable to that of May 68. It is, however, undeniable that, forty-two years later, that memorable spring holds lessons that are worth considering today. The explosion of May 68 came from a deep academic and social dissatisfaction. Not only were all possibilities for dialogue and negotiation blocked by the intransigence of government and employers, but the government had just launched a series of attacks on social security: here.