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The high-street shops that do not pay their garment workers a living wage

Friday, April 11th, 2014


People in the shadow

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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quotes for your oral

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

des citations sur les thématiques :

  1. myths and heroes

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.” Umberto Eco

“Everyone’s a hero in their own way, in their own not that heroic way.” Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon

“Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.”  Will Rogers

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. John Barth
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan (1941 – )
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. James Feibleman
2. Spaces and exchanges
Life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward, you have to give back. Oprah Winfrey (1954 – )
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas. Judge John Kane, US District Court
I think the Internet is uniquely suited to this free market idea: that everyone on the Internet that exchanges the traffic back and forth, big or small, we all need each other. Pete Ashdown, Utah Geek Dinner Speech, 08-22-06

useful quotes for your exam

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

quelques citations pour illustrer vos propos, en intro ou en conclusion mais aussi utiles pour l’écrit :

Here are some other useful quotes  – food for thought!

Idea of Progress

– “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem” – Martin Luther King Junior

– “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

Places and forms of power

– “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people” – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

– “Disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and rebellion” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Pistorius – the rise and fall of a sports hero

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1986. At the age of 17 he won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Famous for his artificial legs which earned him the nickname “Bladerunner” he went on to become an international sporting superstar. In the 2012 London Olympic Games he made history by becoming the first double amputee to run in Olympic Games. However the following year in February 2013, Pistorius was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The trial started in Pretoria on Monday 3 March.

His story is the perfect example of a modern-day hero’s fall from grace.


Below you will find some links about the rise and fall of Pistorius:

– The story of Oscar Pistorius :

– Article “Pistorius, the fall of a Hero” :

– Article “The myth of sporting heroes” :

– Video: The Blade runner: YouTube Preview Image

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