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Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Gordon Brown an interview before the General Election in Britain

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

An interview in The Guardian

China blocks Twitter, Flickr and Hotmail

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Chinese censors blocked access to Twitter and other popular online services today , two days before the twentieth anniversary of the democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

Read more about it here

Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an “A” grade (= a good mark) for his first month in office, but tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy and must keep pressure on Republicans who try to obstruct his plans.

How Internet changes politics

Monday, January 26th, 2009

A very simple video (no words, no vocabulary) explaining how Internet modified political campaigns.

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White support for Obama

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Can we trust polls ?*

This article from the politico website (http://www.politico.com/)  states that Barack Obama, the first black major-party nominee, is positioned to win the largest share of white voters of any Democrat in more than three decades. Read more about this question here.  

You can aslo watch a very short video about polls. It is in fact a poll about polls among journalists form this website.

*polls = les sondages

The first debate

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Here are a few videos from the McCain/Obama debate. This first part deals with the financial crisis :

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 This second part deals with the war on Irak. The two candidates clearly differ on this issue.

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America’s Middle-class blues

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

This is a very good video, it’s subtitled, so it won’t be difficult for you to understand. It deals with middle-class people, their feelings in terms of money, education, politics and other everyday issues like food prices. It was shot in Kansas,  a rural state situated in the Midwest (the heart of America).

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6twy0

The Bush Years : Pink’s point of view

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

In this song, Pink denounces Bush's policy and asks him to face reality. She also alludes to the problems he had with alcohol and her catchphrase is "How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?". Now, listen to her song.