February 10, 2004

Strikes, Headscarves, and other news...
Four of the teachers unions have called for a national teaching strike on March 12th. We'll see if they strike or not...
The reporters for Radio France are currently on strike, and have been striking since at least the end of January.
The whole Islamic headscarf in public places thing is causing a lot of controversy. A girl in the Academie de Colmar wanted to wear her headscarf to school, but the school wouldn't let her so they kicked her out of school. A comprimise was found, where she can attend another school if she wears a bandana instead of a scarf.
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the South African Health Minister, according to todays MetroFrance said, "I know that some people make fun of me, but I believe that garlic and lemons are crucial in the fight against AIDS."

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