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Priscillia Ludosky, 33, a leader in the French yellow vest movement

The “Yellow Vest” Priscillia Ludosky Lunches with the Financial Times

One of the initiators of the movement claims to help prepare ” something big ” for the first anniversary.

By Le Figaro

Nearly a year after the start of the “yellow vests” movement, one of her initiators, Priscillia Ludosky, gave an interview to the Financial Times , the iconic British business newspaper. She goes back on this protestation which was inscribed in the duration, and which allowed ” the people to leave the solitude and to share their problems “.

” I would not say it’s a success, but it has changed a lot ,” she says in her “Lunch With” page. ” People helped each other, there was a great movement of solidarity and fraternity, which no longer existed in France because we are caught in the troubles of everyday life .” According to her, the mobilization would also have allowed to many people who traditionally have no access to ” express themselves in the media and put forward their point of view “.

The one who will be 34 years old on November 4th and the reporter of the newspaper found themselves in a shopping center of Seine-et-Marne.

Priscillia Ludosky contributed to the emergence of the yellow vests movement by launching an online petition against the increase in the price of petrol which brought together more than one million signatures in the second half of 2018, before to call the first demonstration on November 17, 2018.

As we approach the first anniversary of this date, which marked a turning point in Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term, Priscillia Ludosky claims to be helping to prepare ” something of great magnitude ” for November 17, 2019, and is considering establishing, for the long term, a ” citizens ‘ lobby ” to highlight issues that it believes are not in the public interest.

” The idea is to create a network throughout France to mobilize people on completely neglected issues ,” she says. ” I have often heard people complaining that everyone does not care about problems at the departmental level. Some suffer from extremely serious unemployment. Elsewhere, air pollution makes everyone sick. In Carcassonne, arsenic contaminates the earth and water. ” She says that during her meetings, she had the opportunity to meet many people from foreign countries, who told her how much the movement of yellow vests inspired them. ” They tell me ‘we watch what you do, we take you as an example to face our problems,’ ” she says.

Egyptians protesting Sisi Corruption 9-19

September 20, 2019 Hundreds of Egyptians poured through the streets of Cairo, chanting slogans including “Leave, Sisi!” and demanding the “fall of the regime.”

At least 74 people were arrested after clashes between the crowds and police in the capital, a security source said.

The protests came after Mohamed Aly, an exiled businessman and opponent of Sisi posted calls online for demonstrations against Sisi.

He upped the pressure Saturday in an expletive-filled video, imploring Egyptians to join a “million-man march” next Friday and to fill all “major squares” of the country.

“This is a people’s revolution… We have to link up together as one… and organize going down to the major squares,” he said in a Facebook appeal to his followers.

The construction contractor has been posting videos that have gone viral since early September, accusing Sisi and the military of rampant corruption.

15 women leading action against climate change


By TIME Staff

September 12, 2019

From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families and communities, and, as the main providers of food and fuel, are more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur; the U.N. estimates 80% of those who have been displaced by climate change are women.

Given their position on the front line of the climate-change battle, women are uniquely situated to be agents of change—to help find ways to mitigate the causes of global warming and to adapt to its impacts on the ground. This reality was recognized by the Paris Agreement, which specifically included the global need to further empower women in climate decision-making. Today, across the world, from boardrooms and policy positions to local communities, from science to activism, women everywhere are using their voices to take leadership and call for action on climate change.

We’ve chosen 15 such women to highlight, in profiles spread throughout the rest of this issue of TIME.