There are strikes (grèves) all over the country today and more than a hundred protests are currently going on. Public transportation is reduced to nothing in Paris (which is enough to paralyze the whole city, since public transports are everything here). Me and the better half are taking a holiday and going to do our favorite sport: walking across the city for hours, hoping that the car traffic will also be minimal.
France needs to reform its retirement system, and as always with big, touchy political subjects, nothing can happen here without protests and strikes, as if they are prerequisites for any serious discussion. I'm all for the droit de grève but there is something odd in this perpetual movement and the fault lies in between the politicians and the unions with a share to both. Dialogues de sourds (dialogs between deft people).
Ce qu'il nous faut, c'est une bonne révolution ;-).