CHARLES REEVE lives and writes in Paris.
JUNE 2017 | Field Notes
With Emmanuel Macron’s presidential victory, the second episode of the electoral process France has been going through is over. The third episode, the parliamentary elections, will take place on June 11 and 18.
JUL-AUG 2016 | Field Notes
Living in a moment is always pleasanter than writing about it it’s always risky to draw conclusions about situations still evolving or to speculate about what they will become. For over three months, Nuit debout (“Up All Night”) has been a new kind of spontaneous social movement along the lines of Occupy and Spain’s M15 movement.
APR 2014 | Field Notes
The perspective of yet one more nationalist clash at the gates of Europe, in Ukraine, doesnt seem to displease the worlds masters and those who write for them.
FEB 2016 | Field Notes
After years of wars and barbaric acts, Guantánamos, daily bombardments, societies destroyed, millions of displaced people and refugees, hundreds of thousands dead, thousands tortured, unhinged minds seeking comfort and vengeance in the irrational and in religious fanaticismafter all this, how and why could we escape the barbarism which the powers of the so-called civilized world have engendered and fed?
FEB 2015 | Field Notes
Some thoughts on the situation we are living through, right now, in Paris and in France. Its a difficult moment.
JUL-AUG 2014 | Field Notes
Forty years ago, on April 25, 1974, a military coup organized by a group of young officers, the Armed Forces Movement (M.F.A.), brought down the Salazar dictatorship, which had been embroiled since 1961 in a colonial war on three African fronts: Mozambique, Angola, and Guinea-Bissau. This led to a year and a half of exciting social movements, which made a strong impact on political forces in Europe, from the ultra-left to the right.