- Three questions
After the important demonstrations that
have happened all over France, the power of the people has overcome
the power of the politicians: the now known CPE (contract of
first employment) has been abandoned. Looking back how do you
see this crisis?
Beyond their opposition to the CPE,
the youth and the salaried workers who demonstrated in the streets
were opposed to a liberal economic system that produces precarious
- Workers are becoming like raw material
that you can throw away and bury like radioactive waste. The
youth feel well the inhuman consequences of a liberal economy.
Is not their reaction prophetic?
Already the rejection of the European
constitution by referendum in France had questioned the liberalism
as a future for Europe.
- Both the riots in the suburbs or
the student rebellion mean that the youth refuse a project of
precarious jobs and a lack of future that the liberal economic
system wants them to be locked up. The CPE has been withdrawn
but the anger of the youth remains.
- European Union hard press Hamas
and set economic sanctions, what do you think?
- Hamas has been democratically elected.
Why not meet and negotiate with them?
By not doing it, it is the Palestinian
democracy that is sanctioned.
In the territories still under occupation, the Palestinian people
are asphyxiated. The Gaza strip is a great open-air jail. The EU should indeed hard press Israel State
to not scorn the international law, not forget passed agreements
and stop the dreadful bombardments and the punishing expeditions
- You have celebrated Easter, the
greatest Christian celebration. What is Easter for you?
During Easter Eve, when we grant peace
to each other, my neighbour turned towards me, looked at me and
said with a strong conviction "Christ is risen"
I answered: "It is true, Christ is risen".
It is really the meaning of Easter. Christ is risen in order
that we have life. For always Easter is a transition from death
to life. In spite of all uncertainty about the future of humanity
and the whole Creation, the future is open. There is no fatality.
The struggles for justice are not in vain. Man is a possibility.
The dawn of the resurrection will not have anymore a sunset.
The resurrection will always shed light in every day of our life.