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FROM THE ARCHIVES
by Victoria Aitkin, UK
The British government has dramatically cut funding for community colleges. This action has a huge impact on England's arts, a large slice of the economy. On the chopping block are classes that have “no progression”, or classes which do not progress into careers. The government will also no longer will fund repeated learning classes, otherwise known as clubs. I take an Afro-Cuban drumming class which is full of interesting characters that would never usually convene.
by ElsaMarie D’Silva, India
A survey of 300 women commuters on the Paris metro system found that every one of them experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault while travelling on the massive transport system. The High Council on Equality, the government agency that conducted the study, urged the French government to address this alarming finding and is now embarking on a nationwide campaign to "define and measure" gender harassment in public spaces.