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There he is! he has seen many more ... good it must be confessed he would have preferred something other than cotton candy vendor at his feet ... but no choice! ... so far look far, far above ... Jeannot sacred ! Merry Christmas to you too.

Jean Jaurès is a politician French, born in Castres (Tarn) 3 September 1859 and assassinated in Paris on 31 July 1914. Socialist parliamentary speaker, he is notably illustrated by his pacifism and his opposition to the outbreak of the First World War.

From the bourgeoisie and professor of Philosophy, he began his political career as a member Republican but definitely adheres to socialism after the great miners' strike Carmaux and opposes unfair laws. During the Dreyfus Affair, he defended the captain and advanced anti-Semitism which it suffered. In 1905, he was one of the drafters of the law of separation of church and state. The same year, he participated in the creation of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), which is the main actor, thus unifying the French socialist movement. However, his reformist positions earned him the opposition of some of the revolutionary left. He spent the last years of his life to prevent, in vain, the outbreak of the First World War, and binds to the other parties of the Workers' International, making the threat of a general strike at European level. These pacifist positions earned him assassinated by nationalist
Raoul Villain on the eve of the beginning of the conflict. This event paradoxically leads rally the left to the Sacred Union.

In 1924, his remains were transferred to the Pantheon. Although historically linked to the reformist left, the figure of Jaurès is now used by both the left and right in political discourse.

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