Philippe Pascot

Born on May 29, 1954, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, his mother's water breaking during a visit to the National Assembly, Philippe Pascot is an actor, a committed man of letters, a whistleblower, a "awareness-raiser" who is particularly interested in state lies, all this adding to a career that can be described as atypical.

During a relatively peaceful start to schooling at the public school "Les Fauvettes" in Neuilly-sur-Marne, which earned him a Camaraderie Prize at the end of his course, he very early showed generosity and altruism, through the launch with some comrades of a "cooperative for financing gifts for parents", then of his first association law 1901 at the age of 11, whose objective is to help people elderly.

A student at the Clémenceau high school in Villemomble, he devoted a lot of time to his role as undergraduate delegate during the events of May 68. There he met Jean Lauthier, second cycle delegate and leader of the student strikes. His new reputation as a protester thus forces him to complete his short studies in a Catholic high school, the only one that agrees to accept him.

Around the age of 14-15, he got to know the world of work at the NMPP (Nouvelles Messageries de Presse Parisiennes), as a press assistant, the politically correct name given at that time to cleaners of machines, offices and toilets. . Its first boss is none other than Henri Krasucki. He also met people like André Menras, who had just been released from two years in political prison in Vietnam.

These first years of work made him discover trade unionism, the fight for the defense of workers, and more generally of human beings. In 1969, taking up the cause of the strikers of l'Humanité against the opinion of the union, he was fired for "ideological deviance".

Following this, along with a succession of small jobs, such as seller of sandwiches in trains for the Compagnie des Wagons-lits, technician for a medical analysis laboratory, or fishmonger on the markets, he studied drawing and model making. at the Corvisart school, took lessons in single-engine airplane piloting, and regularly attended the René-Simon theater course, where he joined Laurence Constant's class.

His career as an actor will earn him regular roles on television, mainly in hidden cameras and in commercials. As for his pilot's license, he made good use of it during his military service in Chad in 1975, from the beginning of April, the date of the military coup, to mid-November, when he was sent back to France. During this period, he militarily piloted an old Jodel DR220 between Ndjamena and Tibesti, aboard which he approached Hissen Habré, future President of the Republic, and discreetly transported some high-ranking French officers who, on returning to France, would make him understand the difference between what is written in the newspapers and what is done on the ground.

Politically committed, after unsuccessful attempts at integration with the dominant parties, he took the helm of the Radical Left Party, at the departmental level, for ten years, before becoming deputy mayor of Évry, Manuel Vals , then "placardized" delegated municipal councilor, and regional councilor for Île-de-France, president of the Professional Training and Apprenticeship Commission, from 2004 to 2010.

However, his political career is not his main mode of action. Journalist, author, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, his main weapon remains his pen, which he uses to denounce State lies and political and politician secrets.

After his journalistic debut in the 1980s with the monthly magazine Nos Chats , co-founded with a few friends, including the cat expert at the time, René-Pierre Audras, and a departmental newspaper belonging to the former Minister of Defence, Bernard Pons, he continues this profession on the radio.

First of all, he makes his voice heard on a local station that he himself founded in 1981, "Sortie de Secours", for the defense of which he will go so far as to lead a 12-day hunger strike. , suspended in a crate at the top of the church in Bondoufle, the youngest town in France at the time. In this city, he also directed the Maison de Quartier, from 1979 to 1989, where he developed a cultural action such as the realization with the population of about fifteen world records, and the production of the last disc of the drummer Mustache. Then, from 1990 to 1992, he directed the regional radio station Canal 102, and was forced by his hierarchy to dismiss the not-yet-known Kad Merad.

Maintaining since the beginning of his adult life close ties with the trade union then political world, it is finally through writing and publishing that he will make himself known and recognized, and that his action of awakening consciousness will take off.

He thus published, with Max Milo editions, Délits d'élus , volumes I and II (this last opus being subtitled "Du tar et des plumes"), in 2014 and 2016, in which he reveals the criminal records of certain elected officials. , then State Pillagers and Go (almost all) do you… in 2015 and 2017, where he denounces the legal abuses into which the French political class falls too easily.

His latest book, Pillageurs de vie , about lobbies that buy, manipulate or abuse politicians, was published in October 2018.

But his commitment is not limited to raising the hares of the political world. A fervent humanist, he fought against the establishment of a large sect in Essonne during the 1990s, which earned him several threats and lawsuits.

His awareness of environmental issues has also pushed him to act against the harmful effects of dioxin, a toxic compound resulting from incineration plants, which are ever more numerous and closer to places of residence. Since 2011, he has also led citizen collectives against shale oil and gas, real ecological disasters.

With "Maman Boubou" (Madame Boucher of his real name), he was also for almost ten years one of the main financiers and media developers of the Bone Moelle Bank, through the association ATD-Don de Moelle bone.

It is all these values, generosity, altruism, humanism, but also this sense of vigilance and struggle, that he tried to transmit to his six children, to his eldest daughter from his second marriage and unfortunately affected by mental retardation, like the five others from his third marriage. Each in his own way, all have become, as he calls them, "nice, hard-working scoundrels", who know that power is only interesting if it is shared.